The 2015 Southern Maine Cross Country Regionals unfolded at Twin Brook in Cumberland on Saturday, Oct. 24, with Gorham’s Anna Slager winning the girls Class A Race by almost nine seconds over Bonny Eagle standout Kialeigh Marston, herself five and a half seconds ahead of the third place finisher, Serena McKenzie of South Portland.

Of note in the team action: the Bonny Eagle girls finished first by a comfortable margin over Scarborough. Also, the Westbrook boys will be returning to States for the first time in 11 years after an exceptional, fourth-place finish. The Lady Blazes qualified alongside their gentlemen counterparts.

“Just glad to get back to the State meet,” said Westbrook girls head coach Tim Even. “The girls have worked very hard this year, and it was nice to see some of our younger ones step up. They are going to put it all out there next week and see what happens, but getting in was key.”

Even was equally happy for the Blazes boys and their head coach, Claton Conrad. “Nice to see our boys get in for the first time in 11 years! Claton has done an awesome job with that team, and it’s great to see those hard-working boys have success. A great group of kids on both sides for us.”

Class A

The top half of all teams qualify for Oct. 31’s state meet, which will also take place at Twin Brook.

Top nine (of 17) Class A boys teams:

1. Scarborough, 45; 2. Falmouth, 71; 3. Windham, 126; 4. Westbrook, 133; 5. Deering, 168; 6. Marshwood, 172; 7. Biddeford, 177; 8. South Portland, 195; 9. Gorham, 208.

Top eight (of 16) Class A girls teams:

1. Bonny Eagle, 44; 2. Scarborough, 60; 3. Massabesic, 78; 4. Falmouth, 108; 5. South Portland, 149; 6. Westbrook, 177; 7. Kennebunk; 8. Windham, 209.

The top 30 boys finishers and the top 30 girls finishers qualify for States.

Top 30 Class A boys:

1. Colin Tardiff, Scarborough, 16:39.54; 2. Connor Doherty, Scarborough, 16:46.21; 3. Andrew Sholl, Scarborough, 16:47.35; 4. Sean Soucy, Falmouth, 16:54.44; 5. Jesse Southard, Gorham, 16:55.61; 6. Josh Lombardo, Westbrook, 17:12.08; 7. Jeremiah Sands, Falmouth, 17:21.40; 8. Ben Breton, Windham, 17:21.54; 9. Josh Veroneau, Cheverus, 17:23.34; 10. Gavin Damian-Loring, South Portland, 17:24.16; 11. Abdi Hassan, Deering, 17:30.26; 12. Jeremy Bennett, Windham, 17:30.71; 13. Andrew Goodwin, Scarborough, 17:30.82; 14. Matt Pritchett, Marshwood, 17:40.53; 15. Biruk Moore, Marshwood, 17:42.92; 16. Reese Preston, Windham, 17:43.86; 17. Josh Simensky, Falmouth, 17:43.92; 18. John Auer, Falmouth, 17:44.03; 19. Brody Bate, Marshwood, 17:45.92; 20. Noah Knapton, Westbrook, 17:46.86; 21. Jordan Cook, Biddeford, 17:47.13; 22. Dwayne Dyer, Biddeford, 17:47.65; 23. Jake Maloney, South Portland, 17:50.37; 24. Trevor Jordan, Biddeford, 17:50.91; 25. Conner Piers, Falmouth, 17:52.47; 26. Luke Grover, Scarborough, 17:52.48; 27. Scott Lighbody, Kennebunk, 18:07.76; 28. Shamus Malia, Scarborough, 18:08.39; 29. Steve Larkin, Cheverus, 18:08.50; 30. Mason Rosborough, Windham, 18:09.31.

Top 30 Class A Girls:

1. Anna Slager, Gorham, 19:48.37; 2. Kialeigh Marston, Bonny Eagle, 19:57.04; 3. Serena McKenzie, South Portland, 20:02.62; 4. Ami Beaumier, Bonny Eagle, 20:15.28; 5. Kayla Raymond, Bonny Eagle, 20:19.04; 6. Laura Volan, Scarborough, 20:27.74; 7. Emily Wasina, Massabesic, 20:28.65; 8. Grace Tumavicus, Deering, 20:40.13; 9. Kylie Johnson, Massabesic, 20:41.88; 10. Marisa Carbone, Scarborough, 20:42.31; 11. Samantha Saraceno, Scarborough, 20:42.65; 12. Elisabeth Redwood, Bonny Eagle, 20:44.04; 13. Bethany Sholl, Scarborough, 20:52.60; 14. Gina Pardi, Falmouth, 20:53.50; 15. Rosie Train, Cheverus, 21:03.15; 16. Kathleen LeBlanc, TA, 21:03.80; 17. Maquila Dimastrantonio, Massabesic, 21:06.07; 18. Kaileigh Wimert, Falmouth, 21:09.69; 19. Casey Loring, South Portland, 21:12.05; 20. Ashley Turner, Cheverus, 21:12.10; 21. Mira Wyman, Falmouth, 21:14.28; 22. Hannah Griffin, Scarborough, 21:24.55; 23. Abby Nelson, Bonny Eagle, 21:28.00; 24. Rochelle Morrison, Massabesic, 21:28.03; 25. Eliza Bennett, Windham, 21:28.14; 26. Brianna Drew, Massabesic, 21:28.93; 27. Zoe Popovic, Westbrook, 21:30.86; 28. Gabby Fogg, Kennebunk, 21:39.06; 29. Emily Cy, Massabesic, 21:41.40; 30. Krysia Lesniak, Falmouth, 21:42.16.

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Gorham’s Anna Slager turned in yet another dominant performance on Saturday, handily winning the girls race.Bonny Eagle’s Abby Nelson finished 23rd among girls, qualifying her for States.Junior Captain Linnaea Miller finished 35th for Westbrook on Saturday, as the Lady Blazes went on to capture sixth in A South.Westbrook senior Nick Childs finished 34th (of 118 competitors) on Saturday morning.Gorham’s Sean Pratt rounds a bend on the Twin Brook course during Saturday’s A South XC Regional meet.Bonny Eagler Christian Tomison dashes for the finish line at Twin Brook on Saturday.


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