June 9, 2013

New England Track: Bell, Hall win titles as Mainers impress

From staff reports

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).


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