ROCKPORT — The longstanding Camden Hills Invitational high school cross-country meet traditionally has marked the conclusion of meets for area teams before the postseason events began, a final opportunity for Midcoast distance athletes to showcase their talents on the course.

And led by the continued incredible seasons of Medomak Valley Connor Daigle and Camden Hills’ Jenna VanRyn they did that on Friday, Oct. 8  in the Windjammers’ homecoming event.

On the team side, the Camden Hills girls and Hampden Academy boys raced to firsts.

Individually, VanRyn dominated, as she finished the 3.1-mile course in 20:13.79, well ahead of the 61-runner field and runner-up Audrey Crews of Morse (21:08.92) in the girls race.

Medomak Valley’s Jackie Kelly. Photo by Zack Miller

For the boys, Daigle finished in a course record-setting 15:59.20, solidly ahead of runner-up Abbott Valentine of Hampden Academy (16:10.04) in the 84-runner field.

Helen Bonzi, Windjammer coach, said, in fact, the top three boys broke the previous record set in 2017, the first year the course was used. It was held by Will Shaughnessy of Brunswick in 17:01.40.

The girls course record is by Camden Hills’ Grace Iltis at 19:18.97, set in 2018.

The girls team scores were: Camden Hills of Rockport 28, Morse of Bath 52, Hampden Academy 74, Brunswick 88, Medomak Valley of Waldoboro 123, Lawrence of Fairfield, Skowhegan, Nokomis of Newport, Oceanside of Rockland, Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield and Belfast no score.

The boys team scores were: Hampden Academy 24, Morse 71, Camden Hills 78, Nokomis 113, Belfast 121, Brunswick 150, Skowhegan 171, Medomak Valley, Oceanside and Lawrence no score.

Belfast’s Will Robbins. Photo by Zack Miller

The individual girls results for Midcoast runners were — 1, VanRyn, CH, 20:13.79; 3, Maria Protheroe, Ocean, 21:26.33; 5, Cassie Middleton, CH, 21:46.28; 7, Juniper Fowler, Bel, 22:08.71; 8, Lauren Howland, CH, 22:11.25; 9, Addie Cortese, CH, 22:31.85; 13, Zoe O’Brien, CH, 23:20.83; 15, Meara McVearry, Bel, 23:36.89; 17, Annie Edge, CH, 23:55.78; 18, Kassi Soule, Med, 24:03.27; 23, Matilda Schroeder, CH, 25:10.68; 26, Lucy O’Brien, CH, 25:38.54; 28, Emily Mahoney, Med, 25:51.60; 29, Erin Robbins, Bel, 25:55.14; 32, Abbie Anderson, CH, 26:34.50; 35, Jalyn Drost, Med, 27:05.30; 37, Estella Sprague, Bel, 27:50.45; 43, Kylie Blake, Med, 29:34.40; 44, Elizabeth Bowman, Med, 29:40.96; 45, Jackie Kelly, Med, 30:04.70; 50, Kayla Betts, Ocean, 31:34.93; 51, Morgan Flanders, Med, 31:46.04; 53, Isabella Grey, Ocean, 31:47.52; and 55, Giuliana Galizia, Ocean, 32:59.97.

Camden Hills’ Walker Hedrich. Photo by Zack Miller

The individual boys results for Midcoast runners were — 1, Daigle, Med, 15:59.20; 5, Will Robbins, Bel, 18:21.13; 11, Westley Dyer, Bel, 18:59.99; 12, Walker Hedrich, CH, 19:00.33; 13, Isaiah Smith, CH, 19:01.78; 14, Noah Morris, Med, 19:11.10; 15, Zachary Clement, CH, 19:20.44; 18, Colin Wright, CH, 19:36.21; 30, Ben Pike, CH, 20:20.85; 31, Alec Rolfe, Bel, 20:27.12; 34, Finn Urey, CH, 20:33.32; 39, Sam Van Lonkhuyzen, CH, 20:52.25; 40, Soren Beckstrom, CH, 20:55.66; 44, Zachary Armstrong, Bel, 21:14.37; 55, Deklin Fitzgerald, Ocean, 22:08.42; 59, Ryan Lynch, Ocean, 22:49.70; 62, Hunter Beveridge, CH, 23:00.91; 63, Ian Kozielec, CH, 23:01.23; 64, Atticus Blue, Med, 23:03.48; 76, Kalen Hixson, CH, 27:31.08; 78, Gabe Wheeler, CH, 28:15.27; and 79, Ryan Eldridge, Bel, 28:26.46.