Class A State Meet Winners Table
Pole Vault G
|Pole Vault B||Mike Slovenski||Brunswick||14-0|
|High Jump B||Orin James||Scarborough||6-2|
|High Jump G||Caroline Summa||Cheverus||5-2|
|Shot Put B||Andrew Martel||Bonny Eagle||48-9 3/4|
|Shot Put G||Randi London||Mt. Ararat||38-9|
|55m Hurdles G||Sarah Perkins||Gorham||8.74|
|55m Hurdles B||Carleton Allen||Deering||8.03|
|55m Dash G||Alexis Dickinson||Brunswick||7.40|
|55m Dash B||McKenzie Gary||Mt. Ararat||6.62|
|Mile B||Jack Terwilliger||Cheverus||4:27.01|
|400m G||Maria Curit||Biddeford||59.64|
|400m B||Emmaunel Vincent||Westbrook||51.13|
|800m G||Edie Pallozzi||Deering||2:22.83|
|800m B||Nick Morris||Scarborough||1:59.22|
|200m G||Nicole Kirk||Scarborough||26.13|
|200m B||McKenzie Gary||Mt. Ararat||22.93|
|2 Mile G||Kathleen McMahon||Brunswick||12:03.5|
|2 Mile B||Jack Terwilliger||Cheverus||10:00.43|
|4x200m B||South Portland||1:35.89|
|Long Jump G||Emilia Scheemaker||Scarborough||17-5|
|Long Jump B||McKenzie Gary||Mt. Ararat||22-1 1/4|
|Triple Jump G||Emilia Scheemaker||Scarborough||37-0 1/2|
|Triple Jump B||Connor Harris||Edward Little||43-7 3/4|
#1 seed Brunswick held their speed despite running without one of their regular runner who was on vacation, The Dragons held off a strong challenge from Scarborough to run a new state leader 10:06.35, when Kyia Jensen kicked past Emily Tolman on the final lap.
#1 seed Scarborough got off on the right foot running a new state leader and school record 8:17.98. the Red Storm seized control on the 2nd leg, and maintained their lead throughout. Mt. Ararat the #3 seed moved up on the anchor leg with Ryan Smith bringing them to a seasonla best 8:20.98
Girls High Jump
This was an intense competition with 5 girls clearing the 5-0 barrier, but only one would go any higher. Cheverus senior Caroline Summa emerged after clearing 5-2 with a beautiful jump. Summa won the title that had eluded her the past two winters, to do so she had to beat the last two champions, Colby Gail ('09) & Grace MacLean ('10).
Boys High Jump
Scarborough's Orin James and Edward Little's Connor Harris came in with 6-2 clearances under their belt this indoor season, so it was no suprise that these two were the only ones to clear 6-0. Up until 6-0 ft James maintained the lead, clearing each height on his first attempt, while Harris missed on his first attempt at 5-8, 5-10 & 6-0. With the bar moved to 6-2, Harris was up first, he sailed over the bar putting the pressure back on James. The senior responsed with an easy clearance on his first attempt. The bar was raised to 6-4, both athletes had very good attempts but the bar wouldn't stay on for either.
#1 seed Allison Hill (Brunswick) blitzed her trial winning in a new personal best 8.69, #2 time statewide. The final was a great race as their were 3 hurdlers in contention over the final hurdle. Hill led going over the last hurdle, but it Gorham's Sarah Perkins who closed the fastest with the best lean to win in a personal best 8.74, to hold off a fast closing Peyton Dostie (Bonny Eagle) 8.75, while Hill clocked a fast 8.78 for 3rd
Deering's Carleton Allen was the #2 seed coming into the meet, but quickly proved in his trial he was the favorite clocking 7.98, a time .28 faster than the 2nd place time. In the final Allen once again was the best hurdler winning in 8.03, Scarborough's Orin James was only the 7th best in the trials but moved to the #2 spot in the final running a personal best 8.19.
