Scarborough boys win another cross country state title

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Scarborough’s boys’ cross country team shows off its hardware after winning another Class A state title last weekend.

From left, Will Ducott, Erik LoSacco, Anthony Gatti, Zach Berry, Harrison Osborne, Tristram Coffin, Connor Coffin, Jonathan Hayes, Sam Curtis, Brandon L’ Heureux and Coach James Harmon.

Cape Elizabeth’s Lila Gaudrault races to victory in the Class B girls’ state meet.

Three local teams took part in the state cross country championships Saturday in Belfast and one came home with a title, as did an individual.

With bad weather in the forecast, the meet was moved up to an earlier start and for the most part, runners competed in tolerable conditions.

Class A

Scarborough’s boys’ team made it nine championships in 15 seasons by tallying 69 points, which were 20 better than runner-up Bangor.

The Red Storm were led by Tristram Coffin, who was fourth individually, completing the five-kilometer course in 16 minutes, 6.22 seconds. Also scoring were Connor Coffin (11th, 16:34.61), Zachary Barry (15th, 16:44.85), Eric LoSacco (17th, 16:47.13) and Harrison Osborne (22nd, 16:54.18).

“Our pack had to move up, just as they have in the last half of the season,” said Scarborough coach Jim Harmon.

South Portland didn’t qualify as a team, but Cliff Robbins-Sennewald had the 58th-best individual time (17:40.75).

In the Class A girls’ meet, Bonny Eagle won the crown with 63 points. Scarborough didn’t qualify, but freshman Kayla Werner was 17th individually (19:47.89).

South Portland did not qualify.

Class B

The Class B girls’ title was won by Ellsworth with 87 points. Cape Elizabeth (125) came in fifth and produced the individual champion, Lila Gaudrault, who had a time of 18:42.82. Also scoring were Camilla Grosso (fourth, 20:21.03), Kelsey Kennedy (17th, 20:55.46), Zoe Evans (40th, 21:54.42) and Mary Cate Hayes (63rd, 23:05.08).

In the Class B boys’ race, Cape Elizabeth had 108 points to finish fourth (York was first with 84 points). The Capers were led by Jack Bassett, who was third in 16:30.03. Also scoring were Peter DiNinno (10th, 17:14.61), Aidan Willitts (20th, 17:31.06), Ricky Perruzzi (22nd, 17:34.61) and Vaughan Lindenau (53rd, 18:30.64).

One race left

The New England championships will end the cross country season Saturday, Nov. 10 in Manchester, New Hampshire. 

The championship teams from each class and the top 25 finishers from the combined Class A, B and C field are eligible to take part.

That group will include the Scarborough boys’ team, as well as Cape Elizabeth’s Bassett and Gaudrault and Scarborough’s Werner.

Press Herald staff writer Glenn Jordan contributed to this story.

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

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