Jared Bell of Deering and Kate Hall of Lake Region won titles Saturday at the New England high school track and field championships in New Britain, Conn.
Hall, a sophomore, won the 100 in 11.69 seconds, just .01 shy of her wind-aided state best set two weeks ago at the Western Maine Conference championships.
Hall also lowered her own state best in the 200 with a third-place run of 24.89, and became the first Maine schoolgirl to surpass 19 feet in the long jump, finishing second in 19-0¾. She set a state record of 18-5¾ at last weekend’s Class B state meet.
Catherine Lacy of Darien, Conn., won the long jump with a meet-record jump of 19-3½.
Bell, a senior, placed first in the shot put with a throw of 58-10 and finished fourth in the discus at 172-0.
Nick Danner of Waterville was second in the javelin at 187-2, and Matt Cushing of Cheverus placed sixth in 178-2. In the boys’ 800, Isaiah Harris of Lewiston was the runner-up in 1:53:35, and Jamie Ross of Brunswick set a school record with his sixth-place finish (1:55.16).
Other top Maine finishers included:
Will Shafer of Gray-New Gloucester, fourth in the 1,600 (1:18.17); Jade Canak of Erskine Academy, fourth in the girls’ triple jump (37-0¼); Denzel Tomaszewski of Wells, fifth in the 100 (10.87); Tom Reid of York, fifth in the 300 hurdles (39.54); Jimmy Campbell of Cheverus, fifth in the 400 (49.93); Dan Curts of Ellsworth, fifth in the 3,200 (9:15.9); Shelby Strickland of Kennebunk, tied for fifth in the girls’ high jump (5-3); Gwen Sawyer of Greely, sixth in the shot put (39-10½); Josef Holt-Andrews of Telstar, sixth in the 1,600 (4:19.55); and David Frederick of Orono, tied for sixth in the pole vault (14-3).