Hampden Girls, Messalonskee Boys come out on top at MCI

Hampden Girls, Messalonskee Boys come out on top at MCI with Labun & Moses claiming individual wins

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Special to MaineTrackXC by Ned Salinas


Girls Race

The teams competing at MCI on Friday, 9/20, managed to survive a tough and technical course at the Pinnacle Park Ski area. Steep hills bookended a course that was not going to yield fast times. The Hampden Girls put 5 in the top 13 to finish ahead of Bangor, 42 to 62. Winslow was right behind in third with 64 points. Waterville (109) edged out Messalonskee (111) for fourth place. MCI (130) rounded out the scoring teams as Skowhegan and Nokomis did not have complete teams.


Individually, Hampden’s Elizabeth Labun won her second race in as many outings, covering the 3.23 mile course, mostly unchallenged, in an impressive 23:13.8. Joann Bougoin stayed with Labun for the first mile and finished 42 seconds behind in 23:55.2. Erica Jenson of Waterville grabbed third place in 24:10.8. Winslow’s Audrey Jones (24.15.7) and Angelyn Masters (25:16.1) of Bangor rounded out the top 5.


Top 10 Girls Individual Finishers

  1 Elizabeth Labun          Hampden Academy       23:13.80     1
  2 Joann Bourgoin           Winslow High School   23:55.20     2
  3 Erica Jenson             Waterville High Scho  24:10.80     3
  4 Audrey Jones             Winslow High School   24:15.70     4
  5 Angelyn Masters          Bangor High School    24:16.10     5
  6 Roxy Withers             Hampden Academy       24:55.40     6
  7 Cecilia Morin            Waterville High Scho  24:58.50     7
  8 Cami Lucy                Bangor High School    25:01.00     8
  9 Tessa Condon             Bangor High School    25:24.40     9
 10 Stephanie Walker         Hampden Academy       25:45.90    10


Boys Race

On the boys side Messalonskee’s Logan Moses (18:17.9) held off Hampden’s Caleb Lord (18:20) over the last 100 meters as he led his team to a one point win over Bangor, 39-40. It was a 2-man duel throughout with Moses coming out of the woods in the lead and down the last hill with 200 meters to go. Bangor’s Colin Glencross (19:20.7) and Ben Salinas (19:30.2) moved up from back in the pack and finished 3rd and 4th with Hampden’s Dustin Ramsey (19:31.1) less than a second behind for 5th.


Although Bangor put 4 in the top 9, Messalonskee’s 4th and 5th runners, Natale Cardillo (12th) and Kyle Howard (13th) finished high enough to give the Eagles the one point edge. Hampden was not far behind with 46 while Winslow (111), MCI (151) and Skowhegan (159) rounded out the scoring teams. Waterville and Nokomis did not have complete teams.


Top 10 Boys Individual Finishers

  1 Logan Moses              Messalonskee High Sc  18:17.90     1
  2 Caleb Lord               Hampden Academy       18:20.00     2
  3 Colin Glencross          Bangor High School    19:20.70     3
  4 Ben Salinas              Bangor High School    19:30.20     4
  5 Dustin Ramsay            Hampden Academy       19:31.10     5
  6 Emmit Heath              Messalonskee High Sc  19:32.20     6
  7 Owen Concaugh            Messalonskee High Sc  19:33.60     7
  8 Nate Caruso              Bangor High School    20:17.50     8
  9 Jon Stanhope             Bangor High School    20:17.80     9
 10 Paul Casavant            Hampden Academy       21:05.30    10