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Over 80 runners brave the heat at FA cross country meet

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — Runners from over a half dozen schools took off from the starting line with a temperature reading in the 80s during the annual Penobscot Valley Conference cross country meet at Foxcroft Academy on the afternoon of Sept. 14.

The host Pony boys would finish in fourth place among teams with full contingents as the Ponies scored 95 points. Hermon High School came in first at 26 points, with John Bapst Memorial High School of Bangor second at 65 and Calais High School in third place at 76 points. Placing fifth was Machias Memorial High School with a score of 134 points. Dexter Regional High School had four boys run on Friday in Dover-Foxcroft.

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OFF AND RUNNING — Members of the Foxcroft Academy and Dexter Regional High School cross country teams were among runners taking off from the starting line during the annual conference meet in Dover-Foxcroft on Sept. 14. Over 80 boys and girls runners from eight schools took part in the competition with the thermometer in the 80s.

The boys’ individual results for the 5K (3.1 miles) course are as followings: 1. Evan Merchant Jonesport-Beals 18 minutes, 10.38 seconds; 2. Kyle Byram Hermon 18:23.81; 3. Ben Zapsky Hermon 18:32.44; 4. Zachary Beaton Hermon 18:59.87; 5. Braedon Stevens Hermon 18:59.89; 6. Noah Dube John Bapst 19:15.51; 7. Ian Meserve Hermon 19:50.50; 8. Max Pottle Hermon 19:55.86; 9. Jason Wickett Hermon 20:03.08; 10. Owen Shaw Hermon 20:09.51;

11. Aiden Searway Hermon 20:32.05; 12. Dylan Fowler Hermon 20:33.93; 13. Kyle Richards Calais 20:39.94; 14. Jagger Cummings John Bapst 20:53.15; 15. Sophomore Barrett Knapp Foxcroft 20:54.44; 16. Mason Ritchie Calais 20:54.98; 17. Andrew Seile John Bapst 21:00.11; 18. Junior Jediah Dean Foxcroft 21:03.07; 19. Dakota Clark Hermon 21:06.18; 20. Jason Weaver Machias 21:18.20;

21. Justice Bassett Calais 21:27.36; 22. Nathan Carey John Bapst 21:54.11; 23. Luke Furtek Calais 21:55.16; 24. Sophomore Joseph Keenan Foxcroft 22:06.57; 25. John Nadeau John Bapst 22:10.07; 26. Sophomore Miles Gadwah Dexter 22:13.77; 27. Tyler Furtek Calais 22:35.86; 28. Sophomore Corey Merrill Foxcroft 22:49.16; 29. Matthew Hafener Calais 22:49.16; 30. Gavin Parks Calais 22:49.81;

31. Jacob Wildes Hermon 23:14.15; 32. Ashton James Calais 23:15.72; 33. Zachary Stahl Hermon 23:18.90; 34. Leif McKenna Machias 23:20.54; 35. Gavin Coffin John Bapst 23:40.52; 36. Schuyler Doucette John Bapst 23:46.14; 37. Freshman Nicholas Galligan Dexter 24:04.09; 38. Tyler Smith Jonesport-Beals 24:13.25; 39. Devin Smith Hermon 24:36.03; 40. Tristan Seavey Calais 26:36.03;

41. Ian Kelly Hermon 26:36.41; 42. Tyler Demarest Machias 27:10.57; 43. Freshman Clyde Day Dexter 27:14.77; 44. Freshman Miles Gadwah Dexter 28:41.07; 45. Richard Seeley Calais 30:15.32; 46. Freshman Hunter Payeur Foxcroft 30:17.47; 47. Senior Chenbin Yu Foxcroft 31:12.16; 48. Sophomore Andrew Marston Foxcroft 31:33.07; 49. Lukas Norment John Bapst 31:57.99; 50. Dustin Taylor Machias 33:03.89; 51. Alexander Look Machias 33:16.06; 52. Alexander Cox Machias 36:15.13; and 53. Noah Carver Jonesport-Beals 36:40.30.

Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom
PVC MEET AT FOXCROFT ACADEMY — Foxcroft Academy hosted a Penobscot Valley Conference cross country meet on Sept. 14. The Pony boys would place fourth among five teams with full contingents of five runners, and Dexter was among the other three schools taking part.

In the girls’ meet John Bapst came in first at 24 points with Hermon coming in second at 53 points. Host Foxcroft was third at 80 points, followed by 90 for Calais and Machias’ 110 points.

Individual results are 1. Jaymie Sidaway John Bapst 22:18.75; 2. Aliah Coltart John Bapst 23:18.45; 3. Anna Bateman Hermon 23:24.66; 4. Hannah Nadeau John Bapst 23:48.98; 5. Kelsey Benjamin Bangor Christian School 23.59.23; 6. Lydia Dorman Hermon 24:49.73; 7. Sophie McVicar Calais 24:58.93; 8. Harper Averitt John Bapst 27:28.76; 9. Abby Zapsky Hermon 27:37.10; 10. Sophomore Kaylee Durgin Foxcroft 27:44.49;

11. Amber Stokes John Bapst 27:51.31; 12. Libby Bitar John Bapst 28:03.52; 13. Jamie Mcquarrie John Bapst 28:06.68; 14. Kaya Lolar John Bapst 28:21.88; 15. Jaelin Roberts 28:25.01; 16. Freshman Olivia McCorrison Foxcroft 28:46.28; 17. Junior Leyao Liang Foxcroft 31:16.47; 18. Leah Crosby Hermon 31:48.76; 19. Samantha Cox Machias 31:48.97; 20. Kailee Parker Machias 32:19.35;

21. Freshman Makayla Landry Foxcroft 32:19.70; 22. Mileena Sylvia Machias 33:20.81; 23. Amanda Cox Hermon 33:50.69; 24. Svety Fortune Calais 34:00.86; 25. Alexis Colfer Bangor Christian 34:08.99; 26. Freshman Grace Carlson Foxcroft 34:13.81; 27. Sophomore Evelyn Marston Foxcroft 34:13.90; 28. Lexi Doten Calais 34:46.38; 29. Haylie Prickett Calais 34:51.06; 30. Elizabeth Burgess John Bapst 35:09.22;

31. Sadie Philips Machias 36:36.25; 32. Matti Conlin Machias 36:42.88; 33. Liliana Martinez Hermon 36:53.82; 34. Kassidy Parker Bangor Christian 37:56.98; and 35. Hannah Faulkingham Machias 38:43.81.

Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom
SPRINTING DOWN THE FINAL STRETCH — Foxcroft sophomore Barrett Knapp and Calais sophomore Mason Ritchie race down the last 100 meters of the meet on the track. Knapp edged Ritchie by about a half second at 20:54.44 to 20:54.98 as Knapp became the first Pony to finish.

Foxcroft’s Jediah Dean

Foxcroft’s Joseph Keenan

Dexter’s Michael Gadwah

Dexter’s Nicholas Galligan

Foxcroft’s Kaylee Durgin

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