Cross country runners impress at New Englands

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Many of Forecaster Country’s best cross country runners traveled to Belfast Saturday to compete in the New England championships.

In the boys’ meet, won by Xavier, Connecticut, Falmouth, the Class A state champion, placed 23rd, while Greely came in 28th. 

The Yachtsmen were led by Conner Piers, who was 67th for scoring purposes, completing the 5-kilometer course in 16 minutes, 52.44 seconds. Also scoring were John Auer (73rd, 16:55.14), Charlie Henning (118th, 17:26.61), Jared Troubh (153rd, 17:46.70) and Alex Kinley (158th, 17:51.09).

The Rangers were paced by Luke Marsanskis (86th, 17:01.15) and Matthew Todd (87th, 17:03.03). Also scoring were Caleb Thurston (123rd, 17:28.90), Sam Wilson (142nd, 17:39.45) and Adam Bruder (168th, 17:59.43).

Yarmouth senior standout Luke Laverdiere, the Class B champion, posted the eighth-best individual time (15:59.70).

In the girls’ meet, which was won by Pinkerton, New Hampshire, Yarmouth placed 28th. The Clippers were led by Anneka Murrin, who was 33rd in 19:26.74. Also scoring were Greta Elder (109th, 20:41.71), Abi Thornton (157th, 21:31.47), Mary Psyhogeos (170th, 22:08.41) and Eliza Crowley (196th, 23:25.08). 

Greely didn’t score as a team. Marin Provencher (141st, 20:21.11) and Julia Curran (168th, 20:42.70) scored as individuals. 

Falmouth’s Sofie Matson, the Class A state champion, had the 10th-best individual time (18:17.30). Teammates Malaika Pasch (62nd, 19:26.79) and Karley Piers (72nd, 19:31.67) also took place.

Freeport’s Lily Horne, the Class B individual champion, had the 29th-best individual time (18:55.28).

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