Bangor Sweeps PVC-EMITL Large School Titles
The Bangor girls prepped for the Class A state meet with a strong showing at the PVC-EMITL large school championship as the Rams scored 149 points, 47 better than runner-up Hampden Academy.
The Rams were led by the outstanding performer of the meet freshman Anna Connors who swept the sprint events. Connors clocked a personal best of 7.46 to win the 55m dash title, she added a 60.94 effort to take the 400m, while returning for another personal best in the 200m with her 26.39 clocking.
Junior standout jumper Alyssa Elliott provided big points as well as she easily won both jumps leaping to 17-7 1/4 in the long while jumping 37-3 in the triple. She added a third place effort in the hurdles as well.
Bangor started off the action on the track with a win in the 4x800m relay (10:26.74). Junior Noami Noack cleared 10-6 to win the pole vault leading a 1-3-4-5-6 finish for the Rams, while sophomore Camden Lavoie threw 39-3 to take first in the shot put.
Hampden Academy distance ace Helen Shearer was impressive winning the mile (5:19.24), the 800m (2:26.49), and the 2 mile (11:22.76). While Brewer's Olivia Mosca ran Class B leading times in the mile (5:21) & 2 mile (11:30.45) with her second place finishes. Her teammate Morgan Honey won the 55m hurdles (8.94), plus added a runner-up finish in the triple jump with a Class B #2 mark of 34-4.
Both Bangor & Brewer will be favorites to win state titles next week.
On the boys side the Rams of Bangor were paced by co meet performers Andrew Munroe and Gordon Doore who each won three events to tally sixty points overall. The Rams scored 108 points as they outdistanced Hampden Academy by 24 points.
Munroe got thing started with a win in the 55m hurdles as the junior clocked 8.55, he added his second win in the long jump with a mark of 20-5 1/2, before closing out his day with a 53.25 effort to win the 400m. Doore completed the distance triple as the junior took the mile (4:37.0), the 800m (2:03.67) & the 2 mile (10:25.39).
The Rams also got a win from Tyler Reilly who cleared 11-0 to win the pole vault.
Sean Neal of Brewer won the shot put with a toss of 53-11 for a new personal best. MDI's Sam Keblinsky equalled the fastest time in Class B in the 200m this winter with his 23.98 winning effort. He came back to run on MDI's winning 4x200m relay.