Strong showings at conference championship track meets

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The Southwestern Maine Activities Association outdoor track and field championship meet was postponed two days by bad weather, but it was worth the wait when it finally contested Monday at Thornton Academy in Saco.

Cheverus’ boys tallied 81 points to finish second to Scarborough (130). Deering (29 points) tied Noble for ninth. Portland (5) came in 14th.

The Stags got wins from Brady Foshay in the 800 (2 minutes, 4.26 seconds), Isaac Yeboah in the 300 hurdles (40.96 seconds) and Matt Cushing in the javelin (170 feet, 2 inches). Nick White was runner-up in the discus (147-6). James Campbell finished second in the 400 (50.57). Cheverus’ 3,200 relay team was also runner-up (8:27.51).

The Rams were led by standout thrower Jared Bell, who won the shot put (54-1) and the discus (169-0). Bell was also third in the javelin (152-9).

The Bulldogs’ points came from Drew Graham, who was fifth in the 300 hurdles (41.91), and Jonathan Bobe, who placed fifth in the 400 (53.74) and sixth in the 200 (23.55).

In the girls’ meet, won easily by Bonny Eagle with 122 points, Cheverus (58) placed third, Deering (42) was seventh, McAuley (4) came in 16th and Portland (2) finished 17th.

The Stags got victories from Anne Slattery in the 100 hurdles (16.06) and Kiera Murray in the two-mile (11:42.84). Cheverus’ 400 relay team was runner-up to Noble (51.33). Sarah Mount finished second in the 400 (1:02.38).

The Rams got a win from Rashad Zagon in the 300 hurdles (51.17). Zagon was second in the high jump (5-2) and third in the 100 hurdles (17.17). Alexis Elowitch finished runner-up in the javelin (95-1).

The Lions’ points came from pole vaulter Elizabeth Houston, who tied for third with a top vault of 8 feet (Cheverus’ Hannah Robbins also tied for third).

The Bulldogs’ points came from Claire Kirby, fifth in the 100 hurdles (17.44).

WMC results

Waynflete traveled to Naples Monday for the Western Maine Conference championship meet (also postponed from Saturday). The Flyers took part in Division II. The girls were seventh and the boys eighth. Wells was first in the boys’ meet, while Traip won the girls’.

Abdi Mohamed had the boys’ lone point by coming in sixth in the high jump (5-4).

Rowan Price led the girls by coming in second in the high jump, 4-6.


The state championship meets are Saturday. Cheverus, Deering and Portland vie for Class A honors in Brewer. McAuley and Waynflete compete in the Class C meet in Dover-Foxcroft.

The New England championship meet is Saturday, June 8, in New Britain, Conn.

Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.

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Deering’s Jared Bell launches the discus during his first-place effort at Monday’s SMAA championships. Bell had a top throw of 169 feet, which was over 21 feel longer than runner-up Nick White of Cheverus. The Rams tied for ninth as a team.

Cheverus’ Anne Slattery races toward a victory in the 100 hurdles Monday. Slattery (who won in 16.06 seconds) helped the Stags finish third as a team.

Cheverus’ Nick White was runner-up in the discus.

Cheverus’ Brad Kritzer throws the javelin. He came in 17th.

Deering’s Rashad Zagon was third in the 100 hurdles, but came in first in the 300 hurdles Monday.

McAuley’s Elizabeth Houston tied for third in the pole vault.

Portland’s Drew Graham finishes fifth in the 300 hurdles.

Portland’s Claire Kirby stretches to finish fifth in the 100 hurdles.

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