Painter earns accolades

SMITH COLLEGE XC … Former Mount Desert Island High School runner and current Smith College junior Maggie Painter is the co-captain of her college’s cross-country team. She recently was named to the 2016 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Cross-Country All-Sportsmanship team. Painter also was named to the NEWMAC All-Academic team this fall. She will lead the Pioneers to the New England Division III Championship on Saturday at Westfield College. Painter graduated from MDI in 2014 where she was one of the top 15 cross-country runners in the state her senior year. Painter is set to graduate from Smith with a government major and economics minor in 2018.

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