The girls 4x800 was a back and forth affair throughout. Early leaders were Mt. Ararat & Brewer, with other contenders Scarborough & Brunswick a little bit back. Scarborough had to run without Abby Chick (So.), who was out of the meet with the flu. Brewer surged passed Mt. Ararat on the 3rd leg behind a strong effort from Sara Chavarie(Fr.), while Scarborough's Melissa Dellatore continued to make up ground on the leaders. Brewer had the lead heading into the anchor leg, Michelle Haluska (So.) had 4th leg, while Scarborough's Whitney Chamberlain (Sr.), the #1 seed in the 800 was on anchor for the Red Storm, Mt Ararat wasn't out of it yet either, as they had Christina Erving (Sr.) running anchor. Chamberlain set off in pursuit of Haluska immediatley and closed up the 3-4 second gap in the span of 100 meters. She sat until they passed the 200m and surged to lead and never looked back, leading the Red Storm to a victory, Erving chased Haluska all the way to line, edging her out of the lean 10:08.59 to 10:08.90.
Finals 1 Scarborough High School 10:06.36 10 1) Emily Tolman FR 2) Meghan Summerson SR 3) Melissa Dellatorre JR 4) Whitney Chamberlain SR 2 Mt. Ararat High School 10:08.59 8 1) Chloe Emerson SO 2) Krislyn Hyatt SR 3) Erin Fitzsimmons JR 4) Christina Erving SR 3 Brewer High School 10:08.90 6 1) Brooke Madden SR 2) Lily Sund JR 3) Sara Chavarie FR 4) Michelle Haluska SO 4 Brunswick High School 10:24.49 4 1) Meghan McDonough SO 2) Farren Welzel SO 3) Kathleen McMahon FR 4) Kyia Jensen SO 5 Bangor High School 10:31.23 3 1) Jenny Leach SR 2) Kendall Lunn JR 3) Rachel Huber JR 4) Chelsea Pratt SR 6 Edward Little High School 10:31.48 2 1) Hannah Hart SR 2) Kelsey Blanchette JR 3) Abby Hart SO 4) Stephanie Elwell JR 7 Deering High School 10:50.36 1 1) Natalie Mitchell 2) Jane Farrell 3) Katie Donlan 4) Veronica Mitchell
Cheverus led most the 4x800, with the exception of half lap when the Bangor Rams assumed the lead. The goal coming into the race was the state record 8:20.2, held by Deering High School and the Stags did just that dipping under the record with anchor Andrew Synder (Jr.) coming home in 8:19.05 for a new state record, other member os the Cheverus squad where Taylor Dundas (Jr), Josh Reali (Sr.) & Jack Terwilliger (So.). The battle for 2nd was between defending 4x800 champion Scarborough and Brunswick, both teams were expected to contend for the team overall title. The Red Storm used a strong 2nd leg from James Wright (Sr.) to pull ahead of the Dragons, and Nick Morris (Fr.) held a slight advantage over Liam Cassidy (Jr.) as they handed off to the anchor legs Sam Chick (Sr.) of Scarborough and Will Geoghegan (Jr.) Brunswick. Chick maintained the lead for Scarborough, running a controlled 2:00.5 leg.
Event 2 Boys 4x800 Meter Relay ======================================================================= Class A: R 8:19.05 2/16/2009 Cheverus High School, Cheverus T Dundas, J Reali, J Terwilliger, A Snyder School Finals Points ======================================================================= Finals 1 Cheverus High School 8:19.05R 10 1) Taylor Dundas JR 2) Josh Reali SR 3) Jack Terwilliger SO 4) Andrew Snyder JR 2 Scarborough High School 8:26.97 8 1) Tom Hague 10 2) James Wright 12 3) Nick Morris 9 4) Sam Chick 12 3 Brunswick High School 8:32.69 6 1) Stephen Purcell SO 2) Parker Merrill SR 3) Liam Cassidy JR 4) Will Geoghegan JR 4 Bangor High School 8:36.17 4 1) John Moore SR 2) David Gamble SR 3) Sam Nisbett JR 4) Shea Patterson SR 5 Lawrence High School 8:44.03 3 1) Joseph Gorman 2) Christopher Low JR 3) Sebastian Peters JR 4) Michael Brooks SR 6 Deering High School 8:50.17 2 1) Charlie Dupee 2) Matt Kalicky 3) Seth Neuts 4) Jeremy Turner 7 Lewiston High School 9:01.01 1 1) Ali Hersi SO 2) Hussein Ibrahim SO 3) Shobow Saban SO 4) Kevin Lavetu FR
The boys Shot was a very competitive event this year, and the big throws started early in the first round of qualfying. John White (Jr.) who had been hurt most of the year with an MCL sprain, launched his first throw out over 48 ft. to set the tone. Jacob Dubois (Sr.) was next up and followed suit with a strong thorw of 48-10. John Gilboy (Sr.) & Justin Gagne follwed suit each getting out over 49 ft. In round two, Gagne unleashed his best throw of the day a new PR, 51-9 1/2 to put the pressue on the rest of the field. No one could catch up the rest of the day.
