The Boothbay Region High School Seahawks and Wiscasset Middle High School combined boys and girls teams hosted and won this season’s only home meet in Boothbay Harbor Sept. 17. The Seahawks and Wolverines faced Hall-Dale, Richmond, Spruce Mountain, Dirigo and Telstar Regional high schools.
“This is the halfway point of our regular season,” Coach Nick Scott said. “We got to run some really good and competitive races early at Brunswick, Medomak and Morse. They were bigger schools and so, as one would expect, we didn’t win them, but it was a good experience and the kids got to run against some really good teams. This is our first conference race of the year, so it should be pretty fun I think.”
The girls ran as the only full team with five out of 15 of the athletes on the course. They also outran all competition by over a minute. Laura Chapman took first in 24:44; Julia Truesdell, second, 26:40; Maddie Orchard, third, 26:55; Emerson Harris, fourth, 27:45; and Emily Gilliam, fifth, 27:58.
The boys also won their meet with 21 points over the RHS Bobcats’ 37 points. Lucas Hardwick, Gryffin Kristan and Dominic Dow ran as a pack for third, fourth and fifth in 19:49, 19:53 and 20:12. Ryan Clark took seventh in 20:29 and Bryan Gagnon 10th, in 20:50. Henry Putnam tied with Bobcats Gavin Grover and Rhys Terry for 11th in 22:07. Marlowe Recoing-Tallen and Nate Benoit placed 14th and 19th in 22:18 and 28:29.
Said Scott, “Today is kind of a really good illustration of where we’re at against conference competitors. The stronger part of the conference is running in Winthrop today, but I still think this paints a good picture of where we’re at.”
The Seahawks and Wolverines travel to University of Maine at Augusta Sept. 24 for the Mountain Valley Conference Preview meet.