CUMBERLAND — Madison High School senior Matt McClintock narrowly missed breaking 16 minutes at the Western Maine Regional cross country meet Saturday.

The two-time defending Class C state champion nonetheless turned in the best time of the day in any class, winning the Class C race in 16 minutes, 00.2 seconds.

“I wasn’t quite happy with it,” said McClintock who will have another shot on the same Twin Brook Recreation Area course at the state meet next Saturday. “A couple of tenths of a second made the difference. I was watching the clock as I was finishing.”

Maranacook senior Abby Mace bounced back after a disappointing finish in the conference meet last week by winning the Class B girls race in 19:41.49.

“She felt really good through the whole race,” Maranacook coach Rosalea Kimball said. “I think she’s just kind of back where she’s supposed to be.”

The top 50 percent of teams in each of three classes as well as the top 30 individuals qualified for next week’s state meet.

Cheverus won the Class A girls title while Kennebunk’s Abbey Leonardi was the top individual in 18:05.59. Nick Morris led Scarborough to the Class A boys championship with a top time of 17:03.30.

Greely won the Class B girls title while Falmouth won the boys title. Fryeburg’s Silas Eastman won the boys race in the second best time of the day, 16:18.11. The Maranacook girls and boys each qualified for the state meet with the girls placing sixth and the boys seventh.

Caroline Colan finished ninth for Maranacook while teammate Hannah Depres took 11th. Gardiner’s Annie Schide qualified for the individual race with a 19th place finish. Kelby Mace led the Maranacook boys with a 10th-place finish while Gardiner’s Christian Heath qualified individually in 25th place.

Merriconeag won the Class C girls title while Lisbon’s Meagan Thomas was the individual winner in 21:11. The North Yarmouth and Monmouth girls tied for the fourth and final qualifying spot but NYA was awarded the state bid based on its sixth-place runner.

Monmouth did qualify four individuals in Tiffany Pease (16th), India Pickett (20th), Jordyn Mann (26th) and Becki Bryant (30th). Also qualifying individually were Madison’s Bronte Elias (6th) and Allie McClintock (8th) and Hall-Dale’s Emma Wilson.

North Yarmouth won the boys race while Winthrop and Hall-Dale also qualified for the team. Kameron Souza placed seventh to lead Winthrop’s fifth-place finish. Teammates Marc Hachey (13th), Dylan Berney (20th), Ben Allen (31st) and Isaac Johnson rounded out the scoring for the Ramblers.

Josh Ringer (18th) and Matthew Plourde (30th) led Hall-Dale’s runner while Monmouth’s Ben Bailey (23rd) and Matt Bryant (28th) also qualified.


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