Zach Barry, Scarborough senior: After winning the Southern Maine regional, Barry placed fifth in Class A at the state meet. Earlier in the fall, he placed fourth at the Festival of Champions, a week before putting forth his fastest 5K (16 minutes, 12 seconds) at Smiling Hill in Westbrook. He plans to continue his running career at the University of Connecticut.

Brosnan Comeau, Monmouth Academy junior: Comeau held off Bucksport sophomore William Hileman to win the Class C state title in Belfast by six seconds in 16:43. He also won the Southern Maine regional by 14 seconds. At the New England championships in Thetford, Vermont, he placed 130th overall.

Calvin Cummings, Gorham senior: Cummings placed sixth in Class A before a breakout race at the New England championships, where he earned all-New England honors by finishing 25th overall, third among runners from Maine. He was fourth at the Southern Maine regional. Earlier, he ran 15:57 at Kennebunk and placed third in the Southern Maine Classic.

Connor Daigle, Medomak Valley senior: After winning the Northern Maine regional, Daigle added the Class B state title despite six falls on the muddy Belfast course. He placed 26th in New England, fourth among Mainers, in Vermont. Earlier, he finished third at the Festival of Champions. He plans to continue his career at the University of Maine.

Maddox Jordan, Noble sophomore: Jordan placed seventh in Class A, the first undergraduate to finish. He was fifth in the Southern Maine regional, one of only half a dozen boys regardless of class to break 17 minutes at Twin Brook. At New Englands, he placed 66th overall, eighth among runners from Maine.

Daniel McCarthy, Bangor senior: McCarthy put forth a dominant fall that included victories at the Southern Maine Classic in Gorham, Festival of Champions in Belfast and Class A North regional, also in Belfast with a time of 15:26 that’s fourth on the all-time list. He was runner-up at the state meet but first Mainer at New Englands, ninth overall. He plans to continue his running career at Georgetown University.

Logan Ouellette, Leavitt junior: After posting the fastest time, regardless of class, at the Southern Maine regional in Cumberland (16:44), Ouellette finished second in Class B over the slick 5K course in Belfast. At the New England championships, he placed 52nd overall, the sixth runner from Maine.

Grady Satterfield, Mt. Ararat senior: Satterfield went out hard at the state meet and led the field halfway through the Class A race before winding up in third. A week earlier, he placed third at the Northern Maine regional (15:47) in Belfast. Later, he was the seventh Maine runner at the New England meet, placing 63rd overall.

Abbott Valentine, Hampden Academy senior: After spending much of his season in the shadow of Bangor’s Daniel McCarthy, Valentine emerged victorious at the Class A state meet. His winning time of 15:34 in the muck and mud at Belfast was only one second slower than his runner-up performance a week earlier in the much drier Northern Maine meet. He placed 14th overall at New Englands and fourth at the Nike Cross Northeast regional.

Chris Walton, Biddeford senior: Walton placed fourth in Class A and 88th at the New England meet, ninth among runners from Maine. He was runner-up by less than a second in the Southern Maine regional. Earlier in the season, he was runner-up at the Southern Maine Classic (16:05) in Gorham and placed fifth at the Festival of Champions in Belfast.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Danielle Johnson, Hampden Academy: After falling to Brunswick in the conference (by 16 points) and regional (by four) meets on successive weekends, the Broncos peaked at the state meet. They ran away with the Class A title – the first in school history for the boys’ team – by a whopping margin of 46 points. At New Englands, Hampden was the only Maine team to place among the top 20, at 19th. “I couldn’t have asked for a better coming together,” said Johnson, in her first year as sole head coach after sharing responsibilities the previous four seasons. “We were always working for states. That was always our goal.”

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