The Star-Herald

Houlton hosts first XC meet in Riverfront Park

HOULTON, Maine — Saturday marked a first for the Houlton/GHCA cross country team, as the combined team hosted its first-ever meet in Riverfront Park.

Traditionally, cross country meets have been held behind Houlton Middle-High School, in an area known as the Bird Farm. For this race, however, organizers decided to utilize the recently built trail system in downtown Houlton that follows the Meduxnekeag River.

Boys cross country runners from Houlton, Caribou and Presque Isle head out at the start of Saturday’s meet at Riverfront Park in Houlton. (Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times)

In the boys race, Caribou finished first with a team score of 16 points and an average time of 18 minutes, 7.3 seconds, followed by Presque Isle with 44 points (20:02.6). Houlton/GHCA did not have enough runners to score as a team.

Jordan Duplissie of Caribou won the boys race Saturday at Houlton as he completed the course in 16 minutes, 47.30 seconds. (Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times)

Caribou also won the girls meet with a team score of 27 points, and an average time of 25:08.10. Houlton/GHCA was second with 30 points and an average time of 26:33.36. Presque Isle did not have enough runners to score as a team.

The individual boys results were: 1, Jordan Duplissie, Caribou, 16:47.30; 2, Daniel Ross, Houlton/GHCA, 17:37.10; 3, Brady Miller, Caribou, 17:43.70; 4, Ephraim Willey, Caribou, 18:15.30; 5, Malachai Willey, Caribou, 18:19.80; 6, Jude Mosher, PI, 18:28.10; 7, Jeremy Stone, Houlton/GHCA, 18:31.50; 8, James Cherrier, Caribou, 19:30.40; 9, Seth Lister, Caribou, 19:34.60; 10, Jaron Leach, PI, 19:39.10; 11, Ezra Leach, PI, 20:15.40; 12, Caleb Green, PI, 20:24.30; 13, Caleb Robbins, Caribou, 20:50.60; 14, Jacob Devine, PI, 21:23.40; 15, Ethan Wydysh, PI, 21:34.20; 16, Brandon Dubie, PI, 22:39.60; 17, Jeremiah Bourgoin, Hodgdon, 22:44.40; 18, Kristian Kellerhals, Houlton/GHCA, 25:01.90; and 19, Aedan Bourgoine, Caribou, 25:56.10.

Kaylee Bell, left, of Caribou and Anna Jandreau of Presque Isle race along the course of Riverfront Park in Houlton Saturday. (Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times)

The individual girls results were: 1, Kayley Bell, Caribou, 20:16.20; 2, Anna Jandreau, PI, 20:24.40; 3, Emmalyne Drake, Houlton/GHCA, 22:22.10; 4, Leanne Ross, Houlton/GHCA, 22:40.00; 5, Amanda Winslow, PI, 24:04.70; 6, Calli Sylvia, Houlton/GHCA, 24:20.80; 7, Mikaela Spooner, Caribou, 25:22.30; 8, Ivy Riopelle, Caribou, 25:32.60; 9, Maddie Jackson, PI, 25:36.30; 10, Audrey Wimmer, Caribou, 26:43.20; 11, Tressa Salch, Caribou, 27:46.20; 12, Julia Bartley, PI, 28:37.80; 13, Kenzie Hodgkins, Houlton/GHCA, 29:44.40; 14, Claire Ouellette, Caribou, 32:58.60; 15, Kaitlyn Nadeau, Caribou, 33:08.50; and 16, Hope Royal, Houlton/GHCA, 33:39.50.

The cross country season concludes Thursday, Oct. 15, at 3:30 p.m. at Caribou High School  with all Aroostook County teams invited to participate.

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