Locals compete at New England outdoor track meet

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The curtain came down on the 2009 outdoor track and field season Saturday in Burlington, Vt., where Forecaster Country runners, jumpers and throwers competed at the New England championships.

Scarborough’s Brad Nakanishi tied for fifth in the pole vault (14 feet, 3 inches). Nate Hathaway placed sixth in the mile (4 minutes, 16.95 seconds). Craig Robinson came in 16th in the two-mile (9:43.14). Brian Woodbury was 18th in the shot put (48-6.25). Sam Chick came in 20th in the 300 hurdles (40.58 seconds). The Red Storm were 20th in the 4×400 relay (Conor Sullivan, Nick Morris, Hathaway and Chick; 3:31.51).

Cape Elizabeth’s Jon Bass finished 14th in the pole vault (13-3).

On the girls’ side, Scarborough’s Christy Manning was fifth in the discus (117-1) and 13th in the javelin (123-4). Nicole Kirk came in 14th in the 200 (26.19). Emelia Scheemaker finished 18th in the long jump (16-1.5) and was 19th in the triple jump (34-0.25). Rachelle Greene was 27th in the 100 (13.13). Haela Booth-Howe competed in the javelin, but fouled.

Scarborough’s state-record holding 4×400 relay team came in seventh (Greene, Kirk, Whitney Chamberlain and Abby Chick; 3:58.47). The Red Storm’s 4×100 relay was 25th (Samantha Armishaw, Andrea Tolman, Kirk and Greene; 51.31).

Cape Elizabeth’s Marita Stressenger was 11th in the two-mile (11:23.80). Rachel Nichols came in 20th in the mile (5:14.13). Emma Hockmuth tied for 20th in the pole vault (9 feet). The Capers were also ninth in the 4×800 relay (Kelsey Barton, Emily Attwood, Stressenger and Nichols; 9:41.21).

Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@theforecaster.net.

S-sportstrack-061909.JPGScarborough’s 4×400 relay team (featuring Abby Chick, Whitney Chamberlain, Nichole Kirk and Rachelle Green), which set a state record at the Class A meet earlier this month, finished seventh at the New England championships last weekend in Vermont.
Jon Bass - Pole Vault.JPGCape Elizabeth’s Jon Bass was 14th at New Englands with a top vault of 13 feet, 3 inches.