Class B State Indoor Track & Field Championship Meet Preview

Boys Class B State Meet Preview

The Class B state meet will take place at Bates College on Saturday starting at noon. Athletes from across the state will be looking to perform at the highest level as they chase individual and team glory. Brewer who is competing in Class B for the first time enters as the team favorite, they are expected to be challenged by the likes of Greely, York, John Bapst & Hermon. Yarmouth standout Luke Laverdiere is only running the 2 mile so that means he'll be chasing the state meet record of Olympian Bruce Bickford. Check out out top 5 boys' events to watch below.

5 Events Watch

Just .01 separates the top two seeds Zachary Beaton (Hermon) & Jon Burke (York) entering the state meet. Beaton enters with a top time of 7.99, the only time in the field under 8 seconds. Last week he won the EMITL title in a time of 8 seconds flat. Burke has a best time of 8 seconds on the season, but last week was beat out for the WMC title by his teammate Zach Westman the third seed. Don't count of Max Spaulding of Winslow who ran a personal best 8.36 to win the KVAC Class B title last week. 

Beaton was the state runner-up a year ago when he ran 8.39, while Westman was third a year ago clocking 8.49. The sixth seed Jack Hansen of Belfast ran 8.63 to place a year ago placing 5th. Burke was 6th a year ago running a time of 8.68

Event 4  Boys 55 Meter Hurdles Prelims
State Record:   7.68  2013        Donald Boyer, Foxcroft                       
'17 Champion:   8.11              Samuel Simonds, Traip                        
                9.00  AUTO Automatic
                9.50  PROV provisional
     Name                        Year School                 Seed           
  1  Zachary Beaton                JR Hermon                 7.99  AUTO  
  2  Jon Burke                     19 York                   8.00  AUTO  
  3  Zach Westman                  18 York                   8.26  AUTO  
  4  Maximus Spaulding             SO Winslow                8.36  AUTO  
  5  Dominic Graves                SO Old Town               8.41  AUTO  
  6  Jack Hansen                   SO Belfast                8.45  AUTO  
  7  Phillip Feeney                SR Brewer                 8.49  AUTO  
  8  Gavin Poperechny              SR Greely                 8.52  AUTO  
  9  Seth Simonds                  JR Traip                  8.60  AUTO  
 10  Derek Barclay                 SR Old Town               8.65  AUTO  
 11  Jacob Gagner                  SR Traip                  8.67  AUTO  
 12  Ben Hay                       19 York                   8.79  AUTO  
 13  Zachary Campbell              SR Lawrence               8.91  AUTO  
 14  Jack Sandone                  SO Ellsworth              8.93  AUTO