Outdoor Nationals: Maine Recap

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Sunday Recap

The Falmouth boys regained their state record in the 4x400 hours after Bonny Eagle broke it at adidas Outdoor Nationals. The team of Max Shapiro, Finn Caxton-Smith, Miles Woodbury, and Miles Gay clocked 3:22.53 to finish eighth overall in the Emerging Elite race. Gay the Class A champion had the fastest split with a 48.44 on the anchor leg.

Griffin Gammon the New England high jump champion finished 8th in the championship division with a 6-6 1/4 clearance. Judd Armstrong of Falmouth cleared 6-2 3/4 to place 20th.

Skowhegan's Billy Albertson jumped a personal best 46-5 1/4 to finish fourth in the Emerging Elite division. The mark moves Albertson to sixth best in state history.

Avery Baker-Schlendering of Freeport cleared 5-4 1/2 in the championship division to finish 21st overall.

In the Emerging Elite, Nathan Blades of Portland won section 4 in 1:55.0 as he had a huge negative split of 58.69 - 56.32, he finished 11th overall. Kaleb Colson of Sumner placed 14th overall clocking 1:55.32.

Parker Libby of Mt. Ararat ran 4:32.74 in the Rising Stars mile to finish 59th overall.

Saturday Recap

Rowan McDonald of the Maine Racewalkers kicked it in over the final lap to win the national title. McDonald the Class A champion from Bonny Eagle broke the race open with a 1:40.08 last lap to win by 11 seconds with his 6:55.38. Carter Butterfield also walking for Maine Racewalkers earned All-American honors with his 7:41.67 effort good for fifth overall. Mt. Ararat's Ian Britt had a big day as he set a personal best of 7:42.05 to finish 6th to earn All-American honors. Greely's Tommy Leggat-Barr was seventh in 7:47.94, while South Portland's Patrick Heffernan was tenth in 8:48.38. Zane Roggenbuck of Orono was 13th at 9:00.38.

In the girls, one-mile race walk Ashlyn Poulin of the Maine Racewalkers took off in the second half of the race as she powered home in a time of 7:16.97 to set a new meet record. Poulin the Class B champion from Gardiner covered the final lap in 1:49.83 to win by almost ten seconds. Rahel Delaney of Maine Racewalkers was ninth in a personal best 7:57.26. Maya Boyington the Class C champion from Orono also competing for Maine Racewalkers placed 13th (8:18.47) while Cassidy Carlisle of Presque Isle  was 22nd (8:45.86), Lelani Mitchell of Edward Little was 25th (8:52.85), Abigail Fortin was 34th (9:36.25)

Maddox Jordan of Noble the Class A 1600m champion ran a 4:12.85 for the mile to finish fourth in section three after leading through the first 400m in 60.28. Overall Jordan finished 17th. Charlie Collins of Hampden Academy had the lead with 300m to go in the race as he clocked 4:16.14 to finish 30th.

In the girls' mile, Cary Drake of York the Class B 1600m champion ran 5:00.33 just missing cracking the 5-minute barrier as she finished 10th in section 1.

Class B hurdle champion and New England runner-up Nolan Garey of Poland finished second in heat 1 of the 110m hurdles championship first round running 14.39. In the semi-finals, Garey would clock 14.57 to finish seventh in his heat.

Billy Albertson of Skowhegan made the final of the Rising Stars long jump placing sixth with a best jump of 22-1 3/4 which came on his first attempt.

Miles Burr of MDI ran in the championship 200m first round finishing fourth in section four. Burr clocked his second-fastest time ever with a 21.75. The time is the second fastest-ever run in state history only behind his time from New England's last week.

Victoria Ladd of Kennebunk placed 28th in the Rising Stars javelin with a throw of 98-11.

In the freshman triple jump, Bryce Holden of Mt. Ararat finished 18th with a best effort of 40-5.

The Falmouth boys 4x100 competed in the Rising Stars race where they clocked 43.84 to place 21st overall.

Friday Recap

The Rising Stars 4x800 had Portland and Brunswick matched up in heat 1. The Bulldogs led off with Ben Prestes who split 1:58.76 to put Portland in second, Brunswick's Luke Patterson the Class A 300m hurdles champion opened in 2:00.48 which had the Dragons in sixth. Ben Klingle moved Brunswick up to second with a 1:59.32 while Portland's Jason Hargesheimer gave the Bulldogs the lead with a 2:00.33 effort. Eli Palmer stormed to the lead early on in the third leg for Brunswick but Portland's Charlie Brewer closed hard over the final 200m. Palmer split at 1:58.02 while Brewer was at 1:59.91. Brunswick has the lead with Miles Logan on anchor while Nathan Blades anchored for Portland. Blades made his final move with just over 200m to go to power home for the victory in a 1:55.90 split, Logan split 1:57.60 to bring his team home in second. Overall Portland finished just .30 seconds out of first while Brunswick finished third overall.

