The goal of this program is to introduce student athletes to the sport of running. Participants are required to set goals and encouraged to work with team members to meet them. LCS competes in the Busline League with up to 22 other schools from the mid-coast area. Athletes run five days per week during the season, including league sponsored meets each Thursday. Races are for a distance of between 2.1 and 2.3 miles depending on the location of the meet.
The LCS Cross Country Team once again showed well in a meet of six combined Busline League schools at Searsport. Both teams finished in first place, and once again, LCS runners led the way with Thomas Leadbetter and Liana Talty each taking first in their races.
In the Boys run, after Leadbetter crossed the line at 14:25, Cole Nowell (14:48) finished in 2nd, Oliver Wight (14:59) was behind him in 3rd, and Grant Morrison (15:42) had his best run of the year, crossing the line in 4th place. Zach Egeland (15:54) rounded out the team scoring with an 8th place finish. The Lynx scored total of 18 points for an easy win.
The girls were equally impressive as Liana Talty (14:45) won her third consecutive race, Elise Talty (15:12) followed behind her sister to capture a 2nd place finish, followed by Acacia Hartley (15:18) in 4th Maddy St. Charles (15:38) in 5th and Esme Tobiasz (17:36) in 7th. Two additional LCS runners, Maggie Feeney 8th, and Anneka Egeland 10th, finished in the top ten overall. The girls scored a total of 19 points for first place honors.
The last regular season meet of the season will take place next Thursday at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast. The girls will run first at 4:00 PM.
[Oct 01 2021] LYNX Prevail at Home Meet
In a meet run on their home course yesterday the Lynx also prevailed in two races over visiting teams from North Haven, Rockland, Damariscotta, Appleton, and St. George.
The event was initially threatened by dark skies and some impressive showers, but by the end the sun was shining on the roughly one hundred runners and dozens of spectators.
For the girls Liana Talty won the race with a time of 16:05, Elise Talty placed 2nd followed closely by Maddy St. Charles in 3rd and Acacia Hartley in 4th. Maggie McCarthy finished 8th and Maggie Feeney was right on her tail for a 9th place finish. It was quite impressive to have six girls all finish in the top ten.
For the boys, Thomas Leadbetter (16:06) took 2nd, Cole Nowell (16:07) was 3rd, and Oliver Wight (16:13 ), who ran most of the race with one shoe, came in as the 4th place runner. Other team members scoring for the Lynx were Zach Egeland (17:35) in 11th and Grant Morrison (17:37) in 12th place overall.
The team will travel to Searsport next Thursday where the boys will run first at 4:00 PM
Unfortunately our timing device malfunctioned during the girls race so times are not available. Results are posted to the right.
[Sep 23 2021] Lynx Enjoy Success at Medomak
The LCS boys and girls both had great success at the 9/22 meet hosted by Medomak Middle School. Both groups finished first in a five team affair. Both also placed four runners in the top five in each race. It was quite impressive to see all of the blue uniforms at the finish line!
The boys began the first race at 4:00, and just 14 minutes and 25 seconds later Thomas Leadbetter crossed the line in first place, followed by Cole Nowell (14:33) in second. Oliver Wight (15:17) was close behind in fourth, tailed by Zach Egeland (15:19), fifth overall. Grant Morrison (16:33) rounded out the scoring for the Lynx who totaled 25 points in the win over Medomak Middle School, Oceanside Middle School, Troy Howard Middle School, and Drinkwater School.
The girls were equally impressive in the second race. Liana Talty topped all runners with a time of 14:25 as she cruised to victory. She was followed closely by sister Elise Talty (15:09) in second, and Maddy St. Charles (15:18) in third. Acacia Hartley (15:41) ran another strong race grabbing fifth place overall, and Esme Tobiasz (17:09) just edged out Maggie Feeney (17:03) to join the scoring column for the first time in her young running career.
The girls scored a total of 20 points in their win over Medomak Middle School, Drinkwater School, and Troy Howard Middle School.
