Shire girls, Caribou boys claim County track crowns

CARIBOU, Maine — Track and field athletes from across Aroostook County gathered at Caribou High School Friday afternoon for the Aroostook League championships.

While heavy downpours were noted in southern and central Aroostook, the rains held off at Caribou High School to allow County athletes an opportunity to shine in the final meet of the regular season.

The Caribou boys team ran away with the top honors, easily outdistancing the competition. Not to be outdone, the cooperative team between Houlton and Greater Houlton Christian Academy came away with top honors for the first time in the program’s modern history.

“Friday night will surely be a night to remember for us as the girls team put up a 200-point effort to not only break the team scoring record, but also walk away with the Aroostook County League team championship,” coach Chris Rines said. 

“I cannot say to any certainty if this is indeed the first championship win for the girls team in school history, but it certainly is the first one during my tenure as coach, and I know for a fact it is the first time a team other than Caribou has won the title since at least 2003 — probably even longer than that,” Rines said.

The overall girls team scores were: 1, Houlton/GHCA, 200; 2, Presque Isle, 154; 3, Caribou, 58; 4, Maine School of Science and Math, 49; and 5 (tie), Fort Kent and Fort Fairfield, both 46.

Presque Isle’s Annalise Jandreau was the top girls performer as she accumulated 38 points on the day. 

Of the top 10 scorers in the girls meet, six of them were Shiretowners. The team was led by Emma Ardell and Samantha Johnson, who finished second (34 points) and third (32  points) respectively.

Rounding out the top 10 were: 4, Annika Reynolds, FF, 26; 4, Lindsey Himes, PI, 26; 6, Elena Ardell, Hou/GHCA, 25.50; 7, Ariana Ardell, Hou/GHCA, 24.50; 8, Emmalyne Drake, Hou/GHCA, 23; and 9 (tie) Eva Callioras, FF; Edie Shea, Car; and Kaitlyn Kenney, Hou/GCHA, each with 20 points.

The remaining point scorers for girls were: Gabby Martin, FJ, 18.5; Lacy Pelletier, FK, 18.5; Afton Marker, Car, 17; Adelaide Baser, PI, 16; Amanda Winslow, PI, 15; Leanne Ross, Hou/GHCA, 12.5; Cecilia Corey, MSSM, 12.5; Isabella Ardell, Hou/GHCA, 12; Madison McCarthy, MSSM, 11.5; Reagan Deschene, PI, 11.5; Delaney Alward, PI, 11; Mariena St. Peter, Car, 11; Emma Jordan, PI, 9.5; Taylor Doyen, PI, 8.5; Katherine White, MSSM, 8; Hope Royal, Hou/GHCA, 6.5; Mackenzie Lagasse, Car, 6; Evyn Lally, MSSM, 5.5; Maddie Jackson, PI, 5; Joely Stone, Hou/GHCA, 5; Mya Eno, FK, 4.5; Mia Voisine, FK, 4.5; Milica Samardzic, MSSM, 4.5; Taylor Marston, PI, 4; Jenna Sargent, PI, 4; Gabi Caron, PI, 3.5; Shelby Carson, MSSM, 2.5; Aliya Sabattis-Webber, Hou/GHCA, 2.5; Lijia Yang, MSSM, 2.5; Landyn Hyde, Car, 2; Erinn Kelly, PI, 2; Mikaela Spooner, Car, 2; and Hadley Blodgett, MSSM, 2.

The complete individual girls results can be found online at:

The overall boys team scores were: 1, Caribou, 301.50; 2, Presque Isle, 169; 3, Maine School of Science and Math, 36; 4, Washburn, 35; 5, Fort Fairfield, 16; 6, Houlton/GHCA, 12; 7,and Fort Kent, 5.50.

The top 10 efforts for the boys were: 1, Conner Michaud, PI, 40; 2, Ethan Holdsworth, Car, 36; 3, Jordan Duplessie, Car, 32.5; 4, Malachi Cummings, PI, 28; 5, Caleb Robbins, Car, 24.5; 6, Christopher Tardie, Wash, 23.5; 7, Malachai Willey, Car, 23; 8 (tie), Jonah Roy and Xavier McAtee, both of PI, 22; and 10, Angel Riopelle, Car, 19.5.

The remaining individual point scorers for the boys were: Kyle LaBreck, Car, 18.5; Michael Cyr, Car, 18.5; Riley Connolly, