Cross Country at LCS is a great option for athletes in grades 4-8 who wish to participate in interscholastic running. LCS is a member of the Busline League, a consortium of elementary and middle schools ranging geographically from Woolwich to Searsport including the island communities of Islesboro and Vinalhaven.
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[Oct 17 2019] Another Season of Excellence
The Lynx Cross Country Team once again proved to be a force within the Busline League with another overall individual champion, second and third place in the team scoring and a total of five top fifteen finishers on the Damariscotta River Association course.
The boys were led by Brandon Nelson who ran the 2.1 mile course in 13:49. good for 7th overall in a field of 130 participants. Kaden Wood (14:22) ran yet another very solid race where he placed 14th, followed by Preston Rossiter (14:28) 18th, Thomas Leadbetter (14:32) 19th, and Sage Burgess (14:52) good for 23rd overall. The boys scored a total of 70 points, which placed the team second, behind CRMS.
In the girls race, Jaden Johnson (14:06) outpaced the field to capture her second consecutive individual girls championship and end her middle school cross country career with 12 consecutive wins! Thea Laukka (14:17) also had an amazing race placing 3rd overall in a field of 138 runners. Liana Talty (15:26) was our third runner to cross the line in 13th, followed by Grace Moody (15:39) in 16th, and Elise Talty (15:50) in 20th overall. In the team scoring the girls finished behind CRMS and Great Salt Bay.
It was a nice end to a fun season. Team members worked hard and, as a result, showed steady improvement. They have much to be proud of!
Complete results are posted to the right.
[Oct 11 2019] Lynx Win at THMS Meet
Both the boys and girls teams took first place in the team scoring at our second meeting of the year at Troy Howard Middle School. Many of the runners showed significant improvement over the times they posted on the same course two weeks ago.
In the first race, the boys were once again led by Brandon Nelson who posted a very impressive second place finish over the 2.13 mile course with a time of 13:46. He was followed by Kaden Wood (14:15) in 3rd, Preston Rossiter (14:20) 5th, Thomas Leadbetter (14:25) 6th, and Zach Egeland (15:11) in 10th overall. The team total of 24 points put the Lynx ahead of Wiscasset with 45 points and Appleton who scored 64.
The girls were once again led by Jaden Johnson (14:48) who was followed closely by Thea Laukka (15:02) in 2nd place. Other top ten finishers were Liana Talty (15:52) 6th, Natalie Bolduc (16:00) 7th, Grace Moody (16:02) 8th, and Elise Talty (16:11) in 9th.
An updated review of all races is posted to the right. It includes the results for our runners in this meet as well. Complete results are not yet available.
The next meet is the Busline League Championships set for next Wednesday at the Damariscotta River Association course. The boys run first at 3:45.
[Oct 04 2019] Great Salt Bay Race
The Lynx team had another very solid run at the picturesque Damariscotta River Association venue, which happens to be the host site for this year's championship meet scheduled for a week from next Wednesday (10/16/19).
Jaden Johnson was pushed by some very strong runners from the Great Salt Bay School and CRMS, but once again was able to prevail on the 2.1 mile course with a winning time of 14:17. Thea Laukka again had a very impressive outing finishing 6th overall at 15:07, a good 45 seconds better than her finish last week. Grace Moody (15:55) was our third team member to cross the line in 15th place, followed by Natalie Bolduc (16:08), Liana Talty (16:09, and Elise Talty (16:12). The girls finished in third place behind the host school GSB and CRMS. There were a total of 97 runners in this race.
In the second race, the boys also competed quite well. Lynx fifth grader Brandon Nelson logged another top ten finish, in 5th place overall with a time of (13:45) behind three eighth graders and a seventh grader. Thomas Leadbetter had another solid run with a time of (14:31) good for 11th place. He was followed by Kaden Wood (14:32), Sage Burgess (15:25), and Nolan Ames (15:39) who all posted their best times to date this season.
The boys scored well enough overall to post another second place finish behind CRMS. There were a total of 89 runners competing in the boys race.
The team runs next Thursday when they return to Troy Howard Middle School where the boys will run first at 4:00 PM.
