Camden girls, Bangor boys capture opening week cross county meet

BANGOR – The Bangor High School cross country teams hosted the opening week of the season Friday with Bangor, Brewer, Camden Hills, Belfast, Hampden Academy, and Islesboro with independent runners.

The girls' race was off after a few false starts trying to get the starting gun to work. (Photo by Ron Hawkes-Maine Sports Report)
Click here for the full photo gallery from the Girls Race

Click here for the full photo gallery from the Boys Race

The course at Bangor High School consists of two laps around the soccer and practice football field, heading into the woods for two laps through, exiting out the same place they entered, with one more lap around the two fields to the finish line.

The girls' team results were, 1, Camden Hills, 29; 2, Bangor, 50; 3, Brewer, 74; 4, Hampden Academy, 82.

Camden Hills Grace Iltis leads the pack out of the woods on her way to first place. (Photo by Ron Hawkes-Maine Sports Report)
The Windjammers had five of the top ten including first place from Grace Iltis with a time of 20:13.23 and the team averaged a time of 21:49.88 while runner-up Bangor averaged 22:58.67. Brewer averaged 24:10.90, and Hampden was 24:33.46. Belfast and Islesboro did not have enough runners to qualify for a team score.

Brewers Olivia Mosca finished a close second in the girls' race. (Photo by Ron Hawkes-Maine Sports Report)

Host Bangor's Lydia Gilmore finished first for the RAms and third overall. (Photo by Ron Hawkes-Maine Sports Report)
Team Scores for the boys were, 1, Bangor, 19; 2, Hampden Academy, 48; 3, Belfast, 95; 4, Camden Hills, 105' and 5, Brewer, 108.

Bangor had six of the top 10 runners, including the top three. The Rams average time per runner was 17:36.45 while runner up Hampden was 18:40.13. Belfast was 20:02.49; Camden Hills, 20:33.93; and Brewer, 20:10.27.

Bangor's Daniel McCarthy comes out of the woods heading for the finish ahead of two Bangor teammates. (Photo by Ron Hawkes-Maine Sports Report)
Bangor's Daniel McCarthy captured first for the boys' with a time of 16:39.32.

These two Bangor runners put on a dance routine for the team before the race. It must of help-ed as Bangor went on to run away with the race. There are numerous photos of this routine in the photo gallery. (Photo by Ron Hawkes-Maine Sports Report.


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