Terrific performances highlight state track meets–Northern edition

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Forecaster Country outdoor track and field stars made an impact at all three state championship meets last weekend.

In the Class A meet in Topsham, Falmouth’s boys tallied 52 points to come in fourth behind Lewiston (71), Scarborough (61) and Cheverus (59). Jalique Keene won the javelin with a throw of 167 feet. Andy Clement was runner-up in the 300 hurdles (40.95 seconds). Scott Lambert came in fourth in the two-mile (9 minutes, 54.24 seconds). Nigel Dunn was fourth in the 300 hurdles (41.66). Aaron Thomas placed fifth in the pole vault (12-6). Tony St. Angelo came in fifth in the long jump (19-11). Matt Polewaczyk finished fifth in the 200 (23.23). Bryce Murdick was fifth in the mile (4:29.72). Matt Edmonds was sixth in the discus (130-11). The Yachtsmen’s 4×100 relay team (Keene, Nick Sanzari, Dunn and Polewaczyk) finished second to Thornton Academy in 44.57. Falmouth’s 4×800 relay (Josh Simensky, Sean Soucy, Lambert and Jeremiah Sands) placed fourth (8:26.38).

In the girls’ meet, won by Thornton Academy with 80 points, Falmouth (35) was fifth. The Yachtsmen won the 4×800 relay, as Maddy Adams, Meg Dye, Gina Pardi and Mira Wyman posted a time of 10:02.14. Lydia Farmer finished third in the long jump (15-11). Adelaide Cooke was third in the discus (110-9), fourth in the shot put (34-7.5) and fourth in the javelin 102-4). Wyman placed sixth in the 800 (2:31.23). Falmouth came in fifth in the 4×400 relay (Sara Topalovic, Farmer, Wyman and Elizabeth Cyr, 4:17.74).

In the Class B meet at Bath, Greely’s girls had 52 points and were third behind Waterville (118.25) and York (87), while Freeport (7) placed 24th.

The Rangers got wins from Alyssa Coyne in the shot put (37-6.75) and the discus (127-10) and Siana Emery in the racewalk (8:16.98). Emily Mason was runner-up in the two-mile (11:49.29). Jocelyn Mitiguy placed fourth in the 100 hurdles (16.59). Samantha Kane came in fourth in the discus (98-6). Lauren Williams and Samantha Pynchon were part of a four-way tie for fifth in the high jump (4-10). Sophia Stickney finished seventh in the two-mile (12:26.13). Mika Gallati was seventh in the discus (92-10). Greely’s 4×100 relay team (Madison McKenney, Kristina Volta, Jamie Keisman and Mitiguy) was seventh (54.35).

The Falcons’ points came from Hannah Schnyder (fifth in the long jump, 15-8.5) and their fourth-place 4×400 relay team (Schnyder, Mikaela Fleenor, Johanna Bogue-Marlow and Maddie Squibb, 4:20.87).

In the boys’ meet, won by York with 88 points, Greely (30) came in eighth and Freeport (10) tied Morse for 16th. 

The Rangers were led by Ryan Morrison, who was runner-up in the mile (4:34.83) and sixth in the two-mile (10:19.94). Ben Ray placed fourth in the pole vault (11-6). Chris Byron came in sixth in the javelin (142-0). Paul Bischoff was sixth in the high jump (5-10) and seventh in the triple jump (38-9.75). Connor Rog finished sixth in the 800 (2:08.12). Kyle Hansen was seventh in the two-mile (10:20.840. Greely’s 4×800 relay team (Rog, Chris Perry, Hansen and Morrison) finished third (8:43.79). Its 4×100 relay (Nathaniel Chapin, Ben Ingraham, Sam Doolittle and Perry) placed sixth (47.01).

The Falcons featured Chandler Vincent (third in the two-mile, 10:02.33) and Henry Jaques (fourth in the two-mile, 10:02.86).

In the Class C meet at Yarmouth, Yarmouth’s boys had 45 points to come in fourth (Orono was first with 88), while North Yarmouth Academy had 25 points and finished eighth. 