Event 20 Boys Shot Put ======================================================================= Class A: R 59-10 1977 Ed Bogdanovich, Portland Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= 1 Justin Gagne SR Biddeford 51-09.50 10 2 John Gilboy SR Thornton 49-03.50 8 3 Jacob Dubois SR Edward Little 49-02.00 6 4 John White JR Cheverus 48-10.50 4 5 Brian Woodbury 12 Scarborough 48-05.50 3 6 Ryan Skillings SR South Portland 45-11.00 2 7 Patrick Fagan Westbrook 44-08.00 1
Sean Seekins (Sr.) of Bangor was the most consistent jumper, clearing 6'2 with no misses to prevail over Imadhi Zagon (So.) who also cleared 6'2, but was 2nd on misses. Seekins, who jumped 6'2 for the first time at last weekend's EMITL championship, proved it was no fluke.
Event 26 Boys High Jump ======================================================================= Class A: R 6-08.75 1983 Sawyer, Lawrence Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= 1 Sean Seekins SR Bangor 6-02.00 10 2 Imadhi Zagon SO Portland 6-02.00 8 3 Alex Dulac 12 Scarborough 6-00.00 6 4 Patrick Ciez JR Windham 6-00.00 4 5 Emmanuel Vincent Westbrook 5-10.00 3 6 Chase Daniels SR Brewer 5-08.00 2 7 Peter Olafsen SR Portland 5-06.00 0.33 7 Brett Walker 12 Gorham 5-06.00 0.33 7 David Hardison SR South Portland 5-06.00 0.33
The girls long jump was viewed as a pivotal event for the team title, Edward Little, Brewer, & Scarborough all had athletes expected to score points and they did just that. Maria Curit (So.) made everyone take notice when she popped off a 17-0 1/2 jump in the 2nd round, but that mark didn't stand for long as Red Storm senior, Lauren Blaisdell answered with a huge leap and personal best 17-2 3/4. That mark would stand up and gave the Red Storm some unexpected points. The level of competiton has been raised as 6 girls leaped out past 16 ft.
Event 21 Girls Long Jump ======================================================================= Class A: R 17-06.25 1999 Jen Puiia/Rachel McCaslin, Brewer/Westbro Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= 1 Lauren Blaisdell SR Scarborough 17-02.75 10 2 Maria Curit SO Biddeford 17-00.50 8 3 Emily Dodge JR Edward Little 16-11.25 6 4 Muriel Schwinn SR Edward Little 16-07.00 4 5 Emilia Scheemaker SO Scarborough 16-05.25 3 6 Mackenzie DeGraff SR Brewer 16-00.25 2 7 Kendra Lenz SR Bangor 15-06.75 1
The girls vault had been having a lackluster year, in terms of number of vaulters hitting the qualifying standard, however the state championship brought out the competitive fire of the ladies and we saw the best vaulting of the year with 8 girls over 8-0. In the end it was #1 seed Emily Hartzell (Sr.) taking the top spot with her 9-0 vault, she won on misses over Jen Tsang (Sr.) Bangor and Kaitlin Noyes (Sr.)
Event 27 Girls Pole Vault ======================================================================= Class A: R 11-10 2/18/2008 Bethany Dumas, Cony Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= 1 Emily Hartzell SR Brunswick 9-00.00 10 2 Jen Tsang SR Bangor 9-00.00 8 3 Kaitlin Noyes SR Brewer 9-00.00 6 4 Katie Cook SR Windham 8-06.00 4 5 Katie Porter SR Bangor 8-00.00 2.50 5 Danielle Paul SR Edward Little 8-00.00 2.50 7 Alison Keane SR Brewer 8-00.00 1
Girls 55m Hurdles
The girls Hurdles was another event that was considered a pivotal event, as Edward Little & Scarborough had at a least athletes expected to score. In the trials, Dee Wilbur (Sr.) qualified fastest with her 8.82 clocking, Scarborough's Jenny Snyder had a great trial setting a new personal best, with her 8.86. EL's Emily Dodge(Jr.) broke the 9 second barrier with her 8.87 run. Edward Little qualified 2 more girls, in the 4th and 7th spots, while Scarborough nabbed the 6th spot.
