2021 Maine High School XC Conference Championship Recap

Western Maine Conference (WMC)

Sophomores Hadley Mahoney and Cary Drake battled for the girl's individual title. Mahoney of Cape Elizabeth sets the early pace with Drake on her shoulder before opening up a gap over the second half of the race to win with a 19:37 effort. Drake was just six-second back in 19:43. While all the athletes competed in the same race the results were scored separately by D1 AND D2. Maine Coast Waldorf's Nora Goldberg-Courtney placed first in D2 with her 22:13 effort.

In the girl's team scoring Waynflete captured the D2 title with 36 points with Lake Region in second. In D1 York was twenty points better than runner-up Yarmouth.

The Cape Elizabeth duo of Owen Patry and Vaughn Lindenau finished first and second for the Capers. Patry pulled away from the lead pack of Lindenau and Henry Horne over the final mile to win the D1 title in 17:15, Lindenau was second in 17:31. In D2 Louis Walker of Maine Coast Waldorf captured the title with a 17:51 finishing time.

York was the top team in the D1 team scores with Freeport in second place. In D2 Maine Coast Waldorf finished with 41 points to outdistance Wells by 16 points.

Mountain Valley Conference (MVC)

Senior Alexa Allen of Monmouth Academy repeated as the conference champion as she dominated the field by winning by 1:39 seconds. Allen covered the tough 5k layout at the University of Maine at Augusta in 20:30.10. Haley Williams of Winthrop was the runner-up.

The team race was extremely close as Monmouth Academy held off Boothbay/Wiscasset by just three points to win the conference title 29-32.

MVC Results

Bronson Comeau of Monmouth Academy ran to the individual victory as he finished with a time of 17:37.90. Comeau's winning margin was 44 seconds. Jeff Warnock of Mt Abram was the runner-up.

Boothbay/Wiscasset co-op team edged Monmouth Academy 48-54 for the team title.

Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference (KVAC)

Bangor senior Megan Randall broke away from the lead pack in the first mile and never looked back as she cruised to a 50 second win over Edward Little junior Payton Bell to win the Class A title. Waterville junior Abby Williams won the Class B title with a 21:21.90 effort while Grace Kirk of Cony was the runner-up.

In Class A Bangor girls scored 52 points to hold off a challenge from Brunswick who scored 64 points. Camden Hills was third with 68 points. In Class B Lincoln Academy held off Cony by just two points 55-57. Waterville finished in third place with 81.


Bangor senior Daniel McCarthy set a fast tempo coming through the mile in 4:55. Medomak Valley's Connor Daigle and Abbott Valentine of Hampden Academy were in pursuit. In the end, Valentine a senior pulled ahead of McCarthy on the downhill section of the second mile and held on to win in a new course record 16:11. McCarthy was the runner-up in 16:14.2 also under the old course record of 16:18.5 by Lisandro Berry-Gaviria in 2019. Daigle was the D2 winner with his 16:52.70 effort, the 9th fastest in course history.

In Class A, top-ranked Brunswick won the school's first league title as the Dragons scored 51 points behind three finishers in the top eight. Hampden Academy and Bangor each scored 67 points with the Broncos getting the edge on the sixth runner tiebreaker.

In Class B, Cony used a home course advantage as they tallied 51 points. Lincoln Academy was the runner-up with 68, Morse was third with 74 points.

Penobscot Valley Conference (PVC)

In Class C, girls top-ranked Ruth White of Orono won by forty-one seconds over Thea Crowley of George Stevens. White clocked 17:29.50 while Crowley set a personal best with her 18:11.45

Caribou junior Kayley Bell won the Class B title as Bell covered 5k in 19:36.51, while Grace Munger of MDI was the runner-up in 19:49.40.

Houlton/Greater Houlton edged Orono 41-42 for the team title in Class C. MDI dominated the team race in Class B with six of the top nine finishers as the Trojans tallied 20 points. Caribou was the runner-up with 71.

PVC Results

MDI junior Sam York won the individual title in Class B as he ran 16:22.19. Caribou's Michael Cyr was the runner-up in 16:35.63 In Class C William Hileman of Bucksport won on his home course in a time of 16:25.88 he was followed closely across the line by Orono senior Kyle McClellan 16:30.90

In Class C Orono defeated George Stevens Academy 44-50 for the top spot, while in Class B Mt Desert Island edged Caribou 59-61 for the two-point victory.