High school cross country

In own invitational, Camden Hills girls nearly picture perfect

Belfast, Medomak Valley, Oceanside, Camden Hills, Islesboro among participants
By Ken Waltz | Oct 08, 2018
Photo by: Zack Miller Camden Hills runners, including Colin Stewart, right, Ian Orsmond, middle, and Elias Porter, left, among others, warm up before the annual Windjammer Invitational meet on Oct. 5 in Rockport.

Rockport — The Camden Hills Invitational annually marks the conclusion of the high school cross-country regular season and jumping off point to the larger, more important postseason races — namely, league, regional and state meets.

However, those events are, for now, in the future, as teenage runners, many from the Midcoast, had more pressing racing business to attend to on Friday afternoon, Oct. 5 — and the host Windjammer girls nearly pulled off a rare feat.

Camden Hills, undefeated this year (the team also finished unbeaten league, regional and state champions last fall), recorded a score of 17, just two more than the difficult-to-obtain perfect score of 15.

Watch video, and see more photos, below.

Camden Hills' Augusta Stockman finished first among the 62-runner girls race in 20:44.13. The runner-up was Windjammer Elsie Hildreth in 21:00.62.

Camden Hills nearly recorded a rare perfect score of 15, which is a team's first five scoring runners crossing the finish line in order before any other school's first competitor.

The Windjammers, who finished with a total team time of 1:47:05.05 and per runner time of 21:25.01, had the first, second, third, fifth and sixth runners, as only Medomak Valley's Serena Blasius' fourth-placed performance spoiled the hosts' race for perfection.

In the boys 92-runner race, Brunswick's Will Shaughnessy (17:01.40) and Tyler Patterson (17:41.66) were the first two finishers.

For Midcoast male runners, Camden Hills' Hayden Thibeault was 11th in 18:21.70.

The girls team scores were: Camden Hills 17, Brunswick 59, Morse of Bath 91, Medomak Valley 114, Belfast 126, Lincoln Academy of Newcastle 139, Erskine Academy of South China 168 and Lawrence of Fairfield no score.

The boys team scores were: Brunswick 17, Lincoln Academy 61, Morse 70, Camden Hills 120, Belfast 160, Erskine Academy 162, Lawrence 190, Medomak Valley 226 and Oceanside and Islesboro no score.

Next up for many area runners is the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference championship meet on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. at Cony High School in Augusta. That will be followed, in subsequent weeks, with the regional and state meets at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast.

The individual girls Midcoast runners were: 1, Stockman, CH, 20:44.13; 2, Hildreth, CH, 21:00.62; 3, Claire Wyman, CH, 21:17.11; 4, Blasius, Med, 21:50.73; 5, Miranda Dunton, CH, 21:57.51; 6, Phoebe Root, CH, 22:05.68; 9, Rose O'Brien, CH, 22:25.46; 13, Lauren Rothwell, CH, 22:47.60; 20, Caitlin Maddocks, Bel, 23:31.23; 21, Lillie Mitchell, Bel, 23:34.12; 23, Grace Iltis, CH, 23:45.13; 26, Alma Bournival, CH, 24:03.33; 27, Kaitlyn Kessel, CH, 24:17.82; 28, Alexis Parent, Med, 24:36.14; 29, Mackenzie Emerson, Med, 24:36.55; 31, Gia Davila, Bel, 24:38.99; 32, Emily Mahoney, Med, 24:41.95; 33, Tara O'Donovan, Bel, 25:03.34; 35, Bella Gallace, CH, 25:20.50; 36, Jordan Kulbe, Bel, 25:25.72; 37, Margaret Richmond, CH, 25:30.00; 39, Allison Morse, CH, 26:09.84; 40, Jayla Robinson, Med, 26:13.49; 41, Reese Hesseltine, Med, 26:25.18; 45, Aiden Pike, Med, 27:34.24; 50, Rhiannon Gould, Med, 28:52.15; 53, Morgan Flanders, Med, 29:32.99; 56, Katherine Upham, CH, 30:17.65; and 62, Hannah Littlefield, Bel, 36:33.99.