In the final it was Emily Dodge running the race of her life to win the title, with an outstanding time of 8.68, new pr. Wilbur ran well too, improving her time to 8.76, with Snyder equalling her prelim time of 8.82 for 3rd. Chyla Hoitt (Jr) of EL outleaned Emilia Scheemaker (So.) of Scarborough for 4th, both were clocked in 9.30
Event 3 Girls 55 Meter Hurdles ======================================================================= Class A: R 8.23 2/18/2008 Jesse Labreck, Messalonskee Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= Finals 1 Emily Dodge JR Edward Little 8.68 10 2 Dee Wilbur SR Bangor 8.76 8 3 Jenny Snyder JR Scarborough 8.82 6 4 Chyla Hoitt JR Edward Little 9.30 4 5 Emilia Scheemaker SO Scarborough 9.30 3 6 Peyton Dostie SO Bonny Eagle 9.38 2 7 Ashten Hackett JR Edward Little 9.40 1 8 Kaitllyn Hall SO Thornton 9.47
Boys 55m Hurdles
Event 4 Boys 55 Meter Hurdles ======================================================================= Class A: R 7.52 2/20/2006 Ben Roy, Bonny Eagle Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= Finals 1 Jamie Ruginski SR Bonny Eagle 7.91 10 2 Nick Winslow SR Bonny Eagle 7.98 8 3 Tony Haeuser SR South Portland 8.00 6 4 David Hardison SR South Portland 8.08 4 5 Steven Rice JR Brewer 8.17 3 6 Kenzell Crawford JR Brunswick 8.19 2 7 Michael Tifiano Deering 8.25 1 8 Carleton Allen Deering 8.30
Event 5 Girls 55 Meter Dash ======================================================================= Class A: R 7.25 1996 Jill Corey, Portland Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= Finals 1 Kristin Slotnick SR Brunswick 7.27 10 2 Melissa Carrier JR Bonny Eagle 7.33 8 3 Morgan Costa SO Bonny Eagle 7.45 6 4 Jenny Snyder JR Scarborough 7.51 4 5 Emily Rissala JR Thornton 7.63 3 6 Lea Morin SR Lewiston 7.66 2 7 Jackie Kelly JR Brunswick 7.68 1 8 Katie Cook SR Windham 7.73
Event 6 Boys 55 Meter Dash ======================================================================= Class A: R 6.60 2/20/2006 Colby Brooks, Edward Little Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= Finals 1 Ben Sinclair JR Brewer 6.63 10 2 Erik Anderson SR Messalonskee 6.76 8 3 Daniel Roukey Westbrook 6.77 6 4 Brandon Patten 12 Gorham 6.80 4 5 Cody Sorrell JR Noble 6.85 3 6 Sam Balzano Deering 6.85 2 7 Jake Willis 11 Gorham 6.88 1 8 August Ibekilo SR Thornton 6.94
The girls Mile was a two girl race, until the bell lap when Fiona Hendry (Fr.) ripped the final lap in 35 seconds for a impressive 5:10.99 clocking, which is a new PR. Rachel Wilkinson (Jr.) hung onto Hendry and looked very comfortable running an indoor best of 5:15.82 for 2nd. Vickie Hewey (Sr.) ran her usual smart race, hanging back early on and surging ahead over the final 800 meters for3rd. Last year surprise winner, Toby Crispen (Sr.) was 4th.
Event 7 Girls 1 Mile Run ======================================================================= Class A: R 5:00.6h 1986 Wendy Delan, Bonny Eagle Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= 1 Fiona Hendry FR Cheverus 5:10.99 10 2 Rachel Wilkinson 11 Gorham 5:15.82 8 3 Victoria Hewey SR Sanford 5:22.17 6 4 Toby Crispen SR Lewiston 5:28.29 4 5 Hannah Pierce JR Massabesic 5:31.44 3 6 Kim Downing SR Noble 5:33.48 2 7 Kelsey Rex 11 Gorham 5:34.10 1
The boys Mile was one of the most anticipated races of the day, the race featured the matchup of three of the top junior distance runners in the state with #1 seed Will Geoghegan of Brunswick, #2 seed Luke Fontaine of Cony, & Nate Hathaway of Scarborough. Geoghegan took the pace for the first 400 which was past in 67.5, there was a large pack of runners still in contention, inlcluding all the favorites plus, Liam Cassidy (Jr.), Taylor Dundas (Jr.) & Mohamed Ahmed (Jr.). The 2nd 400 the pace slowed further, as the leaders came through in 2:18. The pace started to pick up on lap 6 as Hathaway surged into the lead and click off a 33.5, only Fontaine & Geoghegan were able to respond to the quickening of pace. Lap 7 the pace continued to acclerate to 32.5, and it was a down to Hathaway closely follwed by Fontaine. The two started to kick on the final lap, Fontaine pulled up on Hathaway on the backstretch and got by him with 100m to go, his turnover was just too much for Hathaway and he powered down the home stretch for victory. Hathway's last lap was 30.1, so Fontaine closed in 28.x, and his final 400m was around 60.x. Geoghegan was 3rd with teammate Cassidy picking up valuable points in 4th.
