LEWISTON — Mount Desert Island High School senior Ashley Anderson won the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.28 seconds at Saturday’s Class B indoor track championships at Bates College here. She also finished a mere 0.05 seconds behind Belfast’s Junne McIntire in the 55-meter dash to take second place.
The MDI boys’ and girls’ indoor track teams finished sixth and eighth, respectively, in the meet. Both teams continued their patterns of improving throughout their respective seasons and were able to finish within the top third of two packed fields. Twenty-three boys’ teams and 27 girls’ teams competed in the tournament.
Elsewhere for the MDI girls, Zoe Olson finished the 800-meter run in 2:29.00 to earn second-place in a field of 15 runners. Senior Alicia Norberg placed 11th in the shot put with a distance of 30 feet, 3 inches for the Trojans, who finished the day with 26 points.
MDI’s boys’ team didn’t produce any individual winners, but the Trojans had many competitors earn strong finishes. Between individual and team competitions, MDI placed in the top four in five different events.
Griffin Maristany placed third in a 12-person field in the boys’ 400-meter dash. His time of 53.65 seconds was only 0.1 short of second-finisher Ben Cotton of John Bapst.
Stanley Grierson placed fourth in the boys’ 800-meter run with a time of 2:9.50 seconds. He later joined teammates Jose Chumbe, Maristany and Matt Perconti on a squad that finished fourth in the 4-by-200-meter relay. Chumbe tied for fourth with John Bapst’s Brady Chadwick and Nicholas Brown in the boys’ pole vault by clearing 11 feet.
Yet MDI’s strongest boys’ event of the day came in the shot put, in which Croix Albee (second place), Gilbert Isaacs (third place) and Sam Hoff (fourth place) gave the Trojans three of the top-four finishers. MDI finished with 36 points as a team.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misidentified the boys’ shot put results as pole vault. The Islander apologizes for the error.