Scarborough High School hosted the Southern Maine Activities Association outdoor track and field championship meet Saturday and the Red Storm girls, to no one’s surprise, had no peer.
Scarborough came in first with 93 points, 22 clear of runner-up Gorham.
Nicole Kirk led the way with wins in the 100 (12.63 seconds) and 200 (25.28). Emily Tolman captured the 400 (58.16). Catherine Bailey was first in the pole vault (10 feet). The Red Storm also took the 400 relay (51.54).
Haela Booth-Howe was runner-up in the javelin (106-2) and the 1,600 relay team (4 minutes, 15.03 seconds) was also second.
Other scorers included Tolman (third in the 200, 26.26; and third in the long jump, 15-10), Sarah Rinaldi (third in the high jump, 4-10), Natalie Foster (fourth in the high jump, 4-10), Courtney Alofs (fifth in the discus, 92-10), Carly Rogers (fifth in the discus, 84 feet) and Karli-An Gilbert (sixth in the 400, 1:02.53).
“I was pleased,” said longtime Scarborough coach Ron Kelly. “We had a couple girls not compete in events so I wasn’t sure we’d win. I really had no idea. Hosting went well.”
South Portland had 43 points and finished seventh.
The Red Riots were led by their runner-up 400 relay team (51.89) and third-place finishers Nyajock Pan in the 400 (1:00.21) and 800 (2:21.24) and Clara Ellis in the triple jump (33-1.5).
Other scorers included Lauren Magnuson (fourth in the 100, 13.27), Ellis (fifth in the long jump, 15-6.5), Cheyenne Coombs (fifth in the high jump, 4-8), Sarah Ouellette (fifth in the triple jump, 32 feet) and Bridget Campbell (sixth in the long jump, 14-9.5), as well as fourth-place 1,600 relay (4:18.01) and fifth-place 3,200 relay (10:57.89) teams.
On the boys’ side, Sanford was first with 87 points. Scarborough (58) finished fourth, while South Portland (19) came in 13th.
For the Red Storm, Wout Moulin took the mile (4:28.73) and Alec James won the pole vault (12-6).
Kevin Manning was runner-up in the pole vault (12-6) and sixth in the discus (121-9). Mike Tudor was fourth in the 800 (2:03.69). Jerry Kenney placed fifth in the 400 (53.02). Ryan Jamison finished sixth in the 200 (23.84). Ian Morris came in sixth in the 800 (2:04.39). Jack Sullivan placed sixth in the mile (4:38.65). Cameron Langlois came in sixth in the 110 hurdles (16.52). Michael Pino finished sixth in the shot put (45-9).
Scarborough was runner-up in the 3,200 relay (8:14.92), third in the 1,600 relay (3:32.22) and fourth in the 400 relay (45.02).
South Portland’s points came from Max Knutsen, third in the two-mile (10:23.98), Thomas Salamone, third in the 800 (2:02.84), Darryl Wilkinson, fifth in the mile (4:38.34), its fifth-place 1,600 relay squad (3:42.44), fifth-place 3,200 relay team (8:39.72) and sixth-place 400 relay team (45.31).
Cape Elizabeth competed at the Western Maine Conference championship meet at Yarmouth.
The Capers boys had 38 points to finish sixth in Division I (York won with 184).
Andrew Lavallee won the shot put (46-9.5). Paul Hamerski was runner-up in the discus (115-0), third in the javelin (146-9) and fifth in the shot put (40-00.75). Billy Brooks finished third in the 200 (23.75). The 400 relay team was fourth (47.95). The 1,600 relay finished fifth (3:58.51).
The girls had 3 points and came in eighth (Greely was the champion with 152).
Cape Elizabeth’s 3,200 relay team was fifth (10:59.41) and Noelle Webster came in sixth in the two-mile (12:37.92).
Scarborough and South Portland will take part in the Class A state meet Saturday at Windham High School.
The Red Storm girls are hoping for a fifth championship in seven years, but it won’t come easily, especially if rain, as forecasted, impacts the meet.
“Hopefully it’ll be a warm rain and not a cold rain,” Kelly said. “The big question is will it begin in the morning or afternoon? Bangor is the favorite. If we do what the seeds say, we’ll be second and Edward Little third. We have to score in the field events to have a chance. If a team scores 80 points, they’ll win outright.”
Cape Elizabeth goes to Mt. Desert Island for the Class B meet.
Scarborough’s Emily Tolman raced to victory in the 400 at Saturday’s SMAA outdoor track championship meet.
South Portland’s Angela Tirabassi hands the baton to Sophia Desjardins for the final leg of the 400 relay at Saturday’s SMAA championships. The Red Riots were runner-up to Scarborough in that event.
Cape Elizabeth’s Paul Hamerski was third in the javelin at Saturday’s Western Maine Conference championship meet.