Orono girls claim state cross country crown again

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The Orono girls cross country team’s dynasty continued, with the squad winning its fifth State C Title in the past six years on Saturday.

On a rainy day and a Monday course, the Red Riots tallied 41 points take the crown. Runnerup Maranacook scored 66 points, and Maine Coast Waldorf was third with 81 points.

Erin Gerbi and Camille Kohtala paced Orono with a three-four finish. The Red Riots placed five runners in the top 16.

The Orono boys, meanwhile were denied a third straight state title, this year coming in second. Maine Coast Waldorf was the top team in Class C, with 72 points. The Red Riots were 16 points back, with 88. Thorin Saucier led Orono with a 13th place finish.

2018 Maine State XC Championships – 10/27/2018

Troy Howard Middle School

Belfast, Maine

5000 Meter Run

Class B

Boys Team Scores: *York-84, Lincoln Academy-90, Hermon-104, Cape Elizabeth-108, Freeport-126, Caribou-128, Ellsworth-156, Yarmouth-161, Wells-203, MDI-236, Presque isle-327, Old Town-333, John Bapst-357, no team scores – Belfast, Erskine, Fryeburg, Gray-New Gloucester, Lake Region, Morse, Poland, Waterville, Washington Academy.

Local individual results: 45.Nick Letourneau, OT, 18:10.32. 58. Philip Alyokhin, OT, 18:27.78. 88. Benjamin Francis, OT, 19:43.53. 90. Matthew Pelletier, OT, 19:48.02. 95. Gage Smith, OT, 20:19.86. 97. David Roderick, OT, 20:44.56.

Girls Team Scores: *Ellsworth-87, Yarmouth-90, York-97, MDI-101, Cape Elizabeth-125, Wells-141, Freeport-148, Fryeburg-197, Caribou-234, Presque Isle-280, Medomak-287, GNG-307, John Bapst-310, Hermon-352, No team scores – Belfast, Erskine, Gardiner, Lake Region, Morse, Nokomis, Oak Hill, Old Town, Poland, Waterville, Winslow.

Local individual results: 55. Izabelle Trefts, OT, 22:08.55.

Class C

Boys Team Scores: *Maine Coast Waldorf-72, Orono-88, Maranacook-105, GSA-110, Boothbay/Wiscasset-119, Waynflete-152, NYA-172, St Dominic-199, Lisbon-235, Washburn-289, MSSM-294, Calais-296, Greater Houlton-307, Lee Academy-331, No team scores – Bucksport, Dirigo, Hall-Dale, Houlton, Jonesport-Beals, Machias, Madawaska, Madison, Mattanawcook, Monmouth, Narraguagus, Shead, Sumner, Traip, Winthrop.

Local indvidual results: 13. Thorin Saucier, ORO, 18:04.18. 22. Colby Pawson, ORO, 18:26.25. 24. Kyle McClellan, ORO, 18:33.99. 28. Eli Ewer, ORO, 18:40.37. 30. Marius De Lannee, ORO, 18:41.83. 70. Ryan Abedi, ORO, 20:15.96. 83. Nolan Mabee, ORO, 20:43.45.

Girls Team Scores: *Orono-41, Maranacook-66, Maine Coast Waldorf-81, Waynflete-141, Monmouth-146, Traip-152, MSSM-171, Houlton-185, Fort Fairfield-191, No team scores – Bangor Christian, Boothbay/Wiscasset, Calais, Fort Kent, George Stevens, Greater Houlton GA, Hall-Dale, Mattanawcook, Narraguagus, Richmond, St. Doms, Shead, Sumner, Washburn.

Local individual results: *3. Erin Gerbi, ORO, 19:17.32. 4. Camille Kohtala, ORO, 20:29.02. 7. Julia White, ORO, 21:09.09. 15. Amneh Wise, ORO, 21:45.04. 16. Nora White, ORO, 21:48.05.  37. Heather Van Dolman, ORO, 22:49.65. 41. Iris Lee, ORO, 22:58.31