Weekend Recap: Maine FOC & Woods Trail Run

Maine XC Festival of Champions Results

Maine XC Festival of Champions Race Video

Maine XC Festival of Champions Photos


With the cancellation of the Great American due to Hurricane Ian, this left two northeast meets with Rhode Island competitors this weekend. These were the Maine Festival of Champions in Belfast, Maine as well as Woods Trail Run in Thetford, Vermont. In Maine, five Rhode Island teams made the trip from Cumberland, Burrillville, Mount Saint Charles, The Wheeler School, and Woonsocket. At Thetford, Barrington and Ponagansett both made the trek to the Green Mountain State.  

In Maine, Burrillville boys' toed the line in the seeded race. Garrett Dailey went out immediately with the leaders and sat in the top 5. Dailey finished third in 15:52.40. He was followed by Ethan Fadden of Mount Saint Charles in 16th with a time of 16:43.57. Rounding out the top 20 was Devin Richards of Burrillville in 16:51.72. Burrillville took 7th place as a team with 214. Dailey broke the school record formerly held by Jeff Pichie who ran 16:04 at Skee Carter.

In the girls' race, Cumberland dominated both the seeded and unseeded, winning both. The seeded race was led by Kiley DeFusco in 19:28.19. She was followed by Susanna Henderson and Grace Carr who also both broke 20. In the unseeded race, Cumberland put 6 in the top 10 led by Katelynn Joseph in 21:59.78. Charlie McCue won the freshmen race in 19:44 while The Wheeler School freshman Lola Baill placed 4th in 20:14.39. Emmy Belvin of MSC ran 20:03.86 for 26th place in the seeded section.  

At Thetford on the boys' side, Brandon Piedade of Barrington placed 3rd overall in 17:00.3. Barrington took third as a team with 159 points. Andrew Cambria of Barrington won the 5th seeded race in 21:39.7. Ponagansett's Jeremy Roe placed 21st in 17:53.3.  

On the girls' side, Erin VonHousen of Chariho placed 6th in 20:39. Barrington girls' took 4th in the overall race with 199 points.  

All eyes fall on Van Cortlandt Park next week with the Manhattan High School Invitational.