Senior Aidan Robichaud-Ward of the Mount Desert Island High School track team led the pack in the distance events Friday at a home meet. PHOTO BY DICK BROOM

Boys’, girls’ track 2nd at home



BAR HARBOR — Friday’s home meet brought second place finishes for the Mount Desert Island High School boys’ and girls’ track teams.

The Trojan boys earned 184 team points, behind Old Town with 216. Brewer, a Class A school and a top rival for Trojan track, was in third in boys’ team scores with 150 points. Brewer won the girls’ meet with 219.5 points. MDI was runner up with 133.5 points and Old Town was third with 116.

“We had stiff competition with Old Town and Brewer, and they rose to the occasion,” Coach Brad Witham said. “Everyone is doing well and has been very supportive of each other as championship season approaches.”

Brandon Murphy was second in the 100-meter dash with his time of 11.59 seconds. Ralph Magnani was second in the 200-meters with 23.33 seconds, Ryan Bender was third with 23.57, and Murphy was fourth with 24.19. Magnani won the 400-meter dash with 51.72 seconds. Jake Boumil was third with 57.74.

Mount Desert Island High School track and field team member Jose Chumbe competes in the pole vault during a home meet Friday. PHOTO BY DICK BROOM

Mount Desert Island High School track and field team member Jose Chumbe competes in the pole vault during a home meet Friday.
PHOTO BY DICK BROOM

Aidan Robichaud-Ward was runner-up in the 1600-meter run with his time of 4:53.32 and first in the 3200-meter run with 10:51.47. Nick Resnick was fourth in the 3200 with 12:02.91. Matt Hanna was second in the 110-meter hurdles with 17.11 seconds and second in the 300-meter hurdles with 44.24.

Hanna, Boumil, Magnani and Bender finished a close second in the 4×100-meter relay with their time of 45.83 seconds. Hanna, Josh Bloom, Bender and Magnani won the 4×400-meter relay with 3:34.69. Robichaud-Ward, James McConomy, Jose Chumbe and Bloom were third in the 4×800-meter relay with 9:19.05. “The chemistry for all the relay teams is starting to come together strongly,” Witham said.

Aaron Miller won the high jump with 5 feet, 10 inches. Jordan Harris was first in pole vault with 12 feet. Bender was second in long jump with 20 feet, 8 inches. Croix Albee won the shot put with 42 feet, 7 inches, and Danny MacGregor was third with 38 feet, 9 inches. MacGregor won the discus with 120 feet, 5 inches. Albee was second in javelin with 133 feet, 10 inches.

For the girls, Adriana Novella was first in the 100-meter dash with her time of 13.38 seconds. Paige Mason was second with 13.53. Ashley Anderson won the 200-meter dash with 26.91 seconds. “Breaking 27 was huge for her,” Witham said. “I think it puts her again into record-crushing territory.” She also won the 400-meter dash with 1:05.74. Sydney Wright was fourth in the 3200-meter run with 13:48.50.

Erin White won the high jump with 4 feet, 10 inches, and Camilla Thomassen-Tai tied for second with 4 feet, 4 inches. Addie Beal was fourth in pole vault with 5 feet, 6 inches. Jennifer Clemens was third in triple jump with 31 feet, 0.25 inches.

Sara Norberg won the shot put with 32 feet even. Alicia Norberg was second with 28 feet, 3 inches, and Mackenzie Hanna was third with 28 feet, 0.25 inches. Sara Norberg won the discus with 89 feet, 1 inch, Mackenzie Hanna was second, and Delia Hallett was fifth. Sara Norberg was third in javelin with 69 feet, 3 inches, Mackenzie Hanna was second, and Hallett was sixth.

Another home meet is set for Friday at 3:30 p.m.

 

Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander reporter and editor Liz Graves grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor.

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