MDI Trojan girls dominate at Presque Isle Invitational



PRESQUE ISLE — With all seven runners placing among the top 15, the Mount Desert Island Trojans dominated the girls’ varsity competition at Saturday’s Presque Isle Invitational.

The Trojans finished with just 18 points, well ahead of runner-up Washburn with 71 points.

MDI’s Maggie Painter left the rest of the field behind with her winning time of 19 minutes and 49.03 seconds over the three-mile course.

Also for the Trojans, Isabel Erickson was second in 20:11.20; Waylon Henggeler was third in 20:15.06; Olivia Erickson was fifth in 21:21.67; Caroline Driscoll was seventh in 21:52.09; Lydia Dacorte was 10th in 22:03.22; and Eli Hinerfeld was 13th in 22:21.63.

The Trojan varsity boys also turned in a strong performance with six of seven runners placing among the top 20.

But that wasn’t good enough to overcome the John Bapst Crusaders, whose top five runners finished in the top 12.

The Crusaders finished with 37 points and the Trojans were runners-up with 60.

Jordan Harris led MDI with a fourth place finish of 18:21.79 in the field of 62 runners.

Other Trojans included Ralph Magnani, 11th in 18:57.44; Ethan Craigo, 14th in 19:05.51; Peter Philbrook, 15th in 19:06.54; Dylan Harris, 16th in 19:13.82; William Richard, 20th in 19:30.24; and Ransom Burgess, 46th in 21:55.45.

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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]