Leavitt Wins Husky Throwdown


The 9th annual Husky Throwdown at Maine Central Institute featured several top throwers from across the state as athletes competed in the javelin, discus, and shot put on Saturday under clear and sunny skies.

In the girl's javelin Leaviit junior Michaela Harrington took the top honors with a throw of 104-4 with Abbey Goodspeed of Mt Blue taking runner-up honors with her toss of 100-5. Orono senior Sophie Hepler rounded out the top three with her 96-5 effort. Harrington's winning mark was her first time throwing over 100 feet and currently, she is ranked eighth in the state and fourth in Class B.

In the boy's javelin competition Scarborough senior Dylan Brown improved on his 130'0 effort that got him into the final on his fifth-round throw of 153-6, Brown improved his personal best to 160-5 on his sixth and final throw. The mark ranks him third in the state and third in Class A. Leavitt's Logan Berube posted a personal 158-6 on his sixth-round throw, his mark is the top throw in Class B this spring. Berube's teammate Maddox Demers finished third with a toss of 152-10.

Camden Hills senior Ryan Glaser had an impressive day in the discus, setting a new personal best with a toss 155-9. Glaser is the current state leader in the event. Behind him, Gray-New Gloucester senior Trevor Amos was the runner-up with a throw of 143-4, while Lawrence senior Zebadiah Hannah finished third with a 138-6 effort. Amos and Hannah rank 1-2 in Class so far this spring.

Cassidy Hardy of Mt Blue won the final event of the meet as she tossed it 100-5 to win the discus. Hardy was the only competitor to break the 100-foot barrier. Defending Class C state champion Maranda Pert of George Stevens/Blue Hill was the runner-up with her 96-10 effort while Payton Cole of Lawrence finished third with her 96-2 toss.

Mt Blue junior Cassidy Hardy was the best in the shot put ring for the girls. Hardy tossed it out to 33-6 to turn back a strong field, and her mark ranks second in Class A so far this spring. Defending Class C shot put champion Dez Seeley of Orono was the runner-up with a toss of 32-7 while Lawrence junior Zoe Hutchins finished third with a throw of 32-4 3/4.

Defending Class A champion Colby Largay of Brewer topped the boy's shot put field as he tossed a seasonal best 51-9, he was the only thrower in the field to top fifty feet. Senior Ryan Glaser of Camden Hills was the runner-up with a toss of 49-11, and Scarborough junior Nate Murray rounded out the top three with a 49-8 effort.