Boys’ track Hancock County Champions; Girls’ runners up

BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School boys’ track team was the clear winner when they hosted the Hancock County Championship meet Friday afternoon. The boys had 192 points to runner-up George Stevens’ 115.

The MDI girls were in second place, 108.5 in team scores to 152.5 for the champion GSA girls.

For the county meet, MDI Coach Brad Witham said his focus was on “continuing to work on what we needed to work on, letting people rest if they need to, or giving them a chance to try an event. At this point, we’ve put in the work physically, but we still need to stay steadfast to maintain our goals.”

The 4×800-meter relay team of Aidan Robichaud-Ward, Griffin Maristany, Jose Chumbe and Josh Bloom came in first with their time of 9:45.54. Matt Hanna won the 110-meter hurdles with 17.14 seconds. Brandon Murphy was second in the 100-meter dash with 11.85 seconds, and Jake Boumil was fourth with 12.14. Robichaud-Ward was runner-up in the 1600-meter run with his time of 5:03, and Ethan Craigo was third with 5:05.70.

Hanna, Boumil, Ralph Magnani and Ryan Bender won the 4×100-meter relay with 46.81 seconds. Magnani won the 400-meter dash with 50.56 seconds, while Maristany and James McConomy finished third and fourth, respectively. Hanna won the 300-meter hurdles with 44.53 seconds. Craigo was third in the 800-meter run with 2:17.14.

Bender led the MDI sweep of the 200-meter dash with his time of 23.74. Magnani was runner up, Murphy was third, and Maristany was fifth. Robichaud-Ward was second in the 3200-meter run with 11:19. 4×400-meter relay team Hanna, Bloom, Bender and Magnani were well in front with their time of 3:52.67.

Jordan Harris won the high jump with 5 feet, 6 inches, and Boumil was runner-up with 5 feet, 4 inches. Bender led the long jump with 19 feet, 7.75 inches, Harris was second, and Chumbe was fourth. Giovanni McKenzie was second in the triple jump with 36 feet, 4.5 inches. Croix Albee was second in javelin with 134 feet, 2 inches, and Evan Jeannotte was fourth. Danny MacGregor won the discus with a throw of 113 feet, 10 inches, Albee was second, and Jeannotte was fifth. Albee, Jeannotte and Micah Hallett swept the first three places in shot put, led by Albee’s throw of 44 feet, 2 inches. Jordan Harris won the pole vault with twelve feet even, and Chumbe was second.

On the girls’ side, Ashley Anderson, Waylon Henggeler, Sydney Wright and Caroline Driscoll won the 4×800-meter relay with their time of 10:57.79. Camilla Thomassen-Tai was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles with 19.54 seconds, and Catherine Ding was fifth with 19.78. Driscoll was runner-up in the 1600-meter run with 5:44.43, and Henggeler was third with 5:50.60. 4×100-meter relay team Anderson, Addie Beal, Adriana Novella and Paige Mason won with their time of 53.98 seconds.

Driscoll was second in the 800-meter run with 2:39.22. Anderson won the 200-meter dash with 27.85 seconds, and Mason was runner-up with 28.83. Driscoll was second in the 3200-meter run with 12:35.92, and Henggeler was fourth with 12:56.42.

Erin White was runner-up in the high jump with 4 feet, 4 inches. Thomassen-Tai was third, and Abby Bridgers tied for fourth. Valerie Del Cid was fourth in long jump with 11 feet, 3 inches. Jennifer Clemens won the triple jump with 31 feet, 2 inches, and Ding was second with 29 feet, 1.75 inches. Geni Goebel was third in javelin with 78 feet, 8 inches, and Sara Norberg was fourth with 69 feet, 10 inches. Norberg was third in discus with 89 feet, 1 inch. Mackenzie Hanna was fourth with 75 feet, 8 inches. Norberg and Hanna were also third and fourth in shot put. Beal was second in pole vault with 5 feet, 6 inches.

The PVC championship meet is set for Saturday at 11 a.m. at Old Town. “For the boys, I had to do some thinking about how we want to go up against Old Town at PVCs,” Witham said. “It’s anyone’s game in a championship meet because it’s a little bit more level.”


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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