Event 8 Boys 1 Mile Run ======================================================================= Class A: R 4:16.46 1999 Ben Fletcher, Edward Little Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= 1 Luke Fontaine JR Cony 4:26.21 10 2 Nate Hathaway 11 Scarborough 4:27.59 8 3 Will Geoghegan JR Brunswick 4:36.97 6 4 Liam Cassidy JR Brunswick 4:38.56 4 5 Taylor Dundas JR Cheverus 4:42.55 3 6 Seth Neuts Deering 4:44.15 2 7 Mohamed Ahmed JR Lewiston 4:45.92 1
The girls 400 was one of the featured races of the day, with multi time state champion, Kristin Slotnick moving up to run the 400 for the first time in the state meet, against SMAA junior record holder, Maria Curtit (So.) of Biddeford, and the EMITL competition of Kira Giroux (Sr.), Brittany Chapman (Jr.) & Dee Wilbur (Sr.). Slotnick proved that the longer distance was no deterrent, as she ripped around the oval twice, clocking a fine 58.8, the 2nd fastest time in state meet history. Curit proved she is ready to run with anybody, as she smashed through the 60 second barrier with her 59.25 clocking. The Bangor duo of Chapman & Wilbur held down spots 3-4.
Event 9 Girls 400 Meter Dash ========================================================================== Class A: R 57.88 2/18/2008 Clare Franco, Brunswick Name Year School Finals H# Points ========================================================================== 1 Kristin Slotnick SR Brunswick 58.80 6 10 2 Maria Curit SO Biddeford 59.25 6 8 3 Brittney Chapman JR Bangor 1:01.29 6 6 4 Dee Wilbur SR Bangor 1:01.42 6 4 5 Peyton Dostie SO Bonny Eagle 1:01.48 6 3 6 Jenna Van Dam SR Scarborough 1:01.74 5 2 7 Kira Giroux SR Brewer 1:01.96 6 1
The boys 400m race was expected to go to Brewer standout junior Ben Sinclair who was the #1 seed, with his 49.56 run from earlier in the year. His biggest challenge was expected to come from Cam Stevens (Jr.) Gorham, the defedning indoor champion. Sinclair controlled the race early and led as the two runners hit the backstretch, Sinclair with a 5-6 meter lead. Stevens wasn't given up as he fought valiently to hold on. Dan Roukey (Sr.) of Westbrook held down the 3rd spot. Sinclair and Stevens battled through the turn, with Sinclair maintaining his lead ever so slighty, as the two turned for home, Stevens pulled along side and it was anyone's race. Showing his improved strength from his 800m training this season, Stevens eeked passed Sinclair at the line for a new state record 50.37, while Sinclair posted a fablous time of 50.45. These two showed they were the class of the field and the best 400m in the state, the showdown during outdoor should be just as good. Roukey posted a huge persoanl best of 51.66 for 3rd.
Event 10 Boys 400 Meter Dash ========================================================================== Class A: R 50.37 2/16/2009 Cam Stevens, Gorham Name Year School Finals H# Points ========================================================================== 1 Cam Stevens 11 Gorham 50.37R 3 10 2 Ben Sinclair JR Brewer 50.45 3 8 3 Daniel Roukey Westbrook 51.66 3 6 4 Lonnie Hackett JR Bangor 53.36 3 4 5 John Moore SR Bangor 53.54 3 3 6 Steve Roberge SR Thornton 53.80 1 2 7 Steven Rice JR Brewer 54.52 3 1
The girls 800m was expected to be a close race throughout, with several talented athletes in the field. #1 seed Whitney Chamberlain (Sr.) of Scarborough had different thoughts, she blitzed the field right from the gun, opening up a lead in the first 50 meters, one that she wouldn't relinquish. Covering the first lap in 31.x, Chamberlain blew the race apart. The real race was for 2nd at that point and it was a good one, with Danielle Paul (Sr.) of EL, Kyia Jensen (So.) of Brunswick, Kaitlyn Noyes (Sr.) of Brewer. In the end Chamberlain would hold on, just missing the state record of 2:18.44. Paul would provide big points for her team with her runner-up finish. Jensen came home in 3rd while Noyes held on for 4th.
