BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School’s boys’ track team placed third out of 10 at the PVC championship this past Friday with 89.5 points. The MDI girls’ team came in seventh out of 10 with 40 points.
“Overall, we had a pretty solid day,” said Coach Aaron Long.
Foxcroft Academy of Dover-Foxcroft won the boys’ championship with 128.5 points, and Brewer High School won the girls’ contest with 168.
Ryan Bender placed first in both the 400- and 200-meter dashes with times of 52.51 and 23.16 seconds, respectively. He also came in second in the boys’ 100-meter dash, crossing the line in 11.58 seconds.
Griffin Maristany came in sixth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.85 seconds.
Josh Bloom came in third in the boys’ 300-meter hurdles, finishing the jumps in 44.77 seconds.
Billy Kerley, who competed in all of the relays at the championship, came in fifth in the high jump, tying with Foxcroft Academy’s Max Santagata, with a height of 5 feet, 6 inches.
Evan Jeannotte placed first in the javelin contest with a throw of 151 feet, 2 inches.
Croix Albee placed second in both the shot put and discus contests, with a score of 47 feet, 9.5 inches and 131 feet, 9 inches, respectively. He also placed third in javelin with a throw of 145 feet, 10 inches.
The relay team of Chris Farnsworth, Kerley, Giovanni McKenzie and Jose Chumbe came in fifth in the 4×100-meter relay with a time of 47.54 seconds.
MDI came in first in the boys’ 4×400-meter relay with a time of 3:36.28. Maristany, Kerley, Bloom and Bender constituted the team.
Bloom, Thorin Smith, Sean Murray and Kerley placed second in the 4×800-meter relay with a time of 8:56.51.
“The boys definitely took themselves up real well,” Long said.
On the girls’ side, MDI’s Ashley Anderson and Paige Mason came in third and fifth in the 100-meter dash, with times of 13.03 and 13.43 seconds, respectively.
Anderson also came first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.64 seconds. Mason came in sixth in that race, crossing the line in 28.58 seconds.
The girls came in second in the 4×100-meter relay, with the team of Lily Turner, Anderson, Adriana Novella and Mason crossing the finish line in 52 seconds exactly.
Novella, Sydney Kachmar, Grace Rodick and Anderson came in third in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 4:34.5.
Dorothy LeMoine and Riley Mooers came in fourth and sixth in the shot put contest, with throws of 31 feet, 9.75 inches and 29 feet, 11.5 inches, respectively.
Mackenzie Hanna came in fifth in the javelin contest with a throw 85 feet, 7 inches.
The Maine State Class B Championships are set to be held at MDI on Saturday, June 4, at 10 a.m.