Corbin Flewelling of Old Town and Conor Morin of Cony competed in the championship triple jump. Morin the New England champion jumped 45-11 1/4 for his best, while Flewelling edged him with a leap of 46-2 3/4. Flewelling finished ninth just missing the final, while Morin finished 11th.

In the 400m hurdles championship race New England 300m hurdle runner-up Makenna Drouin of Lewiston ran 65.05 to finish sixth in heat five. The time was a new personal best and placed her 25th overall.

Portland freshman Owen Blades ran in the freshman 400m hurdles, Blades ran 64.46 to finish 30th.

New England runner-up and class B 100m champion Miles Burr of MDI ran 10.74 with a 2.9+ wind at his back as he raced the top sprinter in the country Issam Asinga in heat 13. Burr placed fifth in his heat and 18th overall.

Makenna Drouin of Lewiston ran in the 100m championship trials, Drouin the Class A runner-up and All-New England sprinter this spring clocked 12.29 to finish fifth in her heat and 40th overall.

In the freshman long jump, Brewer standout Easnadh Nobel-To'olo leaped out to a best of 16-8 3/4. 

Thursday Recap

On Thursday in the eighth-grade boys' mile, incoming Scarborough freshman Atticus Merriam set a personal best clocking 4:54.11 to finish 17th overall.

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Sunday Recap

Bonny Eagle boys team of Colby Cooper, Ethan Kane, Harrison Dunne, and Jacob Schmader set a new state record of 3:23.73 to finish fourth in the National Elite race.

Owen Conner Self of Orono jumped 19-5 1/2 to finish 31st in the National Elite long jump. Cadyn Langlois of Poland was 35th with a best jump of 19-2.

Emerson Flaker placed 11th in the National Elite 400m hurdles as she clocked a personal best of 66.89.

Saturday Recap

Emerson Flaker returned to the track for the National Elite 200m. Flaker finished fifth in heat 10 with a personal best 25.39 effort. Overall she placed 28th. The time ranks Emerson ninth fastest in state history

Bonny Eagle senior Ethan Kane won heat seven in the 110m hurdle National Elite division clocking 14.73, he qualified as the fourth fastest for the final. In the final Kane placed seventh with a 14.89.

Friday Recap

In the girls' 400m National Elite race sophomore Emerson Flaker of Scarborough ran 57.95 in heat six placing sixth, she finished 17th overall.

In the boys' 400m National Elite race, Bonny Eagle's Jacob Schmader ran 51.27 to finish fourth in section five while senior Andrew Card of Morse ran 50.34 in heat nine.

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Sunday Recap

Lucien Beardsley of Gorham earned All-American honors with a second-place finish in the 3000-meter race walk. Beardsley finished in a time of 16:34.47

Thornton Academy's Maya Judice placed second in the 3000-meter race walk to earn All-American honors with her time of 17:05.81.

The Bangor girls' 4x100m relay came from way back with a huge anchor leg by Anna Connors to win the Emerging Elite title in 49.74. 

Maya Judice of Thornton Academy placed 20th in the Emerging Elite pole vault as she cleared 10-8 3/4 on her third attempt.

Saturday Recap

Ruth White of Orono pushed the pace for most of the 2 mile in section 1 as she ran a personal best 10:32.90 to finish second in the section and tenth overall.

On Saturday Class A and New England 400m champion Anna Connors of Bangor finished eighth overall in the championship 400m. Connors won heat three in a time of 55.52. Connors returned for the 200m championship where she ran 24.69 in section one.

In the 4x100m Emerging Elite race, Bangor won section 1 in a time of 50.12 in the preliminaries to qualify for the final

In the Emerging Elite shot put Class A champion Julia Bassi of Bangor tossed it 37-1 1/4 to finish 11th.

Thursday Recap

On Thursday night the Bangor girls' 4x200 team of Callie Tennett, Maddie Cyr, Madeline Thai & Evelyn Humbert set a new state record at 1:47.25 breaking the old mark of 1:49.08 set back in 2000 by Gorham as they finished second overall in the Emerging Elite division