Event 11 Girls 800 Meter Run ======================================================================= Class A: R 2:18.44 2/19/2007 Kaitlynn Saldanha, Scarborough Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= 1 Whitney Chamberlain SR Scarborough 2:19.33 10 2 Danielle Paul SR Edward Little 2:23.13 8 3 Kyia Jensen SO Brunswick 2:25.83 6 4 Kaitlin Noyes SR Brewer 2:26.85 4 5 Hannah Pierce JR Massabesic 2:27.46 3 6 Victoria Hewey SR Sanford 2:27.74 2 7 Sarah McCullough 12 Gorham 2:29.09 1
The boys 800m proved to be the turning point in the meet for the Scarborough Red Storm. Coming into the event they were seeded for 6 points. The pace started out in a crawl with Sam Chick (Sr.) of Scarborough leading through 400 in 64.02, with Andrew Snyder (Jr.) in tow, and the rest of the pack of Michael Brooks (Sr.) of Lawrence, James Wright (Sr.) of Scarborough, & Joey Collins (So.) of Bonny Eagle, the pace picked up a bit during the 3rd lap, but it was uncertain whether or not the pack would be able to beat the fine time posted in Raymond Richardson of Westbrook in heat 1 of 2:05.98. The last lap was epic, as Chick and Snyder waged a heavy weight battle, Chick led as they entered the back stretch and was in full stride. Snyder, quicken his stride and went by as they entered the final turn, Chick hung onto his shoulder, and as they hit the home stretch powered by on the inside all the way to the line for the win, his last lap was 28.5. Snyder finished 2nd, and Richardson scored 3rd from heat 1. In the end Scarborough scored 13 points which proved to be the difference at the end of the meet.
Event 12 Boys 800 Meter Run ======================================================================= Class A: R 1:56.29 2004 Sam Fletcher, Edward Little Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= 1 Sam Chick 12 Scarborough 2:04.57 10 2 Andrew Snyder JR Cheverus 2:05.36 8 3 Raymond Richardson Westbrook 2:05.98 6 4 Michael Brooks SR Lawrence 2:06.46 4 5 James Wright 12 Scarborough 2:08.08 3 6 Joey Collins SO Bonny Eagle 2:08.13 2 7 Nate Buck SR Portland 2:08.24 1
The girls 200m was the last chance for Kristin Slotnick to run to the top spot on the podium, and she didn't disappoint as she capured her 3rd individual title of the day, and her 9th event win in a row, pretty impressive resume. Slotnick ran away with the win, clocking 26.38, Morgan Costa (So.) maybe the future in this event, ran impressively in the 3rd heat to a new pr of 26.83 good enough for 2nd overall, her teammate Melissa Carrier, chased Slotnick also broke the 27 second barrier with her 26.93.
Event 13 Girls 200 Meter Dash ========================================================================== Class A: R 25.80 2/19/2007 Kristin Slotnick, Brunswick Name Year School Finals H# Points ========================================================================== 1 Kristin Slotnick SR Brunswick 26.38 4 10 2 Morgan Costa SO Bonny Eagle 26.83 3 8 3 Melissa Carrier JR Bonny Eagle 26.93 4 6 4 Maria Curit SO Biddeford 27.15 4 4 5 Lea Morin SR Lewiston 27.36 4 3 6 Emily Rissala JR Thornton 27.42 2 2 7 Caroline Summa SO Cheverus 27.49 2 1
The boys 200m final heat lost one of the top competitors, when Matt Hatke (So.) of Brunswick, had to leave the meet due to a foot injury after the 55m. However, the 6th and final heat proved to be the fastest, with #1 seed Ben Sinclair racing to his 2nd individual win of the day, with a fine run of 23.19 to outdistance Erik Anderson (Sr.) of Messalonskee 23.35. Merton Foss (Sr.) of EL upheld the strong sprinting tradition of the Red Eddies with his 3rd place finish. The surprise of the day, was in the 3rd heat where Brandon Patten (Sr.) of Gorham ran to a huge pr of 23.68 which was good enough for 4th, his teammate Jake Willis (Jr.) had a strong run as well in the 3rd heat, running 23.79, 6th fastest on the day.
Event 14 Boys 200 Meter Dash ========================================================================== Class A: R 22.65 2/20/2006 Colby Brooks, Edward Little Name Year School Finals H# Points ========================================================================== 1 Ben Sinclair JR Brewer 23.19 6 10 2 Erik Anderson SR Messalonskee 23.35 6 8 3 Merton Foss SR Edward Little 23.65 6 6 4 Brandon Patten 12 Gorham 23.68 3 4 5 Imadhi Zagon SO Portland 23.75 5 3 6 Jake Willis 11 Gorham 23.79 3 2 7 Renaldo Lowry Deering 23.92 4 1
Girls 2 mile
The girls 2 mile was dominated by star freshman Fiona Hendry as she ran to a 12 second win over Grace Glynn (Jr.) of Thornton Academy. Last year's champion Rachel Wilkinson of Gorham finished in 3rd.
