February 10

WMC indoor track: Falmouth sweeps

The Yachtsmen win their first Western Maine Conference girls’ championship and also capture the boys’ crown.

By Tom Chard tchard@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

GORHAM — Falmouth made it a clean sweep, winning both the boys’ and girls’ titles Saturday in the Western Maine Conference indoor track championships at the University of Southern Maine’s Costello Fieldhouse.

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Jocelyn Mitiguy of Greely outruns the competition, including Alie Jones, left, of York and Mackenzie Sangster of North Yarmouth Academy, to win the girls’ junior 55 hurdles in 9.39 seconds.

Photos by Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer

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Kate Hall of Lake Region easily wins the senior 55-meter dash in 7.08 seconds at the Western Maine Conference championships. She also won the long jump and 200.

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Falmouth edged York 130-125.5 in the boys’ meet. Cape Elizabeth finished third with 65 points, Yarmouth was fourth with 57 and Poland fifth with 51.

On the girls’ side, Falmouth totaled 136 points to second-place York’s 107. Greely took third with 91.33 points. Freeport was fourth with 48 points and Cape Elizabeth completed the top five, finishing with 45.

“It was a consistent effort across the board in both meets,” said Falmouth Coach Jorma Kurry. “Everyone contributed. You really can’t point to one or two people.

“We won the opening 3,200 relay in the girls’ meet, which set the tone. Our junior sprinters really had a phenomenal day. We had no double winners in the girls’ meet. We were really spread across the board.”

Sophomore Emma England of Falmouth won the junior 200 meters and was on the winning 800 relay team.

“It was not about one or two individuals,” she said. “It was about people placing, not necessarily first, but here and there and picking up the little points.”

Those little points added up as Falmouth earned its first girls’ conference title in a meet Greely has dominated.

Falmouth’s winners in the boys’ meet were Noah Martin in the junior 200, Sean Soucy in the junior 400, Tony St. Angelo in the junior high jump and Spencer Brown in the open 800. The Yachtsmen also won the junior 800 relay with Martin, Soucy, St. Angelo and Nigel Dunn.

Falmouth placed second in the senior 800 relay.

“Hard work and being focused paid off for us,” said Martin.

“York beat us during the regular season, but everyone improved their performances for this meet,” said Brown.

Will Shafer of Gray-New Gloucester broke his own meet record in the mile with a time of 4 minutes, 18.22 seconds, then came back to win the 2-mile in 9:41.13.

Michael McIntosh of North Yarmouth Academy won the senior 55 and 200. Ryan Moulton of Sacopee Valley prevailed in the open long jump and triple jump.

In the girls’ meet, Kirstin Sandreuter of Greely was a double winner, taking the mile and 2-mile.

Kate Hall of Lake Region broke her own meet record in the open long jump with a leap of 19-81/4. She fouled on her next jump, which was measured at 20-5.

“I was happy with the jump,” said Hall, who jumped 19-11 earlier this season. “I mean it, was my second best jump I’ve ever jumped. Of course, I wished I hadn’t fouled, but I’m still happy with 19-8.”

Hall also won the senior 55 in 7.18 seconds after running 7.08 in the preliminaries, just off her all-time state best of 7.01. Then she added a victory in the senior 200 in 25.68.

Hall is ranked first in New England in all three events. Nationally, she is ranked third in the long jump and fifth in the 55.

Hall said she had been sick for the past two weeks but felt better Saturday.

“It was hard being sick, but I still felt strong and was ready to go,” she said.

Ahead of her is the Class B state championships Feb. 17 at Bates College, followed by the New Englands at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston and the nationals at the Armory in New York City.

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Darren Shi of Yarmouth comes out the winner in the shot put with a throw of 48 feet, 1 inch. On top of that, he set a school record for the Clippers.

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Chance Call of Greely clears a hurdle on his way to victory in the senior 55 hurdles with a time of 8.55 seconds.

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Jordan Pidgeon of York just misses clearing the high jump bar in an attempt at 5-10, but his earlier jump of 5-8 was enough to make him the conference champion.

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Sophie McMonagle from Greely happily clears 8' in the pole vaule for second place in the Girls Pole Vault at the Western Maine Conference Indoor Track Championships. Saturday, February 8, 2014. Gordon Chibroski, Staff Photographer


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