Sunday, December 8, 2013
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Waterville Senior High School senior Bethanie Brown set the state record in the 1-mile and 2-mile run at the Class B state championship meet Monday in Lewiston.
Portland Press Herald photo by Derek Davis
“I knew I had to hammer out the first lap. Since I knew they were all behind me, I knew I had to keep that pace up,” Roy said.
Kellie Bolduc was also an individual winner for the Waterville girls, taking the triple jump with a leap of 36 feet, 3.5 inches. Bolduc made her winning jump on her second attempt of the finals.
“I was just getting nervous. I knew I had to get a good jump out there, so I tried my best and got a good one,” Bolduc said.
Devin Burgess was Waterville’s lone winner on the boys side, taking the pole vault with a vault of 13-6. Burgess said it took a few attempts to feel comfortable with the new pole he used, and with tough competition from Orono’s David Frederick, Burgess expected he might have to break the state record, 14-00.75, to win.
Burgess attempted 14-1, and came close on his first try. After making it over the bar, Burgess scraped it on his way down, disappointing a crowd that had already begun to applaud what looked to be a successful vault.
“I thought I had it. My stomach hit it on the way down. It was definitely a good attempt,” Burgess, who won his third straight state title, said.
Lake Region’s Kate Hall set a pair of records, in the 200 (25.62 seconds), and the long jump, where she jumped 17-11.5. Hall also won the 55 (7.17), where she edged Waterville’s Georgia Bolduc and Winslow’s Alliyah Veilleux.
Denzel Tomaszewski of Wells set a record in the boys 55, with a time of 6.53. Foxcroft’s Don Boyer set a record in the 55 hurdles (7.68), and also won the triple jump (41-9.5) and high jump (6-0).
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