Event 15 Girls 2 Mile Run ======================================================================= Class A: R 10:53.5h 1987 Wendy Delan, Bonny Eagle Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= 1 Fiona Hendry FR Cheverus 11:40.34 10 2 Grace Glynn JR Thornton 11:52.21 8 3 Rachel Wilkinson 11 Gorham 12:01.92 6 4 Toby Crispen SR Lewiston 12:09.59 4 5 Morgan Beede JR Cony 12:16.24 3 6 Kim Downing SR Noble 12:20.09 2 7 Kathleen McMahon FR Brunswick 12:21.71 1
Boys 2 mile
The boys 2 mile was led out by Matt Driscoll (Sr.) of Lewsiton, the #1 seed coming into the race. Driscoll toured the first mile in 4:48-49, with Will Geoghegan of Brusnwick & Jack Terwilliger of Cheverus in tow. Just of the pack was Tim Belanger of Bonny Eagle & Liam Cassidy of Brunswick. Just after the mile, Driscoll started to fall back, he had been sick the week leading up to race and just didn't have the strength. Geoghegan found himself in front, with Terwilliger the only one able to keep contact. Will would pull away in the end for his first individual state track championship, with Terwilliger running a strong race for 2nd and his first time under 10 minutes. Cassidy ran a smart race and moved up throughout and his 3rd place finish, breathed some hope back into Brunswick's chances for the team title. Tim Belanger ran a gutty race for 4 important points for the Scots as well.
Event 16 Boys 2 Mile Run ======================================================================= Class A: R 9:24.26 2/21/2005 Eric Giddings, South Portland Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= 1 Will Geoghegan JR Brunswick 9:52.49 10 2 Jack Terwilliger SO Cheverus 9:57.53 8 3 Liam Cassidy JR Brunswick 10:00.48 6 4 Tim Belanger JR Bonny Eagle 10:06.64 4 5 Hussein Ibrahim SO Lewiston 10:21.02 3 6 Faisal Noor SO Edward Little 10:22.64 2 7 Nate Hathaway 11 Scarborough 10:22.73 1
Girls 4x200 relay
The 4x200 Relay coming into the meet was considered to be the deciding factor for the team title, that wasn't teh case however, as Scarborough had locked up their 5th straight title with a 10.5 point heading into the final event of the day. The Red Storm were the defedning champions in the event, and had set a new state record last year in the process. They were in the first heat of the day, and got off to a strong start with Freshman Nicole Kirk, the Red Storm would continue to extend their lead with each leg, and strong baton passes aided in their quest of a new record. With anchor Rachelle Green (So.) on anchor, she sprinting down the home stretch, leaning at the line to notch another state record, an impressive 1:48.71. With 3 more heats to go, Scarborough had to wait and see if there time would hold up. Bonny Eagle would come the closest, clocking 1:50.79 in heat 4, good enough for 2nd place. So it was another state title, and another 4x200 win and state record for the Red Storm, an emphatic end to the 2008-2009 indoor state meet.
Event 17 Girls 4x200 Meter Relay ========================================================================== Class A: R 1:48.71 2/16/2009 Scarborough High School, Scarborough N KIRK, J VAN DAM, L BLAISDELL, R Greene School Finals H# Points ========================================================================== 1 Scarborough High School 1:48.71R 1 10 1) Nicole Kirk FR 2) Jenna Van Dam SR 3) Lauren Blaisdell SR 4) Rachelle Greene SO 2 Bonny Eagle High School 1:50.79 4 8 1) Morgan Costa SO 2) Nicole DeMidio SO 3) Peyton Dostie SO 4) Melissa Carrier JR 3 Mt. Ararat High School 1:51.94 2 6 1) Katrina Gelwick JR 2) Rebecca Merritt JR 3) Christina Erving SR 4) Colby Gail SO 4 Thornton Academy 1:52.60 1 4 1) Kaitllyn Hall SO 2) Savannah Ribaudo JR 3) Erica Reaser SO 4) Emily Rissala JR 5 Bangor High School 1:53.37 4 3 1) Laken Thomas FR 2) Jade Baumrind FR 3) Dee Wilbur SR 4) Brittney Chapman JR 6 Deering High School 1:53.98 2 2 1) Fiona Densmore 2) Georgia Hutchins 3) Delaney Loring 4) Brooke Durgin 7 Brewer High School 1:54.53 4 1 1) Aline Michaud SR 2) Kaitlin Noyes SR 3) Brooke Madden SR 4) Kira Giroux SR
Boys 4x200 relay
The Boys 4x200 would be anti-climatic as the team title was wrapped up but the runner-up trophy was yet to be decided. Gorham the defending state champion at 4x200, started the relays off with a strong run, anchored by 400m champion Cam Stevens, the Rams raced around the track and posted the time to beat 1:36.45, they would have to sit and watch the next 3 heats. Brunswick the #1 team coming into the mee had to run without top sprinter Matt Hatke (So) who had to be taken to the hospital earlier in the meet with a foot injury, despite not having his services, the Dragons showed a lot of heart as they posted a strong 1:37.62, with anchor leg Brandon Swayer chasing down EL's anchor to nip them at the line. This proved to be the difference, as Brunswick would hold on for 3rd and get 6 points which pushed them into 2nd over Bonny Eagle in the team competition. Thornton Academy gave chase to Gorham's time in heat 4, but came up just short, running 1:36.87, good enough for 2nd.
