Morse's McMann Field, site of the KVAC Championship meet in just two weeks, invited athletes to step up their performances in a KVAC meet May12th, 2017. The Lewiston women's track and field team collected 200 points to dominate the six-team meet. The Blue Devil men also impressed notching 167 points but needed them all, as Brunswick was close behind with 153.
Good weather and moderate temperatures contributed to a slew of personal bests and qualifying times as competitors position themselves for championship meets. Following the Lewiston women were Brunswick (126), Lincoln Academy (102), Morse (78), Medomak Valley (44) and Oceanside (20).
For the men, Medomak Valley took third (95) followed by Morse and Lincoln Academy with 63 each. Oceanside (32) rounded out the field.
With the top six finishers scoring, the Lewiston women had multiple scorers in most events and failed to score in just the triple jump where Ashley Kenniston of Medomak Valley won with a jump of 31'4".
Individual winners for the Blue Devils were Taylor Chamberlain (100M), Jenny Martin (100MH, 300MH), Jazlyn Dumas (HJ), Kayla Allen (1600M race walk), Laila Bunnitt in the shot put (31' 2.75" new personal best). Martin also anchored winning 4x100 and 4x400 teams.
Martin's 16.55 in the 100MH qualified her for the state meet as did here 300MH time of 50.49. Kayla Allen also qualified for the state meet with a minute and twenty seconds to spare; her 7:40 pace in the race walk bested the field. Likewise, Jazlyn Dumas put her name on the list for the state meet with high jump of 4'10" to take first place.
The home team opened strong with the Shipbuilders' 4x800 team of Sydney McCarren, Kelsea Albertson, Jenny Wilbraham and Emma Gould cruising to a first place finish. McCarren also took first in the women's 800 while Gould won the long jump. Albertson put up a new personal best to take third in the 1600 with a time of 5:44.47. This was just Morse's second meet of the season as weather has affected schedules across the state.
The women's 1600 was competitive. Brunswick's Isabella Pols claimed her spot in the state meet with a new personal best of 5:37.93. The Dragon's Micaela Ashby was just off the state AQ of 5:40 with a new best of 5:40.65. But Ashby did qualify for the state meet in the 3200 with a first place finish at 12:25:55, a new PR. It is the second time this season that Ashby has met the state qualifying time for the 3200. Other individual winners for Brunswick were Maddie Wayne (PV 8'0" state AQ), and Rosalie White (Discus 85'2", new PR).
Lincoln Academy's Tahlia Mullen claimed the top spots in both the 200M and
400M. Her times of 27.37 and 1:00:91 secured her place at the state meet for
both events. Lincoln did well in the sprints as Toru Fiberisima took seconds in
both the 100M and 200M. Meanwhile Mili Zapata's throw of 95'9" won the javelin for the Eagles.
Lewiston's Nicholas Roy was the Blue Devil's only multiple event winner for the men as he took first in the pole vault (11'0") and the race walk. Roy's vault was a new PR and nailed down a spot at states. Ben Musese took first in the triple exactly hitting the 40-foot mark and Connor Kaplinger claimed the javelin win (135'9"). But depth allowed the Blue Devils to put up enough points to edge the Brunswick Dragons.
In the afternoon's final event, the Lewiston A team won the 4x400 at 3:41:90 with Brunswick nearly three seconds back. But even Lewiston's B team was able to put up a sub-four time (3:58:66). With this sort of balance Lewiston collected points in every event save the 110MH where no Blue Devil was entered.
Seth White again led the Brunswick Dragons collecting the top spots in the 100M, 200M, long jump, and anchoring the winning 4X100 team which included Jack Harvey, Jaznel Burns, and Hunter Parker. Parker won the 300MH with a personal best of 41.72 easily securing his spot in the state meet with the state's fifth best time this season. Burns' triumph in the 400 also netted him a spot at states and represents a new PR. First year Jack Harvey also had a solid meet nipping at White's heels in the 100 and 200 taking third and second respectively. Harvey's wind impacted (-1.5) time in the 200 represented a new personal best.
Brunswick claimed the top spots at the high jump with junior Ryan Olson and first year Sam Cenescar both clearing 6 feet for the first time outdoors. Cenescar earned the win on jumps, as both earned a spot at states. Olson also matched a personal best of 10'6" at the pole vault to claim second place.
Medomak got wins in the 110 hurdles with Kenneth Pruyne facing the wind but
still breaking the tape at 17.72. Pruyne also picked up second in the 300MH.
Richie Sproul and Maty Moore went one-two in the shot put to help solidify
third place for the panthers.
Lincoln Academy's harriers dominated the distance events with the Eagles taking
four of the top five spots in the 3200. David Barnum's new PR of 10:47 won it.
Sam Russ also set a new personal mark in the 1600 at 4:37, a time good enough
to warrant a spot at states. Brunswick's Will Shaughnessy pressured Russ the
whole race to finish second at 4:41.
Oceanside took first in the 800 as Nate Hersom crossed the line at 2:08:82; it
was Hersom's third 800 win of the season.
Brunswick, Morse and Medomak Valley meet again Thursday May 18th at Mt. Ararat. Lincoln Academy and Oceanside run at Camden Hills on Friday the 19th, while the Blue Devils see Bangor and EL at Brewer for the River City Rivals meet Saturday the 20th.