Local runners make a mark at New Englands

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The very successful 2011 cross country team came to a close for a select group of local runners Saturday at the 77th annual New England championships in North Scituate, R.I.

Class B state champion Falmouth, Class C state champion North Yarmouth Academy and the runner-up-in-Class-B Greely boys’ teams all competed.

The Yachtsmen posted 379 points to finish 17th among 30 scoring teams (Bishop Hendricken of Rhode Island won with 116).

Falmouth was paced by senior Tim Follo, who finished the 5-kilometer course in 16 minutes, 11 seconds, which was the 11th-best time and good for sixth for scoring purposes. Also scoring were seniors Thomas Edmonds (86th, 17:27) and Conor McGrory (91st, 17:29), junior Jay Lesser (94th, 17:30) and senior Colby Howland (102nd, 17:33).

The Panthers (605) were 26th.

Senior Cam Regan led the way by scoring 77th (17:22). He was joined by seniors Rudy Guliani (84th, 17:26), Evan Kendall (111th, 17:38) and Alex Coffin (157th, 18:02) and freshman Matt Malcolm (176th, 18:18).

The Rangers (646) came in 27th.

Junior Nathan Madeira led the way by scoring 43rd (16:58). Also scoring were seniors Stefan Sandreuter (87th, 17:27) and Nestor Taylor (147th, 17:57), junior Ian Byron (184th, 18:37) and senior Greg Ferland (185th, 18:38).

Merriconeag’s Jack Pierce took part as an individual and had the 32nd-best time (16:33).

On the girls’ side, Class C state champion Merriconeag participated as a team and wound up 30th with 977 points (Champlain Valley Union High School of Vermont came in first with 112).

Junior Teagan Wu led the way with a 184th-place finish (22:13). Also scoring were freshman Samantha Pierce (190th, 22:34), sophomore Carlin Tindall (193rd, 22:44), junior Emelie Chace-Donahue (204th, 23:35) and junior Zoe Oswald (206th, 24:20).

Greely’s Eva Bates also participated, as an individual, and had the 122nd-fastest time (20:19).

Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.

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The Falmouth and Greely boys’ cross country teams unite after a cool-down run together following Saturday’s New England championship race.

Sports Editor of The Forecaster since 2001. Find detailed game stories at theforecaster.net. I tweet prodigiously at @foresports.