Inside Scoop: Caribou HS Boys

The Vikings of Caribou have been one of the best teams in Class B the last 2 years, winning 2 years ago & adding a 3rd last fall. They are back in 2012 with 4 of their top 7 including 2 of the top 3 from last fall. Look for senior Ron Lund who finished 10th a year ago to lead the way with junior Ryan Washington 14th a year ago providing a strong 1-2 punch.

Caribou will also be looking for their 5th Eastern Maine title in a row this fall, coach Alden is counting on his strong jv runners from a year ago and also several newcomers to have a positive impact. One to watch for is junior Lucas Kinney who placed 36th a year ago. Based on times from last fall the Vkings are the 2nd ranked team only behind Eastern Maine rival Ellsworth in Class B.


Coach Alden says....

"We have three very strong runners returning, Ryan Washington, Ron Lund, and Lucas Kinney; our JV team won the PVC JV Championship so we hope to have a very strong team again this season.

We have 22 athletes on the roster 14 are new to cross country so it going to be a fun and exiting season to  see these young athletes grow and develop.

Our goals are the same every year to develop our talent to it's potential and put ourselves in a position where we can challenge for a regional or state championship. The key for us in recent years is how strong we can develop 3 to 7 athletes that can run very close to each other . We focus on the championship part of the season and attempt to train trough the regular meets."


Last Five Years

Class B State meet
2011- 3rd
2010- 1st
2009- 5th
2008- 7th
2007- 2nd

Class B East Regional

2011- 1st
2010- 1st
2009- 1st
2008- 1st
2007- 3rd

2012 Returner's Top Times


Caribou High School Viking Pack 153
  1) Ron Lund   17:31.40 8
  2) Ryan Washington   17:43.98 15
  3) Lucas Kinney   18:11.37 27
  4) Brendan Wood   18:14.89 30
  5) Zeb Johnson   19:21.10 73
  Average Time: 18:12.55 -- Total Time: 1:31:02.74 -- 1-5 Split: 1:49.70
  6) Brendan Cyr   19:38.55 85
  7) Tyler Strid   19:51.54 98


Top 3200m from the spring

10:37.50 Lund, Ron
11:00.07 Kinney, Lucas
11:31.30 Johnson, Zeb


Top 1600m from the spring

  1) Ron Lund   4:50.14 33
  2) Lucas Kinney   4:51.17 38
  3) Zeb Johnson   5:21.91 119
  4) Graham Freme   5:43.18 175
  5) Mitchell St. Peter   6:17.70 216
  Average Time: 5:24.82 -- Total Time: 27:04.10 -- 1-5 Split: 1:27.56
  6) Gregory Martin   6:33.50 219


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