The Packet Sports Spotlight
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, October 18, 2012
GSA Girls come in second at cross-country PVC
Junior Charlotte Reiter scores the first goal of an October 12 match against Deer Isle-Stonington. The game remained a 3-3 tie after two overtime periods.
by Anne Berleant
The Eagles cross-country teams have been “gaining experience throughout the year and have been improving steadily,” said Coach Erich Reed after the PVC meet in Ellsworth on October 13.
That experience paid off for the girls, who placed second in the small school division, with sophomore Madison Cole placing ninth, at 24:08.44, followed by freshman Brooke Wentworth, who came in 12th at 24:54.30.
The boys, who were missing top GSA runner Sam Stankhe, placed fifth. Freshmen Oliver Broughton and Devlin Valle were top runners, coming in 13th (18:52.74) and 14th (18:53.38), respectively, on the three-mile run for small schools.
The team is “on course to have a strong chance to make states,” said Reed.
The regional qualifying meet will be held on Saturday, October 20, in Belfast.