Cross Country: Local runners rep at Class B States

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Tim Moore approaches the finish line for Lake Region.Photo courtesy of John Jensenius.

CUMBERLAND—The 2017 Class B Cross Country State Championship took place at Twin Brook this past Saturday, Oct. 28, with the Lincoln boys and the Yarmouth girls reeling in top honors.

Complete Boys Team Results
1. LA, 56; 2. Freeport, 114; 3. Yarmouth, 115; 4. Wells, 121; 5. Caribou, 154; 6. Cape Elizabeth, 177; 7. Hermon, 178; 8. Mt. Desert Island, 181; 9. York, 190; 10. Waterville, 214; 11. Presque Isle, 263; 12. Belfast, 267; 13. Lake Region, 294; 14. Erskine, 357

Yarmouth’s Luke Laverdiere, as expected, took the boys’ title, completing the 5K course in 15:43.89 – the third-fastest time ever. Wells’s Mitch Libby followed Laverdiere, finishing in 16:47.43. Among area athletes, Gray-New Gloucester’s lone rep this go-round, Parker Morse, finished in 34th (18:39.89). Lake Region’s Nate Casali, the third freshman to finish, crossed the line 29th, in 18:32.70. Teammate Jeff McCubrey, a sophomore, finished 59th, in 19:15.57.

Complete Girls Team Results
1. Yarmouth, 67; 2. York, 85; 3. Caribou, 104; 4. Cape, 123; 5. Ellsworth, 138; 6. Fryeburg, 171; 7. Morse, 172; 8. MDI, 173; 9. Freeport, 204; 10. Presque Isle, 243; 11. Winslow, 294; 12. Old Town, 302

Freeporter Lily Horne claimed first place among all girls, besting Sophia Laukli of Yarmouth by more than 30 seconds, 19:10.85 to 19:42.61. Gray-New Gloucester’s only racer this year, Alison MacDonald, crossed the line 67th, in a time of 23:40.90. 

Adam Birt can be reached at abirt@keepmecurrent.com. Follow him on Twitter @CurrentSportsME.

Tim Moore approaches the finish line for Lake Region.

Photo courtesy of John Jensenius.

Alison MacDonald runs, representing G-NG.

Photo courtesy of John Jensenius.

Dawson Smith powers ahead for Lake Region.

Photo courtesy of John Jensenius.

Laker Jeff McCubrey races on Saturday.

Photo courtesy of John Jensenius.

Nate Casali races for the Lakers.

Photo courtesy of John Jensenius.

Parker Morse nears the finish line for G-NG.

Photo courtesy of John Jensenius.

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