Orono Girls Repeat, Winslow Boys Best in Class C

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The Orono Red Riots repeated as Class C Outdoor Track and Field State Championship on Saturday at St Joseph's College in Standish. The Red Riots didn't have an easy path to victory as they had to battle North Yarmouth Academy/Maine Coast Waldorf co-op team but in the end, they delivered a 122-116 victory for first-year coach Dan Juilli

The Red Riots were led by sophomore Easnadh Nobel To'olo and senior Ruth White. Nobel To'olo took first in the pole vault with a 9-6 clearance, she was the runner-up in the 100m hurdles (16.34) and the long jump (16-9 3/4) plus added a fourth-place finish in the triple jump (35-9) to score 30 points. White ran a leg on the winning 4x800m relay (10:29.68) to open the meet then scored a pair of runner-up finishes in the 1600m (5:06.84) and 3200m (10:48.92). Orono added runner-up efforts in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays, while Sophie Hepler added two third-place efforts in the discus and javelin with Maya Boyington finishing second in the 1600m racewalk.

Seniors Graca Bila and Sarah Moore led NYA/Maine Coast Waldorf. Bila won the 300m hurdles in a personal best 46.04, then returned one event later to win the 200m (26.27). She also ran a leg on the winning 4x100m relay as she teamed with Ella Giguere, Cass MacCarthy, and Moore to run 52.24 and added a runner-up finish in the triple jump. Moore was a triple-winner as she cleared 5-2 to win the high jump, leaped 17-9 3/4 to best the field in the long jump, and completed her day with a 36-2 1/2 effort in the triple jump for the third victory. Soren Stark-Chessa added a victory in the 800m with a 2:19.72 effort while Rahel Delaney was the best in the 1600m racewalk (8:06.74.)

Houlton/GHCA Junior Teanne Ewings ruled the 1600m and 3200m races as she set a new Class C state meet record of 4:58.65 in the 1600m as she surpassed the twenty-three-old record of 4:59.20 of NYA's Bridget Gagne. Ewings broke another record in the 3200m with her winning effort of 10:33.65 as she broke Ruth White's record from last year.

Bucksport sophomore Haley Rose was a double winner as she took the 100m dash in a personal best of 12.60, she set another best in winning the 400m dash (60.81). Rose also teamed with Addison Goss, Aivah Tweedie, & Madison Rose to capture the 4x400 title in a time of 4:25.22.

Sophomore Ava Goulette of Piscatasquis was a standout in the throws as she added titles in the shot put with a fifth-round heave of 37-8, she added a first-round 111-5 in the discus to best the field.

Other winners were senior Ellie Leech of Seacoast Christian with a throw of 120-6 and Ada Fisher of Sumner set a personal best of 15.80 to win the 100m hurdles.

The Black Raiders of Winslow returned to the top of the podium for the second time in three years as they held off a strong challenge from the defending champions Orono to win 89-86, Lisbon/Oak Hill was third with 82.

Senior Joseph Richards of Winslow had a magical day as he scored forty points and won four individual events. Richards started his day with a win in the long jump as he leaped out a new personal best of 22-0 1/2 on his first attempt. In the 100m, Richards turned back the field in a strong 11.08 winning by almost four-tenths of a second. In his best event the 400m he cruised to an easy victory with his 50.38. He finished off his day with his fourth individual title as he clocked 22.48 to dominate the field.

Backing Richards up was sophomore Hassan Hobbi who set a personal best of 15.52 to win the 110m hurdles by a large margin. Hobbi added a fourth-place finish in the 300m hurdles and ran a leg on the third-place 4x400 relay for the Black Raiders. The 4x800 relay finished second to score eight important points to start the meet off.

Orono was led by senior Cooper Sawyer who won the discus with a personal best 152-0 on his first throw of the competition. They also got a runner-up finish from Ben Francis in the shot put,  plus a 2-3-4 finish in the pole vault and a 2-3 finish in the 1600m racewalk.

Owen Booker of Lisbon/Oak Hill won the javelin on his first throw as he heaved it out to 167-0 to win by more than 17 feet. Booker also won the triple jump with a distance of 42-7 1/2 feet.

Sumner senior Kaleb Colson set a new Class C state meet record in the 800m as he crossed the finish line first with a time of 1:56.07. Colson ran a huge negative split coming through the first 400m in 59.32 before unleashing a 56.75 second lap as he took down the former record of 1:56.62 set a year ago by James Cognata of Winthrop. Bucksport's William Hileman used a 59.14 final lap to win the 1600m in a new personal best of 4:25.21 as he outlasted Chris Pottle of Winthrop. Ren Salisbury of Sumner dominated the 3200m as the senior clocked 9:57.52. Colson and Salisbury also ran on the winning 4x800 for Sumner to open the meet as they clocked 8:31.84.

Other winners were Ethan Walsh of Fort Fairfield  set a personal best as he cleared 6-4 to win the high jump while Michael Whitcomb of Bangor Christian cleared 13 feet to win the pole vault. Senior Davyn Stewart of Bucksport took the lead on his fifth-round throw then sealed it with a personal best 49-9 1/4 on his final attempt. Mt. Abram senior Carter Butterfield won the 1600m race walk with a time of 7:26.44