GSA’s John Hassett places 55th at NE championship

first_img EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 ELLSWORTH — George Stevens Academy junior John Hassett placed 55th of 257 runners in Saturday’s New England high school cross-country championships held at Thetford Academy in Vermont.With a time of 17 minutes and 16 seconds, Hassett led his Class C state championship team to a 28th-place finish of 30 teams.“I think it went well,” Hassett said of his performance. “I was pleased.”GSA coach Erich Reed said his No. 2 runner, Ollie Dillon, suffered an injury when runners off the starting line began funneling onto the narrowing course. Dillon was unable to finish the race.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“It’s a pretty intense experience,” Reed said of the race. “He’s recovering fine.”Other than Dillon, Reed said every GSA runner placed above their seeds, despite the snowy weather and hilly course.“They had excellent focus and ran very well as team,” Reed said. “Their New England performance was one of their best.”The following GSA seniors finished the race: Will Entwisle, 195th in 18:35.30; Aylen Wolf, 205th in 18:39.30; Oliver Broughton, 246th in 19:48.40; Devlin Valle, 247th in 19:49.00; and Frank Schweizer, 254th in 20:38.00.Hassett said the highlight of the team’s season was edging Orono for the Class C state title — the team’s first in 22 years.“It was one of the coolest things,” Hassett said. “All the stars just aligned perfectly.”Hassett came into the season with high expectations for himself, which he met with a Class C state title.“I really expected myself to take the Class C state title,” Hassett said. “Going into this season, I did a lot of work and logged a lot of miles over the summer.”Over the next few weeks, Hassett will be logging those miles on his own again in preparation for the Foot Locker Northeast Regional on Nov. 28 in Bronx, N.Y.Hassett said he hasn’t set a specific goal for the race, but he will do so next season as a senior.“This year, I’m just going to get experience running it,” Hassett said. “It’s the level I want to be at.”As for other Maine finishers, Hampden Academy junior Paul Casavant was the top finisher of the state in the boys’ race, finishing 20th overall in 16:48.0. Greely’s Ryan Morrison was 47th in 17:11.1.Junior Tia Tardy led the Orono girls to a 10th-place finish. Tardy led all Maine runners, finishing 12th overall with a time of 19 minutes, 31.2 seconds for the 3.1-mile course.LaSalle Academy of Providence, Rhode Island, swept the girls’ and boys’ team championships.Find complete results at the links below:Boys’ resultsGirls’ resultsThe George Stevens Academy girls pose with their Class C cross-country state runner-up plaque on Oct. 31. PHOTO BY JOHN RICHARDSON Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all)center_img Latest Posts Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Biolast_img read more

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