Driscoll is XC county champ


Hancock County cross country champion Caroline Driscoll won the girls’ race and led the Mount Desert Island High School girls to a team win last week in Ellsworth. PHOTO BY HUGH BOWDEN

SULLIVAN — Senior Caroline Driscoll of the Mount Desert Island Trojans is this year’s Hancock County girls cross country champion.

Senior Ralph Magnani became runner-up at the county meet in Ellsworth last Thursday.

Driscoll was one of four MDI runners to place among the top 10 with her winning time of 19:29 as the Trojans took top girls’ team honors.

Ellsworth senior Haley Lawrence of the Eagles battled Driscoll from the start before finishing as runner-up in 19:43.

In the boys’ team competition, it was GSA first with 26 points, followed by MDI with 29 and Ellsworth with 73.

Following Magnani for MDI were Jordan Harris, fourth in 17:46; Ethan Craigo, fifth in 18:14; David Anderson, ninth in 18:34; Josh Bloom, 11th in 19:14; and Matt Hanna, 19th in 21:25.

In the girls’ race, it was MDI in first place with 26 points, GSA second with 42 and Ellsworth third with 65.

Finishing behind Driscoll for MDI were Lydia DaCorte, third in 20:06; Waylon Henggeler, fifth in 20:22; Sakura Sunagawa, sixth in 20:43; Emma Strong, 12th in 21:27; India Janes, 13th in 21:33; and Sydney Wright, 17th in 22:31.

“I’m happy to see the kids continuing to apply strategies and tactics,” MDI coach Desiree Sirois said. “Every athlete who ran improved their time since running the same course in September. We had most athletes improve their time by over a minute, and one improvement of over five minutes!”

“We are looking forward to a great championship season to see the results of our hard work pay off!”

Next up for the team is the PVC meet, set for Saturday, Oct. 18, at noon in Bucksport.

Hugh Bowden

Hugh Bowden

Executive Editor
Hugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American's editorial department. When he's not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected]

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