The Boothbay Region High School Seahawks and Wiscasset Middle High School Wolverines combined cross country topped competition at Lisbon Oct. 8. The boys came in first place and the girls a close second behind Monmouth Academy. Both teams faced athletes from Monmouth Academy, Forest Hills Consolidated School and Winthrop, Lisbon, Oak Hill and Richmond high schools.
Lucas Hardwick led the boys team placing fourth in 18:51 and Gryffin Kristan a close fifth in 19:02. Ryan Clark and Dominick Dow crossed the finish line at ninth and 10th in 19:58 and 20:04, and Marlowe Recoing-Tallen, 17th, in 21:16. The boys outperformed Lisbon by 17 points.
Laura Chapman came in fourth for the girls in 22:56 and Ava Schlosser, seventh, in 24:38. Maddie Orchard and Grace Campbell placed 10th and 11th in 27:12 and 27:58, and Emma Markowitz, 14th, in 29:09. Only Monmouth and the Seahawks-Wolverines teams fielded enough players to score and Monmouth won by one point.
The teams will travel to Augusta Oct. 16 for the Mountain Valley Conference Championships.