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‘A Running Start’ favorite run: Eagle Lake in Acadia National Park

on Nov. 03, 2011, at 12:38 p.m.
Louie Luchini, an 11-time All-American at Stanford and former professional runner for Nike in Oregon, has had run in exotic places across America and around the world. Luchini, an Ellsworth High graduate, still lists Eagle Lake and the connected carriage trails in Acadia National Park as his favorite spot to …
Caribou's Christian Sleeper runs to a fourth-place finish at the Class B state cross country championships in Belfast Saturday. Chapman's finish helped Caribou win the state team title. (BDN Photo by Ryan McLaughlin)

Sleeper, team depth lift Caribou runners to title

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 30, 2010, at 4:26 p.m.
BELFAST — Christian Sleeper had a nervous yet confident look on his face Saturday as officials posted results of the Class B boys cross country championship meet on a red building at Troy Howard Middle School. When Sleeper finally peered at the team standings and saw the name “Caribou” at …
Washburn's Carsyn Koch (right) shields the ball from Brooke LaBelle of Ashland during a girls soccer game in Presque Isle in August. Koch is also becoming one of the state's top cross country runners as she won the Eastern Maine Class C individual title in Belfast Saturday. The Beavers are fielding a program for the first time in seven years. (Photo by Kevin Sjoberg)

Koch has Beavers on the run

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 25, 2010, at 6:43 p.m.
Carsyn Koch’s weekly schedule is going to be a hectic one the next couple of weeks, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. The Washburn High freshman will not only be training for Saturday’s Class C cross country state championships in Belfast, but will be on the soccer field …
Ellswoth High School's Dan Curts finished first in the Eastern Maine Class B boys cross country race at the Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast Saturday. Curts had the best time in all three classes, finishing in 16 minutes, 26.45 seconds over the 5K course. (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)

Caribou shows off depth in title run; BC, Eagles prevail

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 23, 2010, at 4:44 p.m.
BELFAST — Handicapping a cross country meet is difficult. But when Caribou boys coach Roy Alden was figuring out what the magic number would be for his Vikings to win their third straight Eastern Maine Class B championship, he estimated 45 points would do it. Alden was off by seven …
Competitors negotiate a tight turn on the course during the Eastern Maine Class B cross country regional at the Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast Saturday. John Bapst won the team title. (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)

Washburn runner makes impression; state qualifiers decided

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 23, 2010, at 4:41 p.m.
BELFAST — Before Saturday, a high percentage of Maine’s cross country following had no idea who Carsyn Koch was. But now it’s a safe bet that the Washburn High freshman made a profound first impression on one of the state’s biggest running stages. Koch, who won the Eastern Maine Class …

Ellsworth’s Luchini wins MDI Marathon

BDN staff reports on Oct. 17, 2010, at 8:57 p.m.
BAR HARBOR — Ellsworth's Louie Luchini set a course record in winning the Mount Desert Island Marathon Sunday. Luchini, a former Ellsworth High and Stanford running standout, eclipsed the previous record set by Bar Harbor's Judson Cake by 20 seconds. He finished the course in 2 hours, 31 minutes and …

Hampden boys, girls sweep KVAC meet

BDN staff reports on Oct. 17, 2010, at 6:24 p.m.
AUGUSTA — For the second year in the row, the Hampden Academy Broncos won the first leg of high school cross country’s triple crown in capturing the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B championship on Saturday. Even better for coach Dick Balentine, his teams swept the meets at Cony High …
Caribou's Christian Sleeper leads the way early in the Penobscot Valley Conference cross country championship meet in Bangor Saturday. Ellsworth's Dan Curts (in hat) went on to win the race but Sleeper's Vikings won the team title. (BDN Photo by Jason Smith)

PVC titles for Caribou, Bangor Christian, Orono, John Bapst

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 17, 2010, at 4:58 p.m.
BANGOR — The Caribou and Bangor Christian boys and John Bapst and Orono girls weathered mud, wind and rain over a mucky 3.1-mile hilly course en route to Penobscot Valley Conference cross country titles Saturday at the Dorothea Dix field. Of all those teams, the Crusaders, who scored 43 points …
2010 Festival of Champions girls winner, Abbey Leaonardi, left, of Kennebunk, is followed closely by Emily Durgin, right, of Cheverus, during the beggining of the girls 5K at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast on Saturday, October 2, 2010. (Bangor Daily News/Kevin Bennett)

Fast girls race highlighted Festival cross country meet

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 03, 2010, at 6:41 p.m.
BELFAST — The starting gun was maybe 10 minutes away from going off, and hundreds of spectators, coaches and runners were congregating at the top of a small hill 100 yards away from the starting line, wanting to catch a glimpse of two of the nation’s best schoolgirl cross country …

Leonardi smashes FOC record; Cheverus cruises to girls team title

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 02, 2010, at 6:26 p.m.
BELFAST — Two of the nation’s best schoolgirl cross country runners were on display Saturday, and they put on quite a show. Abbey Leonardi of Kennebunk became only the second girl to break the 18-minute barrier on Belfast’s 5-kilometer course at the Maine Cross Country Festival of Champions, blazing over …

Madison’s McClintock wins Festival title; Scarborough claims boys team crown

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 02, 2010, at 6:17 p.m.
BELFAST — Madison junior Matt McClintock figured Saturday’s Festival of Champions boys seeded race would be a two-man duel between himself and Harlow Ladd of Messalonskee of Oakland. But those two were pushed valiantly by Chase Brown of Boothbay, with McClintock gradually pulling away throughout the 3.1-mile race to win …

Festival of Champions meet to run Saturday in Belfast

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 29, 2010, at 6:39 p.m.
There will be plenty of team and individual confrontations in Belfast this weekend as 66 schools and more than 1,300 high school athletes will converge on Troy Howard Middle School’s 3.1-mile course for the ninth Maine Cross Country Festival of Champions. The first race will start at 11:30 a.m. The …

Samuelson aims for 2012 Olympic marathon trials

The Associated Press on Sept. 27, 2010, at 6:25 p.m.
PORTLAND — Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson says she will run next month’s Chicago marathon, with hopes of qualifying for the 2012 Olympic trials. The 53-year-old Samuelson told The Associated Press on Monday that she will try to break 2 hours, 47 minutes, the time she says is needed …

Caribou boys, John Bapst girls win Sectional meet

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 25, 2010, at 6:21 p.m.
OLD TOWN — With Saturday marking her last race on her home course, Dacie Manion wanted to have a big day. The Old Town High School senior did just that, overtaking two of Eastern Maine’s other top individuals to win the 3.1-mile Sectional Invitational in 19 minutes, 25.74 seconds. Manion …

Old Town’s Manion wins final race on home course

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 25, 2010, at 6:21 p.m.
OLD TOWN — With Saturday marking the last time she’ll ever race on her home course, Dacie Manion wanted to do something special. The Old Town High School senior was every bit impressive in the Sectional Cross Country Invitational, as she tore up her home 3.1-mile course en route to …
 
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