SILAS EASTMAN

Boys’ cross country

Silas Eastman, a sophomore at Fryeburg Academy, capped his undefeated season with a victory in the Class B boys’ state meet, covering the 5-kilometer Belfast course in 16 minutes, 2.44 seconds.

He followed his perfect season with a 20th in the New England championships, the first Maine runner to finish. For all of that, Eastman was named our boys’ cross country MVP.

ABBEY LEONARDI

Girls’ cross country

Abbey Leonardi, a junior, won every Maine race she entered last fall and was the only Maine schoolgirl to break 18 minutes on a 5-kilometer course — a feat she accomplished three times. She also claimed her third straight Class A state title, set a meet record at the Maine Cross Country Festival of Champions, and was chosen as our MVP for girls’ cross country for the third time.

ANNUAL BANQUET

A total of 28 athletes will be honored at our annual banquet on June 19, when our male and female athletes of the year will be announced. To read profile stories of all fall and winter MVPs, click here.