Searsport welcomed runners from Mount Desert Island and Deer Isle-Stonington on Friday, Sept. 25 to start the high school cross-country season.

While the Vikings could not keep pace with the always dominant Trojan teams, which finished with a perfect 15 points — having the first five scoring runners cross the course — the hosts enjoyed a bundle of strong performances.

Watch video and see more than 50 photos below.

MDI's Callan Eason finished first in the girls 26-runner field at 22:19.89 over the 2.9-mile course, while Trojan Ponce Saltysiak led the boys 32-runner field in 17:31.80.

The girls team scores were: Mount Desert Island 15 and Searsport 48.

The boys team scores were: Mount Desert Island 15, Searsport 50 and Deer Isle-Stonington no score.

Runners wore face masks and took them off during their runs, often holding them in their hands or wrapping them around their arms. Teams departed the start in school groups.

The girls individual results were: 1, Callan Eason, MDI, 22:19.89; 2, Ella Joyce, MDI, 23:11.93; 3, Olivia Johnson, MDI, 23:47.09; 4, Grace Munger, MDI, 24:02.03; 5, Piper Soares, MDI, 24:23.64; 6, Jordan Greeley, Sears, 24:35.18; 7, Cassidy Hanscom, MDI, 24:48.99; 8, Emma Simard, MDI, 25:20.28; 9, Carolina Graham, MDI, 25:20.96; 10, Sophia Taylor, MDI, 25:23.03; 11, Makenzie Alley, Sears, 26:13.33; 12, Lexi Simard, MDI, 26:34.37; 13, Lillian Beckwith, MDI, 26:49.08; 14, Bella Campbell, Sears, 28:46.70; 15, Sarah Gent, Sears, 30:24.42; 16, Rosalee Estes, Sears, 30:27.17; 17, Abigail Donnelly, Sears, 32:35.25; 18, Emma Gaecklein, Sears, 32:57.12; 19, Emma Spiegal, Sears, 33:09.15; 20, Lily Nadeau, Sears, 33:09.44; 21, Kyla Perkins, Sears, 33:19.87; 22, Mykenzie Tripp, Sears, 35:45.62; 23, Emily Mello, Sears, 36:16.38; and 24, Joanna Wilson, Sears, 36:23.20. Cassidy Priest, of Searsport, and Azaria Long, of Mount Desert Island also competed, but did not finish.

The boys individual results were: 1, Ponce Saltysiak, MDI, 17:31.80; 2, Cody Parker, MDI, 17:42.48; 3, Jon Genrich, MDI, 19:07.17; 4, Sam York, MDI, 19:24.08; 5, Mason Soares, MDI, 20:10.39; 6, Tucker James, MDI, 20:15.04; 7, Liam McKernan, MDI, 20:16.16; 8, Spencer Rose, MDI, 20:16.58; 9, Max Friedlander, MDI, 20:36.56; 10, Henry Penfold, DIS, 21:04.01; 11, Callahan Bryer, MDI, 21:22.80; 12, Thomas Bradley, Sears, 22:30.50; 13, Ellis Braga, Sears, 22:31.52; 14, Lynx Fabian, MDI, 22:33.97; 15, Hayden Braun, MDI, 22:37.72; 16, Jay Haney, MDI, 23:05.21; 17, Cody Olson, MDI, 23:06.83; 18, Sam Craighead, MDI, 23:11.40; 19, Ryan Davis, MDI, 23:27.55; 20, Sam Cahill, Sears, 23:31.98; 21, Eli Law, Sears, 23:33.60; 22, Sean Page, Sears, 24:06.43; 23, Gabe Kneeland, Sears, 24:13.80; 24, Logan Blanchette, MDI, 25:10.23; 25, Chase Brassbridge, Sears, 28:54.13; 26, Nathan Ashey, Sears, 29:54.10; 27, Jesse Lower, MDI, 30:23.86; 28, Jacob Lurvey, MDI, 31:03.13; 29, Owen Staples, DIS, 33:47.35; 30, Noah Daigle, MDI, 35:15.65; 31, Robert Walker, Sears, 36:33.14; and 32, Tim Smith, Sears, 37:26.29.

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