Patrick Carty, Fryeburg Academy junior: Placed third in the Class B state meet in 16:33 after also placing third in Western Maine.

Dan Lesko, Mt. Blue senior: Finished fifth in Class A in 16:05 after finishing third in Eastern Maine. Placed 48th in New England.

Mitchell Morris, Cape Elizabeth senior: Class B state champion who won by 17 seconds in 16:13 and placed 38th in New England.

Bryce Murdick, Falmouth senior: Class A runner-up by a half-second in 16:01 who was also Maine’s top finisher (19th) at New Englands.

Iid Sheikh-Yusuf, Deering senior: Western Class A champion who placed a close third in the state meet in 16:01 and third among Mainers in New England (37th overall).

Jesse Southard, Gorham junior: Rose from 11th-place finish in Western Maine to sixth at the Class A state meet with a time of 16:30. Placed 98th in New England.

Jacob Terry, Scarborough senior: Placed fourth in Class A meet in 16:05 to lead the Red Storm to the team title. Runner-up in Western Maine.

Matthew Toussaint, Fort Kent senior: Class C state champion by 16 seconds in 16:28 after winning Eastern Maine by 10 seconds. Finished 71st at New Englands.

Chandler Vincent, Freeport junior: Class B runner-up in 16:26, leading the Falcons to a state title. He also placed second in Western Maine.

Aaron Willingham, Mt. Blue senior: Class A champion who produced the fastest time of the state meet, 16:00. Also earned All-New England honors (22nd place).

Coach of the Year

Brian Berkemeyer, Freeport: In his eighth year at the helm after seven as an assistant coach, Berkemeyer led a young team to the Class B title after it placed fourth in the Western Maine regional. It was the school’s first Class B title, and its first in any class since winning Class D in 1994. “It’s the runners, basically,” Berkemeyer said of senior Tyler Frey, sophomore Henry Jacques and juniors Chandler Vincent, Erik Brobst and Liam Gallagher (who dropped more than a minute from his time at the regional meet and rose from seventh on the team to fifth at the state meet). “They all set (personal records) in their last race.”