High school cross country

Goscinski, Maddocks hold fort for Waldo County runners at states

Lion duo earns opportunity to compete in prestigious races close to home
By Ken Waltz | Oct 28, 2018
Photo by: Ken Waltz Belfast's Eamon Goscinski, in blue, races down the final hill, with other runners, during the Oct. 27 state Class B boys high school cross-country championship race at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast.

Belfast — As it turned out, Belfast's Eamon Goscinski and Caitlin Maddocks were a two-person show on Saturday, Oct. 27 as the Lion duo was tasked with representing Waldo County high schools — right at home — in the state Class B cross-country championships at Troy Howard Middle School.

Conditions were cold, but little precipitation fell (although it did later in the day due to the Nor'easter that hit the state). The course was frozen for the first couple of races, but grew muddy, sloppy and quite slippery during the six races on the day.

Watch video, and see more photos, below.

Temperatures started in the low-30s and warmed to low-40s later in the day.

In the boys race, which included 100 runners, Fryeburg Academy's Alfie Walker finished first in 16:18.84, with a per-mile pace of 5:15.

Goscinski crossed the 3.1-mile, or 5-kilometer course, 39th in 18:02.79.

In the girls race, which included 106 runners, Lila Gaundrault finished first in 18:42.82 and a per-mile time of 6:01.4.

Maddocks finished 59th in 22:16.07.

Among all the runners in the six races — three boys and three girls for Class A, B and C — Goscinski finished 123rd among 334 boys and Maddocks 157th among 301 girls.

The state Class B boys team scores were: York 84, Lincoln Academy of Newcastle 90, Hermon 104, Cape Elizabeth 108, Freeport 126, Caribou 128, Ellsworth 156, Yarmouth 161, Wells 203, Mount Desert Island 236, Presque Isle 327, Old Town 333 and John Bapst of Bangor 357.

The state Class B girls team scores were: Ellsworth 87, Yarmouth 90, York 97, Mount Desert Island 101, Cape Elizabeth 125, Wells 141, Freeport 148, Fryeburg Academy 197, Caribou 234, Presque Isle 280, Medomak Valley of Waldoboro 287, Gray-New Gloucester 307, John Bapst 310 and Hermon 352.

State high school cross-country championships
State high school cross-country championships on Oct. 27 in Belfast. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
Belfast's Eamon Goscinski. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Eamon Goscinski, left, and coach Jo-Ann Nealey. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Eamon Goscinski. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Eamon Goscinski. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Eamon Goscinski, right. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Eamon Goscinski, left. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Eamon Goscinski. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Eamon Goscinski, left, and Caitlin Maddocks. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Caitlin Maddocks. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Caitlin Maddocks, right, among others at the start. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Caitlin Maddocks, back middle. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Caitlin Maddocks, back middle. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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Ken Waltz has been a media member 35 years and has received hundreds of Maine Press Association and New England Press Association awards for his writing, photography and page design. He has an associate degree in law enforcement and studied journalism at the University of Maine in Orono. He lives in South Thomaston with his wife, Sarah. The couple has an adult son, Brandon, who lives in North Carolina with his wife, Hannah, and daughter, Audrey Josephine. Ken loves to golf, ride his motorcycle, exercise at the YMCA and follow his beloved Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins. He also has had a lifelong passion for the mysterious and all things paranormal/cryptozoological.

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