Central girls, Ellsworth boys winners at Ellsworth


In a Penobscot Valley Conference meet featuring Class B and C teams on Thursday, it was the Ellsworth boys and Central girls who left Ellsworth's Del Luce Stadium with team victories.

The host Eagles tabulated 145 points to win the boys' competition while Central finished second with 113.

Rounding out the scoring was Dexter (40), Sumner (37) and Searsport (32).

The meet would feature multiple individual winners, all of whom claimed two individual events.

Among them were Central junior Luke Preble, who topped the podium in the discus (96 feet, 2 inches) and the shot put (37-6).

Nate Mason of Ellsworth also posted a pair of wins, sweeping the long and triple jumps with marks of 19-9.75 and 39-7.50, respectively.

The Eagles would go on to dominate the distance events as well, sweeping the 1600, 800 and 3200 with Nicholas Cormier winning the 3200, Matt Shea the 1600 and Beckett Markosian the 800.

The boys meet's other multi-winners were Joseph Cormier of Central (110 and 300 hurdles) and Cameron Paige of Dexter (100 and 200-meter dashes).

In the girls' meet, Central posted 141 team points to Ellsworth's 102, with Dexter taking third place with 33.

Searsport (31) and Sumner (21) rounded out the scoring.

Maija Overturf and Jaeden Viani helped pave the way for the Red Devils' team triumph, each notching multiple individual victories, with Overturf recording three and Viani two.

Overturf went on to sweep the hurdles, posting a 19.32 in the 100's and 57.17 in the 300's and led off Central's winning 4x400 team while posting a winning mark of 32-3.25 in the triple jump.

Viani claimed gold in the 400 and 200 dashes, events which the Red Devils dominated, sweeping the 200 and going 1-2 in the 400.

Viani's winning clockings were 1:04.44 and 28.64.

Viani also ran a second leg on the Devils' winning 4x100 team.

The other multi-event winner on the girls' side was Autum Paul of Ellsworth, who finished at 83-5 in the discus and 27-10.25 in the shot put.