MDI boys continue unbeaten campaign; Orono girls triumph


The juggernaut that is the Mount Desert Island boys continued to bulldoze its way through the PVC on Friday,  besting five other teams at Bangor's Cameron Stadium.

In a battle of two of the state's top teams, the Trojans bested reigning Class C  state champion Orono 149-141, while Bangor accumulated 129 points and George Stevens Academy 111.

Rounding out the field were Deer Isle-Stonington (16), Searsport (11) and Penquis (5).

As has been the case all spring, the Trojans were most dominant in the throwing events, occupying the first five places in the shot put and going 1-2-3-4-6 in the discus.

Croix Albee led the charge in both events, with the senior uncorking winning throws of 148-4 in the discus and 54-6.50 in the shot put.

While Albee was MDI's lone multi-event winner, the Trojans were able to fend off a talented Orono squad with its depth.

Griffin Maristany led a 1-3 MDI finish in the 200, posting a winning effort of 23.22.

Elijah Joyce (110 hurdles) and Billy Kerley (triple jump) were the Trojans' other individual victors.

Orono's distance depth was on full display, with the Red Riots going 1-2-3 in both the 1600 and the 800.

Patrick Tyne spearheaded the Riots' 1600 burst, clocking in at 4:44.64 while Jonathan Steelman posted a winning effort of 2:10.34 in the 800.

Bangor junior Gabe Coffey continued to position himself in the upper echelon of his Class A brethren in the 3200, lapping the field to win in 9:44.15, by far the best in the PVC.

In the girls' meet, defending Class C state champ Orono continued to steadily peak toward the postseason, a benchmark of the dynasty Chris Libby has constructed.

His Red Riots piled up 158 points while runner-up MDI scored 142 and Bangor 121.

GSA registered 95 points, Penquis 26 and Searsport 14.

While the Riots didn't feature any multiple-event winners, they pieced together several solid performances across the board.

Junior Camille Kohtala picked up a second-place finish in the 100 - won by MDI senior Ashley Anderson - while Kohtala won the 300 hurdles (48.76) and was second in the 200, again to Anderson.

Anderson showed she's close to championship form, posting winning times of 25.77 and 12.46.

Orono's other individual winners were Amneh Wise in the 1600 race walk and Lauren Melanson in the discus.

MDI's Dorothy Lemoine had another solid day in the throwing events, throwing 91-9 to win the javelin and earning second in the shot put, which was won by teammate Alicia Norberg with a toss of 31-10.25.