If Saturday’s conference meets were any indication, this coming Saturday’s outdoor track state championships will feature some impressive showings from city runners, jumpers and throwers.
At the Southern Maine Activities Association championship meet at Scarborough, Cheverus’ boys had 64 points and came in third (Sanford won the meet with 87). Deering placed sixth with 50 points. Portland didn’t score.
The Stags were led by Brady Foshay, who won the 800 (1 minute, 58.98 seconds), Matt Cushing in the javelin (165 feet, 3 inches) and their 3,200 relay team (8:11. 66). James Campbell was runner-up in the 400 (50.32 seconds). Joe Slattery was second in the long jump (20-6.75) and sixth in the 100 (11.91). Timothy Jerome placed third in the javelin (146-4). Isaac Yeboah came in fourth in the 300 hurdles (41.73). Michael Orne was fourth in the high jump (5-8). Elijah Yeboah was sixth in the 300 hurdles (42.12). Lars Murphy finished sixth in the 400 (53.26). Lukas Temple was sixth in the two-mile (10:44.66).
The Rams got a win from Bryan White in the shot put (51-9.75). Jared Bell placed third in the shot put (50-6.25) and fourth in the discus (128-9). Matt Kimball was third in the 100 (11.45). Anthony Miller came in fourth in the 100 (11.59) and fifth in the 200 (23.73). Ricardo Delgado was fourth in the 110 hurdles (16.06) and fifth in the high jump (5-8). Tony Sen placed fifth in the 110 hurdles (16.18). Deering was third in the 400 relay (44.82) and fourth in the 3,200 relay (8:29.54).
The girls’ meet was won by Scarborough with 93 points. Cheverus placed sixth with 45 points, Deering had 16.5 points to come in 13th and McAuley (6) was 15th. Portland didn’t score.
The Stags got wins from Shannon Conley in the 800 (2:20.52), Fiona Hendry in the mile (5:07.57) and Katie Shapiro in the discus (117-1). Hendry was also second in the two-mile (11:31.72). Shapiro finished third in the shot put (34-00.25). Georgia Caso came in sixth in the mile (5:33.75).
The Rams featured Rashod Zagon’s third-place finish in the 100 hurdles (17.06), Veronica Mitchell’s third-place showing in the 300 hurdles (47.96), a fourth-place finish by the 400 relay team (53.2) and a tie for sixth by Zagon in the high jump (4-8).
The Lions’ points came from Elizabeth Houston in the pole vault (third place, 8 feet).
Waynflete took part in the Western Maine Conference championships at Yarmouth High School. Competing in the Division II, the Flyers were seventh among the boys and eighth on the girls’ side.
Abdi Mohamud won the boys’ high jump (5-6). Eric Nathanson placed sixth in the 400 (1:00.26). Boniface Kobango was sixth in the long jump (16-1.5).
Girls’ points came from Rowan Price, who was fourth in the high jump (4-2).
Cheverus, Deering and Portland take part in the Class A state meet Saturday at Windham High School.
McAuley goes to Mt. Desert Island for the Class B meet.
Waynflete will compete in the Class C meet at Cony High School in Augusta.
Waynflete’s Abukar Adan competes in the 800 at Saturday’s Western Maine Conference championship meet. Adan was eighth.
Deering’s Veronica Mitchell leaps a hurdle en route to her third-place finish in the 300 hurdles in Saturday’s SMAA championship meet.