The combined Seahawks and Wolverines cross-country teams opened the running season at Medomak Valley High School’s Panther 2-miler. The boys placed second overall behind the Eagles of Lincoln Academy and the girls placed fifth.
Will Perkins was a Seahawk among a flock of Eagles and managed to secure second place in 10:49.4. Perkins was about 27 seconds behind Eagles’ Jarrett Gulden and 27 seconds ahead of Eagles’ Josiah Smith. Seahawks Nathan Chatterton and Graham Harris helped keep more Eagles out of the top 10 by placing 9th and 10th, respectively, in 11:52.48 and 11:55.39. The rest of the results: Fox Elder, 12th, 11:59.79; Mason Erhard, 18th, 12:12.9; Ryan Russell, 19th, 12:13.48; Gryffin Kristan, 23rd, 12:47.1; Lucas Hardwick, 26th, 13:09.52; Ryan Amaral, 42nd, 14:16.67; Dustin Manson, 45th, 14:32.1; Quinn Ranta, 50th, 14:58.33; Gavin Carlson, 56th, 16:00.19; Owen Barter, 62nd, 17:31.11; and Nate Benoit, 63rd, 17:35.1.
Glory Blethen found herself between two Leavitt Area High School Hornets. She narrowly missed fifth place and escaped seventh in 13:55.43. Grace Campbell and Ava Schlosser placed 17th and 19th, respectively, in 15:14.7 and 15:18.18. Leni Elder placed 31st in 16:59.31; Zada Smith, 39th, 18:22.21; and Delly Clarkson, 46th, 19:19.73.
The Seahawks return to MVHS for their first full cross country meet of the season on Friday, Sept. 6.