Abbey Leonardi (Kennebunk pictured left photo by Patrick Bendzick) repeated as 3200m, this time in record breaking fashion as she shattered the meet record by 5+ seconds with an All-time Maine best 10:19.09. Leonardi previously held the All-time Maine best at 10:26.48 which she set in winning the NE championship last spring.
Mainers on the podium @ New Englands
1st place - Pole Vault- Mike Slovenski (Brunswick) 15-3 * New State Leader
3200m- Abbey Leonardi (Kennebunk) 10:19.09 * New Meet Record *New All-time State Best
Interview with Mike Slovesnki seconds after winning Pole Vault
3rd place -300m Hurdles- Peyton Dostie (Bonny Eagle) 44.07 * New State Leader
Dostie's time is #2 in state history only behind Jesse Labreck's 43.94 set in 2008 at the NE Championship meet.
4th place- 200m- Nicole Kirk (Scarborough) 25.61
5th place-200m- Teal Jackson (Brewer) 25.86
Shot Put- Michael Burgess (Greely) 53-0
6th Place - 1600m-Bethanie Brown (Waterville) 4:58.96
Discus-Katie Shapiro (Cheverus) 114-7
Shot Put-Jenna Serunian (Falmouth) 39-4 1/2
Other Strong Performances
Jack Fellows (Greely High School) joined his teammate in the shot put final throwing 52-2.25 which gave him 7th place one spot away from the podium, still a great effort considering the wet conditions.
Abby Mace (Maranacook Community High School) nailed down two seasonal bests, first in the 1600m 5:13.32 (15th) & then in the 3200m 11:15.12. A good end to the season for Mace who battled injury early on in the season & didn't know if she would be able to compete this spring.
Bonny Eagle High School girls 4x400m ended the meet with a new state leader with a 4:04.95, led by anchor leg Peyton Dostie's 58 split.