Boothbay/Wiscasset cross country

Boys take 2nd at Regionals

Thu, 10/27/2022 - 11:00am

The Boothbay/Wiscasset Seawolves boys cross-country team took second at the Southern Regional Class C meet in Cumberland on Saturday, Oct. 22 and will compete in the State meet on Saturday, Oct. 29, also in Cumberland at the Twin Brook course.

Leading the way for the Seawolves was Bryan Gagnon with an 11th place finish. Ryan Clark (16th), Payton Blagdon (19th), Rodi Mayne (25th), Gryffin Kristan (26th), and Austin Trask (21:05) rounded out the team scoring. Winthrop won the competition 12 points ahead of Boothbay/Wiscasset. Thirteen boys teams competed in the event and the top seven will compete on Saturday.

“We are so proud of the way the boys were able to handle a couple of setbacks and still come through with a solid race,” said coach Nick Scott in his latest meet report.

The girls' team put forth a valiant effort but came up a bit short in their bid to qualify for the state meet for the first time since 2015. Julia Truesdell led the team with a 17th place finish and Emily Gilliam closely followed in 24th. 

“Even though the team didn't earn a bid to states, with top 30 finishes both Julia and Emily earned a spot in the race on Saturday,” said Scott.

Maddie Orchard (34th), Sarah Harris (61st), and Ruth Burchstead (66th) also ran strong races. Boothbay/Wiscasset placed sixth in the event.