The 2012 cross country season came to a close Saturday at Twin Brook Recreation Center in Cumberland when the best runners from Forecaster Country joined the very best from the region in the New England championships.
Class B state champion and perennial Class A power Scarborough both competed as teams in the boys’ race, where the Capers came in 22nd and the Red Storm 27th (Bishop Hendricken of Rhode Island was first).
Junior Liam Simpson led the Capers by finishing 17th for scoring purposes, completing the 5-kilometer course in 17 minutes, 6.18 seconds. Other Cape Elizabeth scorers were junior Peter Doane (70th, 17:56.67), junior Will Britton (109th, 18:22.66), sophomore Kyle Kennedy (149th, 18:47.44) and junior Julian Pelzer (162nd, 18:59.92).
The Red Storm was paced by senior Robby Hall, whose time of 18:02.48 left him 79th. Also scoring for Scarborough were sophomore Jacob Terry (114th, 18:26.2), freshman Colin Tardiff (127th, 18:34.23), junior Ian Morris (134th, 18:38.47) and sophomore Sean McGovern (165th, 19:04.81).
Two South Portland individuals took part in the girls’ race. Nyajock Pan had the 73rd-best time (20:46.91) and Casey Loring was close behind with the 77th-fastest time (20:48.3).
Scarborough’s Ian Morris nears the finish line at Saturday’s New England championship meet. Morris was 134th.
Cape Elizabeth’s Kyle Kennedy placed 149th at New Englands.