Track postseason is here
The outdoor track season has entered its most exciting phase, the postseason.
Saturday, Cape Elizabeth will travel to Yarmouth High School for the Western Maine Conference championship meet, beginning at 9 a.m. Scarborough and South Portland will join the rest of the Southern Maine Activities Association at Thornton Academy for that league's championship meet at 10 a.m.
Last weekend, local teams wrapped up the regular season.
Cape Elizabeth hosted a meet which included league rivals Falmouth, Greely and Yarmouth, along with the Greater Portland Christian School and St. Dom's, which is now the home of longtime Cape Elizabeth athletic director Keith Weatherbie, for whom the track at the high school is named.
The Capers came in fourth in the girls' meet (Greely was first) and fifth on the boys' side (Falmouth was tops).
Kelsey Barton won the girls' mile with a time of 5 minutes, 38 seconds. Rachel Nichols took the 800 (2:26.8). Cape Elizabeth also took the 3,200 relay (10:22.1). Boys' winners included Brendan Shields in the triple jump (41 feet, 1/2 inch) and Jon Bass in the pole vault (12-0).
Scarborough hosted South Portland, along with other Cumberland County foes Cheverus, Deering, Gorham, McAuley, Portland, Westbrook and Windham. The Red Storm came in first in the girls' meet, capping a perfect regular season, and placed third in the boys' competition. South Portland's boys were sixth and the girls came in fifth.
In the girls' meet, Scarborough got wins from Jenny Snyder in the 100 hurdles (17.17 seconds), Emily Tolman in the 400 (1 minute, .73 seconds), Nicole Kirk in the 200 (27.14), Emelia Scheemaker in the triple jump (34 feet, 5.25 inches), Christy Manning in the javelin (104 feet), shot put (34-11.25) and discus (112-5), Andrea Tolman in the pole vault (9-3) and its 400 (51.83) and 1,600 (4:09.85) relay teams.
South Portland had third-place finishes from Kristin Jerome in the 100 hurdles (18.53), Sophia Desjardins in the 100 (14.15) and Cheyenne Coombs in the high jump (4-10).
On the boys' side, Red Storm winners included Conor Sullivan in the long jump (19-10.5) and the 400 relay team (44.97). Jamison Esquibel won the 300 hurdles for South Portland (41.9).
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