The individual boys Midcoast runners were: 11, Thibeault, CH, 18:21.70; 23, Nate Vanlonkhuyzen, CH, 19:26.54; 28, Gary Moline, Bel, 20:04.93; 29, Ian Orsmond, CH, 20:17.72; 30, Elias Porter, CH, 20:20.84; 34, Connor Daigle, Med, 20:22.39; 35, Joseph Potter, Bel, 20:29.64; 37, Eli Jolliffe, Bel, 20:43.29; 38, Brian Rollerson, Bel, 20:49.69; 42, Robin Apollonio, CH, 20:57.29; 43, Addison Weisbruch, CH, 20:58.53; 46, Nicholas Ritchie, Bel, 21:08.86; 47, Acer Van Dis, Isles, 21:16.65; 48, Mitiku Yattes, Isles, 21:19.54; 53, Keegan Fitzgerald, Ocean, 21:30.95; 54, Zachary Armstrong, Bel, 21:34.00; 57, Colin Stewart, CH, 22:02.67; 59, Elias Howard, Bel, 22:09.11; 60, Sam Poutasse, CH, 22:15.25; 62, Jame Rose, Med, 22:40.78; 63, Jonathan McDevitt, CH, 22:41.27; 65, Alex Mahar, Ocean, 22:50.87; 67, Ryan Lynch, Ocean, 22:53.74; 69, Billy DeLong, Med, 23:04.91; 73, Danila Borodaenko, CH, 23:25.79; 76, Patrick O'Donovan, Bel, 24:50.58; 81, Julian Mayhorn, CH, 26:21.09; 82, Ben Noyes, Med, 26:37.58; 83, Sawyer Carson, Bel, 26:52.68; 84, Max Osbourne, Med, 26:54.32; 85, Deven Short, CH, 27:07.14; 89, James Noyes, Med, 27:41.78; and 90, Edwin Stone, Med, 30:46.45. Camden Hills' Thomas Eagar also participated.

Camden Hills Invitational cross country
Camden Hills Invitational high school cross country on Oct. 5 in Rockport. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Belfast runners warm up before the boys race. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Patrick O'Donovan, left, and Eli Jolliffe. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Hayden Thibeault, right, and Sam Poutasse. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills runners warm up before the boys race. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley runners, including Edwin Stone, back, Jame Rose (102), Max Osborne, middle, and Ben Noyes, warm up before the boys race. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Nate Vanlonkhuyzen. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Connor Daigle, right, and Belfast's Joseph Potter. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Elias Porter. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Gary Moline. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Islesboro's Mitiku Yattes. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Elias Howard. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Sam Poutasse. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Jame Rose, right, and Billy DeLong. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Ryan Lynch. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Oceanside's Alex Mahar. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Patrick O'Donovan. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's James Noyes. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Sawyer Carson. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Deven Short, left, and his guide, assistant coach Lindsy Evans. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Augusta Stockman. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Elsie Hildreth. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Claire Wyman. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Claire Wyman. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Miranda Dunton. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Phoebe Root, front, and Rose O'Brien, back left, along with Medomak Valley's Serena Blasius. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Phoebe Root, front, and Rose O'Brien. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Rose O'Brien, left, and Medomak Valley's Serena Blasius. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Grace Iltis, with an injured left knee from an earlier fall. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Caitlin Maddocks. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Lillie Mitchell, right, along with a Morse runner. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Alma Bournival. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Kaitlyn Kessel. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Alexis Parent, right, and Mackenzie Emerson, back left, among another. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Emily Mahoney. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Bella Gallace. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Tara O'Donovan, front, and Jordan Kulbe. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Belfast's Jordan Kulbe. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Allison Morse. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Aiden Pike. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Rhiannon Gould. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Morgan Flanders, right, and an Erskine Academy runner. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Camden Hills' Katherine Upham. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
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