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A new indoor track season began last weekend with plenty of familar names doing their thing.
Falmouth, Freeport, Greely and Yarmouth joined Gray-New Gloucester and York at the University of Southern Maine Friday, while North Yarmouth Academy took part in a meet along with Cape Elizabeth, Fryeburg, Lake Region, Poland, St. Dom’s, Traip and Wells.
Greely’s girls came in first with 300 points, while Falmouth was second with 153. Freeport (27) placed fifth and Yarmouth (26) was sixth.
Individually, the Rangers got wins from Hannah Keisman in the junior 200 (28.33 seconds), junior 55 hurdles (10.33) and triple jump (32 feet, 5.75 inches), Cameron Keefe in the junior 400 (1 minute, 5.88 seconds), Emily Saunders in the junior high jump (4-8), Jessica Wilson in the senior 400 (1:03.57), Molly Fitzpatrick in the senior 55 hurdles (9.7), Kelsey Saunders in the senior high jump (4-10), Cassidy Storey in the senior shot put (33-6.75), Sarah Fitch in the 800 (2:38.13), Kirstin Sandreuter in the mile (5:12.70), Abby Bonnevie in the pole vault (8-9) and Sarah Ingraham in the long jump (15 feet), as well as their senior 800 relay team (1:56.15).
The Yachtsmen got wins from two relay teams, the junior 800 (2:02.01) and the 3,200 (11:21.99). Individually, Charlotte Cutshall took the junior 55 (7.9), Kiersten Dyhrberg won the junior shot put (23-7.5) and Madeline Roberts was first in the two-mile (12:22.69).
The Falcons were paced by Alyssa Richardson, who was runner-up in the 800 (2:44.94).
The top Clippers were Mary Coyne, third in the junior 200 (30.11) and Megan Smith, who tied for third in the pole vault (7 feet).
In the boys’ meet, York won with 228 points. Falmouth placed second with 147. Greely (100) placed third, Yarmouth (60) was fifth and Freeport (37) came in sixth.
The Yachtsmen got wins from Jacob Buhelt in the senior 200 (24.22), Reid Pryzant in the senior 55 hurdles (8.18), Thomas Edmonds in the mile (4:41.81) and two relay teams, the 3,200 (9:48.29) and senior 800 (1:37.66).
For the Rangers, James Ferrar took the junior shot put (38-9.25), Mike Leeman won the senior 55 (6.9) and Nestor Taylor was first in the 800 (2:05.32).
The Clippers saw Ben Decker win the two-mile (10:28.88).
The Falcons got victories from Harrison Stivers in the junior 200 (24.94) and the junior 400 (54.56).
NYA’s boys were third behind Cape Elizabeth and Fryeburg.
Evan Kendall took the pole vault (8-3). Alex Coffin won the mile (4:56.17). Jake Burns was first in the senior 55 hurdles (9.03).
The Panthers came in fourth on the girls’ side. Cape Elizabeth won there as well.
NYA saw Hannah Twombly finish runner-up in the 800 (2:39.87).
This Friday, Greely, NYA and Yarmouth compete with Fryeburg, Hyde, Wells and York at 3:30 p.m. Falmouth and Freeport join Cape Elizabeth, Gray-New Gloucester, Lake Region and Traip at 6:30 p.m.
Greely’s Nestor Taylor sets the pace in front of Falmouth’s Azad Jalali and Spencer Brown in the 800 at last weekend’s season opening meet at USM. Taylor finished the race first with Jalali second and Brown third.
Greely’s Hannah Keisman races toward a first place finish in the junior 55 hurdles.