Seniors Abby Hamilton of Yarmouth High and Katherine Leggat-Barr of Greely placed 20th and 25th, respectively, at the Foot Locker Northeast Regional Cross Country championship race Saturday morning at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, New York.
Among boys, Yarmouth junior Luke Laverdiere placed 38th. The top 10 finishers in each race earned trips to San Diego for the Foot Locker national championships.
Alyssa Aldridge, a junior from Linwood, New Jersey, won the 5-kilometer girls race in 17 minutes, 40 seconds. The cutoff time for San Diego was 18:08.
Hamilton finished in 18:51 with Leggat-Barr six seconds back. Emily Carty, a Fryeburg Academy junior, placed 60th in 20:03 among a field of 92.
Noah Affolder, a senior from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, won the boys race, over the same course, in 15:28. His brother Samuel, a sophomore, was second in 15:36. The 10th-place time was 15:48.
Laverdiere said he was among the top six or seven through two miles of the 3.1-mile race before fading. “At the two-mile mark everyone kind of surged,” he said by phone. “There was a big downhill and I couldn’t respond. I’m kind of bummed, but I think I ran all right.”
Laverdiere finished in 16:35. Freeport senior Henry Jaques placed 54th among the field of 139 boys in 16:50.