The Clippers were led by Luke Laverdiere, who was runner-up in both the mile (4:32.88) and two-mile (10:03.95). Sam Gerken placed third in the 800 (2:03.02). Tahj Garvey was fourth in the 200 (23.57). Darren Shi was fourth in the shot put (50-6). Tucker Whitney finished fourth in the long jump (19-11.25) and sixth in the high jump (5-6). Yarmouth’s 4×400 relay (Garvey, John Decker, Gerken and Gaelon Kolczynski) was runner-up to Orono in 3:33.15. The 4×100 relay (Whitney, Garvey, Gerken and Kolczynski) placed seventh (47.14).

The Panthers had the second-place 4×800 relay team (Xander Bartone, John LeBlanc, Matt Malcom and Henry Quesada, 8:32.57). Bartone was runner-up in the 400 (52.83) and came in sixth in the 800 (2:08.38). Chase Gendron placed fourth in the discus (122-7). Matt Malcom finished fifth in the two-mile (10:20.26).

Yarmouth’s girls were also fourth. The Clippers had 35 points and Orono won the crown with 132.7. NYA (18) and tied Central, Sacopee Valley and Washburn for 13th place.

Yarmouth got a win from Emma Egan in the high jump (5-5). Egan was also runner-up in the 200 (26.63), third in the 100 (12.92) and fourth in the long jump (16-10), as she accounted for 28 points all by herself. Grace Cowles placed third in the mile (5:30.76). Abby Hamilton finished seventh in the two-mile (12:13.64).

The Panthers featured new discus record-holder Muriel Adams, whose top throw of 128 feet, 7 inches set a new benchmark. Linnea Hull was runner-up in the pole vault (8-0).

The outdoor track season comes to a close Saturday with the New England championship meet at Thornton Academy in Saco.

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

Greely’s Samantha Pynchon tied for fifth in the Class B girls’ high jump.

John Jensenius photo.

Greely’s Sophia McMonagle takes part in the Class B girls’ pole vault. McMonagle did not score.

John Jensenius photo.

Greely’s Siana Emery shows her first-place form in the Class B racewalk.

John Jensenius photo.

Freeport’s Hannah Schnyder places fifth in the Class B girls’ long jump.

John Jensenius photo.

Freeport’s Hannah Schnyder competes in the Class B girls’ 800.

John Jensenius photo.

Greely’s Jamie Keisman takes part in the Class B girls’ 300 hurdles.

John Jensenius photo.

Greely’s Connor Rog comes in sixth in the Class B boys’ 800.

John Jensenius photo.

Greely’s Ben Ray comes in fourth in the Class B boys’ pole vault.

John Jensenius photo.

Greely’s Caroline Swaney competes in the Class B girls’ 100 hurdles. Swaney did not score.

John Jensenius photo.

NYA’s Jake Malcom runs in the Class C boys’ 300 hurdles. Malcom didn’t score.

Ben McCanna photo.

Yarmouth standout Emma Egan finishes second in the Class C girls’ 200.

Ben McCanna photo. 

Yarmouth’s Tucker Whitney comes in sixth in the Class C boys’ high jump.

Ben McCanna photo.

Yarmouth freshman Luke Laverdiere was runner-up in the Class C boys’ two-mile.

Ben McCanna photo.

Yarmouth’s Gaelon Kolczynski takes part in the Class C boys’ 200. Kolczynski didn’t score.

Ben McCanna photo.

Yarmouth’s Tahj Garvey was fourth in the Class C boys’ 200.

Ben McCanna photo.

Greely’s Ryan Morrison races toward a second-place finish in the mile at the Class B boys’ meet.

John Jensenius photo.

Freeport’s Chandler Vincent is third in the Class B boys’ two-mile.

John Jensenius photo.

Falmouth’s 4×800 relay team took first place at Saturday’s Class A state meet and was all smiles afterwards.

From left: Mira Wyman, Meg Dye, Maddy Adams and Gina Pardi.

Photo courtesy Steve Wyman.

NYA’s Muriel Adams is all smiles after setting the new Class C discus record.

Ben McCanna photo.

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North Yarmouth Academy’s Muriel Adams unleashes a new Class C record discus throw of 128 feet, 7 inches. 

Ben McCanna photo.

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