The state’s returning Gatorade Runner of the Year, the 5-foot-10, 145-pound senior won the Class B state meet for a second straight season this past fall with a time of 15:43.89, breaking the tape 1:03.54 seconds ahead of his next-closest competitor and leading the Clippers to a third-place finish as a team. Laverdiere won the Maine XC Festival of Champions and placed 17th at the Foot Locker Northeast Regional championships. He was unbeaten against in-state competition.
Laverdiere has maintained an A average in the classroom. He will attend Harvard University, where he will run for the cross country and track teams, beginning this fall.
A member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Laverdiere has volunteered locally at MaineGeneral Medical Center and as a youth mentor.