Penfold, Broughton set course records at Orono Win Penobscot Valley Conference cross-country titles

George Stevens Academy senior Max Mattson

George Stevens Academy senior Max Mattson and freshman Ian Renwick help lead the boys team to a second-place finish. By Jon Richardson

Blue Hill—As if it wasn’t enough for seniors Brendan Penfold and Eliza Broughton to win the Penobscot Valley Conference cross country championships at Orono High School on October 14, they each set a new course record.

Penfold, the sole Deer Isle-Stonington varsity runner, completed the 3.1 mile run in 17:15.52, 25 seconds faster than the course record set two weeks earlier.

Broughton, a George Stevens Academy standout, shaved 37 seconds off the girl’s record, which was also set two weeks ago, with a 20:43.10 race.

George Stevens Academy senior Mary Richardson

George Stevens Academy senior Mary Richardson places fifth overall, while the girls team took second place. By Jon Richardson

The GSA girls team was edged by three points into second place by Orono,  which won with a score of 26. The two rival schools held the top 10 finishes, with seniors Mary Richardson and Zeya Lorio finishing fifth and sixth, respectively, senior Mary Brenna Catus eighth, and freshman Grace Broughton in ninth for a team score of 29.

The two schools will compete at the Northern Regional Championship before heading to the state final, where GSA hopes to repeat its first-place title in 2016.

The GSA boys scored 82 points for a second-place finish, powered by sophomore Caden Mattson’s fourth-place finish at 18:43.61. Senior Max Mattson finished 15th at 19:51.43, freshman Ian Renwick 17th, at 19:53.42, with junior Sean Schweizer and sophomore Nyahm Wolf taking 22nd and 24th. Orono took first place with 26 points.

PVCs Girls Team

PVCs Girls Team. By Jon Richardson

George Stevens Academy senior Eliza Broughton

George Stevens Academy senior Eliza Broughton takes first in the Penobscot Valley Conference cross country championships for Class C October 14 in Orono. By Jon Richardson

Sophomore Nyahm Wolf

Sophomore Nyahm Wolf shows off his team second-place medal. By Jon Richardson

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