Girls Shot Put
The girls shot put was an excellent competition with 4 girls throwing over 37ft but only one got over 38ft, Randi London (Mt. Ararat) threw 38-9 to bets the field by 11 inches. She was pushed all the way though as Abigail Huntress (TA) set an indoor best of 37-10 1/2, while her teammate Emily Morin was 3rd with 37-6 to hold off Biddeford's Keila Grigware 37-5 1/2
Boys Shot Put
The action in the boys shot put heated up in the finals when Rudy Pandora (Lewiston) uncorked a huge personal best 48-8 to take the lead from Bonny Eagle's Andrew Martel who was the #1 seed coming in. Martle responsed on his final throw to snatch away the title from Pandora when he got the shot out to 48-9 3/4. Luke Libby (TA) had a big day as well throwing 47-6 for third, the throw was a personal best.
What a race it was, after the trials Teal Jackson (Brewer) & Nicole Kirk (Scarborough) clocked 7.47 while Alexis Dickinson (Brunswick) clcoked 7.49. The trio raced eachother all the way to the line with a fast closing Dickinson on the inside sneaking by with a last second lean to take the title in a state tying leader 7.40 to edge out Kirk, 7.41, and Jackson in 3rd 7.42. Very fast times, and very close race!
McKenzie Gary (Mt. Ararat) came in the #1 seed having run 6.59, Gary led the trial qualifiers clocking 6.68. In the final it took a great final 5 meters and strong lean to get by 2010 champion Imhadi Zagon (Portland) 6.64 to 6.66, Deering's Renaldo Lowry was 3rd in 6.72, which happened to be the winning time last year.
Girls Mile Final
Deering freshman Edie Pallozzi dominated the race winning in 5:21.54, while the Bonny Eagle duo of Amber Dostie (#2 5:29.70) & Samantha Cox (#3 5:31.48) used strong kicks to finish 2nd & 3rd.
Boys Mile Final
Cheverus's Jack Terwilliger won his first individual indoor state title as he pulled away from Mt. Ararat's Andy Reifman-Packett over the final 400m to win in 4:27.01. Reifman-Packett ran a courgeous race lowering his pr by close to 7 seconds 4:31.86, and holding off a fast closing Tom Hague (Scarborough) 4:31.97.
Running out of lane 6 in the final heat, #6 seed Nicole Kirk exploded out of the blocks like she was shot from a cannon. Kirk cranked around the oval and as they turned down the home stretch her lead over the rest of the field had those watching in disbelief. Nicole stopped the clocked in a new indoor 200m personal best 26.13. Morgan Costa (Bonny Eagle) who ran in heat 2 finished a suprising 2nd overall 26.94, while 400m champion Maria Curit was 3rd in 27.10
This race was very close until the last 50 when #1 seed McKenzie Gary used his strength to pull away for the victory. Gary stopped the clocked at 22.93. Deering's Renaldo Lowry ran a seasonal best 23.21 for 2nd. South Portland's Adrian Reid out of section 5 ran fast enough for 3rd overall 23.71
Girls Pole Vault
Cony's Lindsey Folsom repeated as state champion this time clearing a personal best 11-3. Edward Little's Jaclyn Masters had some bad luck happen to her as she broke her fractured her patella & femur on Saturday during her last practice, she was seeded at 11-1. We wish her the best of luck in her recovery. Scarborough's Andrea Tolman vaulted a seasonal best 9-6 to edge Anna Hayden (Bangor) on fewer misses at the previous height
Boys Pole Vault
No surprise in the winner here, as Mike Slovesnki (Brunswick) won his 2nd straight Class A title clearing 14-0ft. Bad luck struck #2 seed Tristan Wortman (Brewer) as he injured his knee in the long jump, and couldn't vault. Hopefully the injury isn't any too serious and we wish him well in his recovery. Bangor's Jesiah Harris cleared a seasonal best 12-0 on his last attempt, but Mt. Ararat's Joey Fournier had the answer as he sailed over 12ft for this first time on his last attempt. Fournier took 2nd based on fewer misses at the lower heights.
