Forecaster Country athletes were among the finest at Saturday’s Western Maine Conference outdoor track and field championships at Lake Region.
Greely’s girls took the Division I title with 149 points, 18 better than York. Falmouth (115) came in third.
The Rangers got wins from distance standout Kirstin Sandreuter in the 800 (2 minutes, 26.79 seconds), mile (5:16.15) and two-mile (11:20.62), Sophia McMonagle in the pole vault (8 feet), Alyssa Casarez in the shot put (33-7.5) and the discus (107-0) and their 3,200 relay team (10:09.23). Runners-up included Kristina Smith in the 400 (1:03.98), Hannah Keisman in the 300 hurdles (50.61 seconds) and triple jump (34-3.25), Lucy Wetzel in the pole vault (8-0) and Siana Emery in the racewalk (8:36.10).
The Yachtsmen got victories from Olivia Baranowski in the 100 hurdles (17.05) and Kaileigh Wimert in the racewalk (8:28.91). Second-place finishers included Adelaide Cooke in the 100 hurdles (17.32) and the discus (101-2), Lydia Farmer in the long jump (15-11.25) and the 400 (52.86) and 1,600 (4:33.0) relays.
The Division I boys’ crown was won by York (135.5) with Falmouth (125) second. Greely (33.5) placed seventh.
The Yachtsmen were led by event winners Andy Clement in the 110 hurdles (16.55) and 300 hurdles (42.49), Tony St. Angelo in the long jump (19-9) and their 3,200 relay (8:25.33). Second-place finishers included Spencer Brown in the 800 (2:02.93), Bryce Murdick in the two-mile (10:13.27), Nigel Dunn in the 110 hurdles (16.8) and the 300 hurdles (43.14), St. Angelo in the high jump (6-0), Aaron Thomas in the pole vault (11-0), Matt Edmonds in the discus (118-10).
The Rangers’ top finishers were Ben Ray, third in the pole vault (11-0), and third-place 400 (48.05) and 3,200 (8:42.10) relays.
In Division II, Freeport (87) was second to Sacopee (149.5) in the boys’ competition. Yarmouth (76) placed third and North Yarmouth Academy (67) was sixth.
The Falcons got wins from Harrison Stivers in the 400 (51.02) and Luke Spaulding in the racewalk (8:25.60). Stivers finished runner-up in the 800 (2:09.57). Chandler Vincent was second in the two-mile (9:56.74). Demetrius Rodriguez came in second in the long jump (18-10). Brendan Qualls finished second in the racewalk (8:47;13). The 400 relay team (46.45) was also runner-up.
The Clippers were led by wins from Travis Hamre in the 200 (23.43), Sam Gerken in the 800 (2:06.21), Ben Decker in the mile (4:30.61) and Darren Shi in the shot put (46-5.5). Runners-up included Hamre in the 100 (11.71), and the 3,200 relay (3:49.93).
The Panthers got wins from Michael McIntosh in the 100 (11.56), Matt Malcom in the two-mile (9:52.81) and their 400 relay (45.32). Chase Gendron was second in the shot put (41-2.25).
On the girls’ side, Traip edged Sacopee, 115-114. NYA (74) was fourth, Freeport (72) came in fifth and Yarmouth (54) finished sixth.
The Panthers got wins from Hannah Austin in the two-mile (11:41.28) and Muriel Adams in the discus (117-01). Kayla Rose was second in the discus (89-4).
The Falcons won the 1,600 relay (4:17.20) and got second-place performances from Hannah Schnyder in the mile (5:45.77), Hayley Steckler in the 800 (2:34.05), Bethanie Knighton in the 400 (1:01.21) and Lexi Dietrich in the 200 (26.90).
The Clippers featured the sensational Emma Egan, who came first in the 100 (13.07), 200 (26.87), high jump (5-0) and long jump (16-2.5).
State Championship Saturday is next. Falmouth will vie for Class A state glory at Windham, while Greely competes in the Class B meet at Brewer and Freeport, NYA and Yarmouth take part in the Class C championships at Foxcroft Academy.
The New England championships are Saturday, June 14.
Greely’s Kirstin Sandreuter swept the Division I 800, mile and two-mile Saturday.
NYA’s Xander Bartone places fourth in the Division II 400.
Falmouth’s Spencer Brown finished runner-up in the Division I boys’ 800.
Greely’s Alyssa Casarez throws the shot put. She finished first in Division I.
Falmouth’s Andy Clement races to victory in the Division I 110 hurdles.
Yarmouth’s Ben Decker wins the Division II mile by 22 seconds over his closest competitor.
Yarmouth’s Emma Egan (right) hits the finish line three-one hundreths of a second ahead of Lexi Dietrich to win the Division II 200.
Freeport’s Bethanie Knighton races to a second-place finish in the Division II 400.
Freeport’s Luke Spaulding left the Division II field in his wake in the boys’ racewalk.
Falmouth’s Tony St. Angelo soars over the bar in the Division I high jump. St. Angelo finished second in that event, but won the long jump.
Falmouth’s Kaileigh Wimert and Greely’s Siana Emery jockey for positioning in the Division I racewalk. Wimert wound up taking first place, with Emery coming in second.
Yarmouth’s Travis Hamre raises his arms in exultation after winning the Division II 200 at Saturday’s Western Maine Conference championship meet.