Thornton Academy’s Samantha Curran and Isabella Capozzi receive medals for the shot put Monday afternoon.

Thornton Academy’s Samantha Curran and Isabella Capozzi receive medals for the shot put Monday afternoon.

GORHAM — Maine’s top track athletes met for the Class A Indoor Track Championship meet Monday afternoon at the University of Southern Maine. The Scarborough boys and Edward Little girls captured the team titles.

Many locals competed and enjoyed success in their quest to qualify for the New England championships.

Thornton Academy’s Samantha Curran led all local athletes as she captured gold in the shot put with a throw of 38-08.50.

Massabesic’s Moriah Biener finished second in the high jump and alos placed eighth in the 400.

Biddeford took home fourth in the 3,200 relay with the team of Leia Dorais, Madison Perry, Riley McNeil and Jija Young.

TA’s Katie LeBlanc placed sixth in the one-mile run, while teammate Isabella Capozzi finished seventh in the shot put and Olivia Libby finished ninth in the 55 hurdles.

Although TA featured a young roster, head coach Lisa Huntress was impressed with her team’s performance on Monday and development throughout the season.

“We were definitely in a development year, but when you are on a high for two or three years it happens. But I was definitely happy with the way we performed,” said Huntress.

Huntress was complimentary of her throwers, a group that she believes carried much of the load.

“Our throwers really came up big, we brought in five girl throwers. They are also really young too so to bring in freshman and sophomores and have them compete like that is really impressive,” said Huntress.

Looking towards the spring season, Huntress believes her team will be competitive once again.

“We are going to be competitive next season, we have Alex Hart coming back from basketball, we will also be able to add discus which is a big event for us and the 300 hurdles which is also a big event for us,” said Huntress. “We have a lot of athletes coming in from other sports so we will definitely do well in the spring.”

In the boys meet, Biddeford’s Matt Brady came home with a second place finish in the shot put and Sanford’s Pete Hegarty captured silver in the pole vault with a new personal record of 14-6.

TA had success as a team as Edwin Kayumba, Tucker Weeks, Daniel Marsh and Keegan Fowler finished second in the 800 relay.

Kayumba finished sixth in the 55 dash at 6.81, while Marsh took home sixth in the 200 run.

Marsh later placed fourth in the 400 dash with Tucker Weeks close behind in ninth for TA.

TA continued to shine, as Travis Snyder finished fifth in the pole vault and Fowler sixth in the long jump. Alex Arnold later placed fifth in the triple jump.

Kyle Holman finished sixth in the shot put for TA, while teammate Jason Montano came in seventh.

Sports Staff Writer Alex Sponseller can be reached at [email protected] or at 282-1535 ext. 323. Follow the Journal Tribune Sports Department on Twitter @ JournalTsports.

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