Despite what its coach dubbed “oppressive heat,” the combined Boothbay Region High School and Wiscasset High School girls' cross-country team took second place in the Sept. 8 meet at Belfast. The Brunswick high school girls took first place out of the five teams and 50 athletes who participated.
Coach Nick Scott said the girls’ performance was “an impressive feat in most meets, but especially notable because it was a KVAC (Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference) meet filled with class A and B schools.”
The girls team had 56 points with an average time of 26:18. Brunswick had 44 points and an average time of 25:14 minutes. Medomak Valley, Nokomis and Mt. Ararat also competed in the girls’ race.
Laura Chapman led the Seawolves with a fourth place finish in 23:44.27. Other results were: Julie Truesdell, ninth, 24:48.93; Maddie Orchard, 19th, 27:36.23; Sophia Mansfield, 20th, 27:37.90; Emily Gilliam, 21st, 27:44.93; Bella Orr, 30th, 30:04.55; Makayla Hodson, 32nd; 31:07.82; and Maddie Andreasen, 39th, 34:42.46.
The boys' team finished in sixth place out of six teams with 135 points and a 21:48-minute average. Brunswick won the boys’ event with 29 points and an 18:25-minute average. Messalonskee, Mt Ararat, Cony and Nokomis also competed.
Rodi Mayne led the Boothbay Region boys with 17th place out of 71 in 20:02.15 minutes. Other results were: AJ Croker, 27th; 21:37.18; Cleyton Splaine, 31st, 21:56.86; Austin Trask, 32nd, 21:57.24; Dominick Dow, 46th, 23:29.01; Alton King, 58th, 26:02.51; Ross Gaffney, 60th; 26:48.42; Chase Mansfield, 65th, 31:13.36; and Neal Baldwin, 71st, 35:01.11.
The next meet of the season is scheduled at Boothbay Region High School on Sept. 15.