Skip To Main Content



MSSM Cross Country

MSSM Cross Country

The 2023 Northern Maine Class C Regional Cross Country Championship brought together some of the region's most dedicated and talented high school runners for an exhilarating competition. Hosted by Belfast Area High School at the Troy Howard Middle School cross country course, this event showcased the true spirit of cross country running.

In the Division C Boys 5000 Meter Run Finals, athletes from various schools gave it their all, navigating the challenging (wet) terrain with determination and resilience. Among them, the MSSM Penguins made their mark. Ben Uhlenhake, a sophomore, demonstrated his speed and endurance, finishing with an impressive time of 20:07.73. Gabriel Austin, a senior, also showed his commitment to the sport, crossing the finish line in 26:34.66. Emiko Peck and Ariella Searfoss, both seniors from MSSM, showcased their dedication to the sport. Emiko completed the course in 26:43.06, while Ariella tackled the challenge in 34:28.32.

This event not only celebrates the athletic prowess of these young runners but also exemplifies the sense of camaraderie and sportsmanship that defines cross country running. Congratulations to all participants, including the talented athletes from the MSSM Penguins, for their remarkable achievements in the 2023 Northern Maine Class C Regional Cross Country Championship!