Allaire selected Student-Athlete of the Month

Post date: Jul 30, 2019 11:20:20 AM

In June, Wells High School junior Griffin Allaire was named Student-Athlete of the Month for May of 2019. This award is in recognition of his academics and sportsmanship on the Outdoor Boy’s Track and Field Team where he placed first in the 3200 meter and 1600 meter events at the Class C State Track and Field Championship Meet held this year at Mr. Blue High School. Allaire, who will be a senior at WHS this fall, has now received the Student-Athlete of the Month award twice, the first for October of 2018.

“It’s an honor,” said Allaire of the award and glad to join others at WHS who have received this distinction. Allaire, who began running in the sixth grade, says that he tries to run five to six days a week and plans to run in the Beach to Beacon Race in Cape Elizabeth this summer.

The Student-Athlete of the Month program is sponsored by Wells High School, the Cole Harrison Insurance Agency and Moody Maxon Real Estate. Presenting Allaire with a Student-Athlete of the Month plaque on June 12th was Wells-Ogunquit CSD Director of Athletics 6-12 Pierce Cole and John C. Kreie who represents Cole Harrison.

Head coach of the WHS Boys' Outdoor Track and Field team Jason Hludik was not present for the presentation but later offered his remarks. “Griffin has made some significant progress over the last few years,” commented Hludik. “He is easy to work with and has been very disciplined in following his training and recovery schedule. He is striving for big things!”

Last fall, Bob Winn, a long-time distance running coach of Allaire's commented, “He is going to have a lot of records before he leaves (high school). He is talented, ” said Winn. John Kreie added, “He comes from a very athletic family who all enjoy distance running so it’s certainly in his blood and he’s a super good kid! I’m happy for him and his family.”

Left to right: John C. Kreie, Griffin Allaire and Pierce Cole.