The evening meet at USM’s Costello Sports Complex on Friday, Jan. 22, featured eight teams – quite the mix. While York and Falmouth came out on top on both the girls’ and boys’ sides of the action, some local athletes also posted strong showings.

The Gray-New Gloucester girls finished third as a team, for instance, riding a wave of powerhouse throws by their shot putters. Meanwhile, the Lakers’ Dakota Stover continued to lead his team with strong jumps.

It’s Stover’s first indoor track season, in fact, and Lake Region coach Mark Snow is proud of his continual improvement.

“He notched four personal records on Friday, while winning the Long Jump and the Triple Jump,” Snow said.

Stover’s jumps rank him third this year in both events in Class B, and his TJ is only an inch and a quarter off the school’s high-water mark.

Other Lakers likewise set new PRs on Friday, including Emily Colson and Matt Stenger, who bettered themselves in three events apiece.

“Emily’s were by fairly significant margins,” said Snow. Colson beat her own mark in the 200 by .6 seconds, .7 in the relay split and 7 inches in the LJ. “She’s been working hard, and this was her best meet of the year.”

“Matt,” Snow said, “had more modest PRs in the Shot Put and 55-meters, but his 4×200 Relay split was by a big 1.4 seconds.”

Danica Chadwick earned new PRs in the 55 Hurdles and the Long Jump, and Olivia Toole upped her game in the relay and the Long Jump. Cameron Meserve (4×200 Relay and 800) also improved, as did Shea Durgin (relay and Shot Put).

Snow stressed that co-coach Dana Caron’s group of shot putters have been working hard and warranted mentioning.

“Sam DeSouza,” he said, “won the Junior Shot Put and is ranked No. 9 overall in Class B. And three throwers had big PRs. They were Maraia Nason (13 inches), Autumn Tremblay (16 inches) and Camden Keller (29 inches).

Snow also applauded “one of our hardest workers, Addie Blais.” Blais made the provisional States mark in the Two Mile with a time of 13:37. “Addie sacrifices doing multiple events to be able to run her best in the two-mile. It was great to see her achieve that tentative qualifying mark.”

Boys Team Scores

1. York, 189.5; 2. Falmouth, 153; 3. Cape Elizabeth, 84.5; 4. Freeport, 71; 5. Gray-New Gloucester, 52; 6. Traip, 44; 7. Lake Region, 32; 8. Lisbon, 10

Selected Boys Junior Division Top Threes

55 – 1. Andrew Peterson, G-NG, 7.07; 2. Matt Concannon, Cape, 7.19; 3. Nick Mitch, Freeport, 7.30

200 – 1. Andrew Peterson, G-NG, 24.68; 2. Matt Concannon, Cape, 24.70; 3. Nick Mitch, Freeport, 25.83

4×200 – 1. Cape “A,” 1:42.91; 2. Falmouth “A,” 1:44.83; 3. G-NG “A,” 1:46.98

High Jump – 1. Jaycob Sanborn, G-NG, 5-04.00; 2. Tim MacDonald, York, 5-02.00; 3. Shane Pidgeon, York, 5-02.00

Selected Boys Senior and Open Division Top Threes

Two Mile – 1. Henry Jaques, Feeport, 9:55.70; 2. Jeremiah Sands, Falmouth, 10:04.35; 3. Ben Garcia, G-NG, 10:07.11

Long Jump – 1. Dakota Stover, Lake Region, 19-10.00; 2. Tony St. Angelo, Falmouth, 19-06.00; 3. Jack Bouchard, York, 18-03.00

Triple Jump – 1. Dakota Stover, Lake Region, 40-08.00; 2. Matt Arsenault, York, 38-05.00; 3. Dan Dellapasqua, York, 37-10.25

Girls Team Scores

1. Falmouth, 163; 2. York, 135; 3. G-NG, 93; 4. Freeport, 75; 5. Lake Region, 63; 5. Cape, 63; 7. Traip, 35

Selected Girls Junior Division Top Threes

55 – 1. Jaley Martin, G-NG, 7.80; 2. Caitlyn Camelio, Falmouth, 7.85; 3. Madison Post, G-NG, 7.99

200 – 1. Caitlyn Camelio, Falmouth, 27.62; 2. Madison Post, G-NG, 27.87; 3. Jaley Martin, 28.47

55 Hurdles – 1. Danica Chadwick, Lake Region, 9.87; 2. Annika Demeter, Cape, 11.13; 3. Sydney Williams, Falmouth, 11.20

4×200 – 1. Falmouth “A,” 1:56.11; 2. G-NG “A,” 1:58.89; 3. York “A,” 1:59.65

High Jump – 1. Kristen Penley, Cape, 4-08.00; 2. Danielle Casavant, Falmouth, 4-06.00; 3. Hannah Chadwick, Lake Region, 4-02.00

Shot Put – 1. Sam DeSouza, Lake Region, 30-03.50; 2. Megan Reynolds, G-NG, 27-01.50; 3. Emily Brewer, G-NG, 26-09.50

Selected Girls Senior and Open Division Top Threes

200 – 1. Mikaela Fleenor, Freeport, 29.22; 2. Catherine Christiansen, Lake Region, 29.37; 3. Emily Latulippe, Freeport, 29.58

Shot Put – 1. Tram Ho, G-NG, 32-09.50; 2. Clara Phillips, G-NG, 32-07.50; 3. Emily Dawkins, G-NG, 31-00.00

800 – 1. Malaika Pasch, Falmouth, 2:20.91; 2. Laura Kenealy, York, 2:29.49; 3. Erica Schlicting, G-NG, 2:35.37

The Patriots’ Abbey Chandler competes in the 800.Emily Colson runs the 200 for LRHS on Friday.Patriot Nathaniel Gendreau clears the bar in Friday’s Pole Vault.Lakers Nick Scarlett (6) and Cameron Meserve (9) compete in the 800 on Friday.


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