By James Anderson
FRYEBURG — The Fryeburg Academy girls’ and boys’ cross-country teams opened their seasons on Friday on the road in South Hiram, Maine, in a five-school meet at Sacopee Valley. Both Fryeburg squads finished third on the afternoon.
The girls from Fryeburg finished third behind Yarmouth and North Yarmouth Academy and ahead of St. Doms and the host Hawks.
Yarmouth’s Sadie Cowles, a senior, won the 3.1-mile race in 21:33.
Fryeburg’s Alana Nataluk was second on the podium in 21:48, while Yarmouth’s Maddie Marston was third in 22:27.
Other Raiders to finish included Merys Carty, fourth, 22:40; Juliana Stanton, 10th, 23:23; Samantha Carus, 21st, 26:37; Jenna Dodge, 24th, 27:27; Livia Devries, 27th, 28:08; H. Nguyen, 29th, 28:54; and Kacey-Jane Clark, 34th, 34:14.
For the boys, Yarmouth was first with 26 points, followed by North Yarmouth, 54; Firebug, 70; St. Doms, 92; and Sacopee, 96.
Individually, Yarmouth senior Odeh Rizkallah took first place in 17:58, while William Levasseur of St. Doms and Chris Hamblett of NYA were second and third, respectively, in 18:18 and 18:42 to round out the Top 3.
Raider captain Elijah Howe was Fryeburg’s first finisher taking ninth in 19:19.
He was followed by Jacques Dupuis, 11th, 19:59; Liam Friberg, 12th, 20:08; Ethan Reinbach, 22nd, 21:34; River Pullen, 24:52; Andrew Irwin, 49th, 25:01; Isaac Twombley-Wiser, 50th, 25:08; Jaemin Kwon, 60th, 26:58; Alex Gimeno, 61st, 28:13; and Corbin Blake, 67th, 31:17.
The Raiders are scheduled to host their lone home meet on Friday the 13th at 4:30 p.m.