Fort Kent hosts County cross country championships

FORT KENT, Maine — The Presque Isle High School boys and Houlton/Greater Houlton Christian Academy girls teams took top honors at the Aroostook League Championships Tuesday at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center.

The Presque Isle boys took home first place with a team score of 12 points, followed by Maine School of Science and Mathematics with 31.

Houlton/Greater Houlton Christian Academy topped the girls teams with 13 points, marking the first time in the program’s history that the group has won the County championship.

The Fort Kent Community High School girls came in second with 35 points, followed by Presque Isle with 42. 

Brayden Castonguay of Presque Isle proved the fastest individual runner and fastest boy at the cross country meet with a time of 18 minutes, 20.7 seconds.

Teanne Ewings of Houlton/Greater Houlton Christian Academy recorded the winning individual girls time at 21:40.6.

“It was a great day for racing in Fort Kent yesterday,” said Houlton coach Chris Rines.  “The fall foliage was in full bloom at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center/10th Mountain Ski Club venue. Many of our runners were still feeling the effects of Saturday’s Festival of Champions race in Belfast, but nevertheless they rose to the occasion and we were able to take home some awards.”

Annabelle Reardon was the speediest runner for the Fort Kent girls, placing sixth with a time of 25:44.4. Also finishing in the top 10 for the Warrior girls were Rowan Tanguay who completed the race in 24:08.3 and Emma Landry at 28:04.2. 

Landry was recognized prior to the race for senior night, along with her parents, Adam and Jessica Landry. 

The individual boys results were: 1, Brayden Castonguay, PI, 18:20.7; 2, Jaron Leach, PI, 19:41.9; 3, Morris McCall, MSSM, 20:10.6; 4, Ezra Leach, PI, 20:15.7; 5, Caleb Green, PI, 20:22.8; 6, Phillip Espenscheid, Hou, 21:10.7; 7, William DeFroscia, MSSM, 22:10.2; 8, Josh Keiser, PI, 22:17.8; 9, Michael Matthews, MSSM, 22:49.5; 10, Jeremiah Bourgoin, Hodgdon, 23:45.2; 11, Alexander Leclair, PI, 23:50.6; 12, Sam Griffin, MSSM, 24:03.4; 13, Max Akom, MSSM, 28:54.7; 14, Kristian Kellerhals, Hou, 29:44.7; 15, Teddy Bemis, PI, 31:38.2; 16, Jack Hodgkins, Hou, 37:30.0.

The individual girls results were: 1, Teanne Ewings, Hou, 21:40.6; 2, Anna Jandreau, PI, 22:37.7; 3, Elena Ardell, Hou, 25:35.2; 4, Calli Sylvia, Hou, 25:40.1; 5, Natalie Johnson, Hou, 25:40.3; 6, Annabelle Reardon, FK, 25:44.4; 7, Isabella Ardell, Hou, 25:57.3; 8, Rowan Tanguay, FK, 24:08.3; 9, McKenna Phillips, Hou, 26:38.1; 10, Emma Landry, FK, 28:04.2; 11, Mira Kelly, FK, 28:08.2; 12, Amelia Drake, Hou, 30:06.6; 13, Maddie Jackson, PI, 30:44.6; 14, Bailey Davenport, PI, 30:45.0; 15, Hope Royal, Hou, 30:47.7; 16, Dani Espenscheid, Hou, 32:48.2; 17, Emiko Peck, MSSM, 32:50.8; 18, Julia Bartley, PI, 33:24.5; 19, Stephanie Leclair, PI, 35:30.6; 20, Acacia Horst, FK, 41:37.5. 

Assistant Editor Joseph Cyr contributed to this article.

FORT KENT, Maine — October 5, 2021 — Spectators gather to cheer on athletes at the halfway point of the Aroostook League Championships race Tuesday in Fort Kent. (Jessica Potila | St. John Valley Times)

FORT KENT, Maine — October 5, 2021 — Warrior Annabelle Reardon (front) registered the fastest individual time for Fort Kent at the Aroostook League Championships. Also pictured are Warrior Rowan Tanguay (behind Reardon) and Houlton’s Isabella Ardell. (Jessica Potila | St. John Valley Times)

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