Cross Country

 

Track, cross country all-star team

on May 15, 2017, at 4:23 p.m.
Students compete at the Class A cross country regional championships at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast in 2016.

New England cross country championships returning to Maine this fall

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 10, 2017, at 4:04 p.m.
Belfast’s fast yet challenging 5-kilometer course will play host to the 2017 New England interscholastic championship meet in November.
Orono High School teammates Kassidy Dill (left) and Hannah Steelman, pictured after competing in the Class C North cross-country championship at Belfast in October 2016, have both committed to Division I universities. Dill will attend North Carolina-Greensboro and Steelman is headed for Wofford in South Carolina.

Two more Orono track standouts heading to Division I programs

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 11, 2017, at 12:03 p.m.
The track and field program at Orono High School has consistently produced some of the state’s most talented athletes since Chris Libby has been in charge. This spring, two more Red Riots have announced they will be heading to Division I institutions.
A volunteer group, the Windjammer Trailblazers has formed to coordinate efforts to build a
safer cross-country running and Nordic ski trail on Camden Hills Regional High School property.

Volunteers coordinate plans to rebuild running, skiing trail at Camden Hills

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 19, 2016, at 1:53 p.m.
Volunteers will be clearing trees, moving stones and installing five culverts along the old stone walls.
Bethanie Brown

Mainers help lead Iowa State to NCAA cross-country championships

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 17, 2016, at 3:56 p.m.
Mount Desert Island's Tia Tardy leads the pack during the Class B cross-country regional championships at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast in this October 2016 file photo.

MDI running standout commits to Bucknell University

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 16, 2016, at 2:44 p.m.
Tia Tardy has run for Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln, Orono and MDI.

High school cross country: state championship results

on Nov. 06, 2016, at 4:57 p.m.
John Hassett of George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill approaches the finish line on his way to the individual victory during the Class C cross country state championships in Belfast on Saturday afternoon.

Ruck helps Orono boys capture first XC title since 1975

on Nov. 06, 2016, at 12:57 a.m.
Kassidy Dill of Orono High School gets an early lead during the Class C Cross Country State Championships in Belfast on Saturday afternoon. Dill won the individual title.

George Stevens claims ‘C’ girls XC title; Dill wins individual crown

By Pete Warner on Nov. 06, 2016, at 12:06 a.m.

Senior claims league XC crown, leads UMaine men to runner-up finish

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 31, 2016, at 3:19 p.m.
The University of Maine men’s cross country team had visions of capturing an America East championship this fall.
Mount Desert Island's Tia Tardy leads the pack during the Class B cross country regional championships at the Troy Howard Middle School course in Belfast Saturday.

High school cross country North regional championship results

on Oct. 30, 2016, at 7:33 p.m.
Waterville's Nicholas Dall leads the pack during the Class B cross country regional championships at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast Saturday.

Caribou, Orono, Mt. Blue boys claim North cross country regional titles

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 29, 2016, at 6:19 p.m.
Tucker Barber of MT. Blue recorded the fastest time of the day
Mount Desert Island's Tia Tardy leads the pack during the Class B cross-country regional championships at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast Saturday.

MDI, George Stevens Academy, Brunswick girls claim North cross country titles

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 29, 2016, at 5:48 p.m.
Mount Ararat of Topsham’s Katherine Leckbee records fastest time of the afternoon
Spectators applaud George Stevens Academy's John Hassett's first-place effort in the Class C boys meet at the North cross-country championships in Belfast in this October 2015 file photo.

George Stevens senior in peak condition for cross-country regional

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 28, 2016, at 2:23 p.m.
John Hassett, coming off a win at the PVC meet in Old Town, will be one of the individual favorites in the North regional championships.
Orono runners surge to the front at the start of the Class C boys meet at the North cross country championships in Belfast on Oct. 24, 2015.

High school cross country regional, state championship meets postponed

on Oct. 21, 2016, at 11:39 a.m.
Maine’s high school cross country runners will have to wait another week to begin pursuing regional and state championships.

Saturday’s high school cross country championship results

on Oct. 16, 2016, at 9:42 a.m.
Runners take off during the girls seeded race as part of the Maine Cross Country Festival of Champions at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast on Saturday.

Maine standouts win at Festival of Champions meet

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 01, 2016, at 8:18 p.m.
Runners in the seeded boys race at the 2015 Maine Cross Country Festival of Champions pulls off the starting line at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast. The 15th running of the state’s premier high school event is scheduled for Saturday.

Maine’s premier cross-country event returns to Belfast

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 29, 2016, at 12:38 p.m.
What started as a modest midseason invitational 15 years ago has grown into one of the biggest cross-country invitationals in all of New England.
University of Maine's Jesse Orach runs during their cross-country meet in Orono on Friday. Orach won the men's race.

UMaine senior star is running down a dream

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 26, 2016, at 12:17 p.m.
“Knowing that it’s my last year I just want to finish with no regrets,” Jesse Orach said. “I think I’m well on my way to doing that. I’m not finished yet.”
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UMaine cross-country senior continues torrid pace

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 19, 2016, at 3:01 p.m.
University of Maine senior Jesse Orach continued his blazing start to the cross-country season.