Complete race results are posted to the right. >>>>
[Sep 27 2019] Lynx Remain Impressive at THMS
Once again our kids ran very well, this time at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast in a field that included CRMS, Searsport, Boothbay, and Drinkwater. Jaden Johnson kept her streak going in very impressive style by running the 2.14 mile course with a time of 14:44 - a solid 30 seconds in front of the second place runner. On the boys side Brandon Nelson again was our top runner in the boys race at 14:12, good for 6th place overall.
In the first race our boys again chased a talented CRMS group of runners. Kaden Wood (14:35) was our second team member to cross the line in 12th place. Behind Kaden were Preston Rossiter 12th and Thomas Leadbetter 13th (14:35 each). Our fifth runner this week was Cole Nowell (15:50) who has really been focused in practice recently.
Scoring for our girls team, who also finished in 2nd place behind CRMS, were Thea Laukka (15:52), in 5th place, who turned in her best performance to date, a full 2 minutes faster than last week! Natalie Bolduc, 8th, and Liana Talty, 9th, both crossed the line at the 16:12 mark, while Elise Talty (16:23) rounded out our scoring in 12th place.
Complete results are posted to the right.
The team runs again next Thursday at the Damariscotta River Association in Damariscotta with the girls beginning at 4:00 PM.
[Sep 20 2019] Lynx Run Well at Home
LCS Hosts Busline League Cross Country Race Jaden Johnson Wins for the Third Straight Year!
On a beautiful sunny Thursday afternoon about 160 runners from 8 different schools lined up to race on the 2.2 mile Lynx Cross Country Course. The Lincolnville teams competed well as they finished in second place in team scoring for both the boys and girls races.
In the first race, Jaden Johnson continued her winning ways by besting the girls field of 84 with a time of 15:16, making it the third consecutive year that she has won the home meet. Other team members in the top ten were Liana Talty (17:00) in 6th, Maddy St. Charles (17:15) 8th, Natalie Bolduc (17:17) 9th, and Grace Moody (17:18) good for 10th overall. Most of the girls continued to show significant week to week growth . It should be noted that the future of Fivetowns Cross Country is bright as the first 17 runners to cross the line in this meet were from either CRMS or LCS!
The boys also competed hard in the second race. Brandon Nelson was the top finisher for the Lynx with a time of 15:00 putting him in 4th place overall. Kaden Wood (15:20) had another strong race placing 8th, and Preston Rossiter (15:35) also cracked the top 10. Two runners who helped round out the team score were Nolan Ames, who shaved off a full minute from last week’s time coming in 18th with a time of 17:18, and Zachary McCormick in 20th with a time of 17:21.
The team runs again next Thursday at Troy Howard Middle School. The boys are scheduled to go first at 4:00 PM with the girls to follow. Complete results for all races are posted to the right.
[Sep 13 2019] First Meet Success at CHRHS
On a beautiful late summer afternoon our cross country team had their first competition of the season. The meet was held at Camden Hills Regional High School and hosted by Camden Rockport Middle School. The schools participating along with LCS were Appleton, St. George, Wiscasset, Oceanside, Troy Howard Middle School, and of course, the host school Camden Rockport.
Both the boys and girls teams had impressive starts to the season as each finished in second place for their respective meets.
The boys, who had the first race, were led by Brandon Nelson who came in 5th place with a time of 14:36. He was followed closely by Thomas Leadbetter (14:42) in 6th, Kaden Wood (14:58) in 9th, Preston Rossiter (15:34) 11th, and Sage Burgess (16:08) in 18th place.
In the second race Jaden Johnson, defending Busline League Champion, kept her winning streak going completing her first place finish in a time of 14:59. Other runners rounding out our top six were Liana Talty in 9th place (17:01), Chloe Root 10th (17:06), Elise Talty 11th (17:06), Natalie Bolduc 12th (17:14), and Grace Moody 13th (17:22).
Complete results for both the boys and girls race are posted to the right.
The team runs again next Thursday at home beginning at 4:00 PM with the girls running first.
[Aug 17 2018] Lynx XC Season to Begin 8/27/2019
The 2019 Cross Country Season for Lincolnville and Hope runners will begin on August 27th at 3:00 PM behind the Lincolnville Central School. Students in grades 4-8 are welcomed to attend. Please sign up on sports office prior to the first date to give us an indication of how many runners we will have this year. This should be a very fun and exciting season!