The Seahawks and Wolverines combined cross-country teams kept momentum going at Medomak High School Sept. 6. Both teams placed second with the boys only six points behind Class B Morse High School and the girls behind Class A Brunswick High School.
“As predicted the flat course, cool weather, and fast competition led to some amazing times. There were a ton of lifetime personal records set and some rather impressive milestones that were achieved,” said Coach Nick Scott.
Stars of the events were Will Perkins who placed first for the boys in 16:50.88 and Glory Blethen for the girls who placed second in 21:12.68. Scoring low points to keep the boys just out of reach of Brunswick and Medomak were: Nathan Chatterton, 10th, 18:39.22; Connor Robertson (Wiscasset), 11th, 18:51.43; Fox Elder, 12th, 19:06.08, Graham Harris, 13th, 19:26.33; Lucas Hardwick, 15th, 19:54.34 15; and Mason Erhard, 18th, 19:57.98.
Rounding out the rest of the boys’ roster were Brian Gagnon, 31st, 22:19.98; Quinn Ranta, 35th, 23:21.34; Gavin Carlson, 38th, 24:14.94; Zack Rollins, 44th, 25:48.52; Nate Benoit (Wiscasset), 49th, 27:33.34; and Owen Barter, 50th, 28:14.21.
“Congratulations to Will Perkins, who became just the second runner in Boothbay school history to break the 17 minute mark … What makes it more impressive is that he did it running by himself, out front from start to finish.”
Chatterton put in an awesome effort running under 19 minutes for the first time and beating his personal record by about one minute, Scott said, also highlighting Robertson’s first high school race coming off an injury which made preseason training impossible.
Scoring low points for the girls were Grace Campbell, 12th, 23:31.69; Ava Schlosser, 15th, 24:17.81; Lily Yeaton (Wiscasset), 18th, 25:07.74; Zada Smith, 20th, 25:56.19; Leni Elder, 21st, 26:15.95; Emerson Harris, 22nd, 26:31.41; and Delly Clarkson, 26th, 29:21.43.
Also breaking personal records were Carlson (-0:14), Smith (-0:25), Yeaton (-1:28) and Campbell (-1:27) and Hardwick (-2:22).
Said Scott, “Congratulations to Brian Gagnon, Emme Harris, and Zach Rollins who all ran in their first ever cross-country race. Overall it was a great night for cross country and everyone should be quite proud of how well they ran.”
The next event is the Southern Maine XC Classic at Gorham on Saturday, Sept. 14.