Bangor Girls Edge Gorham For Class A Title

Bangor Girls Edge Gorham For Class A Title

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It was an edge of your seat finish in the Class A girls indoor track and field state championship meet held at the Costello Athletic Complex at the University of Southern Maine on Monday. The Bangor Rams the pre-meet favorite held a five point lead over Gorham and Cheverus entering the final event the 4x200m relay.

Cheverus running in the first section of five posted the time to beat 1:51.85. In the final section it was a matchup between Gorham and Bangor. Gorham sped out to lead and never was challenged as they clocked a speedy 1:48.39 but it was the anchor leg of Bangor's Mackenzie Lambert that proved the difference maker as she moved her squad from fourth to third and the all important six points to seal the state title by a single a point over the other Rams.

Bangor was led by junior Alyssa Elliott who posted a pair of wins on the afternoon, she took the long jump with a mark of 17-9 1/2 to repeat as champion, and added a second win in the triple jump with a leap of 37-6.

The Rams also got eight points from junior Naomi Noack in the pole vault as she cleared 10-6. Freshman Anna Connors scored in three individual events as she recorded a pair of third place finishes in the 200 (26.34) & 400 (59.61) plus a sixth in 55 (7.49).

Senior Mackenzie Lambert who provided the anchor leg carry in the 4x200m also added a pair of fifth place finishes in the long jump (16-8 1/2) & 400 (61.38), while sophomore Camden Lavoie placed fourth in the shot put (37-3).

Cheverus junior standout Victoria Bossong won three individual events, as she clocked 7.20 in the 55m to match her own state meet record, she added a state meet record in the 400m with her 56.95 surpassing her own year old mark, and finish the meet off with a 25.50 effort in the 200m

Bossong's teammate Emma Gallant returned from a hamstring injury to record a pair of second place finishes in the 200 (26.24) & 400 (58.20) to help pace the third place Stags.

The 800m saw the state meet record go down as South Portland senior Anna Folley kicked her way to victory and a personal best of 2:16.60. Folley's time is ninth fastest in state history.

The 55m hurdles saw defending champion Emily Labbe of Scarborough blast a personal best 8.32 to repeat, her time is the second fastest in state history. Behind her freshman Shukri Deqow of Lewiston again lowered her personal best down to 8.43 for the runner-up finish, her time equals the fifth fastest in state history and lowers her own freshman all-time best in the event.

Kate Tugman of Gorham was a double winner as she took the mile after a fast closing 800m in a time of  5:11.20 to hold off Helen Shearer of Hampden Academy who ran 5:11.90. Shearer tried for the revenge in the 2 mile and had the lead until the final 100m when Tugman found another gear to clinch the title with a time of 11:03.24.

Other state champions were Emma Green (Gorham) in the high jump (5-4), Tiana Snyder (Thornton Academy) in the pole vault (10-6) and her teammate Jaigan Boudreau in the shot put (39-9 1/4) plus the Bonny Eagle 4x800m relay (9:47.28).


200 Meter Dash Finals25.50Victoria BossongCheverus High School
200 Meter Dash Finals26.23Emma GallantCheverus High School
200 Meter Dash Finals26.34Anna ConnorsBangor High School
Two Mile Run Finals11:03.24Kate TugmanGorham High School
Two Mile Run Finals11:06.37Helen ShearerHampden Academy
Two Mile Run Finals11:30.77Karley PiersFalmouth High School
Two Mile Run Finals11:32.83Mia-Claire KezalThornton Academy
Two Mile Run Finals11:35.64Lydia GilmoreBangor High School
Two Mile Run Finals11:41.40Emmaline PendletonBonny Eagle High School
400 Meter Dash Finals56.95Victoria BossongCheverus High School
400 Meter Dash Finals58.20Emma GallantCheverus High School
400 Meter Dash Finals59.61Anna ConnorsBangor High School
4x200 Meter Relay Finals1:48.39Relay TeamGorham High School
4x800 Meter Relay Finals9:47.28Relay TeamBonny Eagle High School
4x800 Meter Relay Finals9:54.79Relay TeamGorham High School
55 Meter Hurdles Finals8.32Emily LabbeScarborough High School
55 Meter Hurdles Finals8.43Shukri DeqowLewiston High School
55 Meter Dash Finals7.20Victoria BossongCheverus High School
55 Meter Dash Prelims7.34Victoria BossongCheverus High School
800 Meter Run Finals2:16.06Anna FolleySouth Portland High School
800 Meter Run Finals2:17.44Mia-Claire KezalThornton Academy
800 Meter Run Finals2:20.75Charlotte WentworthMessalonskee High School
800 Meter Run Finals2:21.34Hannah LangstaffWindham High School
High Jump Finals5-4Emma GreenGorham High School
Long Jump Finals17-9.5Alyssa ElliottBangor High School
One Mile Run Finals5:11.20Kate TugmanGorham High School
One Mile Run Finals5:11.90Helen ShearerHampden Academy
Shot Put Finals39-9.25Jaigan BoudreauThornton Academy
Triple Jump Finals37-6Alyssa ElliottBangor High School