The fun is about to being in earnest for local runners, jumpers and throwers.
The regular season has come to a close and next up are conference championship meets Saturday and the state meets the following weekend.
Cape Elizabeth hosted Falmouth, Greely and Yarmouth last Friday for the Cumberland County Classic.
The boys came in third (Falmouth finished first) as Deven Roberts (triple jump, 37 feet, 2.5 inches), Andrew Lavallee (shot put, 40-9.5) and Paul Hamerski (discus, 117-4) all won events. The Capers girls were fourth (Greely was first). The 3,200 relay team did come in first in a time of 12 minutes, 10.20 seconds.
South Portland hosted Scarborough and seven other schools in the Cumberland County Classic.
The Red Storm won the girls’ meet and the Red Riots came in sixth.
Scarborough got wins from Nicole Kirk in the 100 (12.78 seconds) and 200 (25.97), Emily Tolman in the 400 (58.85) and long jump (16-4.75), Catherine Bailey in the pole vault (10 feet), Haela Booth-Howe in the javelin (102-4) and the 400 (52.46) and 1,600 (4:10.67) relay teams.
The boys meet was won by Cheverus. Scarborough came in third and South Portland tied Windham for fifth.
The Red Storm got a win from Kevin Manning in the pole vault (11-6).
The Red Riots top finishers were Teddy Lefay (third in the 100, 11.97), Darryl Wilkinson in the 800 (2:04.12) and Ben Michaud in the triple jump (39-9).
South Portland’s Nyajock Pan won the 800 (2:20.47).
Saturday, Cape Elizabeth goes to Yarmouth for the Western Maine Conference championship meet. Scarborough hosts South Portland and the rest of the Southern Maine Activities Association for the conference meet.
Cape Elizabeth will compete in the Class B state meet at Mt. Desert Island Saturday, June 2. Scarborough and South Portland vie for Class A honors that same day at Windham.
Thornton Academy in Saco will be the host for this year’s New England championships, Saturday, June 9.