Scarborough boys run to another championship

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The Scarborough boys’ cross country dynasty added another shiny piece of hardware Saturday at the Class A state meet at Twin Brook Recreation Center in Cumberland.

The Red Storm made it two titles in a row, four in six seasons and eight in 12 years as they tallied 60 points, beating runner-up Falmouth by 20.

Scarborough had three of the top six runners, as Colin Tardiff completed the 5-kilometer course in 16 minutes, 45.09 seconds, good for fourth place, Connor Doherty was fifth in 16:49.91 and Andrew Sholl finished sixth in 16:52.77. Also scoring were Andrew Goodwin (20th, 17:45.30) and Luke Grover (25th, 17:56.39).

The title capped what was literally a perfect season for the program, which went undefeated, won the Festival of Champions, the regional and state titles and even took the junior varsity championship. 

South Portland finished 15th with 307 points. The Red Riots were paced by Gavin Damian-Loring, who was 36th (18:14.57). Also scoring were Xander Keiter (38th, 18:18.37), Jake Maloney (51st, 18:36.50), John Sullivan (83rd, 19:28.48) and Daniel Woodhouse (99th, 21:41.88).

In the Class A girls’ meet, won by Bonny Eagle with 58 points, Scarborough (86) was runner-up, while South Portland (183) placed sixth.

The Red Storm were led by Bethany Sholl, who was 11th in 20:44.29. Samantha Saraceno came in 12th (20:50.27), Laura Volan was 14th (20:51.50). Marisa Carbone placed 23rd (21:20.85) and Hannah Griffin was 26th (21:28.80). 

The Red Riots’ top finisher was Serena McKenzie, who placed third in 19:58.19. Also scoring were Casey Loring (15th, 20:51.59), Eileen Potterfield (46th, 22:06.77), Delphia Bourassa (50th, 22:09,85) and Thaovy Duong (69th, 23:12.09). 

In the Class B meet, Cape Elizabeth’s girls were fifth and the boys placed sixth.

The girls had 155 points (Yarmouth won with 65) and were led by Liv Palma (13th, 20:36.04). Also scoring were Emma Shedd (18th, 21:23.26), Alicia Lawrence (40th, 22:21.54), Sam Feenstra (41st, 22:28.71) and Kelsey Kennedy (43rd, 22:30.13).

The boys wound up with 193 points (Freeport repeated as champion with 52). The Capers were paced by Jared Duperre, who was 16th in 17:49.46. Also scoring were Mac Huffard (27th, 18:18.89), Aidan Willitts (41st, 18:49.70), Arsen Scheindel (42nd, 18:50.85) and Cullen Sullivan (67th, 19:31.34).

New Englands

The New England championship meet is the final event on the cross country schedule. That meet will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, in Thetford, Vermont.

Scarborough’s boys and girls will compete as teams. South Portland’s McKenzie qualified to compete as an individual.

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

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Scarborough coach Jim Harmon, left, and runners Shamus Malia, David Grover, Andrew Sholl, Connor Doherty, Colin Tardiff, Andrew Goodwin and Luke Grover beam after completing a perfect regular season with another Class A championship at last weekend’s state meet.

Scarborough’s Andrew Sholl closes in on the finish line during Saturday’s Class A state boys’ cross country meet. Sholl was sixth individually and helped the Red Storm win the team championship.

South Portland’s Serena McKenzie heads toward a third-place individual finish in the Class A girls’ meet. The Red Riots were sixth as a team.

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