South Portland Leaps Their Way to Class A Championship

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The South Portland Red Riots entered the triple jump the final event of the meet with 38 points. The Red Riots leaped over the rest of Class A as they scored 15 points in the event. Junior Arnaud Sioho set a new state record in the triple jump with his massive 46-10 3/4 effort. Sioho added a runner-up finish in the long jump (22-7), and a third-place finish in the 55m hurdles (8.00) to pace the Red Riots with 24 points. 

South Portland had a couple of athletes move up the ranks from their pre-meet seeds. In the shot put senior Henry Risch was the seventh seed but unleashed a huge 50-7 personal best on his final throw to move up to fourth overall. Sophomore Michael Lawlor was the 15th seed in the 800m, running in the slower section one, he won clocking 2:03.23 to place seventh overall.

Updated Class A State Meet Records

Junior Tyler Bryant cleared 6-2 in the high jump to finish fifth, he added another fifth in the triple jump (41-2 1/4). Evan Small gained six points with his third-place finish in the 2 mile (9:49.52) while Fischer Petrlik finished fifth in the mile (4:36.16)