Sarah Moore of North Yarmouth Academy won two events and finished second in another, and five other Maine athletes also earned victories Saturday at the New England Interscholastic Outdoor Championship in Bangor.

Moore took first place in the long jump with a distance of 19 feet and a quarter inch, moving her into the No. 2 spot on Maine’s all-time list behind national record-holder Kate Hall. Moore also achieved a personal best while winning the triple jump at 37-8 1/4 and was the runner-up in the high jump at 5-5. Lake Region’s Campbell Johnson and Freeport’s Avery Baker-Schlendering tied for the third in the high jump at 5-3.

Other Maine champions were Griffin Gammon of Gorham in the boys’ high jump, Anna Connors of Bangor in the girls’ 400 meters, Ruth White of Orono in the girls’ 3,200, Conor Morin of Cony in the triple jump and Shelby Anderson of Marshwood in the girls’ javelin.

Morin prevailed in a back-and-forth duel with Old Town’s Corbin Flewelling, jumping 47-6 on his final attempt to overtake Flewelling (47-3 1/2).

Connors won the 400 by more than a second with a personal-best time of 55.25 seconds. Scarborough sophomore Emerson Flaker was fourth in 57.52, also a personal best. Connors added a runner-up finish in the 200 with a PR of 24.28.

White easily won the 3,200 in a personal-best time of 10:30.49 – 18 seconds ahead of her closest challenger.


Gammon, a sophomore, was the only athlete to clear 6-7 in the boys’ high jump, then cleared 6-9 as well.

In the girls’ javelin, Anderson was in seventh place going into the finals but then took the lead with a throw of 130-3 on her fourth attempt.

Among the many highlights for Maine athletes was three girls breaking the 5-minute mark in the 1,600. Cary Drake of York finished second in 4:55.35, and was closely followed by Teanne Ewings of Greater Houlton Christian Academy (4:56.23) and Orono’s White (4:58.65).

Miles Burr of Mt. Desert Island was the runner-up in three events – the boys’ 100 (10.84), 200 (21.67) and 400 (48.98). His time in the 200 is the best in Maine history.

Matt Charpentier of York placed second in both the shot put (60-1 1/2) and discus (173-4).

Numerous other Mainers posted top-three finishes: Reece Perry of Freeport, second in the boys’ pole vault (13-9); Nolan Garey of Poland, second in the boys’ 110 hurdles (14.27); Makenna Drouin of Lewiston, second in the girls’ 300 hurdles (43.89); Billy Albertson of Skowhegan, second in the boys’ long jump (21-10 3/4); Adam Bendetson of Scarborough, third in the boys’ 3,200 (9:15.29); Caden True of Thornton Academy, third in the boys’ javelin (179-3), Rowan Carter of Marshwood, third in the boys’ 200 (22.01); Maddox Jordan of Noble, third in the boys’ 1,600 (4:10.35); and Tayla Pelletier of Windham, third in the girls’ triple jump (37-4 1/2). Also, Falmouth’s quartet of Max Shapiro, Finn Caxton-Smith, Miles Woodbury and Miles Gay placed third in the 1,600 relay (3:23.87).

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