The Orono and Ellsworth High School girls cross country teams claimed state championships while the Bangor boys and Orono boys had runner up finishes.

The title meets took place in Belfast early Saturday to try to beat the bad weather coming into the area.

For the Orono girls, it is the 5th Class C championship in last six years. The Red Riots placed three runners in the top seven - #3 Erin Gerbi, #4 Camille Kohtala, #7 Julia White.

In Class B girls, Ellsworth beat out Yarmouth by three points to claim a state title for the first time since 1978. Caitlin MacPherson finished #3 to lead the way.

GIRLS XC DIVISION

CLASS  A    1. Bonny Eagle   2. Falmouth   3. Camden Hills

CLASS  B    1. Ellsworth   2. Yarmouth   3. York

CLASS  C    1. Orono   2. Maranacook   3. Maine Coast Waldorf

On the boys side, it was a South Region sweep of the three classes. Bangor's Gabe Coffey finished second and the Rams team was runner up in Class A. The Orono boys finished second in Class C while the Hermon boys finished third in Class B.

BOYS XC DIVISION

CLASS  A    1. Scarborough   2. Bangor   3. Greely

CLASS  B    1.York   2. Lincoln Academy   3. Hermon

CLASS  C   1.Maine Coast Waldorf   2. Orono   3. Maranacook