NYA boys' track third at Class C meet, girls ninth

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North Yarmouth Academy’s four-year run as boys’ Class C outdoor track state champion has come to an end.

Wednesday, at the weather-delayed title meet in Dover-Foxcroft, the Panthers scored 50 points, but that was only good for third behind Sacopee (66) and Maranacook (58) as their dazzling reign came to an end.

As expected, NYA was paced by its senior distance standout Henry Sterling, whose high school career came to a close with victories in the mile (4 minutes, 19.53 seconds) and the two-mile (9:32.50). Sterling helped team with Nick Kolkin, Alex Coffin and Asad Dahia to win the 3,200 relay with a new record time of 8:21.84.

Mohamed Dahia was runner-up in the 110 hurdles (16.24 seconds) and finished fourth in the 300 hurdles (42.78). Cam Regan was fifth in the pole vault (10 feet) and also came in fifth in the two-mile (10:32.50). The Panthers 1,600 relay team (Asad Dahia, Kolkin, Mohamed Dahia and Sterling) came in sixth (3:39.45).

Freeport (3 points) tied for 29th place. The Falcons points came from their 3,200 relay team. Junior Miles Boucher, sophomore Charlie Baker, senior Henry Loughlin and sophomore Taylor Saucier were fifth in a time of 8:49.94.

NYA’s girls scored 34 points and came in ninth (John Bapst was the winner with 79).

Hannah Bewsey won the high jump (5 feet, 2 inches) and was fifth in the 300 hurdles (50.15). Maeve Stier came in third in the high jump (5 feet). Alexandra O’Reilly placed seventh in the javelin (90-9) and Hilary Gibson was seventh in the pole vault (6-6).

The Panthers scored in all three relays.

Gibson, Stier, Maggie Meixell and Bewsey came in third in the 400 (53.88). Hadley Gibson, Emily Harrison, Hillary Detert and Meixell were fourth in the 3,200 (10:54.34). O’Reilly, Meixell, Stier and Bewsey had the fifth-best time in the 1,600 (4:29.90).

Freeport (two points) placed 29th. The points came from Ciera Wentworth, sixth in the 200 (28.20).

New Englands

The outdoor track season came to a close last weekend with the 65th New England Interscholastic championship meet in New Britain, Conn.

The biggest highlight came courtesy Greely standout Mark McCauley, who won the 800 in 1:52.80. Teammate Michael Burgess was 19th in the discus (133-4). Alex Parenteau finished 22nd in javelin (157-10). Jack Fellows tied for 23rd in the shot put (47-2.5). Jon Higgins came in 32nd in the javelin (145-5).

Falmouth’s Kellen MacDonald placed fourth in the 300 hurdles (40.03). Will Wegener finished 16th in the 400 (51.75). Teammate Tim Follo was 24th in the mile (4:32.77). Reid Pryzant tied for the 30th in the triple jump (39 feet).

Sterling was fifth in the mile (4:15.62) and 22nd in the two-mile (9:32.99).

In the relays, Falmouth came in 16th in the 400 (45.21).

On the girls’ side, Greely’s Katherine Harrington came in fifth in the discus (115-1). Falmouth’s Jenna Serunian placed 10th in the shot put (37-5.5) and 13th in the discus (103-6). Teammate Katie Sparks was 23rd in the shot put (35-6). Greely’s Hannah Werneth placed 24th in the discus (92-11). Bewsey tied for 12th place in the high jump (5-3). Greely’s 3,200 relay squad came in 27th (10:24.44). Falmouth’s 3,200 relay team was 28th (10:43.93).

Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@theforecaster.net

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