Scarborough girls still hopeful of track title

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The Scarborough girls’ outdoor track team was one point behind Edward Little when Saturday’s Class A state meet action came to a close, but the Red Storm still held hopes of taking home a title as due to bad weather, the pole vault was postponed to Wednesday (held after press time, we’ll have the final wrap-up in next week’s edition).

Scarborough had 74 points to Edward Little’s 75, but was still in the running for the top spot.

There were plenty of highlights Saturday at Windham High School. Despite weather conditions that were challenging at best, senior Nicole Kirk once again stole headlines, setting a new state record in the 100 (12.25 seconds), winning that event for the second successive season. She also won the 200 for the third year in a row, 25.8. Kirk also teamed with Emily Tolman, Karli-An Gilbert and Marissa Agger to help the 1,600 relay team to finish first (4 minutes, 7.81 seconds).

Haela Booth-Howe finished runner-up in the discus (106-3) and fourth in the javelin (106-5). Tolman was second in the 400 (59.17) and third in the 200 (26.62). Sarah Rinaldi placed fifth in the high jump (5 feet). Courtney Alofs was seventh in the discus (94-6).

Scarborough’s 3,200 relay squad was runner-up (9:57.81). Its 400 relay team finished third (52.28).

South Portland ended the day 14th with 17 points. The Red Riots were paced by Clara Ellis, who was fourth in the triple jump (32-1.5). Nyajock Pan was fifth in the 800 (2:25.4) and sixth in the mile (5:13.96). Lauren Magnuson finished seventh in the 100 (13.2). The Red Riots were fourth in the 400 relay (52.3) and fifth in the 1,600 relay (4:21.45).

The Class A boys’ meet was suspended with Sanford holding a slim lead over Cheverus. Scarborough’s quest to become the first team since Cheverus last century to sweep the cross country, indoor and outdoor titles fell short as the Red Storm was 11th-place with 21 points after Saturday’s action, far behind the leaders.

Wout Moulin was runner-up in the mile (4:25.6). Cameron Langlois was third in the 110 hurdles (15.89). Mike Tudor finished sixth in the 800 (2:00.55). Ryan Jamison was sixth in the 200 (23.82). The 1,600 relay team (Ian Morris, Tudor, Jamison and Jerry Kenney) placed fifth in 3:35.1.

South Portland was 20th with 8 points.

The Red Riots got points from Daniel Grazewski (sixth in the long jump, 19-9) and its fifth-place 400 (Teddy Lefay, Daniel Medici, Wamokanzi Alognon and Anthony Tran, 45.92) and fifth-place 3,200 (Max Knutsen, Jonathan Bagley, Thomas Salamone and Darryl Wilkinson, 8:24.95) relays.

In the Class B state meet at Mt. Desert Island, the Cape Elizabeth boys came in 23rd with 3 points (Falmouth and York tied for the top spot with 93). Points came from Andrew Lavallee, who was fifth in the shot put (44-6.5).

The Capers didn’t score in the girls’ meet, which was won by Waterville.

The 2012 outdoor track season ends Saturday at Thornton Academy in Saco with the New England championships.

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

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Scarborough’s Nicole Kirk races to victory in the 100 at Saturday’s Class A state championship meet.

South Portland’s Daniel Medici clears a hurdle in the 300 hurdles. Medici didn’t score in that event.

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