Noah Hutchinson of Mount Desert Island High School raises the bar during the high jump Saturday during the home track-and-field meet. Hutchinson came in second place in the event, and the MDI boys’ team took first place overall. ISLANDER PHOTO BY TAYLOR BIGLER

Trojans dominate meet



BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School boys’ outdoor track-and-field team took first place at their home meet Saturday, while the girls came in third.

The boys finished with 229.5 points, followed by Caribou High School with 159. Old Town High School scored 111.5 points; Mattanawcook Academy, 53; Fort Kent Community High School, 13; and Narraguagus High School, 12.

The girls finished with 130 points, behind Caribou with 220 and Old Town with 156. Narraguagus and Mattanawcook finished with 26, and Fort Kent with 19 points.

The MDI boys dominated the relay races.

The 4×800-meter relay team made up of Sean Murray, Calvin Partin, Stephen Grierson and Thorin Smith took first place with a time of 9 minutes, 13.86 seconds.

Chris Farnsworth, Giovanni McKenzie, Jose Chumbe and Colby Lee came in first in the 4×100-meter relay in 46.90 seconds. In the 4×400-meter relay, Liam Higgins, Owen Mild, Griffin Maristany and Josh Bloom earned the top spot in 3 minutes, 41.17 seconds.

The Trojans continue to win in nearly every track-and-field event they enter.

Chris Farnsworth of MDI is up and away during the triple jump. ISLANDER PHOTO BY TAYLOR BIGLER

Elijah Joyce took the top spot in the 110-meter hurdles in 16.99 seconds.

MDI took the top two spots in the 100-meter dash with Colby Lee finishing first in 11.95 seconds, followed by Noah Hutchinson in 12.09 seconds.

In the 1600-meter run, Nicholas Reznick flew by for first place with a time of 4 minutes, 47.02 seconds, followed by MDI’s Drew Rich in 4:50.62.

Griffin Maristany came in first in the 400-meter dash in 53.43 seconds, while Josh Bloom completed the 300-meter hurdles in 45.89 seconds for first place. Liam Higgins earned the top spot in the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 9.64 seconds.

MDI was all over the board in the field events, with Farnsworth, Joyce and Lee taking first, second and third in the javelin throw. Farnsworth threw for 137 feet, 11 inches, while Joyce threw for 133 feet, 7 inches, and Lee for 132 feet, 7 inches.

Croix Albee, Samuel Hoff and Micah Hallett repeated the hat trick in the shot put. Albee took first place with a throw of 47 feet, 2.75 inches, followed by Hoff with 41 feet, 7 inches, and Hallet in 40 feet, 7.5 inches.

Cayden Spencer-Thompson of Mattanawcook Academy, a cousin of MDI runner Tia Tardy, broke the state high school record for the triple jump with a reach of 47 feet, 6.75 inches, followed by Farnsworth with 39 feet, 10 inches.

Thompson also topped the long jump in 22 feet, 8.25 seconds. He was followed by Rich in 19 feet, 1.75 inches, and Hutchinson in 18 feet, 10.5 inches.

In the high jump, Thompson came in first by clearing 6 feet, 5 inches, followed by Hutchinson in 6 feet and Rich in 6 feet, 10 inches.

MDI girls

The MDI girls also rocked the relays.

Louise Chaplin, Lydia DaCorte, Olivia Watson and Tia Tardy took first place in the 4×800-meter relay in 11 minutes, 6.6 seconds.

In the 4×100-meter relay, Lily Turner, Grace Rodick, Adriana Novella and Allyson Bender took the top spot in 53.12 seconds.

Bender, Novella, Tardy and Ashley Anderson completed the 4×400-meter relay in 4 minutes, 27.05 seconds.

Anderson and Novella took first and second place in the 100-meter dash in 12.67 seconds and 13.38 seconds, respectively.

Zoe Olson finished first in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5 minutes, 41.39 seconds.

Anderson and Tardy were neck-and-neck at the finish line of the 400-meter dash, but Tardy won out with a time of 59.25 seconds, followed by Anderson in 59.81 seconds.

Bender cleared the 300-meter hurdles for second place with a time of 55.45 seconds, just behind Willow Whitten of Caribou in 53.58 seconds.

Tia Tardy, at left, and Ashley Anderson of MDI High School are neck-and-neck at the finish line of the 400-meter dash. The girls came in first and second place, respectively. ISLANDER PHOTO BY TAYLOR BIGLER

Rodick finished second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.90 seconds.

In field events, Erin White took first in the high jump with a reach of 4 feet, 8 inches, while Megan Moore finished second in the javelin throw with a toss of 92 feet, 2 inches, behind Monica McLaughlin of Caribou in 92 feet, 5 inches.

In the shot put, Alicia Norberg came in second place with a throw of 30 feet, 11 inches, behind Old Town’s Claudia Damboise with a throw of 34 feet, 2.75 inches.

The MDI relay teams are set to compete against relay teams from Brewer High School, Caribou, Central High School, Dexter High School, George Stevens Academy, Houlton High School, John Bapst Memorial High School, Old Town, Orono High School, Presque Isle High School and Washburn District High School at Brewer on Saturday, May 6, at 11 a.m.

The next full track-and-field meet is on Friday, May 12, at Bangor High School.

Taylor Bigler Mace

Taylor Bigler Mace

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Taylor covers sports and maritimes for the Islander. As a native of Texas, she is an unapologetic Dallas Cowboys fan. [email protected]
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