BELFAST — Camden Hills teams and Medomak Valley girls, along with three additional area individuals, punched their tickets — and laced up their sneakers — for a trip to the coveted state high school cross-country championships with strong races at the North regional meet on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Troy Howard Middle School.

The Windjammer girls and boys, along with the Panther girls, qualified for the states as teams, which means they will have seven runners participate in that meet. Additionally, Medomak Valley’s Noah Morris, as well as Belfast’s Will Robbins and Meara Mcvearry, also qualified as individuals.

Belfast’s Will Robbins. Photo by Mark Haskell

Perhaps the highlight, among many, of the day for Midcoast runners was Camden Hills’ Jenna VanRyn, who made a push for the top spot in the Class A girls race, only to finish second to Edward Little’s Payton Bell by the slimmest of margins — 20:00.65 to 20:02.35.

The top 30 individuals qualify for the state meet.

Camden Hills’ Jaden Johnson, right, works with other runners to the finish. Photo by Mark Haskell

The qualifiers from the regional events advance to the state meet on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Twin Brook Recreation Area in Cumberland. The race times are: Class A boys, 11 a.m. (Camden Hills); Class A girls, 11:40 a.m. (Camden Hills); Class B boys, 12:20 p.m. (Medomak Valley and Belfast); and Class B girls, 1 p.m. (Medomak Valley and Belfast).

The North Class A girls championship team scores were: Bangor 39, Mount Blue of Farmington 87, Camden Hills 90, Hampden Academy 92, Brunswick 118, Edward Little of Auburn 129, Messalonskee of Oakland 194, Lewiston 226, Oxford Hills of South Paris 237 and Mount Ararat of Topsham 237.

Medomak Valley’s Katherine McKenney. Photo by Mark Haskell

The North Class A boys championship team scores were: Hampden Academy 41, Brunswick 72, Camden Hills 116, Mount Blue 118, Bangor 153, Messalonskee 158, Mount Ararat 183, Edward Little 229, Lewiston 251, Oxford Hills 252, Brewer 262 and Skowhegan 294.

The North Class B boys championship team scores were: John Bapst of Bangor 40, Mount Desert Island 63, Ellsworth 95, Cony 100, Caribou 103, Winslow 155, Waterville 186 and Hermon 190.

The North Class B girls championship team scores were: Mount Desert Island 56, Cony 105, Hermon 130, Medomak Valley 136, Caribou 136, Ellsworth 140, Waterville 150, Old Town 192, Presque Isle 197, John Bapst 198 and Lawrence  of Fairfield 255.

Camden Hill’s Mickey Nowell, front, and Brunswick’s Nate Wayne. Photo by Mark Haskell

There were 75 runners in Class A girls (Edward Little’s Payton Bell finished first at 20:00.65), 81 for Class A boys (Hampden Academy’s Charlie Collins won at 16:00.86), 80 for Class B girls (Mount Desert Island’s Amelia Vandongen won at 18:28.74) and 81 for Class B boys (Mount Desert Island’s Sam York won at 16:36.46).

The individual Camden Hills girls results for Class A were: 2, Jenna VanRyn, 20:02.35; 11, Jaden Johnson, 21:43.92; 12, Cara Rothwell, 21:46.95; 35, Lauren Howland, 23:44.73; 36, Zoe O’Brien, 23:51.23; 47, Lola Black, 25:08.78; and 52, Abbie Anderson, 26:21.49.

The individual Camden Hills boys results for Class A were: 13, Walker Hedrich, 17:05.25; 17, Zachary Clement, 17:31.77; 23, Henry McDevitt, 17:50.70; 29, Colin Wright, 18:11.63; 34, Hadrian Ward, 18:30.16; 35, Mickey Nowell, 18:34.32; and 46, Finn Urey, 19:17.89.

The individual Medomak Valley and Belfast girls results for Class B were: 5, Ava Collamore, Med, 21:07.00; 7, Kaylee Collamore, Med, 21:18.32; 22, Meara Mcvearry, Bel, 22:48.60; 45, Amber Pendleton, Med, 26:09.58; 48, Ava Stuetz, Med, 26:26.13; 49, Jalyn Drost, Med, 26:27.44; 52, Estella Sprague, Bel, 26:31.97; and 62, Katherine McKenney, Med, 27:38.21.

The individual Medomak Valley and Belfast girls results for Class B were: 8, Noah Morris, Med, 17:42.87; 9, Will Robbins, Bel, 17:44.15; 45, Alec Rolfe, Bel, 19:50.97; 50, Atticus Blue, Med, 20:12.48; 57, Tristan Hughes, Bel, 21:20.93; and 80, Owen Dostie, Med, 30:45.34.