Girls 2 Mile Final
The pace went out slow in the girls race the first lap then Charlotte Pierce (TA) the #2 seed took other, through 800 in 2:55 with three runners in tow, including freshman Mary Szatowski (Bonny Eagle) & Katie McMahon (Brunswick) #1 seed. Pierce conitnued to lead through the mile in 5:57. Pierce would lead until the middle of the 12th lap when McMahon took the lead and never looked back to stop the clock at 12:03.5, Szatowski would pull away from Pierce for 2nd 12:15.41 to 12:19.03
Boys 2 Mile Final
The pace was honest from the gun as the field passed 800m in 2:33 with Hussein Mohamed (Lewiston) & Jaron Jones (Mt. Blue) leading them out. Cheverus's Jack Terwilliger took over the lead shortly before the mile which was covered in 5:02 with 5 runners hanging on. After the mile Terwilliger injected the pace and after one lap the race started to get blow open, only Mohamed of Lewiston was able to respond to the pace. Mohamed continued to push the pace taking over the lead from Terwilliger and holding the lead until the final lap, when Jack found another gear, and kicked home in 32 to win 10:00.43 to 10:05.99
Girls Long Jump
The field was stacked in the long jump this year with the defending state champion and Class A record holder Maria Curit, the #1 seed, Tricia Stewart (Deering) the runner-up as a freshman last year, plus Emilia Scheemaker (Scarborough) one of the best jumpers in the state. In the first flight Emily Tolman (Scarborough) opened with a big jump 16-10 3/4 to put the pressure on the rest of the field. In the final after getting in only one legal jump in the trials and the fouling her first jump in the final freshman Carly McKenna took the lead with a huge 17-2 jump, almost a foot personal best. It came down to the last jump with trials leader Emilia Scheemaker needing to surpass McKenna for the lead, the senior hit the board just right and leapt out to a new personal best 17-5 to take the win, her first long jump state title.
Boys Long Jump
Maria Curit (Biddeford) took the pace out extremely hard coming through 200m in 27.9, Teal Jackson (Brewer) the #1 seed & Peyton Dostie (Bonny Eagle) #3 were in tow. Jackson tried to make a move with 150m to go but Curit's strength was too much, Dostie used her long stride to get by Jackson with 100m to go but no one could catch Curit who crossed the line 59.64, a her first indoor 400m title. Dostie finished 2nd (60.40), with Jackson 3rd (60.99)
Westbrook's Emmaunel Vincent took the lead from the gun in section 4 with Joey Collins (Bonny Eagle) in hot pursuit. It looked like with 150m Collins was going to be able to get by Vincent, but the senior dug deep to hold off Collins challenge, and used his strength to power home to the win in 51.13, Collins crushed his seed tim in 2nd (51.82). Portland's Abde Ahmed (Portland) placed 3rd out of section 3 running 52.50. The SMAA had the top 6 spots.
Girls 800m FINAL
#1 seed Emily Tolman controlled the pace early going through 400m in 68, Tolman would continue to lead until 150m to go when Deering Edie Pallozzi launched into another gear to win in 2:22.83. Amber Dostie (BE) went by Tolman with 100m to go but Tolman found another gear with 50m to go and hung on for 2nd (2:23.53), while Dostie was 3rd (2:23.92)
Boys 800m FINAL
Lewiston's Ali Hersi set the pace for 750m before Scarborough's Nick Morris unleashed a powerful kick to take the title. Morris stopped the clock at 1:59.22, while Hersi set a personal best and Lewiston school record 2:00.08. Brusnwick's Mitchell Black went from 5th to 3rd over the final 200m. Scarborough placed 3 in the top 6.
Girls Triple Jump
Scarborough's Emilia Scheemaker was the #1 and she lived up to that billing as she improved her state leading mark out to 37-0 1/2 to win the event by almost 3ft. The mark was a new Scarborough school record. Freshman Tiffany Gray (Bangor) gave us a glimpse at the future as she went 34-0 3/4 for 2nd. While Brunswick's Allison Hill was 3rd 33-7.
Boys Triple Jump
Edward Little's Connor Harris the #1 seed capped off a great meet with his first indiviudal state title in the triple jump. Harris got out to 43-7 3/4 to win by more than ft over surprise 2nd place finisher Mitchell Black (Brunswick) 42-6 1/2. Bonny Eagle's Tyson Goodale had a strong showing setting a new personal best 41-11 1/4 for 3rd.