Nick Morris of Scarborough outleaned Harlow Ladd of Messalonskee in the closest finish in state meet history 16:46.81 to 16:46.83. Abbey Leonardi cruised to an impressive 4th straight individual title running the fastest time of the day 18:27.19. Cheveus girls dominated the Class A race for the 4rd straight season, placing 4 in the top 6 finishers. On the boys side Scarborough repeated as champions, holding off a strong effort from runner-up Bangor. More to come later..
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Check out the finishing stretch between Nick Morris of Scarborough & Harlow Ladd of Messalonskee as they battled for the Class A Boys state title, the race ended in the closest finish in history 16:46.81 to 16:46.83. Photographer Pam Swan caught the action with her lens, check out the photo sequence.
Class A Boys Race-MaineTrackXC
Class A Girls Race-MaineTrackXC
Madison’s Matt McClintock is gunning for the course record while Messalonskee’s Harlow Ladd, Waterville’s Bethanie Brown and Maranacook’s Abby Mace are among a handful of central Maine runners in contention for individual titles Saturday at the cros (via www.onlinesentinel.com)
CUMBERLAND - "Great race," said Nick Morris to Harlow Ladd. There wasn't time to say more. Two hearts and two minds were still trying to come to grips with what had just happened. After some three miles of running over slick grass and muck at Twin Brook Recreation Area, they arrived at the finish line virtually together. The photo finish gave Morris the Class A cross country championship for a second straight year. It gave Ladd heartbreak. . (via www.pressherald.com)
Abbey Leonardi doesn't look back en route to a strong 18:27.
Nick Morris Interview Class A State Champion
Harlow Ladd Interview Class A Boys Runner-up
Erzsebet Nagy Interview Class A Runner-up
Heavy favorites and surprise participants alike will line up Saturday to give it their all at the state meet. (via www.pressherald.com)
Abbey Leonardi Interview Class A State Champion
Emily Durgin Interview Class A 3rd place
Nick Morris repeats after an extremely close finish between him and Harlow Ladd (which I didn't capture, just take my word for it.)
When the Caribou High School boys cross country team won the 2010 Class B state championship, it was a breakthrough not only for the program but for Eastern Maine. Not since Ellsworth won the title 12 years earlier had an Eastern Maine boys cross country team won it all in ... (via The Bangor Daily News)
Class A Boys XC state Meet 2011
Maine HS Class A Girls XC 2011 Part 2-MRP
Class A GIrls XC
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