Horne & Gaudrault Best In WMC

Horne & Gaudrault Best In WMC

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Freeport sophomore Martin Horne battled Cape Elizabeth junior Jack Bassett over the tough 3.1 mile layout at St Joseph's College in Standish on Friday afternoon. The duo who race each other last Friday at Cape Elizabeth went toe to toe again.

In the early stages of the race Fryeburg Academy senior Alfie Walker & Peter DiNinno set the pace, with Horne, Bassett & Griffin Allaire of Wells following closely behind through the mile. The pack was down to four remained at the front at two miles with Walker still pressing the pace with Allaire, Horne & Bassett looking to pounce.

Over the final mile Horne & Bassett would break away and came up the hill to the finish running stride for stride. Just like a week ago, Horne had the best kick as he stormed to the win in a time of 17:16. Bassett followed a few strides behind in a time of 17:18

Allaire crossed the line next in third with his 17:22 effort. His time was the fastest in the D2 race. Early race leader Alfie Walker was next eight seconds later in 17:30.

Defending class c state champion Henry Spritz of Waynflete ran his best race of the season finishing 5th overall in a time of 17:52.

York's Eli Hulstrom had a strong last mile to move up to sixth overall with his 17:57, while Cape senior Peter DiNinno was seventh in 17:59.

Lake Region's Nathan Casali was 8th, followed by Gray New Gloucester freshman Will Maines in 9th. Rounding out the top ten individuals was sophomore Ricky Peruzzi of Cape Elizabeth.

York was the best overall team on the day as the Wildcats winning the overall and D1 titles. Cape Elizabeth was second in both the overall and D1. While Wells won the D2 team title 53-62 over Maine Coast Waldorf.

Boys Top Ten Overall

1 	Martin Horne 	10 	Freeport High School 	17:16.00 	1
2 	Jack Bassett 	11 	Cape Elizabeth High School 	17:18.00 	2
3 	Griffin Allaire 	11 	Wells High School 	17:22.00 	3
4 	Alfie Walker 	12 	Fryeburg Academy 	17:30.00 	4
5 	Henry Spritz 	12 	Waynflete School 	17:52.00 	5
6 	ELI HULTSTROM 	11 	York High School 	17:57.00 	6
7 	Peter DiNinno 	12 	Cape Elizabeth High School 	17:59.00 	7
8 	Nate Casali 	10 	Lake Region High School 	18:08.00 	8
9 	William Maines 		Gray New Gloucester High School 	18:14.00 	9
10 	Ricky Perruzzi 	10 	Cape Elizabeth High School 	18:19.00 	10 

Boys Top 5 Teams Overall

1 	York High School 	79 	6+13+15+20+25 (34+36) 	1:00 1-5 Split | 18:30 Avg
2 	Cape Elizabeth High School 	96 	2+7+10+28+49 (64+86) 	2:32 1-5 Split | 18:30 Avg
3 	Freeport High School 	109 	1+14+21+35+38 (46+56) 	2:22 1-5 Split | 18:43 Avg
4 	Yarmouth High School 	135 	11+12+29+39+44 (66+67) 	1:25 1-5 Split | 19:02 Avg
5 	Wells High School 	136 	3+24+27+37+45 (76+82) 	2:25 1-5 Split | 18:55 Avg