Saturday was a great day for the Greater Houlton cross country runners as many hit new personal records, as they tried to claim their spots at the state championships next weekend in Cumberland.
“The weather provided some of the best conditions I can remember at a regional in recent memory and the kid’s really took advantage of that and the championship atmosphere,” said Coach Chris Rines. “We were able to put through one individual boy (James Brady) along with the girl’s team who are Northern Maine Class C Runners Up!”
The boys entered the day ranked seventh out of a possible 13 teams. After registration, it was revealed that only 10 full teams were in attendance. The rule for advancement onto states is the top half of competing teams will move on. The boys gave it
their all, but in the end, they were not able to overcome their incoming rank. Out of the 10 teams they finished as predicted in seventh. James Brady is Greater Houlton’s lone individual who will move onto to states next weekend, he finished 12th overall. The top 30 individuals move onto states.
2 Sumner Memorial High School 82
3 Limestone/MSSM 102
4 Orono High School 106
5 Bucksport High School 111
6 Washburn 123
7 Houlton/GHCA 150
8 Washington Academy 217
9 Central High School 239
10 Machias High School 249
The girls were ranked second coming into the championship and they too
would finish the day meeting that rank. Teanne Ewings led the way to the individual runner-up spot, and she was followed by a pack of Orono girls that would solidify their spot in first. The girl’s side also sported 10 full teams which is the most Rines can remember there being in recent years.
2 Houlton/GHCA 51
3 George Stevens Academy 904
5 Maine Central Institute 138
6 Bucksport High School 165
7 Mattanawcook Academy 187
8 Lee Academy 207
9 Machias High School 223
10 Washburn 229
66. Kristian Kellerhals 23:06.15