Penfold, Broughton win Ellsworth Invitational

Cross country winner

Eagle senior Eliza Broughton takes the Ellsworth Invitational on September 2. By John Richardson

ELLSWORTH—Deer Isle-Stonington senior Brendan Penfold kicked off the cross-country season at the Ellsworth Invitational on September 2 with a first-place finish on the three-mile course, posting a time of 16:40, while George Stevens Academy senior Eliza Broughton won on the girls’ side at 20:02.77, a six-second margin over fellow senior Mary Richardson.

Second to cross

Eagle senior Mary Richardson earns a second-place finish. By John Richardson

The GSA Eagle girls, Class C state titlists in 2016, were edged into second place by the narrowest of margins by Class B Caribou in the 10-school meet, posting a 1:50:02.26 total time compared to Caribou’s 1:49:43.66 and a five-point difference in team score.

The Eagle boys placed ninth, with sophomore Caden Mattson placing the team high at 35th, running a 20:001.17 race. Penfold is the only DI-S Mariner competing on the varsity level, so accumulates no team points.

The next scheduled meet is on Saturday, September 9, at Bucksport, with an 11 a.m. start time.

Brendan Penfold

Mariner senior Brendan Penfold, shown above in a 2016 race, opens the cross country season with a win. Photo by John Richardson

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