Track regular season over, postseason begins Saturday
Local outdoor track and field teams got to measure themselves against each other last week as the regular season came to an end.
Last Thursday, Cape Elizabeth was the site for a showdown between the Capers, Falmouth, Greely and Yarmouth.
The Yachtsmen would enjoy the most success, winning both the boys' and girls' competition. The Rangers were a distance second in both genders. The Clippers came in third on the boys' side and fourth in the girls' meet.
Individually, the Falmouth boys, as usual, had plenty of highlights.
Kris Floridino took the discus (103 feet, 10 inches) and shot put (44-11). Tommy Winger won both the long jump (21-1.75) and the 200 (23.2 seconds). Kellen MacDonald took the high jump (5-8), the 110 hurdles (15.7) and the 300 hurdles (40.9). Charlie Swerdlow won the racewalk (7 minutes, 50.5 seconds). Gabe Hoffman-Johnson was first in the 100 (11.3). Mike Gardner took the 400 (55.2). Mike Serunian captured the triple jump (35-2). Andrew Kowalsky was first in the javelin (134-3.5).
The Yachtsmen were also first in the 400 (45.1) and 1,600 (3:38.8) relays.
For Greely, James LePage took the 800 (2:00.4), Mark McCauley won the mile (4:25.4). Logan Price was tops in the two-mile (9:59.6).
Yarmouth was paced by its 3,200 relay team (first, 9:24.2).
Falmouth was dominant in the girls' meet as well, winning two relays and six individual events.
Tina Pruyn was first in the racewalk (9:23.4). Rosemary Nurse took the 100 hurdles (16.9). Adrienne Michalakis won the 100 (12.8) and the 200 (28.1). Adrianne Madden was tops in the long jump (15-4). Jenna Serunian won the discus (109-4).
The Yachtsmen won the 400 (54.5) and 3,200 (12:32) relays.
Greely's wins came from Jessa Steinman in the 400 (1:03.6) and Hannah Werneth in the shot put (34-6).
For Yarmouth, Haley Knaub took the javelin (116-5.5) and Kate Brackett was first in the 300 hurdles (56.7).
Friday, Freeport and North Yarmouth Academy wrapped up their seasons at Poland (along with Gray-New Gloucester and Greater Portland Christian School). The hosts won both meets. NYA came in third in both genders. Freeport was fourth in both meets.
For the boys, the Panthers had seven first places, while the Falcons had one. NYA's Henry Sterling won the 800 (2:02) and the mile (4:23). Steven Lentine took the 100 hurdles (17.9) and the high jump (5-6). Sam Fear was first in the discus (125-5). Doug Goldstein won the racewalk (9:29.6). NYA's 1,600 relay team (3:48.8) was also tops.
For the Falcons, Connor Yost soared highest in the pole vault (12 feet).
On the girls' side, Freeport and NYA each won three events.
The Falcons got victories from Kristen Poulin in the 100 (13.6) and their 400 (55.1) and 1,600 (4:34.9) relay teams.
The Panthers saw Alexandra O'Reilly win the shot put (30-5) and the javelin (93-6). Marley Witham was first in the racewalk (10:13.8).
All eyes will be on Yarmouth High School Saturday for the Western Maine Conference championship meet, which begins at 9 a.m.
The Class B state meet is the following Saturday, June 6, at Mt. Desert Island. The Class C meet will be in Bath.
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