The Boothbay Region HS Boys captured the 2018 MVC Cross Country Championship at the University of Augusta on October 15th, edging runner-up Lisbon by 4 points. Runner of the Year David Schlotterbeck of Lisbon crossed the finish line in 18:20.4 to earn the gold medal. Laine Wilkens of Dirigo came in second at 18:34.5 and Boothbay's Will Perkins captured the last podium position with a time of 18:53.1. Rounding out the top seven finishes were Monmouth's Joe Crocker (19:05.7), Boothbay's Fox Elder (19:12.2), Dirigo's Owen Libby (19:14.2), and Ghaham Harris of Boothbay (19:18.1).
Boothbay's team total was 51 points, followed by the Greyhounds with 55. Dirigo finished in third place with 102 points. Boothbay also won the championship in 2017.
In the girls race, the Monmouth Mustangs also repeated as champions, scoring a team total of 40 points. Boothbay came in second with 54 points. The Ramblers of Winthrop finished third with 66 points.
Faith Blethen of Boothbay had the fastest time of the day, completing the course in 21:18.4, which was a pace of 6:00. Right behind her was teammate Glory Blethen with a time of 21:51.1. Oak Hill's Haley Gunn earned the bronze medal with a 22:54.6 finish. Other top runners were Richmond's Leah Wescott (23:14.4), teammate Kaitlin Hunt (23:44.5) and Winthrop's Maya Deming (23:51.0).