The fun is about to being in earnest for local runners, jumpers and throwers.
The regular season came to a close Friday and next up are conference championship meets Saturday and the state meets the following weekend.
Falmouth, Greely and Yarmouth traveled to Cape Elizabeth Friday for the Cumberland County Classic.
The Yachtsmen took first place on the boys’ side with 150.5 points, while the Rangers (67) were second and Clippers (15) fourth.
Falmouth event winners included Reid Pryzant in the 110 hurdles (15.4 seconds), Jacob Buhelt in the 100 (11 seconds) and the 200 (23.00), Andy Roukey in the racewalk (10 minutes, 55 seconds), Grant Burfeind in the long jump (19 feet, 1.75 inches), Andrew Thornton in the high jump (5-8) and pole vault (10 feet), Andy Clement in the 300 hurdles (47.8) and its 400 (45.4) and 3,200 (10:19.7) relay teams.
Greely got wins from Luke Wilcox in the 400 (56.7), Nestor Taylor in the 800 (2:01.8), Liam Campbell in the mile (4:32.5), Nate Madeira in the two-mile (9:59.0) and its 1,600 relay team (3:44.5).
Yarmouth’s Chris Knaub easily took the javelin (163 feet).
On the girls’ side, Greely was first with 155 points. Falmouth (80) was runner-up, while Yarmouth (21) placed third.
Rangers event winners included Sarah Ingraham in the 100 (13.2) and long jump (14-8.25), Sara Schad in the 400 (1:04.2), Kirstin Sandreuter in the 800 (2:27.4) and mile (5:20.8), Eva Bates in the two-mile (11:52.5), Hannah Keisman in the 100 hurdles (15.9) and 300 hurdles (53.3), Emily Saunders in the triple jump (33-8), Abby Bonnevie in the pole vault (8-6), as well as the 400 (53.1) and 1,600 (4:29.7) relay teams.
The Yachtsmen got wins from Jenna Serunian in both the shot put (33-4.5) and discus (107-10) and Allison Rand in the 200 (28.4).
Gina Robertson in the javelin (90-11) and Jocelyn Davies in the high jump (4-8) were event winners for the Clippers.
Freeport and North Yarmouth Academy (along with Poland) had a meet at Gray-New Gloucester. The Panthers were second in the boys’ competition behind the hosts, while the Falcons came in fourth.
NYA’s Jake Susla won the 110 hurdles (17.73) and 300 hurdles (47.5). Cam Regan took the pole vault (10-7). Cam Rayder took the shot put (45-10). Nick Rayder won the discus (125-8). The Panthers also took the 400 relay (47.9).
Freeport got wins from Taylor Saucier in the mile (4:42.4) and two-mile (10:36.8).
In the girls’ meet, the Falcons were third and Panthers fourth. Gray-New Gloucester came in first.
Freeport got wins from Ruby Margo in the 400 (1:07.0), Elly Bengtsson in the 800 (2:38.9), Kelsey Grant in the javelin (104-4) and its 400 (55.1) and 1,600 (4:35.9) relays. NYA’s lone first-place finisher was Kayla Rose in the discus (89-1).
Saturday, Yarmouth High School will host the Western Maine Conference championship meet.
Falmouth and Greely will compete in the Class B state meet at Mt. Desert Island Saturday, June 2. Freeport, NYA and Yarmouth take part in the Class C meet at Cony High School in Augusta.
Thornton Academy in Saco will be the host for this year’s New England championships, Saturday, June 9.
Falmouth’s Jacob Buhelt hands off to Matt Kingry in the 400 relay at last weekend’s regular season-ending meet. The Yachtsmen finished first in that event and also won the team competition.
Greely’s Kirstin Sandreuter leads Falmouth’s Madeline Roberts and Catherine Hebson in the mile. The three finished in that order. The Rangers were first as a team, while the Yachtsmen placed second.