Red Storm Boys' The Best in Class A Again
The Scarborough boys once again raised the Class A state title winning for the eighth time in nine years. This time the Red Storm tallied 104 points scoring in every event to out distance runner-up Thornton Academy by 34 points.
Scarborough was paced by sprint star Jarett Flaker who defended his titles in the 55, 200m & 400m. Flaker set a new Class A record in the 55m as he bested his year old best of 6.50 with his winning effort of 6.46. The mark equalled the all-time state best in the event as well. Flaker won the 400m in 50.20 with a winning margin of two seconds. He completed his day winning the 200m in a time of 22.65
The Red Storm also got victories from Anthony Clavette who repeated as champion in the high jump with a 6-4 clearance. Junior Ben Hatch added a win in the long jump with a leap of 21-1, while the 4x800m relay of Harrison Osborne, Zach Barry, Tristram Coffin & Noah Drapeau took first with a time of 8:14.25
Thornton Academy senior Travis Snyder broke the state meet record in the pole vault with a 16-7 clearance. Snyder had the best vaulting day of his career clearing 15-0, 15-9, 16-3 1/4, and 16-7 on first attempts. The 16-7 effort also broke the state all-time record of 16-6 1/2 set back in 2008 by David Slovenski of Brunswick.
Snyder's teammate Jason Montano also got in on the record breaking as the senior heaved the 12lb shot out to 62-0.25 to surpass the two year old mark of 61-2 set by Austin Lufkin of Brewer. He had two other throws over the old record as well.
Westbrook junior Mahamed Sharif took the 800m from the gun as he clocked 1:55.45 to win the event, and set a new state meet record. Sharif took down 15 year old record of 1:56.29 by Edward Little's Samuel Fletcher
Westbrook senior Cameron Holloway pulled the upset in the 55m hurdles as he lowered his personal best from 8.26 to 7.92 in the final. Freshman Jayden Flaker finished third to break the state class record of 8.17 held by his brother.
Falmouth distance standout John Auer
captured his first individual state title as he held of Alec Troxell of
Deering in a furious last lap sprint to stop the clock at 4:26.86 for a
new state leading mark.
Will Shaughnessy of Brunswick made a
move from 1000 meters out to run away with the 2 mile state title as he
ran a new personal best of 9:43.70.
Brunswick held off Scarborough as the Dragons ran 1:35.03 to win the 4x200 to end the meet.
Bonny Eagle's Zach Allocca took the win in the triple jump with a mark of 42-4 1/2.
|55m||F 1 1st||6.46||Jarett Flaker||Scarborough High School|
|55m||F 1 2nd||6.57||Andrew Farr||Gorham High School|
|55m||F 1 3rd||6.62||Sean Tompkins||Cheverus High School|
|55m||p 1 1st||6.58||Jarett Flaker||Scarborough High School|
|55m||p 2 2nd||6.62||Andrew Farr||Gorham High School|
|200m||F 5 1st||22.65||Jarett Flaker||Scarborough High School|
|400m||F 3 1st||50.20||Jarett Flaker||Scarborough High School|
|800m||F 2 1st||1:55.45||Mahamed Sharif||Westbrook High School|
|800m||F 2 2nd||1:57.42||Wyatt Lord||Hampden Academy|
|Mile||F 2 1st||4:26.86||John Auer||Falmouth High School|
|Mile||F 2 2nd||4:27.88||Alec Troxell||Deering High School|
|Mile||F 2 3rd||4:29.74||Ben Greene||Falmouth High School|
|2Mile||F 1 1st||9:43.70||Will Shaughnessy||Brunswick High School|
|4x800m||F 2 1st||8:14.25||Scarborough High School|
|PV||F 1 1st||16-7||Travis Snyder||Thornton Academy|
|S||F 1 1st||62-0.25||Jason Montano||Thornton Academy|