Event 18 Boys 4x200 Meter Relay ========================================================================== Class A: R 1:33.77 1986 Brunswick Noveria, McIntyre, Jacobs, Droney School Finals H# Points ========================================================================== 1 Gorham High School 1:36.45 1 10 1) Brandon Patten 12 2) Jake Willis 11 3) Chris Esposito 12 4) Cam Stevens 11 2 Thornton Academy 1:36.87 4 8 1) Chad Harvey JR 2) Steve Roberge SR 3) Brad Turgeon SR 4) August Ibekilo SR 3 Brunswick High School 1:37.62 2 6 1) Kenzell Crawford JR 2) Jeremy Diaz JR 3) Matt Peabody SR 4) Matt Hatke SO 4 Edward Little High School 1:37.79 2 4 1) Merton Foss SR 2) Josh Clark SR 3) Taka Ranucci SO 4) Brandon Gruver SR 5 Cony High School 1:38.13 3 3 1) Corey Clark JR 2) Jon Day JR 3) Dustin Dang JR 4) Rick Orio JR 6 Bangor High School 1:38.20 1 2 1) Kyle Lawson SR 2) John Moore SR 3) Kevin Hanselman SR 4) Lonnie Hackett JR 7 Bonny Eagle High School 1:38.60 4 1 1) Nick Winslow SR 2) Cody Marean 3) Khamla Mickelson 4) Caleb Gosselin JR
The Pole Vault proved to be a tight competition this year, without the feats of last year's state record David Slovenski, who has taken his talents onto Princenton, the vault was wide open. Coming into the meet Josh Clark (Sr.) of Edward Little had been jumping his best, clearing 13-6 twice last week and winning the KVAC title. Last year's runner-up Brad Nakanishi of Scarborough, came into the meet on the other side, having no heighted at Wednesday's jump meet. Nakanishi had been battling the flu, which caused him to miss the SMAA championship meet and lose 11 pounds during his sickness. With the competiton underway, Clark looked the best out of all the jumpers, easily clearing his opening height. Nakanishi opened at 12-0 and missed his first jump, but regained his focus with a huge clearance on his next attempt. Eric O'Connor (Sr.) Windham cleared his opening height of 12-0 as well. As the bar moved up, to 13-0 four vaulters remained, Mike Slovesnki (So.) of Brunswick, O'Connor, Nakanishi, & O'Connor. Nakanishi and Clark cleared on first attempts. While O'Connor cleared on his 2nd attempt and Slovenski on his 3rd. The bar moved to 13-6, all 4 vaulters missed their first attempt, Nakanishi put the pressure of the rest of field with his 2nd attempt clearance of 13-6. Only Clark was able to respond with his 3rd jump clearance. Neither vaulter would clear 14-0, and the title would go to Nakanishi. Asked afterwards what he was thinking about after his miss at 12-0 to open the competition, Brad said "I was so nervous that I couldn't think, I just ran down planted the pole and pushed as hard as a could with my hands".
Event 28 Boys Pole Vault ======================================================================= Class A: R 16-02.50 2/18/2008 David Slovenski, Brunswick Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= 1 Brad Nakanishi 12 Scarborough 13-06.00 10 2 Josh Clark SR Edward Little 13-06.00 8 3 Eric O'Connor SR Windham 13-00.00 6 4 Mike Slovenski SO Brunswick 13-00.00 4 5 Brandon Gruver SR Edward Little 12-00.00 3 6 Sean Seekins SR Bangor 11-06.00 2 7 Dylan Wingfield SR Brewer 11-06.00 1
The Triple Jump was another key event for the team title. Bonny Eagle got the 10 points that Jamie Ruginski was seeded for, as he easily handled the field with his 44-4 leap, almost 2 ft. better than runner Tim Bickford of Mt. Ararat. It was the thrid individual title for Ruginski on the day. HJ champion, Sean Seekins (Sr.) of Bangor moved into third in the final round of jumps, but it was the 4-5 finish of Sarborough seniors Sam Chick & Ian Ramsdell that would secure the state championship for the Red Storm.
Event 24 Boys Triple Jump ======================================================================= Class A: R 45-11.75 1996 Peter Phelan, Brewer Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= 1 Jamie Ruginski SR Bonny Eagle 44-04.00 10 2 Tim Bickford JR Mt. Ararat 42-05.25 8 3 Sean Seekins SR Bangor 42-02.00 6 4 Sam Chick 12 Scarborough 41-06.00 4 5 Ian Ramsdell 12 Scarborough 41-03.50 3 6 Patrick Ciez JR Windham 40-02.25 2 7 Chad Harvey JR Thornton 40-00.50 1
The boys Long Jump figured to be an easy win for Bonny Eagle senior Jamie Ruginski, who came into the meet fresh off a new 22-6 3/4 personal best at Wednesday Jump meet. With the meet record being 22-6 1/2, the chance of a new record looked good. Ruginski would live up to his #1 seed, winning the meet with a jump of 22-0, but he was pushed to the limit by Portland standout Imadhi Zagon (So.) who jumped a new personal best 21-7 for 2nd. Tim Bickford (Jr.) from Mt. Ararat had a strong day leaping out to a new personal best 20-11 1/2 good enough for 3rd. With 5 scorers returning next year the competition for first should be tight.
