Several local track and field athletes represented Maine quite well at last weekend’s New England championship meet in New Britain, Connecticut. In the girls’ competition, Falmouth’s Adelaide Cooke, one of the heroes of the Yachtsmen’s Class A state championship, was runner-up in the discus (117 feet-4 inches) and eighth in the shot put (36-1). Malaika Pasch came in 13th in the 800 (2 minutes, 17.65 seconds). The Yachtsmen’s 4×400 relay team (Sara Topalovic, Lydia Farmer, Elizabeth Cyr and Pasch) placed 28th (4:34.12). Yarmouth’s Emma Egan placed fourth in the high jump (5-3). Teammate Anneka Murrin came in 16th in the mile (5:13.41) and was 21st in the 800 (2:19.74). Yarmouth’s Abby Hamilton placed 17th in the two-mile (11:13.34). On the boys’ side, Falmouth’s Aaron Thomas tied for 10th in the pole vault (12-6). Jeremiah Sands finished 18th in the two-mile (9:28.62). Freeport’s Chandler Vincent came in 14th in the two-mile (9:26.38). Greely’s 4×800 relay team (Ryan Morrison, Chris Perry, Max Stickney and Connor Rog) placed 23rd (8:23.73). Yarmouth’s Luke Laverdiere was ninth in the mile (4:21.47).
Falmouth senior Connor Aube was named last week as one of nine finalists for the Dr. John Winkin “Mr. Baseball” Award, given to the top senior player in the state. Aube hit eight home runs this season and led the Yachtsmen to a perfect 16-0 regular season mark and the top seed in the Class A South playoffs. Aube will play baseball at the University of Tennessee-Martin next year. The winner of the award will be announced June 24 at the Maine Senior All-Star Game in Waterville.
Seacoast Soccer has organized a fundraiser run for former North Yarmouth Academy boys’ soccer coach Martyn Keen, who is battling esophageal cancer. The “Miles for Martyn” run will be held Saturday, June 25 at 10 a.m., beginning on the game fields adjacent to the Hannaford’s near the Back Cove in Portland. FMI, https://www.facebook.com/Miles-for-Martyn-822760851191561/ or gofund.me/2729vkc.
Ziggy’s Running Camp for boys and girls in grades 5-12 will begin Monday, June 27 and run through Friday, July 1. The comprehensive five-day cross country camp is directed by Waynflete coach and Maine Running Hall of Famer Brian “Ziggy” Gillespie. FMI, 774-5721 or waynflete.org/summertime.