Ruth White is one of the best Maine high school runners of all time

As most of the runners reached the top of the last hill before the straight to the finish in the Class C North regional race at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast on October 22, Ruth White could be seen cheering on every single runner until the last runner crossed the finish line.

White didn’t show it. She clapped and cheered each runner before speaking to the media to celebrate her big race.

White herself crossed the finish line in 17:51 to win her second straight Class C North title. Her time was 71 seconds faster than second place finisher Teanne Ewings of Houlton (19:01.70).