Cony Girls & MDI Boys Best in Class B
Frazee sets pole vault
The Cony girls entered the Class B state championship in hopes of winning the first-ever state track and field team title. The Rams coming off a win at the KVAC Large/Medium championship had the momentum heading into Saturday. Cony ran away with the title as the Rams tallied 95 points to win by 26 points over runner-up York.
Leading the way for Cony was Anna Reny who defended her title in the 300m hurdles with a time of 46.75. She added a pair of runner-up finishes in the 100m hurdles (15.75) and 200m (26.50). Reny scored 26 individual points, plus added a leg on the winning 4x400m relay where she teamed with Julie Reny, Kristen Kirk & Grace Kirk.
Grace Kirk had a strong day as she was the runner-up in the 1600m (5:24.92), and the runner-up in the 800m (2:25.31). Kristen Kirk added a third-place finish in the high jump clearing 5-2, she also placed fourth in the 300m hurdles (49.63), and seventh in the 100m hurdles (17.43).
Cony added a runner-up finish in the 4x100m relay (52.59) and a fourth-place effort in the 4x800m relay (10:22.46).
Frazee sets record, Mahoney, Blier & Barnes double winners
Belfast junior Lia Frazee set the only state meet record with her 11-6 clearance in the pole vault, the mark broke the 10-6 record set by Bryna Harrington of Belfast in 2005. The mark moves Frazee to fourth on the Maine all-time pole vault list. Frazee cleared 5-4 to win the high jump, added a runner-up finish in the long jump with a mark of 16-0, and was fourth in the 100m hurdles (16.72)
Gray-New Gloucester senior Zoe Barnes was a double winner winning the discus with a personal-best 128-4 and the shot put with a throw of 35-6 3/4. Teammate Lorenza Piper was the runner-up in both events for GNG.
Cape Elizabeth's Hadley Mahoney won the 1600m and 3200m races. Mahoney a freshman clocked 5:20.22 in the 1600m, and 11:48.25 in the 3200m to win by thirty-seven seconds.
In the sprints, Gardiner junior Alayna Blier swept the 100m (12.75) and the 200m (26.04)
Other winners were senior Abby Stroup (Brewer) who jumped 34-11 1/2, Lillie Mitchell of Belfast took the long jump with a 16-2 1/2 leap, and Izabelle Trefts repeated as 1600m racewalk champion winning in 7:36.94.
York had a pair of winners with Lexi Brent taking the 100m hurdles in 15.13 and freshman Molly Kenealy taking the 800m (2:24.91), while MDI's Callan Eason was the only one to break sixty seconds in the 400m (59.57).
In the relays York won the 4x800m (9:54.96) while Cape Elizabeth was tops in the 4x100m (52.06)
MDI Boys edge York by 4
Back in 2018 York and MDI tied for the Class B state outdoor track and field title. On Saturday at Morse High School, the two schools figured to be battling it out into the final event. That is exactly what happened as York had a slight three-point lead 81-78 over the Trojans heading into the 4x400m relay. MDI was expected to win as they had the fastest seed time, while York entered as the 12th seed. York ran first in section two winning in a strong seasonal best 3:38.99, so MDI stepped up to the line knowing what they needed to do to win the state title. The team of Baylor Landsman, Ponce Saltysiak, Jon Genrich, & Walker St. Germain got the stick around passing Morse in the final 100m to post the fastest time of 3:31.64 to secure the ten points and the team victory.
Walker St. Germain won the 400m (50.34) plus was third in the 200m (23.60). Senior Archer Hill provided key points in the throws as he was third in the discus (141-7), and third in the shot put (45-8 1/4). Baylor Landsmen scored a runner-up finish in the 300m hurdles (42.0).
MDI opened the meet as they closed it with a victory in the 4x800m relay (8:31.71), they completed the relay sweep as they clocked 44.69 to win the 4x100m.
Freshman Henry Lester was fourth in the long jump (20-5), while Jackson Laws added a fourth in the javelin (145-2). Another freshman Miles Burr came up big in the sprints with a fourth place in the 100m (11.59) and a runner-up effort in the 200m (23.44).
Ponce Salytsiak added a seventh in the 1600m (4:44.47) while Sam York was seventh in the 800m (2:08).
Michaud sweeps hurdles, Martin double winner in throws
Presque Isle senior Conner Michaud won the 110m hurdles in 16.09 and added a second victory in the 300m hurdles with a 40.84 effort. York senior Aidan Martin was the other double winner, Martin tossed the javelin 174-3, and won the shot put with a 54-5 heave. Martin added a runner-up finish in the discus for 28 individual points the most of any athlete in the meet.
Other winners were Sam Wilson of Greely in the 800m (2:04.57), Connor Daigle of Medomak Valley in the 3200m (9:42.61), Corbin Flewelling of Old Town cleared 6-2 to win the high jump, Leavitt senior Ben Faris took the 1600m racewalk (7:50.05), Jordan Duplessie of Caribou won a close 1600m race in a time of 4:38.01, runner-up Leif Harvey of Greely ran 4:38.83, in the pole vault Caleb Robbins of Caribou cleared 12-0 to win, Beck Deeny of Ellsworth won the triple jump with 42-foot effort and sophomore Matt Charpentier of York won the discus with a throw of 152-10.
In the wheelchair events, Jonathan Schomaker of Leavitt won three events the 800, 1600 & shot put events. He sets new state meet records in all three events, 800 (3:35.87), 1600 (7:30.67) and shot put (15-0 1/2). Yarmouth's Ethan Henning won the 100m setting a state record of 25.53, breaking Schomaker's record of 28.20 set in 2019.