Senior Jordan Harris of the Mount Desert Island High School track team, center, in the 55-meter hurdles Saturday at the University of Maine field house. He won the event with a time of 8.96 seconds. PHOTO COURTESY OF KELTON HALLETT

Boys win, girls third in track

ORONO — The Mount Desert Island High School boys’ track team brought home a convincing win from Saturday’s league meet at the University of Maine Field House. With 149 points, the boys had a large margin over runner-up Hampden with 88 and third place Foxcroft Academy with 64. The Trojan girls finished third in team scores.

Jordan Harris won the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.96 seconds. Teammate Matt Hanna, a strong hurdle runner, was disqualified in the preliminaries on a trail leg violation.

Brandon Murphy came in second in the 55-meter dash, behind Sumner’s Baramee Janla, who set a high school facility record. Murphy’s time was 6.87 seconds. Ryan Bender was third with 6.92.

Aidan Robichaud-Ward was second in the one-mile run with 4:57.07. Stanley Grierson was eighth with 5:46.51. Robichaud-Ward was second in the two-mile, too, with 11:01.40.

Murphy was runner-up, again behind Janla, in the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.72 seconds. Teammates Bender and Hanna were third with 54.91 and fourth with 55.01, respectively.

Ralph Magnani won the 800-meter run with 2:04.26 and was second in the 200-meter dash with 24.67 seconds. Also in the 200, Josh Bloom was ninth with 26.60, and Giovanni Mackenzie was tenth with 27.14.

The MDI team in the 4×200-meter relay was disqualified for a baton violation.

Croix Albee was second in shot put with 38 feet 8.25 inches. Evan Jeannotte was fourth with 36 feet 6.5 inches, Nate Messmore was 11th with 28 feet 6.5 inches, Micah Hallett was 12th with 28 feet 3.75 inches, Jake Ritter was 13th with 27 feet 10.25 inches, and Luke Mitchell was 15th with 24 feet 8 inches.

Bender won the long jump with 18 feet 9 inches. Mackenzie was sixth with 16 feet one inch. Mackenzie was second in triple jump with 36 feet 4 inches.

Aaron Miller was first in high jump with six feet. Harris was second in high jump with 5 feet 4 inches and second in pole vault with 10 feet 6 inches.

Hampden Academy led the girls’ meet in team scores with 176 points. Ellsworth was second with 53. With 42 points, MDI edged out Central High School, Bucksport, Foxcroft Academy and Sumner.

Trojan freshman Catherine Ding was fifth in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 10.93 seconds. Ashley Anderson was second in the 800-meter run with 2:39.66.

Caroline Driscoll won the two-mile run with a time of 11:58.80. Ava Drennan was third with 16:49.62.

In shot put, Riley Mooers was third with 28 feet 2.5 inches. Delia Hallett was fourth with 27 feet 2.5 inches, Mackenzie Hanna was eighth with 24 feet 11 inches, Eliza McGarr was 12th with 22 feet 10 inches, Allison Gray was 13th with 21 feet 9.75 inches, and Paige Murphy was 17th with 20 feet 9 inches.

Jennifer Clemens finished third in triple jump with 31 feet 1.5 inches.


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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