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Day 3 Action
Bonny Eagle's Kialeigh Marston was 6th in the girls freshman mile running a personal best, as well as Maine #2 mark 5:05.48.
Watch Marston's race
Dan Curts of Ellsworth ran a personal best 9:19.22 to finish 4th in the first section of the 2 mile. Josef Andrews of Telstar was 8th running a person best 9:22.23 Watch the Race
Kirstin Sandreuter of Greely pushed the pace early with a 5:22 mile split, she would hold on to finish 3rd in section 1 of the 2 mile running a personal best 10:47.75 Watch the Race
Bethanie Brown of Waterville was out very quick in the 2 mile hitting the 800m in 2:30. Brown would go on to finish 12th in section 2 and 16th overall with her 10:48.1. She would come back shortly later to run the mile but clearly the effort from the 2 mile left her at less than 100%. In the mile Brown would finish 9th in section 2 and 18th overall with her 5:05.63
Aleta Looker of Ellsworth clocked the #2 800m in state history as she clocked a personal best 2:14.22 in section 3 to finish 6th. Overall Looker's time ranked her 16th in the country.
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Day 2 Action
Kate Hall continued her imressive weekend in the long jump as she broke her Maine all-time best with her last jump in the trials, getting out to 18-6 1/2. The mark was good enough to advance her to the finals where she was in 6th place until the final round. She would end up 7th overall just missing All-American status.
Kate Hall runs 7.82 in heat 2 to finish 3rd in the 60m. Her time is not fast enough to advance but she was 27th out of 49 finishers and just .02 off of qualifying for the next round Watch the race
Edward Little's Spencer Dunn earned all-american honors with his 5th place finish in the mile walk. Dunn's time was 7:36.55 Watch the race
In the freshman 400m, Cheverus's Sarah Mount was 5th in section 3, her time 63.84 Watch the race
In the emerging elite girls mile Samantha Cox of Bonny Eagle was 6th in section 2 with a 5:13.76. Watch Cox's race
In section 3 Charlotte Pierce of TA was 8th running 5:12.79. Watch Pierce's race
In the boys emerging elite Robby Hall of Scarborough was 12th in section 3, his time was 4:31.41 Watch the race
Day 1 action
200m record gets destroyed by Kate Hall of Lake Region. In section 7 of the 200m emerging elite race, Hall easily won running out of lane 4. She ran a Maine all-time best of 24.81. The mark smashed the old record of 25.46 by Kristen Slotnick of Brunswick. The time will advance Kate to the finals later this afternoon at 4:30, can she run even faster! Hall's time ranks her #15 in the country
In the final Hall finishes on the podium in 3rd with a 24.88 clocking, the #2 time in state history Watch the race
Denzel Tomaszewski of Wells shattered his Maine all-time best mark of 7.15 by winning heat 6 in 7.04. The time just missed making the final as it was the 9th best time. With his senior indoor season over now Tomaszewski had a monster season that saw him break the Maine all-time 55m record 6.46 in addition to the 60m record today.
Lindsay Folsom of Cony finished 12th in the Emerging Elite pole vault. Folso cleared the opening height of 10-1 1/4 on her first attempt.
Alex Nichols of Brunswick ran 50.60 in the section 9 of the 400m, his effort was good for 13th overall.
Noble 4x200m relay team ran 1:35.90 to finish 3rd in Section 4, overall they finished 42nd. Watch the race
Scarborough 4x200m relay team clocked 1:34.48 to finish 4th in Section 7, overall they finished 31st. Watch the race
Waterville girls sprint medley was 5th in section 4 running 4:33.56 Watch the race
Mt Ararat boy sprint medley ran the #2 time in state history as they clocked 3:40.79 to finish 2nd in section 4 Watch the race
Watch Denzel set the 60m record
Watch Kate Hall run 24.81
Alex Nichols 400m 50.60
The chance of the Maine all-time bests record books being re-written this weekend is pretty high with the top caliber competitors we have competing against the nations best in NYC at the Armory. The track at the Armory is considered one of the fastest indoor tracks in the country if not world. Just last weekend Kate Hall smashed two records in the 55m & long jump. Hall just a sophomore will be in the 200m, 60m & long jump this weekend. The 200m record of 25.46 is in grave danger of being shatters. On a flat track Hall has run 25.62, the banks of the Armory will certainly help her chase the record. The 60m record is 7.76 held by former Freeport sprint star Logan Crane. Crane ran the time back in 2004 at the National Championships. If last week is any indication Hall broke Crane's 55m record at the NE's, and really blew the field away in the last 10m of the race, the longer 60m should play into her advantage with her great closing speed! No high school girl in Maine had ever jumped over 18ft enetering the season, Kate has done it twice this year including a huge 18-5 1/2 leap last week to finish as the NE runner-up.