The next race is scheduled for Thursday, 9/30, on our home course. The girls will run first at 4:00, followed shortly thereafter by the boys.
Complete results are posted to the right.
[Sep 17 2021] Off and Running
The 2021 season kicked off yesterday on a beautiful late summer afternoon at our home course. The team finished well with both the girls and boys in second pace behind a very strong CRMS squad. A total of five schools competed, however not all had the required five participants to be included in the team scoring. Those schools were Appleton, Camden-Rockport, Oceanside, St. George, and Lincolnville.
In the first race, the Lynx girls were led by Liana Talty who finished the 2.2 mile course with a time of 16:22, which netted her third place overall. Other members of the LCS top five were Elise Talty in fourth place (16:55), Acacia Hartly in her debut as a Lynx runner finished in tenth place overall (18:29), Maggie McCarthy (19:29) in nineteenth, and fourth grader Maggie Feeney (19:47) who also completed her first race for the Lynx.
Team scores for the race were: CRMS 21, LCS 42, and AVS 83.
The boys were also hard at work against a very formidable CRMS team. LCS runner Cole Nowell was the only non-CRMS participant to break into the top ten with an eighth pace finish at 15:48. Nowell was followed by teammates Thomas Leadbetter (16:28) in eleventh place, Zach Egeland (17:30) in twenty first, followed closely by rookie team member Ray Beach (17:34) in twenty second place, and Grant Morrison (18:08) rounded out the scoring for LCS.
The team scoring was: CRMS 15, LCS 46, OMS 93. Complete results for both races are posted to the right.
Our next meet is this coming Wednesday 9/22/21 at Medomak Middle School. The boys will run first at 4:00 PM.
[Sep 15 2021] First Meet of the Season
Our first meet of the season is set for Thursday 9/16. The site has been moved to Lincolnville, which is just fine with us. The folks from Camden Rockport Middle School will be hosting and managing the meet. The girls will run first at 4:00 and the boys will follow as soon as the girls race is completed.
Team members will meet behind the school after dismissal at 3:00. We will gather together and get organized. All participants will have an opportunity to walk the course prior to the race. That course walk will be organized by the meet director.
Team members should begin preparation the day before by getting plenty of rest, drinking water, and eating healthy foods. They should also make sure they have their uniform, running shoes, additional clothing appropriate for the weather, a snack, and a full water bottle.
Parents should plan to meet behind the school prior to the race. The starting line is along the third base line on the big ball field. There are plenty of prime spots from which to enjoy the race, which is along a two lap course that goes around the soccer field, into the woods, up Lynx Lane, and around the front of the school. Parking will be somewhat limited as we will close off Lynx Lane to vehicle traffic for safety reasons. If the lot is full there is usually additional parking in the post office and town office.
Please keep in mind that competitive running is hard. Our only expectation of the runners is that they give their best effort, and we cheer each and every runner on during the race to celebrate that.
At the end of the second race for each meet all teams gather to announce the individual and team results. This is an important tradition and we expect all of our runners to remain for this end of the race celebration.
For our away meets parents planning to drive their children home should be sure to sign out with the coach. Parents who wish to have their child ride home with another adult need to notify the coach in writing prior to the meet.
Students who ride the bus home should be at the school at the designated arrival time to pick up their children. Many of the team members have cell phone access, as does the coach (207-542-5386), so communicating the arrival time for each away meet is easy.
Let's all look forward to a great season!
[Sep 05 2021] Fall 2021 Cross Country Off and Running
The team completed week one with some pretty intense workouts and a timed run to gather baseline data. It is always fun to watch the growth over the course of a season by looking back at the times for this first run as compared to how these young athletes do in the weekly races over the next few weeks. Year after year this data shows that hard work pays off! The results are posted to the right.
[Aug 19 2021] 2021 Season Set
Signups are now open for the 2021 season. Practices will begin on August 30th at 3:15 behind the school. Our first meet will be held on September 16th at CHRHS.