The best sprinter in state history Jarett Flaker won section 6 of the emerging elite 400m in his second fastest time of 48.48 to finish 10th overall out of 48 finishers. Flaker's time ranks 3rd fastest overall in state history, he set the state all-time best at the New England Championship at 48.23. He had an adventurous travel to the meet as he didn't arrive until 5:15a on Friday morning after flight troubles. Thornton Academy senior and Class A 1600m racewalk champion Lucas Judice came one place away from garnering All-American status with his 7th place finish in the 3k racewalk. Judice lowered his personal best in the event from 17:48.98 down to 15:41.88 from a year ago when he finished 9th. In the girls 3k racewalk Class A 1600m champion Moxie Flanagan of Hampden Academy clocked a 16:27.44 to finish 15th. In the Championship 5k Kate Tugman of Gorham ran 18:58.89 finishing 37th overall. In the field Class A high jump champion Anthony Clavette jumped 6'2 1/4 to finish 30th, he had to start his mark on the track and navigate the metal rail for his run which was a tough adjustment for the Hartford bound senior. Umaine bound senior Emma White had trouble navigating the 36 inch take off board, and unfortunately didn't record a mark. The Class A state champion and state all-time record holder in the event certainly had a great season. Thornton Academy senior Allie Gross competed in the javelin where she had a best effort of 93-4 to finish 33rd.
Day 1 Freshman action
Cheverus jumper Frank Morang had a solid day on the runways at North Carolina A&T track as he leaped out to 20-5 1/4 in flight 2 of the long jump to advance to the finals. He would be passed by two jumpers in the final and finish 8th overall less than 3" out of a top 6 finish.
Morang returned in the triple, an event he picked up less than a month ago for the first, to set a new personal best of 42-11 1/2 to finish 10th overall out of a field of 26.
Scarborough's Jayden Flaker competed in the 110m hurdles over 33" in a regular high school competition the hurdles are set to 39", so these were really low. Flaker would run 15.33 in the event to finish 17th out of 43 competitors. His time is a new state all-time best as it is believed this is the first time the event has been contested.
Another Red Storm freshman Nick Connolly competed in the shot put where he had a best of 39'5 3/4 to finish 22nd out of 39 competitors.