National Runner-Up Finish For Bayak in HJ
Westbrook junior Nyagoa Bayak added her second All-American honors of the year as she finished as the national runner-up at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina on Sunday.
Bayak who finished third during the indoor nationals moved up one spot on the podium with her 5-10 1/2 clearance.
Entering the competition at 5-5, Bayak cleared her first three bars on first attempts before missing on her first attempt at 5-10 1/2. She would clear on her second attempt.
Winner Shelby Tyler was able to clear 5-10 1/2 on her first attempt to win the national championship.
Bayak who won the New England and Class A titles in successive weekends has shown remarkable consistency this spring . She jumped over 5-10, 4 different times this spring, including her state record 5-11 from the Class A state meet, a mark she matched in winning the New England title as well.
Nyagoa finishes the high school season ranked in a tie for 6th best in the country, she will be the fourth best returning nationally on 2019.
The Bonny Eagle girls shattered the state record in the distance medley relay on Sunday as they ran 12:22.18 to lower the previous mark of 12:40.58 set by Brewer HS back in 2001. Ami Beaumier got things started with a great 3:43.60 lead off leg for 1200m which gave the Scots the lead. Abby Nelson took the stick in the lead and clocked 63.79 for 400m to keep the Scots in the lead. Kayla Raymond took the stick next running 2:14.80 for 800m, which was the fastest split in the field. Christine Toy had the anchor running a strong 5:20 split. The would finish second in the first section, and seventh best overall.
The Cheverus girls 4x400 lowered their state leading time as they clocked 3:59.79 to win section 1 in the emerging elite race.
On Saturday Portland senior Clinton Nicolai finished 28th in the hammer throw Championship throwing a best of 174-6