Week in Review: Maine HS Cross-Country, Aug. 22-27

Below you'll find details from every xc meet held around the state for the week of August 22nd - August 27th. If a meet had video or photo coverage those will be displayed below. Also, the top performances are highlighted from each meet or a recap of the meet can be found under the meet headings. We would love to be able to provide coverage for additional meets each week, however, we need your help to make this happen. Please contact me at dveilleux@milesplit.us if you would be interested in getting paid for going to xc meets and providing coverage.

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The Freeport 4k got things started this week as the defending Class B state champions Freeport (#3 Preseason) got things kicked off with an impressive performance over (#22 Cape Elizabeth). Henry Horne showed he will be a threat for the individual title running 12:35.75 to win by over a minute and half. The Falcons took the first four stops and had six in the top eight.

On the girls side 2021 Class B runner Cape Elizabeth (#6 preseason) took a narrow 26-29 over the host Falcons (#18 preseason). The Capers showed they have the quality up front with juniors Emma Young & defending Class B individual champion Hadley Mahoney leading the way. Behind them it was transfer Jane Curtis from Scarborough, and a pair of freshman Addison Young and Avery Palmore. Freeport had five of the top eight finishers showing they had good depth to start the season off.

On Wednesday the SMAA season got underway with SMAA Relays at Bonny Eagle High School. The boys went first and junior Nathan Blades didn't mess around as he stepped on the gas from the gun and never let up. In the end Blades set a new relays record with his 8:41 effort as he was comfortably ahead of Maddox Jordan (Noble) by 20 seconds. The preseason #1 ranked Portland Bulldogs showed they are the team to beat in Southern Maine Class A as the Bulldogs showed both quality and depth in trouncing the competition.

On the girls side race #1 and #2 got off before a lightning delay stopped competition for 45 minutes. Preseason #1 and four time defending Class A champion Bonny Eagle showed that despite graduating a bulk of their top seven from a year ago they still have athletes and talent to win again. The Scots had four of the top seven overall performers in the meet. Marshwood (#3 preseason) showed they will be a strong team this fall as well, and are in position to challenge the Scots as the season progresses. Individually Bonny Eagle junior Addy Thibodeau had the fastest time on the day with a 10:18, her effort was

Friday's action took place at Cony High School for the Scot Laliberte Invitational. The kickoff to the KVAC season saw teams compete in the unique boys and girls combined race over the odd 3900 yard distance as noted on the results. Individually Mt. Ararat senior Parker Libby was the only runner to break 14 minutes with his winning effort of 13:51.80. Preseason #8 Mt. Blue showed good early form as the Cougars had the low score of 56 behind a two-three finish from Cyrus Evans (14:00) and Henri McCourt (14:10). Messalonskee unranked in the preseason showed they will be a team to watch out for in 2022.

On the girls side Caribou senior Kayley Bell made the long trek down worth her time as she covered the course in 16:44.80 the only harrier in the field to crack 17 minutes. Mt Blue (Preseason #16) was the top team tallying 42 points, the Cougars had five runners in the top 14 overall. #22 Maranacook showed they will be one of the top Class C school with a runner-up finish while unranked Cony had a great start finishing just three points back.

On Saturday at the Dan Dors Invitational a pair of newcomers opened up their season with easy victories. On the boys side Sam Laverdiere, a sophomore from Lake Region clocked 17:14 to win on a hot day as he lead the Lakers to the team victory. In the girls race Abigail Roberts in her debut xc race led from beginning to end winning with a 22:08, her winning margin was over 2 minutes as she lead Lake Region to victory.

In other action on Saturday at Medomak Valley, the #10 ranked Brunswick boys made a statement as they had five of the top 14 finishers including three of the top four as they easily won with 31 points over #19 ranked Lincoln Academy who had 43 points. Senior Eli Palmer had the fastest time of the day with a 10:35.80 as he edged Logan Ouellette of Leavitt 10:36.60. In girls action Camden Hills junior Jenna VanRyn took top honors with a 12:28.94 with Audrey Hufnagel of Lincoln Academy in second with a 12:36.88. #5 ranked Camden Hills took team honors with 36 points, as #17 Lincoln Academy was second with 50, and #7 Brunswick was third with 57. The big news was Maeve Woodruff who ran for Maine Coast Waldorf last fall and placed seventh in the state meet has transferred to Brunswick and placed third in the race.

Laliberte Invitational

Cony XC course Augusta, ME
Aug 26, 2022
206 Total Performances

Articles (1)

