The Boothbay Region High School Seahawks-Wiscasset Middle High School Wolverines combined cross country boys team took fourth at the Maine Class C State Championship Oct. 30. The team placed 21 points ahead of fifth place Bucksport High School and was outraced by 13 points by regionals rival and third place Maine Coast Waldorf School. First place Orono High School outscored second place George Stevens Academy by 11 points.
Out of the 27 teams at the meet, seven others qualified to field a full team: Winthrop High School, sixth; Monmouth Academy, seventh; Maranacook Community High School, eighth; Richmond High School, ninth; Sumner Memorial High School, 10th; Waynflete School, 11th; and Limestone High School/Maine School of Science and Mathematics, 12th. Other qualifying runners came from Houlton, Mt. Abram, Oak Hill, Spruce Mountain, Deer Isle/Stonington, Dexter Regional, Richmond, Old Orchard Beach, Lisbon, Narraguagus andTelstar Regional high schools, Blue Hill Harbor School and Washington, Lee, Traip and North Yarmouth academies.
The top four Seahawks-Wolverines were Ryan Clark, 20th in 18:14; Lucas Hardwick, 25th, 18:23; Gryffin Kristan, 27th, 18:33; and Dominick Dow, 31st, 18:40. Marlowe Recoing-Tallen, Austin Trask and Bryan Gagnon finished 62nd, 63rd and 65th in 19:40, 19:50 and 19:59.
Though the Lady Seahawks-Wolverines did not qualify as a team, four runners qualified for states: Laura Chapman took 25th in 22:39; Ava Schlosser, 36th, 23:06; Emerson Harris, 47th, 23:54; and Maddie Orchard, 60th, 25:13.