Trojan Girls Just Miss Perfect Score



ORONO — Seven Mount Desert Island Trojan girls finished just 63 seconds apart, taking seven of the first eight positions in girls’ cross-country action hosted by the Orono Red Riots on Friday.

MDI’s Maggie Painter was the overall winner with a time of 19 minutes and 43.95 seconds over the 2.76-mile course.

Painter was followed by Nora Hubbell, second in 20:07.80; Olivia Erickson, third in 20:17.65; Malia Demers, fifth in 20:35.59; Caroline Driscoll, sixth in 20:38.42; Isabel Erickson, seventh in 20:41.25 and Rachel McMinnimy, eighth in 20:46.51.

That gave the Trojans 17 points, just two points off a perfect score, in the four-team meet.

Orono was second with 46 points, and neither the Old Town Coyotes or the Mattanawcook Academy Lynx had enough runners to qualify for team scores.

In the boys’ race, Orono was the winner with 30 points, followed by Mattanawcook 53, MDI 61 and Old Town 82.

Scoring for the Trojans were William Fletcher, ninth in 18:08.25; Jon Sproule, 10th in 18:27.50; Sam Sproule, 12th in 18:37.80; Ethan Craigo, 14th in 19:04.97; and Ransom Burgess, 16th in 19:14.99.

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