Elite Performances

Girls (29)
2.xMileF 1 1st16:44.90Kayley BellCaribou High School
2.xMileF 1 2nd17:08.70Payton BellEdward Little High School
2.xMileF 1 3rd17:17.80Lina Martinez NocitoMaranacook Community High School
2.xMileF 1 4th17:22.40Haley WilliamsWinthrop High School
2.xMileF 1 5th17:27.30Maggie BellCaribou High School
2.xMileF 1 6th17:44.80Addison PellerinWinslow High School
2.xMileF 1 7th18:02.40Nora McCourtMt. Blue High School
2.xMileF 1 8th18:27.10Loralie GradyCony High School
2.xMileF 1 9th18:34.90Emma BrownCony High School
2.xMileF 1 10th18:40.70Beatrice Beale-TateWaterville High School
2.xMileF 1 11th18:46.60Lydia WhiteMt. Ararat High School
2.xMileF 1 12th18:57.50Lucinda CarrollMt. Blue High School
2.xMileF 1 13th19:06.20Natalie MccarthyMt. Blue High School
2.xMileF 1 14th19:07.20Moriah ReuschMt. Blue High School
2.xMileF 1 15th19:10.30Lilly MushlitMaranacook Community High School
2.xMileF 1 16th19:23.20Ashlyn PoulinGardiner High School
2.xMileF 1 17th19:26.90Sage FortinCony High School
2.xMileF 1 18th19:28.20Rylee SpadeaMessalonskee High School
2.xMileF 1 19th19:32.50Adriana KatzMessalonskee High School
2.xMileF 1 20th19:38.00Emily QuinnellEdward Little High School
2.xMileF 1 1st19:43.80Madison ThibaultCaribou High School
2.xMileF 1 2nd19:55.90Grace DrownWinthrop High School
2.xMileF 1 21st19:59.60Allyson LewisMonmouth Academy
2.xMileF 1 22nd20:06.70Elsa BergdahlMaranacook Community High School
2.xMileF 1 23rd20:17.50Elizabeth StricklandMt. Blue High School
2.xMileF 1 24th20:21.80Olympia FarrellMaranacook Community High School
2.xMileF 1 25th20:23.90Caroline HendricksonCony High School
2.xMileF 1 26th20:31.40Paige GoodwinLawrence High School
2.xMileF 1 27th20:40.90Willow AdlerOxford Hills Comprehensive High School
Boys (44)
2.xMileF 1 1st13:51.80Parker LibbyMt. Ararat High School
2.xMileF 1 2nd14:00.60Cyrus EvansMt. Blue High School
2.xMileF 1 3rd14:10.50Henri MccourtMt. Blue High School
2.xMileF 1 4th14:14.80Lucas HutchinsonOxford Hills Comprehensive High School
2.xMileF 1 5th14:35.10Ephraim WilleyCaribou High School
2.xMileF 1 6th14:39.70George FerlandCaribou High School
2.xMileF 1 7th14:51.20Zach RossMessalonskee High School
2.xMileF 1 8th15:02.50Pierce CoughlinMessalonskee High School
2.xMileF 1 9th15:07.60Braden RiouxWinslow High School
2.xMileF 1 10th15:08.60Beckett CoteMessalonskee High School
2.xMileF 1 11th15:12.10Riley DunnMorse High School
2.xMileF 1 12th15:12.40Luke DoscinskiMt. Blue High School
2.xMileF 1 13th15:12.70Nick ChoateErskine Academy
2.xMileF 1 14th15:21.30Gaffney McDonoughMorse High School
2.xMileF 1 15th15:21.90Sam GoldeyCony High School
2.xMileF 1 16th15:32.30James MooneyCony High School
2.xMileF 1 17th15:34.20Sam CoffinCony High School
2.xMileF 1 18th15:35.80Eli HoeftMt. Blue High School
2.xMileF 1 19th15:45.30Christopher PottleWinthrop High School
2.xMileF 1 20th15:52.00Andrew TurloWaterville High School
2.xMileF 1 21st15:52.70Silas BartolMaranacook Community High School
2.xMileF 1 22nd16:00.90Thomas TracyMessalonskee High School
2.xMileF 1 23rd16:02.10Ian BrittMt. Ararat High School
2.xMileF 1 24th16:08.80Ben HatchMt. Blue High School
2.xMileF 1 25th16:11.10Cody RoyOxford Hills Comprehensive High School
2.xMileF 1 26th16:16.00Calvin VincentEdward Little High School
2.xMileF 1 1st16:16.70Michael RyanMorse High School
2.xMileF 1 27th16:26.90Zephyr Lani-CaputoErskine Academy
2.xMileF 1 28th16:31.00Noah OliverMessalonskee High School
2.xMileF 1 2nd16:36.80Andrew RobinsonMt. Blue High School
2.xMileF 1 3rd16:49.10Otto HiblMorse High School
2.xMileF 1 29th16:49.80Brandon MastrianoCony High School
2.xMileF 1 30th16:54.00Kodi QuimbyMt. Blue High School
2.xMileF 1 31st17:01.20Riley HarperMorse High School
2.xMileF 1 32nd17:05.70Case JacobsMorse High School
2.xMileF 1 4th17:06.40Liam DrewnickMorse High School
2.xMileF 1 33rd17:06.50Noah CivielloMt. Blue High School
2.xMileF 1 34th17:11.20Jacob VioletteCaribou High School
2.xMileF 1 35th17:11.80Anderson ArbourMessalonskee High School
2.xMileF 1 5th17:11.80Evan D'SouzaMorse High School
2.xMileF 1 36th17:12.50Levi RiggsMorse High School
2.xMileF 1 37th17:24.10Matthew Dos SantosCony High School
2.xMileF 1 38th17:25.20Lukas StabinsWinslow High School
2.xMileF 1 39th17:40.90Brosnan ComeauMonmouth Academy

Panther 2 Miler

Medomak Valley XC course Waldoboro, ME
Aug 27, 2022
121 Total Performances

Freeport Falcon 4k XC Challenge

Hunter Road Fields Freeport, ME
Aug 23, 2022
43 Total Performances