OLD TOWN — The Mount Desert Island High School girls’ track team finished in third place at the outdoor meet on Friday, May 13, at Old Town.
The Lady Trojans scored a total of 54 points over 19 events, behind Orono High School with 155 and Brewer High School with 132.
The boys’ team notched 65 points and was behind Brewer High School with 122, Orono High School with 91 and Old Town High School with 80.
“This meet was used as a bit of a recovery week for us, so the overall team results weren’t where they normally are or could have been,” MDI head Coach Aaron Long said. He noted he and the other coaches are “thinking more long term.”
According to Long, some athletes were “limited in the number of events they were entered in,” while a few were held from competing to rest some minor injuries.
“The primary goal for us this week was simply to compete hard in the events they were in and set ourselves up mentally and physically for the championship push that is coming over the next three weeks.”
Ashley Anderson of the girls’ team won the 200-meter dash event with her time of 26.45 seconds. Junior Paige Mason was fourth in 28.45 seconds.
Anderson was second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:01.72. Sophomore Grace Rodick finished fourth with a time of 1:08.18.
Freshman Lily Turner took third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 14.02 seconds.
Sophomore Dorothy LeMoine won the shot put with a distance of 31 feet, 3 inches. Riley Mooers finished second with a throw of 30 feet, 3 inches. Alicia Norberg was fourth with 28 feet, 11.5 inches and Delia Hallett, fifth, at 26 feet, 9 inches.
Sophomore Mackenzie Hanna took third place in discus with her throw of 81 feet, 3 inches. Hallett was fourth at 79 feet, 8 inches.
LeMoine was the runner-up in javelin with a distance of 83 feet, 1 inch. Hanna finished in fourth place with a distance of 79 feet, 4 inches.
On the boys’ side, senior Ryan Bender won the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.42 seconds. He also took first place in the 400-meter dash in 51.94 seconds.
The 4×400-meter relay team of Griffin Maristany, Billy Kerley, Josh Bloom and Isaiah Keene won with a time of 3:42.03.
Freshman Thorin Smith was fifth in the 1600-meter run with his time of 5:06.78, followed by Sean Murray with a time of 5:06.86.
Bloom was fourth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 45.23 seconds.
In 4×800-meter relay, the team of Bloom, Murray, Smith and Kerley was second in a time of 9:09.65.
The team of Chris Farnsworth, Kerley, Giovanni McKenzie and Keene was second in the 4×100-meter relay with a time of 46.58 seconds.
Sophomore Kerley took second place in high jump with 5 feet, 6 inches. Deandre Reid was fifth with 5 feet, 2 inches.
Croix Albee won in the javelin with a throw of 146 feet, 8 inches. Senior Evan Jeannotte was third with 138 feet, 8 inches. Micah Hallett was fourth with 129 feet, 6 inches.
Albee finished fourth in the shot put with his throw of 43 feet, 9.5 inches. Jeannotte was sixth with a heave of 41 feet, 3 inches.
Albee was also fourth in discus with 128 feet, 9 inches.
The MDI track and field team is set to compete in the Hancock County meet set for Friday, May 20, at Mount Desert Island High School.
Participating schools include Bucksport High School, Ellsworth High School, George Stevens Academy and Sumner High School.
“Despite backing off this week, we still had a number of outstanding performances, personal bests, and still continue to put forth some of the best individual and relay marks in the state for both the boys’ and girls’ teams,” added Long. “Our next task is to really start to fine tune our events and focus on what puts us in the best position to be successful at each of the championship meets.”
An athlete from the track team was among the underage students who were summonsed by police late Saturday in Franklin on charges of illegal possession of liquor by a minor.
As per the high school’s policy prohibiting drug, alcohol and tobacco use and/or possession by a student involved in an extra curricular activity at any location, on and off school property, and at all times, during school and when school is not in session, the athletes may be required to sit out a percentage of the track season.
School officials declined to comment on specific student situations.