Adam Bendetson of Scarborough lowered his personal best by nearly six seconds as he won the 2-mile race Saturday at the New England high school indoor track championships Saturday in Boston.

Bendetson, a senior, finished in 9 minutes, 13.99 seconds. His previous best time was 9:19.65.

Matt Charpentier of York also set a personal best while finishing second in the shot put, and Miles Burr of Mt. Desert Island posted a pair of top-four results.

Charpentier uncorked a throw of 59 feet, 8 3/4 inches on his fifth of six attempts as he improved on both his indoor PR of 57-10 1/2 from the Class B state meet on Feb. 20 and his outdoor PR of 59-1 from last season.

Another York athlete, Cary Drake, placed third in the girls’ mile with a time of 5:02.01.

MDI’s Burr was the runner-up in the boys’ 55 meters at 6.48 seconds, then finished fourth in the 300 at 34.90.


Maine athletes took three of the top five places in the boys’ long jump: Skowhegan’s Billy Albertson in second (22-7 1/2), Fryeburg Academy’s Jacob Adams in third (22-3) and Old Town’s Corbin Flewelling in fifth (21-11 1/4).

Other Mainers who placed in the top six included Nolan Garey of Poland in the boys’ hurdles (third, 7.70), Andre Clark of Marshwood in the boys’ 55 (fifth, 6.51), Anna Connors of Bangor in the girls’ 300 (fifth, 40.46), and Griffin Gammon of Gorham in the boys’ high jump (sixth, 6-3).


NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS: Fourth-place finishes by Noble’s Derek Cote in the 152-pound division and Skowhegan’s Aiden Clark at 145 pounds were the top results for Maine wrestlers at the New England championships in Providence, Rhode Island.

Two other Noble wrestlers placed in the top six: Brady Ouellette was fifth at 106, and Kaden Dustin finished sixth at 138.

James Blood of Sanford at 113 and Dominic Bubar of Massabesic at 160 also placed sixth.



SCHEDULE CHANGE: The Class A semifinals and Class B South championship game have been pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday by the Maine Principals’ Association, after both Class B South semifinals were moved from Saturday to Monday because of a snowstorm.

Cross Insurance Arena will now host a tripleheader on Wednesday, starting with the Class A semifinals. South Portland/Freeport/Waynflete takes on Falmouth at 4 p.m., followed by Thornton Academy vs. Bangor, and then the Class B South final.

FALMOUTH 8, LEWISTON 1: Rowen Hagerty recorded a hat trick to lead the top-ranked Navigators (17-2) to a Class A quarterfinal win over the eighth-seeded Blue Devils (7-12-1) in Falmouth.

Falmouth, which has won 17 in a row, advances to play No. 5 South Portland/Freeport/Waynflete at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Cross Insurance Arena. The teams split two regular-season games, each decided by one goal.

MESSALONSKEE 3, PRESQUE ISLE 2: A power-play goal by Will Durkee broke a 2-2 tie with 3:46 remaining as the second-seeded Eagles (18-2-1) beat the No. 3 Wildcats (13-7) in a Class B North semifinal in Waterville.


Bryce Cowell and Tatum Doucette also scored for the Eagles, who will play for the regional title Wednesday at Colby College against fourth-seeded Hampden Academy.

Presque Isle’s Isaac Staples erased a 2-0 deficit with two goals in the third period.

Durkee’s winner came one second before a Messalonskee power play expired.

TRAVIS ROY AWARD: Mitch Ham and Aaron Higgins of top-ranked Falmouth are among nine finalists for the award presented to Class A’s top senior player.

Higgins led Class A with 33 goals during the regular season, and Higgins and Ham were tied for first with 60 points.

Other finalists are Jamie Sperlich of Biddeford/Massabesic/Old Orchard Beach, Richard Gilboy of South Portland/Freeport/Waynflete, Lucas Hubbard of Thornton Academy, Owen Galligan of Lake Region/Fryeburg/Oxford Hills, Campbell Cassidy of Edward Little, Miles Frenette of St. Dom’s, and Michael McLean of Bangor.

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