Event 22 Boys Long Jump ======================================================================= Class A: R 22-06.50 1999 Nicholas Nappi/Brett McIntyre, Cheverus/B Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= 1 Jamie Ruginski SR Bonny Eagle 22-00.00 10 2 Imadhi Zagon SO Portland 21-07.00 8 3 Tim Bickford JR Mt. Ararat 20-11.50 6 4 Kenzell Crawford JR Brunswick 19-09.50 4 5 Derick Roy JR Lewiston 19-07.00 3 6 Chris Esposito 12 Gorham 19-03.00 2 7 Mike Pottle JR Windham 18-10.50 1
Like the Long Jump the Triple Jump was another key event for the team title. Edward Little took care of business with a surprise 1-2 finish, behind a huge leap from Emily Dodge 36-11 1/4, good for her 2nd individual title of the day. Teammate Ashton Hackett (Jr.) took a surprise 2nd with her PR jump of 34-11 1/2. Emilia Scheemaker gave Scarborough some points with her 3rd place jump of 34-8 1/2. EL's 19 points in the event gave them a huge boost, while Scarborough only scored 9. Another surprise was the 6th place finish of Emily Hartzell (Sr.) of Brunswick who jumped 33-8 3/4, 2 ft better than her seed.
Event 23 Girls Triple Jump ======================================================================= Class A: R 38-04.25 2/18/2008 Jesse Labreck, Messalonskee Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= 1 Emily Dodge JR Edward Little 36-11.25 10 2 Ashten Hackett JR Edward Little 34-11.50 8 3 Emilia Scheemaker SO Scarborough 34-08.50 6 4 Mackenzie DeGraff SR Brewer 34-04.50 4 5 Lauren Blaisdell SR Scarborough 33-10.75 3 6 Emily Hartzell SR Brunswick 33-08.75 2 7 Jessica Nyholm JR Edward Little 33-06.00 1
The girls High Jump record set by Jesse Labreck (5-6) set in 2008 was considered to be breakable considering the success of Caroline Summa (So.) of Cheverus, who jumped 5-6 1/4 at the SMAA championship. Unfortunately it looked as if Summa had some sort of neck injury, as she was seen with an ice bag in hand during the competition. That didn't get in the way of a great HJ competition though and Colby Gail (So.) of Mt. Ararat had her best jumping day of the season, winning the meet with her clearance of 5-4 an then upping the bar to a new pr height of 5-5, which she would clear. Summa was 2nd with a 5-2 clearance and surprise 3rd place finisher Kaitllyn Hall (So.) of TA also cleared 5-2. With the top 5 jumpers returning next year except the HJ to be a featured event in the 2010 state meet.
Event 25 Girls High Jump ======================================================================= Class A: R 5-06 2/18/2008 Jesse Labreck, Messalonskee Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= 1 Colby Gail SO Mt. Ararat 5-05.00 10 2 Caroline Summa SO Cheverus 5-02.00 8 3 Kaitllyn Hall SO Thornton 5-02.00 6 4 Megan Hogan JR Bangor 5-00.00 4 5 Courtney Mailly FR Westbrook 5-00.00 3 6 Stefanie Stockwell SR Bonny Eagle 4-10.00 2 7 Angela Balzano Deering 4-10.00 1
The girls Shot put featured the present and the future, defending champion Catie Funk (Sr.) was back to defend her title but had to face the challenge of two up and coming sophmores, Emily Morin (TA) & Randi London (Mt. Ararat). While Funk dominated the competition, throwing over 39+ ft twice, including her winning throw of 39-10 to notch her 2nd straight title, it was the two sophmores who would battle it out for 2nd, with Morin posting a new pr throw of 35-10 to nab 2nd, & London in 3rd with a throw of 34-2 1/2.
Event 19 Girls Shot Put ======================================================================= Class A: R 44-06 1986 Jane Woodhead, Lewiston Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= 1 Catie Funk SR Scarborough 39-10.00 10 2 Emily Morin SO Thornton 35-10.00 8 3 Randi London SO Mt. Ararat 34-03.50 6 4 Siobhan Bolinger 12 Gorham 33-06.50 4 5 Abigail Huntress SO Thornton 33-04.50 3 6 Ericka Lariviere SR Biddeford 32-11.00 2 7 Cote Theriault SR Bangor 32-02.50 1