Old Town boys, girls sweep season opener
It was a clean sweep for the Old Town boys and girls on Saturday as the Coyotes hosted 11 other schools in a Penobscot Valley Conference meet at Victory Field.
Penfold was timed in 10:41.56 in the 3200 and 4:54.35 in the 1600.
Another double-winner was Bangor Christian's Austin Keib, one of the top throwers in Class C, in the shot put (43-8.25) and discus (137-9). Orono's Tony Manev also claimed two victories in the long jump (19-1.75) and 200 dash (24.98).
While Penfold, Keib and Manev were the lone individual multi-winners in the boys' meet, paving the way for Old Town were individual champs Dominic Graves in the 110 hurdles (16.57), Travis Spell in the 100 dash (12.21) and Elijah Veilleux in the triple jump (38-9.75). Veilleux was also second in the long jump.
In the girls' competition, Old Town's margin of victory was a bit wider as it bested Orono 190-155, with GSA (76), Greater Houlton Christian Academy (36) and Houlton (29) also finishing in the top five.
Kohtala topped the fields in the long jump (16.7.25) and 200 dash (27.21) while Melanson was victorious in the javelin (89-5) and discus (100-10).
For Old Town, Oliviah Damboise helped lead the season-opening team victory with two individual wins, clearing 8-6 to claim the pole vault and posting a mark of 34-5.75 in the triple jump.
Emma Hargreaves and Claudia Damboise proved to be a formidable 1-2 punch in the throwing events for the Coyotes, going 2-3 in the discus and 1-2 in the shot put, with Hargreaves throwing 35-3 to win the shot.