City runners, jumpers and throwers had their moments at the state outdoor track championships Saturday.
At the Class A meet in Windham, Cheverus girls led a tightly-bunched pack midway through, but ultimately wound up fourth with 49 points. Bonny Eagle pulled a mild surprise, edging perennial power Scarborough (82-78) to win the title. Deering came in 11th with 25 points. Portland (4) tied for 20th.
Bonny Eagle won the boys’ title as well, 94-90, over Edward Little. The Stags were fourth on that side also with 52 points. Portland came in 12th with 20 points. Deering, which didn’t score a year ago, (17) placed 14th.
McAuley did not score at the Class B girls’ meet in Augusta. It was the first time since 2003 that the Lions failed to register a point. Waterville (145.5) was the runaway winner.
At the Class C meet in Bath, Waynflete’s boys tied for 27th with 4 points. Maranacook (75) won the title. The girls also tied for 27th with 2 points. Traip (79) came in first.
The Cheverus girls, who enjoyed their highest finish ever, were led by senior standout Caroline Summa, who capped her stellar high school career by winning the high jump in 5 feet, 2 inches, and junior Katie Shapiro, champion of the discus (117-8). The Stags also won the 3,200 relay as junior Fiona Hendry, junior Lizzie Gwilym, freshman Shannon Conley and junior Emily Durgin had a time of 9 minutes, 43.64 seconds.
Conley was third in the two-mile (11:36.22) and fifth in the mile (5:13.93). Junior Fiona Hendry placed fourth in the two-mile (11:39.96).
Cheverus’ 4×400 relay team (junior Allison Thomas, Summa, junior Taylor Spang and sophomore Anne Slattery) finished fourth (4:16.97). The Stags were sixth in the 100 relay (junior Armani Alonzo, Thomas, Spang and Summa, 52.47 seconds).
Deering, which had its best finish in a decade, was paced by junior Ella Ramonas, runner-up in the 800 (2:18.84). Tricia Stewart came in third in the long jump (17-3.5), third in the triple jump (34-00.25) and seventh in the high jump (5 feet). Freshman Edie Pallozzi was fourth in the mile (5:10.28).
Portland scored at states for the first time in four years thanks to Mary Nyembo’s fourth-place finish in the 400 (1:00.73).
On the boys’ side, Cheverus, last year’s runner-up, was led one final time by senior Jack Terwillger. Terwilliger won the 800 (1:59.03), mile (4:17.04) and two-mile (9:39.06).
Junior Kane Molleo came in fourth in the javelin (154-1). Sophomore Malcolm Smith placed fourth in the high jump (5-10) and fifth in the triple jump (42-5.5). Sophomore Jackson McMann was fifth in the 100 (11.73). Sophomore Matt Cushing placed fifth in the javelin (152-8).
The Stags were fourth in the 400 relay (sophomore Andrew Rose, McMann, sophomore Jimmy Campbell and junior Joe Slattery, 45.03) and sixth in the 3,200 relay (juniors Lars Murphy, Lukas Temple, Adam Zieba and senior Pat Jerome, 8:31.89).
For Portland, senior standout Imadhi Zagon took the 100 in 11.52. Zagon was also third in the shot put (50-00.75) and fourth in the 200 (23.21).
Deering’s points came from shot put winner Bryan White (51-1.75), Anthony Miller (fourth in the 100, 11.70, and seventh in the 200, 23.30) and its sixth-place 400 relay team (Matt Kimball, Erik Aikens, Josh Carland and Miller, 45.17).
Waynflete’s boys got their points from junior Abshir Horor, who was fourth in the mile (4:37.88). The girls’ points came from sophomore Amelia Mitchell, sixth in the 800 (2:33.15).
Several locals will next participate in the New England championships, Saturday in Burlington, Vt., as the curtain comes down on the outdoor track season.
McAuley’s Becca Kaiser competes in the 800 at Saturday’s Class B state outdoor track meet.