Orono Perfect Scores PVC Small School Race
The juggernaut known as the Orono Red Riots girls xc team came into the the PVC XC Championship as the favorites to repeat as Small School championships, and they left no doubt who the best team in the conference is after an impressive perfect score placing all five scoring runners before any other teams first runner. In fact showed not only do they quality but great depth as well as they had all seven runners in the top 10 overall.
Leading the way for Orono was sophomore Erin Gerbi who pulled away for the individual title in a time of 20:09.20. The mark improved on her third place effort from a year ago, and was her third race win of the season.
Following Gerbi was senior Camille Kohtala in a time of 20:18.20, who finished as the runner-up for the second consecutive season. Next was sophomore Julia White in a time of 21:16.9, then it was another sophomore in Amneh Wise finishing fourth in 21:37. Rounding out the perfect score was freshman Nora White who crossed in 21:53.
Bangor Christian junior Kelsey Benjamin broke up the string of Red Riot finishers with her 6th place finish. Alyssa Turner of Narraguagus was next in 22:57, then it was sophomore Emmalyne Drake of Houlton in 23:00.6.
Top 10 Individuals Small School Race
|1||Erin Gerbi||10||Orono High School||20:09.20||1|
|2||Camille Kohtala||12||Orono High School||20:18.20||2|
|3||Julia White||10||Orono High School||21:16.90||3|
|4||Amneh Wise||10||Orono High School||21:37.00||4|
|5||Nora White||9||Orono High School||21:53.00||5|
|6||Kelsey Benjamin||11||Bangor Christian||22:53.90||0|
|7||Alyssa Turner||10||Narraguagus High School||22:57.00||6|
|9||Heather Van Dolman||12||Orono High School||23:01.40||8|
|10||Katie Owen||11||Orono High School||23:09.80||9|
Top 3 Small School Teams
|1||Orono High School||15||1+2+3+4+5 (8+9)||1:43 1-5 Split | 21:02 Avg|
|2||George Stevens Academy||68||11+12+13+14+18||2:05 1-5 Split | 24:19 Avg|
|3||Houlton||71||7+10+15+16+23 (26)||7:20 1-5 Split | 25:16 Avg|