Track

  • K-8 athletes put best feet forward

    K-8 athletes put best feet forward

    TRENTON — Some future Trojans turned out — to their own yards and streets — last week to challenge themselves in a virtual track and field meet.  The event was organized by Alex Johson and Bryan Dionne, coaches of a combined middle school track team for schools in the Mount Desert Island Regional School System.  But rather

  • Elementary, middle graders tackle virtual track and field

    Elementary, middle graders tackle virtual track and field

    BAR HARBOR — Field days are a beloved spring tradition in elementary schools.  The schools won’t be able to hold them this year, so coaches Bryan Dionne and Alex Johnson teamed up to create a virtual track and field meet that they hope will capture some of the same excitement.  “Normally on a field day,

  • Johnson completes heptathlon in virtual track and field meet

    Johnson completes heptathlon in virtual track and field meet

    BAR HARBOR — Alex Johnson of Mount Desert completed all seven events this weekend — including the homemade hurdles — in the virtual track and field meet designed by Mount Desert Island High School coach Aaron Long.  Johnson is the athletic director at Trenton Elementary School and the coach of a combined middle school track team.

  • MDI’s Osborne, Grierson to run at UMPI

    MDI’s Osborne, Grierson to run at UMPI

    BAR HARBOR — Two standout Mount Desert Island runners are taking their athletic careers 200 miles north.  Outgoing seniors Katelyn Osborne and Stephen Grierson will compete in track and field cross-country next year as they attend the University of Maine at Presque Isle. UMPI broke the news in a press release Thursday after both athletes committed

  • Goodwin, Amuso, Freudig lead in virtual meet series

    Goodwin, Amuso, Freudig lead in virtual meet series

    BAR HARBOR — A few more runners and throwers joined in the virtual track and field meet this weekend, the second in a series organized by Mount Desert Island High School track and field coach Aaron Long. This week’s field included 28 athletes representing 13 towns and two states.  Seal Cove seventh grader Rachel Goodwin leads the series in shot put so far, and also stands

  • First virtual meet draws nearly two dozen athletes

    First virtual meet draws nearly two dozen athletes

    BAR HARBOR — Even with all-day snow in the area last Friday, athletes from sixth grade to 60 years old headed out as soon as it cleared to complete in a virtual track and field meet, the first in a series organized by Mount Desert Island High School track and field coach Aaron Long.  For results

  • Virtual track meets begin this weekend

    Virtual track meets begin this weekend

    MOUNT DESERT — Aaron Long was out on a bicycle ride recently when he had an idea.  The head coach of the Mount Desert Island High School track and field team wondered whether, along with all the other ways students and others are connecting virtually during the stay at home order, he could host a virtual athletic competition

  • MDI indoor track team members garner All-PVC Large-School honors

    MDI indoor track team members garner All-PVC Large-School honors

    BAR HARBOR — Members of the Mount Desert Island High School indoor track team were announced last week as selections to the All-Penobscot Valley Conference Large-School team. For the MDI boys, Sam Keblinsky and Ben Freudig earned second-team selections in the 200-meter dash and pole vault, respectively. The throwers’ relay team of Jackson Laws, Ivan

  • Indoor track team closes out season at states

    Indoor track team closes out season at states

    The Mount Desert Island High School indoor track team closed out its season Saturday with the Class B championships at Bates College in Lewiston. For the MDI boys, senior Stephen Grierson took second place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 5.80 seconds. The Trojans got another strong finish from Sam Keblinsky,

  • MDI girls 2nd, boys 3rd in indoor meet

    MDI girls 2nd, boys 3rd in indoor meet

    ORONO — The Mount Desert Island High School indoor track team had a strong day at the University of Maine with the girls placing second and the boys placing third in Saturday’s penultimate regular season meet.  On the girls’ side, MDI got an individual win from Katelyn Osborne, who completed the 1-mile run in 5 minutes, 40.20