State Leaderboards Re-Written In Week Two Action

Week two of the Maine high school outdoor track and field season saw the state leaderboards re-written as thirteen girls and twelve boys state leaders were posted.

The SMAA meet at Gorham was a highlight of the week as Cheverus senior sprinter Victoria Bossong clocked state-leading efforts at 100m (12.29) and the 200m (25.39). In the girls 4x800, the Rams of Gorham clocked 11:06.96 to post the fastest time in the state in the relay. On the boy's side, Gorham's Andrew Farr returned to the track in impressive fashion winning the 100, 200, and 400m. Farr's 51.18 effort in the 400m set a new state leader. Teammate Ryan Gendron soared 6-5 in the high jump to set a new personal best and state leading jump. In the long jump, Frank Morang leaped out to 22-2 to set another state-leading mark.

The PVC meet at Brewer also had some of the top marks in the state last week. In the long jump, Alyssa Elliott of Bangor extended her state-leading mark out to 17-11. While Izabelle Trefts of Old Town lowered her state-leading time in the 1600m racewalk down to 7:34.63, the effort is the fastest time among all racewalkers in the state, female or male. In the boys 100m dash Brewer's Zander Hunter clocked 11.40 the fastest time in the state this spring. In the 4x800m relay, the Rams of Bangor set the state standard with an 8:41.61 effort.

The girl's distance events all saw new state-leading efforts. At Thornton Academy, Mia-Claire Kezal the defending Class A 800m champion posted a personal best 2:16.36 as she ran in the boy's race because she was the only entrant in the girl's race. In the 1600m at Biddeford, Bonny Eagle junior Delaney Hesler opened her season with a quick 5:07.05 1600m effort that edged her ahead of Falmouth senior Karley Piers 5:08.04 from the previous day. In the 2 mile at Falmouth defending Class A champion, Sofie Matson posted a winning 10:43.39 to take over the state lead.

At the KVAC meet at Cony, senior Anna Reny of the Rams hurdled her way to victory in the 300's in a time of 48.72 to set the state leading mark. She would return later in the meet with her 4x400 teammates to post a 4:22.61 which is the fastest 4x400m relay in the state this year.

Connor Daigle of Medomak Valley set the standard in the boys 2 mile with his 9:48.37 winning effort at Morse. While Connor Michaud of Presque Isle became the first hurdler under 16 seconds this spring with his 15.98 winning effort at Caribou

Other state-leading boys marks set last week were the Bonny Eagle boys 4x400 (3:44.20), Ian Stebbins of Hall-Dale in the pole vault with a 12-2 clearance to set a school record, and Jackson Boudreau of Gardiner in the 1600m racewalk with his 8:32.97 effort.

Other state-leading girls marks set last week was Georgina LaGrange of John Bapst in the 100m hurdles (16.34), Lisbon in the 4x100 where they got the stick around the track in a time of 52.27, Zoe Barnes of Gray-New Gloucester in the discus with a toss of 115-3.