The 72nd running of the Old Town Sectional Invitational was a successful outing for our Houlton/GHCA athletes this year. The boys’ team, still rebuilding and growing week after week, managed to slip ahead of an important Class C rival in Bangor Christian and even topped Class B Hermon. The girls faced their hardest competition yet in perennial powerhouse Mount Desert Island and inevitably fell to the Trojans by seven points, 36 – 47.
Other schools competing on the day were Ellsworth, Presque Isle, John Bapst, Caribou, Dexter, Brewer, Mattanawcook, Central, Orono, Schenck, Foxcroft, and host Old Town.
In the girl’s varsity race it was Houlton/GHCA and MDI taking up a majority of the top 10 with seven of those places going to one of the two teams. Teanne Ewings continued her undefeated streak this season as she was able to sneak out the win over MDI’s Amelia Vandongen in the final stretches of the course to account for first and second place.