NEWCASTLE — While much needed rain for the drought-stricken state provided watery relief on Thursday, Sept. 22, it meant many school outdoor athletic events were postponed, but Medomak Valley student-athletes braved the inclement elements and tough course conditions to participate in the Lincoln Academy-sponsored high school cross-country meet.

Despite sloppy, wet conditions, a small group of Panther runners performed well.

Longtime Panther coach George Gould said the meet saw “hard rain” for most of the event.

The girls team scores were: Lincoln Academy 32, Mount Blue of Farmington 39, Morse of Bath 67, Maranacook of Readfield 85 and Medomak Valley and Nokomis of Newport no score.

The boys team scores were: Mount Blue 32, Lincoln Academy 39, Morse 63, Maranacook 104 and Medomak Valley and Nokomis no score.

Over the 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) course, Lincoln Academy’s Audrey Hufnagel finished first among 49 female participants in 20:40:59, while Mount Blue’s Cyrus Evans was first among 54 male runners in 17:42.17.

The individual results for Panther girls were: 5, Ava Collamore, 22:41.76; 18, Kaylee Collamore, 24:47.14; 36, Jalyn Drost, 28:51.97; and 47, Ava Stuetz, 31:15.24.

The individual results for Panther boys were: 38, Noah Morris, 23:20.79; and 39, Atticus Blue, 23:20:85.

MaineStay Media/VillageSoup sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com.