Other events where record could go down is the boys 400m with Brunswick senior Alex Nichols. Nichols is the Class A state champion & record holder. He equalled the all-time state best of 49.93 on USM's flat track to win the Class A meet. Nichols showed good form with a 7th place in the 300m race at the NE championship running 35.83. With a little comeptition to push him plus the fast track Nichols has his sights set on having his name along in the record books.
If Denzel Tomaszeswki's hamstring can hold up another record may go down in the Boys 60m. At this meet a year ago Tomaszewski added his name to the record books with a 7.15. He has run much faster at 55m this winter including his Maine all-time best of 6.46 at the WMC Championships. Hopefully his leg has recovered and we see a time close to 7.0!
In the distance events anytime senior Bethanie Brown of Waterville steps on the track there is a chance of a record going down. Brown who already holds the Maine all-time best in the mile (4:54.57) set earlier this year at the New Balance Grand Prix & 2 mile (10:29.04) which she set last year while placing 4th at NBIN. Last week Brown tuned up for nationals by finishing 3rd in the 1000 meters at the NE championship, she was under the old Maine all-time best but Ellsworth's Aleta Looker nipped her to take the spot in the record books. The speed is there and a run at sub 4:50 is hopefully in the cards. Brown who was 4th in the 2 mile a year ago has run consistently under 10:45 all year long no matter what kind of double or triple she may be doing. Even last weekend at NE's she blitzed the first mile of the race (5:09) just to get used to a fast pace, while it ended up costing her the win she was willing to challenge herself and get uncomfortable. This should help her this weekend as she goes against the best distance runners in the country.
Another record that could go down is one of the most impressive marks in the books, that the 2:13.69 clocking in the 800m by Wendy Delan of Bonny Eagle back in 1987. Ellsworth's Aleta Looker is a threat to challenge the mark though as she is coming off her finest performance of the season last weekend in the NE championships where she broke the Maine all-time best & finished as the runner-up in the 1k. Looker's time of 2:53.77 is a top 15 time in the country. She's got good speed, and certainly the strength to take a run at the record.
Should be a great weekend of action on the track, make sure you check back on MaineTrackXC as we bring you the best coverage.
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10:00am Girls Emerging Elite Pole Vault
|2||2610||Katlyn Rymarzow||Pope John XX|
|3||1721||Alexandria LeRoux||Landon Athle|
|7||1723||Landon Kemp||Landon Athle|
|8||1722||Erin Drouillard||Landon Athle|
|9||1493||Marisa Robbins||Hudson Val F|
|10||2582||Amanda Gale||Pole Vault C|
|12||1215||Charlene Kearns||Gates Chili|
|13||1720||McKenzie Wieber||Landon Athle|
|17||3885||Lyndsi Ross-Trevor||Vertical Ass|
11:05am Boys 60m Emerging Elite Trials
|3||1120||Dwayne March||Flying Angel|
|4||3984||Denzel Tomaszewski||Wells TC-ME|
|5||3971||Justin Titgen||Waxhaw TC-NC|
|6||2278||Ethan Beaulier||Noble TC-ME|
|8||3904||Tarif Johnson||Waldorf TC-M|
12:50pm Boys 400m Dash Emerging Elite
|1||105||Josh Hanna||Aquinas Inst|
|2||445||Alex Nichols||Brunswick TC|
|3||4234||Andre Phillips||X/Factor Per|
|4||2874||Benjamin Fairweather||Samuel J. Ti|
|5||2543||Charles Snorweah||Pennsbury TC|
3:35 PM 4 x 200 Meter Relay Emerging Elite Scarborough & Noble Boys
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