PHOTO COURTESY OF KELTON HALLETT

Magnani, Henggeler, Relay team champs



OLD TOWN — Mount Desert Island High School runners Ralph Magnani, Waylon Henggeler and the boys’ 4×400-meter relay team became 2015 PVC champions Saturday at the large school championship meet.

Magnani won the 400-meter dash with 50.50 seconds, within sight of the 20-year PVC record of 50.38. Henggeler won the 3200-meter run with her time of 12:39.72. Matt Hanna, Josh Bloom, Ryan Bender and Magnani won the 4×400-meter relay with 3:35.38.

The MDI boys had 85 points in team scores, edging out rival Brewer for third place. Bangor was second with 87, and the Old Town Coyotes were the winners with 126.5 points.

Mount Desert Island High School senior Waylon Henggeler races Saturday at the PVC Championship track and field meet at Old Town High School. She is PVC champion in the 3200-meter run. PHOTO COURTESY OF KELTON HALLETT

Mount Desert Island High School senior Waylon Henggeler races Saturday at the PVC Championship track and field meet at Old Town High School. She is PVC champion in the 3200-meter run.
PHOTO COURTESY OF KELTON HALLETT

The Trojan girls placed fourth with 53 points. The girls’ team from Hampden Academy won with 145 points.

“Everyone is feeling well and ready to go against the southern Maine schools at states,” Coach Brad Witham said. “I will be excited to see Ralph [Magnani] face off against York’s Tucker Corbet, who runs just a few tenths faster than him but still is over the 50 second mark in the 400-meter. I think they will inspire each other to run sub-50 seconds, which would break a longstanding record for our school. With nice weather and school almost out, I think everyone is excited about this meet and ready to showcase what they have been working on all season.”

Girls’ 4×800-meter relay team Ashley Anderson, Sydney Wright, Henggeler and Caroline Driscoll were runners-up with 10:34.37. Freshman Adriana Novella was sixth in the 100-meter dash with 13.73 seconds. Henggeler was third in the 1600-meter run with 5:49.17, and Driscoll was fourth with 5:49.97. Anderson, Addie Beal, Novella and Paige Mason were third in the sprint 4×100-relay with their time of 52.88 seconds.

Anderson, a freshman, was runner-up in the 200-meter dash with 27.80 seconds, half a second behind winner Krystal Grant of Hampden. Driscoll was third in the 3200-meter run with 12:59.48.

Sara Norberg was third in shot put with 31 feet, 4 inches and fifth in discus with 88 feet, 3 inches.

Boys’ 4×800-meter relay team Aidan Robichaud-Ward, Jose Chumbe, Bloom and Griffin Maristany were fifth with their time of 9:08.12. Hanna was seventh in 110-meter hurdles with 18:47 seconds, and Jake Boumil was seventh in the 100-meter dash with 12:37.

Ethan Craigo came in fifth in the 1600-meter run with 4:58.61, and Robichaud-Ward was sixth with 4:59.76. Hanna, Boumil, Magnani and Bender were third in the 4×100-meter relay with 46 seconds even. Hanna was fourth in the 300-meter hurdles with 45.06 seconds. Magnani was third in the 200-meter dash with his time of 23.58 seconds. Bender was fifth with 23.81.

Aaron Miller was runner-up in the high jump with 5 feet, 8 inches. Boumil was fifth with 5 feet, 6 inches. Bender was fifth in long jump with 19 feet, 7.25 inches. Giovanni McKenzie was seventh in triple jump with 38 feet, 2 inches. Freshman Evan Jeannotte was second in javelin with 140 feet, 1 inch, and Croix Albee was third with 136 feet, 8 inches. Danny MacGregor was third in discus with 122 feet, 1 inch, and Albee was fourth with 115 feet, 7 inches. Albee was third in shot put with 45 feet, 0.5 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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