No titles, but strong showings at track state meets-Southern edition

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Cape Elizabeth’s Darcy Cochran clears an obstacle en route to victory in the Class B girls’ 300 hurdles Saturday, Cochran also won the 100 hurdles.

Scarborough’s Ben Hatch finishes second in the Class A boys’ long jump.

Scarborough’s reign as Class A boys’ outdoor track champion came to an end Saturday at Bath, as the Red Storm’s 60 points left them fourth behind co-champions Falmouth and Thornton Academy (67 points apiece) and third-place finisher Cheverus (64).

Scarborough, which was hindered by the absence of injured standout Jarett Flaker, got a win from its 4×800 relay team (Harrison Osborne, Erik Larkin, Tristram Coffin and Noah Drapeau, 8 minutes, 23:27 seconds).

Ben Hatch was runner-up in the 100 (11.07 seconds), second in the long jump (21 feet, 8.5 inches) and sixth in the 200 (22.91). Anthony Clavette was second in the high jump (6-2), third in the 110 hurdles (15.53) and fifth in the triple jump (41-7.5). Nathan Mars came in third in the shot put (44-2) and seventh in the discus (120-2). Drew Gardner finished third in the pole vault (12-6). Alex Austin placed sixth in the 110 hurdles (16.19).

South Portland (12 points) came in 16th. Cliff Robbins-Sennewald came in third in the racewalk (8:21.46). Joseph Emery was third in the 300 hurdles (42.14).

In the girls’ meet, won by repeat champion Cheverus with 84 points, Scarborough placed fourth with 45 and South Portland (23 points) was 12th.

The Red Storm were led by 100 hurdles champion Emily Labbe (14.75). Labbe was also second in the 300 hurdles (46.94). Bethany Sholl placed third in the two-mile (11:38.67). Anna Gardner was third in the pole vault (9-6). Leah Dickman was fourth in the javelin (107-7). Gaby Panagkos finished fourth in the 400 (1:01.26). Sydnie Pike was fifth in the racewalk (9:15.08). Scarborough’s 4×400 relay team (Grace Pettingill, Labbe, Rachel Peterson and Panagakos) came in fourth (4:15.46).

The Red Riots were without distance standout Juliana Selser, who couldn’t run due to an injured foot.

South Portland was paced by Anna Folley, who was runner-up in the 800 (2:22.38). Rebekah Hunnewell-Dunphe placed third in the shot put (33-2.25). Kaleisha Towle finished fifth in the 100 hurdles (16.01) and fifth in the 300 hurdles (47.83). Madison Smith was sixth in the racewalk (9:16.53). Mary DiSanto finished seventh in the javelin (96-0).

In the Class B girls’ meet in Dover, won by Greely with 67 points, Cape Elizabeth (41) placed seventh. The Capers were led by Darcy Cochran, who repeated as champion in the 100 hurdles (14.94), also won the 300 hurdles (45.97), placed second in the 200 (26.96) and was fifth in the 100 (12.91), scoring 31 points all by herself. Lila Gaudrault came in fourth in the two-mile (11:58.68). Zoe Preble was fifth in the 400 (1:01.68). Camilla Grosso finished seventh in the two-mile (12:31.77). Kristen Penley was seventh in the long jump (15-7). Cape Elizabeth’s 4×800 relay team (Kelsey Kennedy, Genevieve Depke, Grosso and Preble) placed seventh (10:35.19).

In the boys’ meet, won by York and MDI with 86 points, Cape Elizabeth had 15 points to tie Freeport for 13th place. The Capers were led by Matthew Concannon, who came in third in the 200 (23.43). Jack Bassett placed fourth in the two-mile (10:21.31). Will Pearson finished fifth in the racewalk (8:26.34). Cape Elizabeth’s 4×800 relay team (Alessio Barretta, Aidan Willits, Peter DiNinno and Bassett) came in sixth (8:48.00).

New Englands

The outdoor track season comes to an end this Saturday with the New England championship meet at the University of New Hampshire.

Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.

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