Four State Records Fall On Day 1 Of NBIN, Plus Bayak Earns All-American Honors



Four State Records Fall On Day 1 Of NBIN

Boys Records | Girls Records

When the state's best athletes get to compete on the biggest stage they often rise to the level of the competition. On Friday at the Armory in New York City three state records fell during day one of the New Balance Indoor Nationals.


Scarborough sophomore Jarett Flaker got the record breaking going in the Emerging Elite 400m as the Class A state champion broke the state all-time best with his 49.24. Flaker won section 4 from lane 2, and finished 5th overall in a field of thirty. The mark broke the nine year old mark of 49.59 of Bangor's Ben Sinclair. In the process he lowered his own state sophomore record, he set the freshman mark at last year's NBIN with a 51.82.


Event 105  Boys 400 Meter Dash Emerging Elite
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        Meet: M 47.97  3/11/2016   Brian Herron, Lakeside,Atlanta,G       
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  H#       
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Finals                                                                    
  1 Terry, Jarel              19 Marietta, GA             48.85   6       
  2 Douds, Emerson            19 Matthews, NC             48.98   6       
  3 Herring, Jalen            18 Willow Spring, NC        49.16   6 49.155
  4 Parisi, Nick              18 Bloomfield, NJ           49.16   5 49.156
  5 Flaker, Jarett            20 Scarborough, ME          49.24   4       
  6 Nixon, Aariq              18 Windsor Mill, MD         49.35   5       
  7 Phillips, Eldon           18 Silver Spring, MD        49.62   3       
  8 Doster, Antonio           19 Byron, GA                49.76   5       
  9 Polynice, Marvin          19 Rahway, NJ               49.87   1       
 10 Swanson, Richard          19 Winchendon, MA           50.00   4       



In the Emerging Elite long jump Cayden Spencer-Thompson a junior from Mattanawcook Academy hopped on the runway for the first time this winter and hit a personal best 23-10 1/4. The mark shattered the Maine all-time best, and added two plus inches to the meet record. The previous Maine record was 23-0 1/2 set by Brett McIntire of Brunswick back in 2001. Cyaden is no stranger to breaking records as he has the indoor/outdoor triple jump marks, as well as outdoor long jump. The 23-10 1/4 would be enough for the win, in fact Spencer-Thompson had three other jumps over 23-0 on the day. The mark moves the junior into a tie for US#6 in the event. He will return to the runway on Sunday to compete in the championship triple jump. 




Event 135  Boys Long Jump Emerging Elite
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        Meet: M 23-08  3/10/2017   DelMario Hairston, Lake Cath,Mentor,OH 
    Name                    Year School                  Finals           
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Finals                                                                    
  1 Spencer-Thompson, Cayden  19 lincoln, mai             7.27m   23-10.25
      7.27m  7.09m  7.07m  6.91m  PASS  7.05m                             
  2 Cundiff, Jaylynn          18 Brockton, MA             7.10m   23-03.50
      6.71m  6.01m  6.61m  6.54m  6.51m  7.10m                            
  3 Wildberg, Nils            19 Princeton, NJ            6.89m   22-07.25
      6.32m  6.49m  6.89m  6.84m  6.44m  6.33m                            
  4 Allen, Freddie            19 douglasville, GA         6.83m   22-05.00
      6.58m  6.83m  6.55m  6.83m  6.61m  6.65m                            
  5 Narayan, Varun            18 Princeton, NJ            6.82m   22-04.50
      6.53m  6.73m  6.60m  FOUL  FOUL  6.82m                              
  6 Shirley, Xavier           19 Arnold, MD               6.76m   22-02.25
      FOUL  6.66m  FOUL  FOUL  6.76m  FOUL                                
  7 Hamilton, Lance           19 State College, PA        6.72m   22-00.75
      FOUL  6.71m  6.72m  FOUL  6.23m  FOUL                               
  8 Henshaw, Cassidy          18 Traverse City, MI       J6.72m   22-00.75
      6.72m  6.45m  6.64m  6.59m  6.70m  6.68m                            
  9 Casey, Bobby              18 Mayfield Hts, OH         6.65m   21-10.00
      FOUL  6.65m  6.55m                                                  
 10 Adeyemo, Abdullahi        18 Sayreville, Nj           6.59m   21-07.50
      6.35m  5.69m  6.59m                                                 



In the Emerging elite triple jump Westbrook junior Nyagoa Bayak won the event with a state record leap of 39-1 3/4. Bayak who entered the competition with a personal best of 37-10 1/2, first broke the state record on her third attempt as she got out to 38-11. The mark broke the ten year old mark of Shelby Tuttle of Waterville of 38-6 1/2.  She wasn't done though as on her fifth attempt Bayak became the first Maine high school girl to leap over 39ft with her record breaking jump of 39-1 3/4, which ranks her US #19.




