Day 3 Indoor Nationals recap
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Rowan McDonald of Bonny Eagle won the boys 1 mile racewalk national title with relative ease as the junior clocked 7:12.96 to win by 47 seconds. McDonald picked the pace up throughout the race, opening with a 1:52.24 for the first 400m, then increasing the pace to 1:49.85 for the next two laps, the pace continued to quicken as he covered the third 400m in 1:47.27 before kicking it in with a 1:43.61 over the last 2 laps.
Other Maine athletes competing for the Maine Race Walkers team like McDonald had strong efforts as well. Kodi Quimby of Mt Blue was the runner-up with a 7:50.03 effort as he pulled away from Carter Butterfield of Mt Abram over the last half of the race. Butterfield was third in 7:54.48 while Lucien Beardsley of Gorham was next in 7:56.62. All of those athletes earned All-American status.
In the girls 1 mile racewalk Ashlyn Poulin of Gardiner clocked 7:27.96 to finish as the runner-up. Poulin was in fourth until the half way point of the race but finished strong over the last half. Maya Boyington of Orono was 11th (8:06.05) and Rahel Delaney of Maine Coast was 12th (8:13.13), both athletes set new personal bests for the distance. Abigail Fortin of Gardiner was 38th in 9:37.31.
Class A long jump and New England runner-up Billy Albertson of Skowhegan leaped 22-4 1/2 in flight 1 of the Championship long jump. Albertson finished 12th overall.
Class B mile champion Cary Drake of York clocked the second fastest mile of her career as she finished ninth in section four in 5:00.69.
Class B shot put champion and New England Matt Charpentier of York placed 22nd in the Championship with a throw of 52-7 1/2
Brunswick senior Miles Logan competed in the Emerging Elite 800m where he ran in heat one and finished third. Logan ran the second fastest 800m of the season with his 1:58.16 effort which was good for 11th overall.