The Lady Lakers posted a particularly strong performance at Friday’s meet, taking second to Fryeburg. On the boys’ side of the action, Poland finished first, while the Gentlemen Lakers earned sixth. Eight teams competed.

LRHS coach Mark Snow described his kids’ progress. Keyana Prescott, for instance, had “a great rebound performance” after struggling a week earlier. Prescott set a new school record in the Pole Vault: 6-foot-6, also a new PR. She likewise hit a new PR in the 55 Hurdles.

Hannah Chadwick set a new school record as well on Friday, in the junior division High Jump, where she leapt 4-foot-8, which automatically qualified her for States.

Catherine Christiansen auto-qualified for States in the 55 and hit the provisional mark in the 200. “All year, Catherine’s goal has been that automatic mark in the 55 and she has worked hard at attaining it,” said Snow. Christiansen set three PRs on Friday.

Dakota Stover set three of his own PRs on Friday, too – for a total of 13 PRs in the past four weeks, a number Snow called “unfathomable.” Stover bested himself in the Long Jump, the 55 and the 4×200 Relay split.

Matt Stenger also reached a trio of new high-watermarks for himself. “He reminds me of Sergey Bubka,” Snow said, “the Russian pole vaulter in the 80s and 90s who broke the world record over 30 times.”

Hannah Parsons improved her own best times in the 55, the 200 and the 4×200 Relay. “I’m tempted to enter a 4×200 Relay team at the State Meet so she can run one more time,” Snow said.

Kennedy Brake put up the Lakers’ real breakthrough performance, however, setting PRs in the 400, the Long Jump and the 4×200.

“I was most impressed at the end of the meet when Kennedy volunteered to run the Relay when a few girls were unable to,” Snow said. “Kennedy was exhausted from her 400, and I was surprised when she opted to replace a teammate. She overcame the fatigue and managed a solid PR.”

The Lakers have the Western Maine Conference championships on Friday, Feb. 5, before States on the 13th.

Boys Team Scores

1. Poland, 163; 2. Cape, 120.5; 3. Traip, 80.5; 4. Fryeburg, 72; 5. Wells, 60; 6. Lake Region, 57; 7. North Yarmouth, 47; 8. Lisbon, 17

Boys Senior and Open Divisions, Selected Top Threes

High Jump – 1. Harry Queeney, Cape, 5-04.00; 2. Theo Snow, Lake Region, 4-10.00

Long Jump – 1. Dakota Stover, Lake Region, 19-11.75; 2. Cody Cousins, Wells, 18-10.50; 3. Connor Littlefield, Wells, 18-09.50

Triple Jump – 1. Dakota Stover, Lake Region, 39-11.00; 2. Theo Snow, Lake Region, 34-03.50; 3. Nick Scarlett, Lake Region, 33-03.00

Girls Team Scores

1. Fryeburg, 123; 2. Lake Region, 120; 3. Cape, 98; 3. Wells, 98; 5. Poland, 85; 6. Traip, 48; 7. NYA, 37

Girls Junior Division, Selected Top Threes

55 Hurdles – 1. Danica Chadwick, Lake Region, 9.81; 2. Annika Demeter, Cape, 10.77; 3. Grace Condon, Fryeburg, 11.46

400 – 1. Madison Szczygiel, Wells, 1:03.90; 2. Hannah Chadwick, Lake Region, 1:08.02; 3. Desiree Menard, Poland, 1:10.01

4×200 Relay – 1. Lake Region A, 2:03.88; 2. Poland A, 2:10.34; 3. Fryeburg A, 2:12.48

High Jump – 1. Kristen Penley, Cape, 4-08.00; 1. Hannah Chadwick, Lake Region, 4-08.00; 3. Kiana Kelley, Poland, 3-10.00

Shot Put – 1. Sam DeSouza, Lake Region, 30-09.50; 2. Colleen Bullard, Fryeburg, 26-04.00; 3. Maraia Nason, Lake Region, 25-08.50

Girls Senior and Open Divisions, Selected Top Threes

55 Hurdles – 1. Emily Cottis, Wells, 10.13; 2. Meghan Boos, Lake Region, 10.60; 3. Keyana Prescott, Lake Region, 11.67

Two Mile – 1. Anna Lastra, Fryeburg, 11:56.79; 2. Addie Blais, Lake Region, 13:49.97; 3. Anna Friberg, Cape, 13:55.68

Triple Jump – 1. Danica Chadwick, Lake Region, 31-06.50; 2. Hannah Chadwick, Lake Region, 30-09.50; 3. Meghan Boos, Lake Region, 28-08.00

Laker Catherine Christiansen runs the first heat of the 200.Laker Isabelle Davis-White runs the junior division 200.Laker Caleb Emery runs the open division 800.Laker Nick Scarlett runs the open division 800.

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