FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL’S Elsa Blease runs in the Western Maine Conference Cross Countr y Championship at St. Joseph’s College in Standish on Friday.

FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL’S Elsa Blease runs in the Western Maine Conference Cross Countr y Championship at St. Joseph’s College in Standish on Friday.


The high school conference cross country championships were held on Friday and Saturday, with Freeport’s Lily Horne and Mt. Ararat Lisandro Berry- Gaviria winning individual titles.


The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A and Class B Championships were held on Saturday at Cony High School in Augusta.

Berry-Gaviria completed the 5K course in a time of 17:05.1, 15 seconds ahead of Bangor’s Gabe Coffey.

The win for Berry-Gaviria highlighted Mt. Ararat’s third-place showing, as the Eagles picked up 88 points to finish behind Hampden Academy (52) and Bangor (76).

Other Eagles finishing the challenging course were Devin Hoskins (13th), Nate Cohen (24th), Lucas Bergeron (25th), Andrew Chamberland (33rd), Tyler Bernier (50th) and Matthew Kenison (89th).

The Brunswick boys took fourth with 100 points, led by strong showings from Andrew Chingos (10th), Cameron Ashby (12th), Will Shaughnessy (15th) and Tyler Patterson (22nd). Also for the Dragons were Ryan Olson (41st), Aiden Simmons (43rd) and Daniel Lyons (77th).

In the girls Class A run, Camden Hills cruised to the title behind the 1-2 finish of Grace Iltis and Augusta Stockman. The Windjammers had 40 points, with Mt. Ararat taking the runner-up spot with 55 points. Brunswick was third (129), followed by Brewer (130) and Cony (168) in the top five.

Leading the way for the Eagles were Karli Leighton, Katherine Leckbee and Camila Ciembroniewicz. The threesome finished fourth, fifth and seventh, respectively, with Leighton crossing in 20:39.2, Leckbee in 20:58.9 and Ciembroniewicz in 21:13.8.

Other Mt. Ararat runners were Anna Pederson (17th), Sara York (22nd) and Katie Lynch (27th).

Brunswick was paced by Isabella Pols, who finished 11th in 21:45.5, and Micaela Ashby, who took 19th in 22:23.8. Also for the Dragons were Caitlin Kelly (29th), Adelin Dolley (32nd), Kathleen Koval (38th), Desiree Tanner (55th) and Margaret Johnson (56th).

The Morse girls had a strong showing in the Class B race, taking second behind champion Maranacook.

The Shipbuilders picked up 71 points, with the Black Bears earning spots 2-4 in scoring 26 points. Lincoln Academy (82), Winslow (98) and Belfast (108) rounded out the top five.

Olivia Tiner won the race, crossing the line in 20:41.

Sydney McCarren and Jenny Wilbraham earned top-10 finishes for Morse. McCarren ran in 22:17.2, with Wilbraham ending in 23:29.5. Micailah Albertson (14th), Lorelei Pryor (15th), Whitney Durgin (41st) and Katie Whitman (58th) also ran for the Shipbuilders.

Sam Russ cruised to the boys title in Class B, leading Lincoln Academy to the title with just 21 points. The Eagles captured four of the top five spots.

Maranacook, Waterville, Belfast and Morse (124) rounded out the top five.

Connor Freeman had the top finish for Morse, taking 11th in 19:28.1. Teammate Ben Brewer was 17th in 20:03, while Shipbuilders Brady Leavitt (31st), Liam Scanlon (32nd), Caleb Avery (37th), Ben Willertz (42nd) and Jordan Leuteman (48th) finished.


Horne earned a championship for Freeport in Friday’s Western Maine Conference Championships at St. Joseph’s College in Standish.

Her time of 19:54 was nine seconds ahead of Cape Elizabeth’s Lila Gaudrault. The Capers won the team title in Division 1 with 48 points, edging past York (57), Fryeburg Academy (67), Yarmouth (80) and Freeport (102).

Freeport’s Emily Sclar (23rd), Patricia Dupere (24th), Elsa Blease (26th), Sarah Southhall (33rd), Kaitlynn Morrissey (35th) and Caroline Doyle (39th) were also in action.

In the boys Division 1 race, Jack Bassett of Cape Elizabeth edged Freeport’s Alex Les, 17:30 to 17:51, for the individual title.

However, the Falcons were strong, capturing the team championship as Martin Horne took third, Thomas Doyle sixth, Heath Cockburn seventh and Nicholas Mitch 19th.

Freeport had 37 points, 20 in front of Cape Elizabeth, with Greely (61), York (102) and Fryeburg Academy (135) rounding out the top five.

Other Freeport runners were Tanner Morrison (21st) and Dawson Pillow (28th).


The Mountain Valley Conference Championships were run at UMaine-Augusta on Saturday.

Boothbay rolled to the boys title, racking up 30 points to out-distance Monmouth Academy (71), Madison (94), Hall-Dale (116) and Carrabec (119).

Lisbon claimed sixth with 136 points, led by Michael Ray’s 21st-place showing in 20:40.3. Other Greyhounds were Kadrian Rugullies (38th), Corbin Hall (39th), Izaya May (40th), Max Boulet (43rd), David Poulin (64th) and Alex Cole (66th).

Wiscasset’s Gabe Varian had a solid showing, taking sixth in 19:40.4, while Wolverine teammate Nathan Gilliam finished 34th.

Richmond’s Ford Strout was 10th in 19:47.4.

Boothbay’s Blake Erhard was first overall in 18:11.3.

Monmouth captured the girls title. The Mustangs had 35 points, easily ahead of runner-up Winthrop (81) and third-place finisher Boothbay (83), which boasted of the overall champion as Haley Abbott took first for the Seahawks in 21:16.9.

Oak Hill (90), Spruce Mountain (95) and Hall-Dale (121) rounded out the only six scoring teams in the race.

Individually, Richmond’s Destiny Anair claimed fourth in 23:18.8. Bobcat Abby Johnson was 37th.

For Wiscasset, Lily Yeaton (32nd) and Maia West (42nd) ran the challenging 5K.

The Regional Championships are slated for this upcoming Saturday, with northern teams at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast and southern squads at Twin Brook in Cumberland.

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