Busline League cross country

Middle school athletes stay busy on run

Photos from Sept. 29 meets in Rockport, Waldoboro highlighted
By Staff | Oct 06, 2016
Photo by: Ken Waltz Runners from Camden-Rockport, in red, and Lincolnville, in blue, take off during the start of a Sept. 29 Busline League cross-country race at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport.

For weeks, Midcoast middle school distance athletes have been on the run — literally and figuratively.

The Busline League middle school cross-country campaign continues at a fast pace with the championship meet on the horizon.

Click for photos from the Sept. 29 meet in Rockport.

Click for photos from the Sept. 29 meet in Waldoboro.

There were five regular-season meets scheduled at 11 venues this fall, as the regular-season races will finish on Thursday, Oct. 6.

The schools in the league include Troy Howard Middle School of Belfast, Searsport District Middle School, Islesboro Central School, Oceanside Middle School of Rockland/Thomaston, Camden-Rockport Middle School, Appleton Village School, Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta, Medomak Middle School of Waldoboro, Boothbay Region Elementary School, Lincolnville Central School and St. George Elementary School.

Meets and races have been held, thus far, at Troy Howard and GSB on Sept. 8, CRMS and Lincolnville on Sept. 15, Boothbay, Islesboro and Searsport on Sept. 22, CRMS and Medomak on Sept. 29 and GSB and Troy Howard on Oct. 6.

The league championship races will be on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Camden-Rockport Middle School. The girls will race at 3:45 p.m. and boys at 4:30 p.m.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

Runners from Troy Howard, in gold, Islesboro, in white, and Camden-Rockport, in red, take off at the start during a Sept. 29 Busline League cross-country race at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Runners from Camden-Rockport, in red, and Lincolnville, in blue, take off during the start of a Sept. 29 Busline League cross-country race at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Runners from North Haven, middle, and Oceanside, left, take off during the start of a Sept. 29 Busline League cross-country race at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Runners from Troy Howard, in gold, take off during the start of a Sept. 29 Busline League cross-country race at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Runners from Medomak, in blue, and Appleton, in green, take off during the start of a Sept. 29 Busline League cross-country race at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Runners from Boothbay, in blue, Appleton, in green, and Searsport, left, take off during the start of a Sept. 29 Busline League cross-country race at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Runners from Medomak, in blue, take off during the start of a Sept. 29 Busline League cross-country race at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
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