Hodgdon, GHCA turn in good times

12 years ago

    PRESQUE ISLE – Several of Aroostook County’s cross country teams converged at the University of Maine at Presque Isle Friday for a meet, with the Caribou boys and Washburn girls turning in dominating performances for victories.
    In the boys’ meet, the first three finishers on the 3.1-mile course were Vikings as they ended up with a team score of 22.
    The host Wildcats were next with 40, followed by Washburn with 69.
    Ron Lund fashioned a time of 18 minutes, 2.9 seconds to finish just under seven seconds ahead of runner-up Lucas Kinney (18:09.6). In third place was teammate Ryan Washington with a 18:27.1 clocking.
Contributed photo/jMavor Photography
SP-nicklunnJMS-dcx-pt-38STRONG FINISH — Nick Lunn of Hodgdon finishes strong at Friday’s cross country meet at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Lunn was fourth overall out of 50 runners with a time of 18 minutes, 50.2 seconds on the five-kilometer course.

    Nick Lunn of Hodgdon and Brendan Cyr of Caribou both came in under the 19-minute barrier and were fourth and fifth, respectively. Lunn’s time was 18:50.2 and Cyr’s was 18:56.1
    Saul Nunez was the first Wildcat runner to cross the finish line, doing so in 19:33.7, which was good for eighth overall. Washburn’s Noah Caron led his team and was just three seconds behind Nunez at 19:36.7 to sneak into the overall top 10.
    For Central Aroostook, Jacob Canney came in at 20:42 to take 14th place out of 50 runners.
    Russell Socoby of Greater Houlton Christian Academy had a time of 22:00.5 and was 26th.
    The Washburn girls proved that they will be one of the favorites for an Eastern Maine and state Class C title by sending three runners across the finish line first and having four in the top five.
    Washburn scored 24 points, followed by Caribou with 38, Presque Isle with 77 and GHCA with 102.
    Carsyn Koch of the Beavers stole the show, finishing 2:18.89 ahead of runner-up and teammate Mackenzie Worcester. Koch’s time was 20:17.6 and Worcester came in at 22:36.89. Carmen Bragg, also of Washburn, finished third in 22:39.34.
    Mackenzie Belyea of Caribou came in fourth overall at 22:52.58 and Emmy Churchill of Washburn rounded out the top five with a 23:07.46 clocking.
    Mandy Graham led Presque Isle as the freshman came in at 24:02.55, good enough for eighth place out of 43 runners.
    Destinee Neureuther was first for GHCA and finished 11th in 24:47.82. Central Aroostook’s Kayla Cushman took the 18th position in 26:00.2.
    The next cross country meet is the Old Town Sectionals on Saturday afternoon.