Tucker Barber, Mt. Blue senior: The Class A champion with fastest time of the day (15:47), regardless of class, Barber also earned all-New England honors with a 12th-place showing.

Paul Casavant, Hampden Academy senior: The runner-up in Class A North, Casavant placed fourth at the state meet and was one of seven sub-16 runners (15:59) among all classes. He placed 41st in New England as the eighth Mainer runner.

Jacob Gamache, Edward Little senior: Gamache was sixth in Class A with a time (16:09) ninth-best of all runners, regardless of class, and was among the top 100 finishers at the New England meet.

John Hassett, George Stevens senior: The two-time Class C champion, Hassett dropped 24 seconds from his winning regional time on the same course to finish in 15:56. He was the fifth Mainer at New Englands, 35th overall.

Jacob Hickey, Winthrop senior: The Class C runner-up in 16:10 after winning the South regional, Hickey earned all-New England status by placing 20th, behind only three other Mainers.

Henry Jaques, Freeport senior: Jaques was the runner-up in Class B for the second year in a row, in a time of 15:57. He earned all-New England honors with a 19th-place showing, third among Mainers.

Luke Laverdiere, Yarmouth junior: The Class B state champion in 15:49, Laverdiere also won the Festival of Champions in October and was the first Mainer runner at the Foot Locker Northeast Regional, 38th overall.

Wyatt Lord, Hampden Academy sophomore: Lord placed fifth in Class A with a time (16:08), eighth-best of all runners, regardless of class. He was third at the North regional and among the top 100 at the New England meet.

Cameron Meier, Mt. Ararat senior: The runner-up in Class A, Meier dropped 24 seconds from his regional showing (sixth place in the North) on the same Belfast course to finish in 15:51. He placed 36th in New England.

Jeremiah Sands, Falmouth senior: The Class A South champion, Sands placed third in Class A with a 15:59 clocking. He beat all Mainers in the New England meet, placing seventh overall, and won the Western Maine Conference championship.

Coach of the Year

David Dowling, Greely: Despite losing his two fastest runners to graduation from a team that placed third in the state last fall, Dowling guided the Rangers to a 15-point victory in Class B over Wells and 34 points over two-time defending state champ Freeport, despite placing only one runner, sophomore Luke Marsanskis, among the top 12. The boys’ state title was Dowling’s ninth at Greely to go along with four girls’ state championships, including this fall.

– Glenn Jordan