Athletes turn in strong performances at first local track meet
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The first track and field meet in Aroostook County this spring was held at the Johnson Athletic Complex at Presque Isle Middle School Thursday.
The Caribou girls and boys both captured titles. The Viking girls compiled 203 points to beat out seven other teams, including Presque Isle (150.5), MSSM (46), Fort Fairfield (43), Houlton (40.5), Fort Kent (39), GHCA (26) and Washburn (21).
First-place winners on the girls’ side were as follows: 4×800-meter relay: MSSM (Madison McCarthy, Rothery Sullivan, Dolcie Tanguay and Naomi Kihn), 11:57.82; 100-meter hurdles: JoJo Fields, Caribou, 18.42 seconds; 100-meter dash: Elizabeth Moreau, Presque Isle, 14.07 seconds; 1,600-meter racewalk: Kamryn Gilmour, Presque Isle, 9:37.95; 1,600-meter run: Alexis Rodriguez, Caribou, 5:39.25; 4×100-meter relay: Caribou (Jessica Limary, Fields, Meagan Dube and Rachel Ring), 56.54 seconds; 400-meter dash: Moreau, 1:05.02; 300-meter hurdles: Willow Whitten, Caribou, 51.62 seconds; and 800-meter run: Rodriguez, 2:37.58.
Also, 200-meter dash: Amelia Hanning, Houlton, 28.96 seconds; 3,200-meter run: Grace Graham, GHCA, 12:51.28; 4×400-meter relay: Caribou (Whitten, Dube, Monica McLaughlin and Rodriguez), 4:33.06; high jump: Paige Espling, Caribou, 5 feet; long jump: Annika Reynolds, Fort Fairfield, 15 feet, 1-1/4 inches; triple jump: Moreau, 31 feet, 3 inches; javelin: McLaughlin, Caribou, 114 feet, 6 inches; discus, Tessa Solomon, Houlton, 91 feet; shot put: Madelyn Wing, Presque Isle, 28 feet, 8 inches; and pole vault: Whitten, 7 feet, 6 inches.
Lacy Pelletier of Fort Kent was the runner-up in the high jump and Jacalyn Pelletier of the Warriors was second in the triple jump. Washburn’s Kassandra Farley was third in the shot put and the Beavers’ 4×400-meter relay team of Bobbie Campbell, Farley, Alexis Carney and Emma Johnson placed third.
The Caribou boys netted 241 points, which was ahead of Presque Isle (191), MSSM (40), Washburn (30), Houlton (22), GHCA (22), Fort Kent (20) and Hodgdon (16).
Capturing victories in the boys’ competition were: 4×800-meter relay: Caribou (Tom Pinette, Calvin Mokler, Aaron Macek and Jordan Duplessie), 9:28.27; 110-meter hurdles: Connor Michaud, Presque Isle, 18.83 seconds; 100-meter dash: Trace Cyr, Presque Isle, 12.37 seconds; 1,600-meter racewalk: Evan Desmond, Caribou, 7:44.41; 1,600-meter run: Desmond, 4:50.55; 4×100-meter relay: Caribou (Cory Jandreau, Isaac Marker, Liam McMillon and Apollo Grondin), 48.24 seconds; 400-meter dash: Cyr, 52.47 seconds; 300-meter hurdles: Kyler Caron, Presque Isle, 45.32 seconds; and 800-meter run: Cyr, 2:10.43.
Also, 200-meter dash: McMillon, 26.67 seconds; 3,200-meter run: Joel Bond, Hodgdon, 10:36.47; 4×400-meter relay: Presque Isle (Drew Cameron, Caron, William Bridges and Cyr), 3:54.57; high jump: Chris Parent, Caribou, 5 feet, 4 inches; long jump: Dylan Marrero, Caribou, 17 feet, 2-1/4 inches; triple jump: Ben Ryan, Presque Isle, 37 feet, 9 inches; javelin: Davis Levesque, Caribou, 130 feet, 4 inches; discus, Dylan Swimm, Houlton, 103 feet; shot put: Nic Sleeper, Caribou, 40 feet, 6 inches; and pole vault: Evan Michaud, Caribou, 12 feet, 9 inches.
Patrick Saucier logged Washburn’s top individual performance, placing second in the long jump. The Beavers’ 4×100-meter relay team of Steven Nader, Konner Jordan, Saucier and Devon Maynard also placed second. Fort Kent’s Bennet Theriault was the runner-up in the high jump and Will Whitman of MSSM was second in the javelin. GHCA athletes Cole Winslow and Wesley Ganglfinger each placed third in their events, Winslow in the 300 hurdles and Ganglfinger in the 800-meter run.