Phoenix Boys Cross Country Hosts Season Opener

Yesterday we were lucky enough to host our first boys cross country meet of the season! It was a gorgeous day with blue skies, a light breeze, and the front lawn full of supporters. The beautiful conditions for running allowed for some strong performances.  Fifteen of the twenty-two team members competed.  Injuries and a couple of disciplinary issues left the others as course guides.  A total of 60 boys competed in the race.

We were very pleased with their efforts and see a lot of potential.  As a team we finished third out of the four scoring teams.  Demeke Geremew `17 was our lead runner of the day finishing 3rd overall.  Gatouche Pan `17 came in as our number two runner finishing 10th and was quickly followed by Isaiah Trial `16 in 11th place.  Next up were Andre Allen `16 in 17th place and Evan Davis `17 in 28th place.  Our sixth and seventh place displacers went to Jack He `18 (38th place) and Lwazi Rennert `16 (47th place).  Our pack time of 4:08 (the time difference between our first runner and fifth runner) is an area we are working to improve upon.

Individual boy’s results are attached.
Boys Team Score…
1. Brunswick HS:        42
2. Mt. Ararat HS:        43
3.  Hyde School:         56
4. Morse HS:               89
5. Wiscassett HS:        NS

We want to thank everyone from the Hyde community that lent a hand in the smooth success of the meet and all of the parents that came to show their support!
Our next competition on Saturday, September 19th will be split with several team members attending the Hebron Academy meet and the others running at the Ragged Mountain Scuttle in Camden, ME.

Best,
Coach Sperzel, Coach Nuffer and Coach Grant

Meet #1 (9-15-15) – Hyde-Morse-Brunswick-Mt Ararat-Richmond-Wiscassett