Event 138  Girls Triple Jump Emerging Elite
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        Meet: M 40-05.50  3/8/2013    Ebony Owusu-Sampah, Hylton,Woodbrdg,
    Name                    Year School                  Finals           
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Finals                                                                    
  1 Bayak, Nyagoa             19 Westbrook, ME           11.93m   39-01.75
      11.41m  FOUL  11.86m  11.75m  11.93m  11.54m                        
  2 Scott, Leah               18 Prairieville, LA        11.71m   38-05.00
      11.15m  11.41m  11.66m  10.71m  11.71m  FOUL                        
  3 Petersen, Djamila         19 Fayetteville, NC        11.67m   38-03.50
      11.22m  11.67m  11.13m  11.12m  11.61m  11.56m                      
  4 Megginson, Tamiyah        18 Lynchburg, VA           11.61m   38-01.25
      11.39m  11.61m  11.17m  11.08m  11.15m  FOUL                        
  5 Hardy, Jordan             21 Hampton, VA             11.58m   38-00.00
      FOUL  FOUL  11.58m  11.55m  11.54m  11.38m                          
  6 Cunningham, Emma          19 Ramsey, NJ              11.54m   37-10.50
      11.54m  11.48m  11.22m  11.42m  FOUL  11.45m                        
  7 Stern, Lauren             18 Fairfield, NJ           11.52m   37-09.50
      11.08m  11.40m  11.50m  11.29m  11.29m  11.52m                      
  8 Bruno, Isabella           19 Schenectady, NY         11.47m   37-07.75
      10.77m  11.47m  11.41m  10.70m  11.08m  11.26m                      
  9 Shell, Inara              21 Philadelphia, PA        11.44m   37-06.50
      10.98m  11.44m  11.14m                                              
 10 Etong-Ntonga, MarieClair  20 New York, NY            11.41m   37-05.25
      11.41m  11.41m  11.35m                                              



The state record in the 4x400m was shattered as the Lady Stags of Cheverus ran 4:04.81 in section 1 of the 4x400m. The former record was set back in 1995 by Scarborough at 4:08.68. Cheverus got a great leadoff leg from freshman Victoria Bossong who opened in 59.73, after a 61.59 leg from junior Emma White, Rosie Train ran 66.14 before handing the stick off to the anchor Emma Gallant who clocked 57.35 on the carry.


15 Cheverus Tc-Me                                      4:04.81   1   
     1) Bossong, Victoria 21            2) White, Emma 19             
     3) Train, Rosemary 19              4) Gallant, Emma 20           
         59.73 (59.73)       2:01.32 (1:01.59)       3:07.46 (1:06.14)
       4:04.81 (57.35)                                              

Nyagoa Bayak of Westbrook the New England champion & Maine state record holder finished third in the championship high jump clearing a best of 5-8 3/4 to earn her first All-American status.

Event 32  Girls High Jump Championship
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 Opening Height:  5-03.  Then 5-05, 5-07,                                 
 5-08.75, 5-11.25, 6-00.75, 6-03.25                                       
    National: N 6-06.25  3/12/2016   Vashti Cunningham, Bish Gorman,LV,NV 
        Meet: M 6-00.50  3/13/2015   Nicole Greene, Punta Verde Bch,FL    
   Armory HS: A 6-00.50  3/13/2015   Nicole Greene, Punta Verde Bch,FL    
    Freshman: F    5-10  1989        Karla Newman, White Creek, TN        
    Freshman: F    5-10  2/14/2004   Patience Coleman, Southern, Durham, N
   Sophomore: O 6-00.75  1981        Mary Moore, Issaquah, WA             
      Junior: J    6-01  1987        Alison Smith, Cent, Clarence, NY     
    Name                    Year School                  Finals           
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Finals                                                                    
  1 Hall, Anna                19 Littleton, CO            1.75m    5-08.75
     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 1.81                                             
      PPP    O    O    O  XXX                                             
  2 Livingston, Kenya         18 Charlotte, NC           J1.75m    5-08.75
     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 1.81                                             
       XO    O    O    O  XXX                                             
  3 Bayak, Nyagoa             19 Westbrook, ME           J1.75m    5-08.75
     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 1.81                                             
        O    O  XXO   XO  XXX                                             
  4 Smalls, Morgan            20 Morrisville, NC          1.70m    5-07.00
     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75                                                  
        O    O    O  XXX                                                  
  4 Renner, Addie             19 Charlotte, NC            1.70m    5-07.00
     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75                                                  
        O    O    O  XXX                                                  
  4 Beard, Taylor             19 Winchester, VA           1.70m    5-07.00
     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75                                                  
        O    O    O  XXX                                                  
  4 Mulryne, Kassidy          18 Allentown, NJ            1.70m    5-07.00
     1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75                                                  
        O    O    O  XXX                                                  


Other Maine athletes competing on Day 1

Molly Murnane (Scarborough) EE60m - 8.02 (43rd)

Jarett Flaker (Scarborough) EE 60m - 7.08 (17th) #2 mark in state history

Anthony Clavette (Scarborough) EE High Jump - 6-1 1/4 (24th)

Gorham Girls 4x800 - 9:43.68 - but were DQ'd

Juliana Selser (South Portland)  EE 800m - 2:15.27 (8th) State Leader for 2018

Clinton Nicolai (Portland) EE Weight Throw - 55-0 1/4 (19th)

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