Ellsworth Boys Win Caribou Invitational



CARIBOU — At the Caribou Invitational on Saturday, the Ellsworth Eagle boys emerged the winner among eight teams and Ellsworth freshman Dan Curts had the fastest time of the day, completing the three-mile run in 16 minutes, 18.95 seconds.

Single runners from each school were grouped together in a series of simultaneous races and overall scores were determined by the finish positions of each runner in his or her grouping.

In the boys’ races, Curts, Blake Pattengale (18:28.47), Lyle Stephenson (17:34.79), Kody Holmes (18:15.31) and Derek Hawes (17:50.65) all placed first, and Neal Anderson (17:34.62) and Stephen Kirby (17:59.39) finished second.

Five winners gave the Ellsworth boys a perfect score of 5, besting the host Vikings by three points with the Mount Desert Island Trojans fourth with 17.

In the girls’ competition, MDI placed third with 10 points and Ellsworth was fourth with 19.

For Ellsworth, freshman Aleta Looker had the fastest time, placing third in her race at 20:07.01. Brianne Dunn was fifth in 20:38.90, Hayley White was fourth in 21:59.09, Jamie Ford was third in 22:26.02 and Mallory Nightingale was fourth in 22:55.64 in their respective races.

For MDI, freshman Nora Hubbell placed first in 20:36.22; second places went to Maggie Painter (19:57.99), Dominique Hessert (22:40.98) and Amelia Kief (22:11.03; Malia Demers was sixth (21:05.03); Kailyn Russell was fourth (23:05.13); and Paige Klausky was third (22:44.73).

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