Pete Bottomley of Cape Elizabeth won a USA Masters Cross Country Championship on Saturday in Fairport, N.Y. Bottomley, 50, covered the 5-kilometer course in 17 minutes, 33.51 seconds — more than half a minute ahead of the 42 other runners in his age group. In addition, his time would have placed him second in the 45-49 age group and fourth in the 40-44 age group. He is a member of Dirigo Running Club.

Four boys and four girls earned the right to represent Maine in the Elks Regional Soccer Shoot to be held Nov. 4-6 in Syracuse, N.Y. by winning the Maine Elks State Soccer Shoot on Oct. 16 in Augusta. Justin Gould, Sanford (U-8); Jarret Fournier, Houlton (U-10); Spenser Grasse, Augusta (U-12); and Dillon Carmichael, Houlton (U-14) will represent the boys. Jasmine Vosburg, Augusta (U-8); Kayla Donlin, Rockland (U-10); Bailey Hartill, Brunswick (U-12); and Taylor Williams, Presque Isle (U-14) will represent the girls.

Gabrielle Blackman of Kittery Point, a junior at Berwick Academy, recently participated in the Grand National Morgan Horse Show in Oklahoma City and won the world championship for Classic Pleasure Saddle in the junior exhibitors ages 14-17 group. She qualified to move onto the world championship. Blackman trains year-round at Taylor River Farm in Hampton Falls, N.H., under the direction of Sarah Gove and Richard Boule. 

The Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame inducted its 2011 class of eight new members in a ceremony Oct. 15. The class included the late Allan Middleton, the late Gary Kenniston, David Ames, Anna Goodale, Robert Green, Scott Johnson, Darrell “Skip” Pound and Darryl Townsend.

Middleton was an outstanding pitcher at Camden High School who signed a contract with the Boston Red Sox but was killed over North Africa in 1943. Kenniston founded the Rockland Little League and served in various key posts within the organization for more than 30 years.

Ames was a four-sport athlete at Camden High before playing baseball at the University of Maine. He has since become one of the top basketball officials in the state. Goodale, also from Camden, was a collegiate All-American rower during her time at Syracuse. She won a gold medal in the 2008 Olympics.

Green was an outstanding multisport coach at Waldoboro and Medomak Valley high schools. He won the 1970 Class B state title with the Panthers and led the Waldoboro girls’ basketball team on a 34-game win streak. He also coached boys’ basketball, wrestling and cross country.

Johnson set several school records while playing four years of varsity sports at Georges Valley High School. His 105 goals are still the school record for the soccer team. He started every basketball game and played baseball as well. Skip Pound was a four-sport star at Rockport High before moving on to the University of Maine-Presque Isle, where he played soccer, basketball and baseball all four years. He went on to coach soccer, baseball and basketball at Lyndon State College in Vermont.

Townsend was a three-sport star at Georges Valley, where he played soccer, basketball and baseball. He went on to play soccer at the University of Maine-Farmington. He returned to Georges Valley to coach girls’ soccer for the last 16 years, overseeing the 2009 state champion team and a team that won 65 straight regular-season contests.