York Sweeps Class B Titles

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The York girls tallied an impressive 113 points to dominate the team competition at the Class B state outdoor track and field championship held at Mt Desert Island High School.

The Wildcats were led by senior Lexi Brent who won the 100m hurdles in 15.30 as she dominated the field winning by robust .83 seconds. Brent came back to take the 300m hurdles 47.23. In both races teammate Charlotte Williamson was the runner-up running 16.13 and 47.80. Brent also ran a leg on the winning 4x800 (9:50.07) and 4x400 (4:13.64).

Brent & Williamson go 1-2 in the 100m hurdles for York

Distance standout Cary Drake provided a pair of victories as she ran 5:04.01 to take the 1600m leading wire to wire. Drake did the same in the 3200m securing an 18 second victory with her 11:21.65. She added the fastest leg (2:19) on the winning 4x800.

Cape Elizabeth earned runner-up honors behind a pair of wins from sprinter Tori Hews in the 100m and 200m. Hews clocked 12.72 to take the 100m and 26.53 to take the 200m. Hews also anchored the winning 4x100m relay as the Capers clocked 50.93 to win easily and was the anchor on the runner-up 4x400m.

Freeport senior Molly Cobbs set a new Class B state meet record with her personal best 10-7 clearance to win the pole vault. 

In the throws Old Town senior Chelsey Cote won with a 34-8 effort, while in the discus MDI senior Bella Brown took advantage of being in her home circle, tossing it 113-7 to win by over ten feet. Erskine Academy senior Riley Reitchel won the javelin in a close competition with a throw of 124-4.

Freshman Shealyn Brochu of Morse took the 400m with a 61.21, while senior Annie Vannoy of Medomak Valley took a competitive 800m race with a 2:20.58, the time was a personal best by over four seconds. In the racewalk Gardiner junior Ashlyn Poulin won by 58 seconds with her 7:49.33

Cony's Kristen Kirk was the best in the high jump with her 5-2 clearance, four inches better than the runner-up's height. Over at the long jump Waterville sophomore Madison Yakimchick jumped 15-5 to take the title while in the triple jump it was Lincoln Academy senior Erica Johnson taking the win with a 34-7.

A year after finishing as the Class B runner-up York traveled to defending champion Mt Desert Island's home track and came away with a commanding forty point victory.

The Wildcats were led by double champion Matt Charpentier who won the shot put with a state leading and personal best 59-1. Charpentier a junior moved to eighth best in state history with the effort. In the discus he tossed it 162-11, the margin was over thirty feet.

Senior Hunter Pruett won the 800m going wire to wire to clock a new personal best 2:02.07 as he held off a strong challenge from Henry Horne of Freeport. Senior Christian Burke added ten more points in the pole vault as he cleared 12-9 to secure the victory. Burke would add a runner-up finish in the high jump clearing 6-0.

Seth Hultstrom helped the York cause with a third place effort in the 400m (52.07). Sophomore Sam Hunter was third in the 800m (2:04.16) while classmate Landon Morrison grabbed third in the 1600m (4:34.34). Junior Kai Dunn added a third place in the javelin with a toss of 150-0.

The York relays tallied 14 points with third place finished in the 4x800 and 4x400, and sixth place effort in the 4x100.

Leavitt was the team runner-up with 57 points. Robert Oliver a senior won the javelin with a throw of 161-6. Freshman Stephen Pierre added a runner-up finish in the 110m hurdles running 15.94, and placed third in the 300m Hurdles. Senior Jack Boutaugh placed third in the shot put and was fourth in the discus.

In the wheelchair events senior Jonathan Schomaker won the 800m (3:39.49) and 1600m (7:22.20) along with the discus (34-7) and shot put (15-3 1/2)

MDI sophomore Miles Burr swept the short sprints on his home track. Burr clocked 11.03 to take the 100m, and then dominated the 200m clocking 22.41.

Freeport junior Henry Horne was a double winner with a unique double as he won the 1600m (4:31.43) and the high jump (6-2), along with a runner-up finish in the 800m.

Corbin Flewelling of Old Town won both the long jump (20-11 3/4) and the triple jump (43-4 1/4)

Andrew Card of Morse won an exciting 400m race as the junior clocked 50.78 to hold off the challenge from Frazier Dougherty of Yarmouth 51.04. In the 110m hurdles Nolan Garey of Poland won the title with his 15.67 effort, while in the 300m hurdles it was senior Gage Cooney of Greely winning in 41.83 over Garey.

Cape Elizabeth senior Vaughn Lindenau added his first individual state title with a win in the 3200m (10:00.32). In the 1600m racewalk Gardiner senior Jackson Boudreau won with a 8:01.64 effort.