PHOTO BY KELTON HALLETT

MDI track team gets set for PVCs



PHOTO BY KELTON HALLETT

Emma Fernald competes in the triple jump event.

ORONO — The Mount Desert Island High School boys’ track team notched top finishes in sprinting events and shot put to place third out of seven teams during its latest meet on Jan. 26.

Brandon Murphy shaved four one-hundredths of a second off his personal best 200-meter time to win the event in a time of 23.79 seconds. Murphy also placed fourth in the 55-meter dash in a time of 6.98 seconds.

Ezra Hallet added two feet to his personal record shot put throw with a new best of 42 feet, 8 inches. He placed fourth in that event.

Scott Murphy, from Bangor High School, placed first in shot put with a throw of 45 feet, 1 inch. Trevor Alley placed second with a throw of 44 feet, 4.5 inches. Chapin McFarland placed third with a throw of 42 feet, 10 inches.

The MDI boys’ 4-by-220-yard relay team placed second behind Hampden Academy in a time of 1:38.30 seconds. Hampden clocked a time of 1:35.65, possibly the fastest time in the state, the coach said. Hampden placed second in overall points behind Brewer High School.

Other top finishers for the Trojans included Jordan Harris, who placed second in the 2-mile event in a time of 10:53.20 and Will Richard, who placed third in high jump, clearing a height of 5 feet, 8 inches.

The MDI girls’ team placed fourth out of the same seven high schools. Caroline Driscoll placed first in the one-mile event in a time of 5:51.37. She also placed third in the 800-meter event with a time of 2:43.52. Nora Hubbell placed first in the two-mile event in a time of 11:57.54. Madeline Cook placed first in shot put, throwing a distance of 28-01.25. Delia Hallet placed fourth in that event, throwing 25 feet, 3 inches to tie the MDI High School freshman record.

The MDI track team has one more meet (scheduled for Feb. 2) before the Penobscot Valley Championships. Both contests are scheduled for the University of Maine facilities. Leading up to the last meets “we tend to work on maximum performance,” the coach said, with less emphasis on conditioning and developing strength.

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Blake Davis

Blake Davis

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander reporter Blake Davis covered sports and maritime events. He is a graduate of College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor.
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