Boothbay Region High School Seahawks look to kick off another great cross country season at Medomak Valley High School Aug. 31. Coach Nick Scott reported the ladies Seahawks will field a full team of seven runners including one Wiscasset Wolverine and the boys team will field 20 including four Wolverines.
BRHS junior Glory Blethen is MVC Class C’s top seeded returning runner and is a top five Southern Maine regional returner, Scott said in an email. Sophomore Grace Campbell is also a returning MVC all star who benefited from fantastic development as an athlete in 2018, continued Scott. “That momentum carried forward into track season where she had a very strong outing.”
Notable returners on the boys team include juniors Nathan Chatterton, Fox Elder, Mason Erhard, Graham Harris and Ryan Russell. Harris and Elder were Mountain Valley Conference all-stars last year and celebrated a successful track season this past spring. Scott said Erhard, Russell and Chatterton put in their best off season training yet and he hopes to see more regional and state championships in their futures this fall.
Boothbay Harbor senior Will Perkins is among MVC Class C’s top three returning cross country runners. Perkins pushed himself to find hard earned success during last year’s indoor and outdoor track seasons placing at states for a multitude of events in both seasons.
“Will has been extremely motivated since the end of cross country a year ago and is coming off from a terrific summer of training,” said Scott.
Wiscasset Middle High School rising freshman Connor Robertson competed in Wiscasset’s summer recreation program and raced at the national level in California in 800m and 1500m events. Scott said Robertson has much potential for cross country. Scott expects Robertson will develop throughout the season.
Said Scott, “We only graduated one senior from our roster last year and with the addition of Wiscasset newcomer Connor Robertson, we are very excited about the upcoming season.”