Cross country

  • MDI runners shine in Belfast Festival of Champions

    MDI runners shine in Belfast Festival of Champions

    BELFAST — Runners from all over New England traveled to Belfast for Saturday’s Festival of Champions, and Mount Desert Island runners were some of the top competitors. On the girls’ side, Mount Desert Island High School finished sixth of 56 teams overall. The Trojans finished with 332 points to beat out Cape Elizabeth’s 338 and

  • Emerson girls take 1st at Parker Pruitt

    Emerson girls take 1st at Parker Pruitt

    SULLIVAN — The Emerson girls’ cross-country team had a solid day in Saturday’s Parker Pruitt Invitational in Sullivan. Emerson’s Amelia VanDongen won the 1.9-mile race with a time of 13 minutes, 11.28 seconds. Her sister Cora VanDongen, took third with a time of 13:56.00. Other local top-10 finishers were Emerson’s Fiona St. Germain (sixth place),

  • Cross-country teams sweep Old Town sectional meet

    Cross-country teams sweep Old Town sectional meet

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School cross-country team enjoyed an exceptional day Saturday, sweeping both the boys’ and girls’ varsity and junior varsity races in the Old Town Invitational to bring four pieces of hardware back to the island. Although what head coach Desiree Sirois called “reasonable temperatures” provided for good running

  • Girls win GSA Invitational; Boys third

    Girls win GSA Invitational; Boys third

    BLUE HILL — After a hot afternoon of racing at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds, the awards ceremony at Friday’s George Stevens Academy Invitational was a sea of green uniforms. The Mount Desert Island High School girls’ cross-country team dominated in its first meet of the season Friday to get its 2019 campaign off to a

  • Cross-country team hosts trail race

    Cross-country team hosts trail race

    BAR HARBOR — Sixty-two runners competed in the trail race hosted Saturday by the Mount Desert Island High School cross-country team. A new venue, Little Long Pond in Seal Harbor, was chosen for this year’s race. With the view of Bracy Cove and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance, runners competed on a 3.91-mile course

  • Cross country meet cancelled

    ELLSWORTH — Inclement weather Saturday throughout coastal Hancock County forced the cancellation of the Ellsworth Invitational. Mount Desert Island High School was scheduled to compete in the meet, which was set to be the first of the 2019 cross-country season. The meet will not be rescheduled. MDI will now open the season with the George

  • Cross-country poised for big season

    Cross-country poised for big season

    BAR HARBOR — In all the years she’s coached, Desiree Sirois can’t remember a bigger Mount Desert Island High School cross-country team than this. Cross-country has always been at or near the top of MDI fall sports in terms of participation with a team of 30 or so students. This year, the Trojans are 38

  • Scoring snafu causes XC title switch

    Scoring snafu causes XC title switch

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School girls cross country team came home from the Northern Maine championship meet Saturday with a first place plaque. Rival Ellsworth had finished just one point behind, in second place. The Trojan boys finished fourth of 13 teams with 114 points. But in a turnaround a bit

  • MDI girls cross-country wins PVC championship

    MDI girls cross-country wins PVC championship

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School girls cross country team won at the Penobscot Valley Conference championships Saturday at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. The boys placed third in the team competition. “Our objective was to run like a team in a championship race,” MDI head coach Desiree Sirois said.

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