BRUNSWICK

With practice schedules limited by school vacation and a pesky virus depleting their rosters, coaches had to do some serious tinkering to their lineups for Friday night’s six-team KVAC indoor track meet at Bowdoin College.

It mattered little to the Edward Little boys and Brunswick girls, who showed their depth in the final standings.

The EL boys, now unbeaten in three conference meets, topped Brunswick by a comfortable 28 points, 121-93. Lewiston just missed overtaking Brunswick by two points.

Brunswick’s girls posted a 31-point win over Edward Little (133-102), with Lewiston (62) finishing third.

“Overall, it was a very good meet,” EL coach Calvin Hunter said. “We had some young kids in some events they haven’t done all year and they did very well. It was good to see them in some different events and excel.”

The Brunswick girls dominated the track behind wins from Tessa Cassidy (mile, two mile), Allison Hill (55-meter hurdles), Anna Cowan (400), Tiffany Tanner (800) and the 4 x 800 relay team. Lily Hood won the pole vault.

Senior Connor Harris swept the jumping events to lead the Red Eddie boys, who were also bolstered by their relay teams (first in the 4 x 200,secondin4x800)and strong showings by Roger Charest, Aswan Duncan and Lucas Bourget on the track.

Harris, the defending state champion in the high jump and triple jump, set a school record in the high jump with a leap of 6-feet, 6-inches, two inches above his personal best.

“I didn’t expect that at all tonight,” Harris said. “I came out and did my best and I’m glad everyone else in the high jump did, too. (Brett Gilbert of Skowhegan) definitely gave me a run for my money (reaching six feet).”

Harris gave a good run at the state record (6.08.75, set in 1983 by Lawrence’s Kevin Sawyer), grazing the bar on all three attempts at 6-07.

“I came in at 5-6, and by the time I got to 6-6, I was just really, really tired,” he said. “You wouldn’t think of it, because you’re running up and just jumping, but you’ve got a lot of technique that you have to do, too, so you’re using your whole body.”

Lewiston’s Hassan Mohamed continued his emergence as one of the top sprinters in the state, winning the 55-meter dash in 6.78 and the 200-meter dash in 23.71.

Mohamed, a sophomore who has the best 55 time in the state so far this season (6.75), got off to a slow start, but exploded in the final 30 meters to beat Charest (24.75) by over a second.

“I didn’t push hard out of the blocks, but in the middle I tried to push it,” Mohamed said. “I made up for it (in the 200). I learned my lesson in the 55. (The 200) was perfect. I was proud of myself and my coaches, too. My blocks are a problem, so I’m working hard at it.”

Lewiston’s4x800relay edged EL by half-a-second. Abdinassir Abdirahman (55, long jump) Mohamed Barre (mile and 200) and Mohamed Awil (mile) contributed to the Blue Devils’ final tally.

“It’s basically a work in progress, just taking guys and trying them in different events,” Lewiston coach Jackson Nadeau said. “Abdinassir hasn’t done the long jump all year, so we threw him in there and he finished second.”

The Dragons thrived in the short and long distances. Alex Nichols won the 55-meter hurdles. Jamie Ross edged Lewiston’s Mohamed Barre by a little over a second-and-a-half in the mile. Ross also bested Chris Walfield of Morse in the two-mile run. Alex Nichols nipped teammate Christopher Tanner by .63 of a second in the 800 to win one of the closest races of the night.

Brandon Gerber won the shot put with a throw of 37- 04.50 inches.

Top Morse athletes included Amy Franklin (third in the mile) and Elizabeth Walfield (second in 200).

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