BATH – Bethanie Brown hit the home stretch in the 3,200-meter run Saturday in first place when the public-address announcer beckoned her to the podium to accept a first-place ribbon at the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B meet.

“Yeah, I heard it,” said Brown. “It was awkward but it was funny. It felt good.”

So did another convincing victory for Waterville.

The heavily favored Panthers swept for the seventh straight year, turning in one dominating performance after another.

“We always consider the conference meet as a tuneup for the states,” Waterville Coach Ian Wilson said. “It’s a dress rehearsal of sorts. We want everything to go exactly right.”

The Waterville girls finished with 237.5 points. Winslow was second with 88.5. Belfast (50), Maine Central Institute (49.5) and Medomak (37) followed.

The Waterville boys finished with 137 points to easily outdistance Medomak Valley (89). Camden Hills was third with 69, while Belfast (61), Maranacook (43) and Erskine (40) followed.

Edward Little won the KVAC A girls’ title with 163 points. Messalonskee was fifth and Cony sixth. The Eddies and Lewiston shared the boys’ title with 125 points..

The Waterville girls set four conference records, two by Brown and a pair in the relays — the 400 and 1,600.

“Winning a championship is hard to do,” Wilson said. “The first thing you have to do is not beat yourself.”

Brown set a KVAC meet record in the 1,600 (4 minutes, 53.51 seconds) and 3,200 (11:05.06). She would have set the 800 record, but Erzsie Nagy of Lawrence ended up with the fastest time — 2:16.27.

KVAC meet records are combined from Classes A and B.

“I was pleased,” Brown said. “I was pleased to go out there and get some good times. It’s a confidence boost.”

Added Nagy, whose team finished third: “The 800 was the one I wanted to break. I was pretty close to the school record and I wanted to come out and kill it. I wanted to run it as hard as I possibly could.”

Georgia Bolduc, Olivia Thurston and Alex Jenson also enjoyed big days for the Panthers.

Bolduc won four events — the 100 (12.50), 200 (26.06) and pole vault (9 feet, 0 inches) and anchored the victorious 400 relay team that set a conference record with a time of 50.45.

“I reached 9-6 in the indoor season but I’m happy with the (9-0),” she said. “I just really tried to focus on my mechanics in my events. I don’t try to shoot for place. I just want to do things correctly.”

Jenson won the 100 hurdles (14.87), the long jump (16-9) and triple jump (35-11.75) and ran on the 400 relay team.

Thurston won the 300 hurdles (45.41) and anchored the 1,600 relay team, which set a meet record with a time of 4:09.90.

“I was really pleased with our performances,” Wilson said. “They’ve all been on the big stage before. They’re all really focused. It’s awesome to not to be nervous about these kids.”

Nick Margitza, Devin Burgess and Nick Danner led the Waterville boys.

Burgess won the long jump in 20-2 and easily won the pole vault when he cleared 13 feet.

Margitza won the shot put (51-2.25) and was second in the discus.

“There’s always great competition here,” Margitza said. “The KVACs are just as important as states. Winning gives us an edge. It’s always nice to face competition we’ve seen all season.”

Danner won the javelin with a throw of 180-4.

“I hit a big one,” he said. “It felt really good. It’s nice to get this one under our belts.”