Monthly Archives: October 2016

MPA made right decision in postponing cross country meets

When it comes to cross country, weather conditions can occasionally play a factor in a race. Early in the season, Maine’s high school runners typically contend with late-summer warmth. But when the calendar flips to October, Maine’s weather is just as unpredictable as a 5-kilometer race. In frequent cases, you’re likely to see mud, and […]

Conference cross country champs run down momentum heading into regionals

In any sport – cross country included – generating momentum is a vital part to postseason success. As the three-week postseason kicked off over the weekend with conference championship action throughout the state, the Mount Desert Island, Orono, Brunswick and Maranacook girls and  Mt. Blue, Lincoln Academy, Caribou and Orono boys have established some early […]

UMaine senior Orach fourth at New England Cross Country championships

Postseason meets kicked off for the University of Maine cross country teams over the weekend, as coach Mark Lech’s teams participated in the New England championships in Boston on Saturday. Black Bears’ senior Jesse Orach continued his torrid senior year in leading UMaine to a top-five finish against a field of New England’s top runners. […]

What we learned from the Festival of Champions: Tia Tardy, Luke Laverdiere primed for strong stretch drive

Every year, the Maine Cross Country Festival of Champions, the state’s largest cross country invitational run annually at the Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast, serves two purposes. For one, it provides Maine teams to compete against out-of-state schools from Rhode Island to Vermont, and even Canada, while blazing a trail on the same 3.1-mile […]