Boys win, girls 2nd in home track meet

BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School boys’ track team won at home on Friday, scoring 210 points over 19 events. The George Steven Academy (GSA) boys were second with 200 points, and Ellsworth High School was third with 88.

The MDI girls were runners-up with 100 points, behind GSA, who won with 138. Ellsworth was third with 73 points.

“Initially I thought we had a bit of an uneven meet. We had several great performances, but some that left me scratching my head a little bit. When I got a chance to really look through the results afterward, I realized it was an outstanding meet that was dominated by personal bests and really gutsy efforts,” MDI head Coach Aaron Long said.

“Overall, this may have been our best team performance of what has been an amazing season. In total, we had over 50 personal bests and a dozen more season bests. That in itself is more than any coach could ever hope for in a championship meet. The team really did a tremendous job of rising to the occasion.”

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Josh Bloom of the Mount Desert Island High School track team competes in the 110-meter hurdles at an outdoor track meet on Friday, May 20. Bloom finished second at the event with a time of 19.11 seconds. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS

Senior Ryan Bender won the 100-meter dash with his time of 11.53 seconds. Sophomore Jose Chumbe was fourth in 12.21.

Bender also was first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.18 seconds, followed by Chumbe at 24.61. Sophomore Griffin Maristany took fifth place with a time of 26.11 seconds.

The Trojan 4×100-meter relay team of Chris Farnsworth, Billy Kerley, Giovanni McKenzie and Chumbe was first with a time of 47.08 seconds.

In the 300-meter hurdles, junior Josh Bloom was on top in 44.53 seconds. Freshman Coady Modeen was fourth with 53.79 seconds.

Bender finished first in the 400-meter dash with 54.37 seconds. Maristany was third with 55.62 seconds and was followed by freshman Isaac Weaver, fourth, with 1:01.20.

Bloom was second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 19.11 seconds.

In the 1600-meter run, Thorin Smith was second with a time of 5:01.46.

The 4×400-meter relay team of Maristany, Kerley, Bloom and Bender was first with a time of 3:41.86.

Kerley was on top in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 8 inches. Farnsworth took first in the long jump at 17 feet, 9.5 inches.

He also was first in the triple jump with 37 feet, 7.25 inches and was followed by McKenzie with 37 feet, 4 inches.

Sophomore Croix Albee was on top in javelin with a throw of 145 feet, 3 inches. Micah Hallett placed third with a distance of 123 feet, 11 inches.

Albee also was first in discus with his throw of 132 feet, 4 inches. Hallett was fourth with 100 feet, 10 inches.

In shot put, Albee won with 44 feet, 11 inches. Hallett was second with a toss of 39 feet, 10.5 inches.

On the girls’ side, Adriana Novella was first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.55 seconds. Paige Mason was second at 13.76 seconds, Lily Turner, third, with 14.05 seconds and Grace Rodick, fourth, with 14.07 seconds.

The 4×100-meter relay team of Turner, Ashley Anderson, Novella and Mason was first with a time of 52.78 seconds.

Anderson won the 200-meter dash with her time of 27.02 seconds and was followed by Mason, second, at 28.45 and Novella, fourth, in 28.62 seconds.

Anderson also was third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:06.35.

In long jump, Ceileigh Weaver took first with a leap of 12 feet, 11.5 inches.

Junior Addie Beal placed third in the triple jump with 26 feet, 11 inches.

In javelin, Mackenzie Hanna was third with a throw of 90 feet, 5 inches, and Megan Moore placed fourth with 89 feet, 7 inches.

Hanna also was second in discus at 94 feet, 3 inches and was followed by Delia Hallett, third, with 82 feet, 11 inches. Dorothy LeMoine was fourth with a throw of 82 feet.

LeMoine also took second place in shot put with her throw of 32 feet even, followed by Hanna, third, with 31 feet, 3.5 inches and Riley Mooers, fourth, with 31 feet, 2 inches.

In pole vault, Beal was second with 5 feet, 6 inches.

“We took a very successful step one in the championship push,” added Long. “All signs are pointing to peaking and getting healthy at just the right time to make some significant noise at the PVC and state championship meets.”

The Trojans are set to compete in the PVC outdoor track championships at Hampden Academy on Friday, May 27, at 3:30 p.m.


Amanat Khullar

Amanat Khullar

Amanat Khullar is a sports reporter for the Mount Desert Islander. She comes from New Delhi, the capital city of India and graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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