The top seven finishers in the girls 3200-meter run at the state Class B championship track and field meet Saturday celebrate together. For Mount Desert Island High School, Caroline Driscoll, far right, finished sixth and Waylon Henggeler, third from left, took third place in the event. PHOTO COURTESY OF SCOTT HENGGELER

Boys 5th, girls 10th at states

BATH — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity track and field teams put up a strong showing at the 2015 state meet here on Saturday. The boys finished fifth, and the girls finished tied for 10th.

The boys’ team finished with a total of 56.50 points, just half a point behind fourth place finisher Old Town. The girls accumulated 20 points, resulting in a three-way tie for 10th place with Presque Isle and Ellsworth.

MDI’s Waylon Henggeler continued her strong performance for the girls, finishing third in the 3200-meter run.

Freshman Ashley Anderson finished fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.58 seconds. Caroline Driscoll, a senior, ran the 1600-meter in 5:39.13, earning a seventh place finish.

The girls’ 4×100-meter relay team of Anderson, Addie Beal, Adriana Novella and Paige Mason placed third with a time of 53.20 seconds, while the 4×800-meter relay team of Anderson, Sydney Wright, Henggelar and Driscoll finished seventh with a time of 10:47.48.

Sophomore Erin White finished 16th in the girls’ high jump, while senior Sara Norberg and freshman Mackenzie Hanna finished 13th and 15th respectively in the discus throw.

On the boys’ side, the 4×400-meter relay team of Matthew Hanna, Josh Bloom, Ryan Bender and Ralph Magnani won with a time of 3:32.67, three seconds faster than their PVC championship time. Magnani also finished second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.70 seconds, less than half a second behind winner Tucker Corbett of York.

Bender placed third in the 200-meter dash while Magnani finished fourth. Senior Matthew Hanna placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.52 seconds.

The 4×100-meter relay team of Matthew Hanna, Magnani, Bender and Jake Boumil were runners-up with a time of 45.74 seconds, and the 4×800 team of Aiden Robichaud-Ward, Griffin Maristany, Jose Chumbe and Bloom finished 10th.

In the boys’ high jump, Aaron Miller finished tied for fourth with Avery LeClerc of Mount View, and Jordan Harris was second in the pole vault with 12 feet. Bender was sixth in the long jump with 19 feet, 8.75 inches, and Giovanni McKenzie placed 16th in the triple jump with 37 feet, 4.75 inches.

Freshman Croix Albee finished fourth in the shot put with 42 feet, 9 inches and 12th in both the discus and javelin throws.

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