Jordan Sets Mile Record, Others Shine at Terrier Classic

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The Boston University John Thomas Terrier Classic produced a handful of new Maine indoor track and field all-time top ten performances. Highlighting the efforts was Noble senior Maddox Jordan who impressively set a new Maine all-time indoor record in the mile with his 4:11.19 effort. Running in section nine Jordan went through the opening 800 meters in 2:05.18, and was able to hang on to that pace as he closed it out with his fastest lap of 30.61 (62.3 last 400m).

The previous mile record was set back in 1981 by Cheverus standout Brian Pettingill at 4:11, his effort was before automatic timing so with the .24 seconds that is added Jordan's effort surpasses the 43-year-old record

Jordan ran 800m before the mile, clocking a new personal best of 1:53.04 as he stormed the last lap in 27.83 to win section 11. The time moved the University of Rhode Island bound Jordan to number two all-time in Maine history. He finished 30th overall in the event and his time is currently the third fastest in the United States this winter. Portland senior Benjamin Prestes had an excellent run in the 800m as he clocked a personal best 1:55.73, the time moves him to eighth best in history. Prestes teammate Nathan Blades clocked 4:18.50 in the mile a time that sits just outside the top ten all-time, the mark is the second-best in Maine this season.

Portland junior Samantha Moore joined the exclusive sub-five mile club on Saturday as she pushed her personal best down to 4:58.30. Moore used a negative split as she covered the first 800m in 2:30.58 before running the second half in 2:27.72. The key to the race was a closing lap of 34.30 her fastest of the race. She becomes the third Maine high school girl under the mark this winter and currently ranks five best in history.  Scarborough's Laurel Driscoll ran 5:12.47, while Thornton Academy's Margaret Tripp clocked 5:17.68, Cheverus's Paige Alexander 5:19.08, and Ashley Houde of Thornton Academy 5:21.98 also ran well.

Impressively at USM on Friday night York's Cary Drake who had previously broken 5 minutes in the mile smashed the Western Maine Conference record by over 10 seconds as she clocked 4:58.38. The time currently is sixth-best overall in Maine history but the fastest non-banked effort.

Drake smashes the WMC conference mile record.

Marshwood junior Andre Clark continued to stamp his mark on the sprints as he moved up to third-best all-time in the 60m with his 7.06 effort. In the 200m, Clark lowered his personal best to 22.39 the fifth fastest clocking in state history. Falmouth's Max Shapiro added his name to the top ten list with his personal best of 22.56, the mark moves him to ninth best.

Lewiston's Makenna Drouin had a strong meet as the Elon-bound senior made the 60m dash final and finished sixth running 7.75. Drouin came back with a 25.44 clocking in the 200m to finish 23rd, the time was just off her state-leading effort of 25.41.

In the long jump, South Portland junior Arnaud Sioho leaped out to a new state lead 22-4 1/2 effort on his second jump as he finished fourth. His jump moves him to seventh-best in state history. Sioho put together an excellent series that saw him also post jumps of (21-9 1/2, 21- 8 1/4, 22-2 1/4). Showhegan's Billy Albertson the defending Class A champion finished 8th with a jump of 21-9 1/2.

In the 800m Scarborough senior Kyleigh Record broke the 2:20 barrier for the first time with her 2:19.58 effort. Bonny Eagle's Marina Violette had a strong run with her 2:23.35 effort. In the 3k Bonny Eagle's Addy Thibodeau ran 10:23.79, a time that converts to 11:13.69 for 2 miles.

The Bonny Eagle Distance Medley Relay team ran the second-best time in state history for the event with a 10:48.66. The team was made up of Harrison Dunne, Ryan Berry, Andrew Catalano, and Xavier Lemieux. Lemieux highlighted the run with a 4:27 anchor leg for 1600.

In the triple jump state leader Lauren Vanidestine of Brewer was just off her best jump of the season with a strong 36-9 1/2 effort.