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