Brewer sweeps PVC meet at Foxcroft Academy


Two of the top teams in the PVC - Brewer and Caribou - battled it out for the second week in a row Saturday, this time at Foxcroft Academy.

This time, the Witches came away with a sweep, with the girls doing so in dominating fashion.

Brewer racked up an impressive 216 points to easily outdistance second-place Old Town (143) while Caribou tabulated 136.50 points.

Houlton (33) and Greater Houlton Christian Academy (23) rounded out the top five of eight participating schools.

The bulk of Brewer's dominance came in the hurdles, particularly in the 100's, in which the Witches took the top four spots while going 1-2 in the 300's.

At the center of this Brewer buzzsaw were Hannah Hopkins, who won the 100's in 16.61 and Ashlee Vilasuso, the winner of the 300's in 49.27.

Hopkins also claimed second in the 300 hurdles and Vilasuso third in the 100's.

The Witches' lone double-winner turned out to be Olivia Mosca, who swept the 1600 (5:33.76) and 3200 (12:16.87).

Other Brewer winners included Morgan Honey's mark of 16-7 in the long jump, Arianna Geiser's 1:06.39 finish in the 400 and Lilly Blakeman's 96-4 effort in the discus.

Elsewhere, Amelia Hanning of Houlton picked up two wins, taking the 100 dash (13.68) and the 200 dash (28.35).

Oliviah Damboise picked up a pair of wins for Old Town, posting a mark of 34-4.25 in the triple jump and clearing 9 feet in the pole vault.

Caribou's individual winners included Emily Austin in the race walk, Alexis Rodriguez in the 800, Paige Espling in the high jump and Monica McLaughlin in the javelin.

The boys' meet was much closer, with Brewer getting its first win of the season after Caribou edged out the Witches in Week 1.

Brewer finished with 172 points and Caribou 165.50 while Old Town accumulated 95.50 to finish third.

Rounding out the top five were Foxcroft Academy (41) and Fort Fairfield (38).

While Brewer has exhibited strong depth in the throwing events the last few years, the Witches showed off pole vault versatility Saturday, with Josh Hart, Andrew Gillette and Mike Hayden going 2-3-4.

That's not to say Brewer didn't excel in the throws, as Jacob McCluskey and Garrett Graham went 1-2 in the discus and Graham picked up a win in the shot put and a second in the javelin.

Another Witch showing off versatility was distance man Jon Donnelly, who won the 3200 and was second in the 400, with teammate Bendix Gerling winning the 400 and 200 and finishing second in the 100.

Evan Desmond had a solid day for Caribou, picking up first-place finishes in the 800 and the race walk and running to third in the 400. Dylan Marrero also earned a first-place distance win for the Vikings, completing the 1600 in 4:57.28.

Other individual winners included Justin Smith of Foxcroft in the high jump, Jonah Daigle of Fort Fairfield in the long jump, Old Town's Elijah Veilleux in the triple jump, Daniel Rihtnesberg of Foxcroft in the javelin and Cory Jandreau of Caribou in the pole vault.

Brewer will host a relay carnival next weekend.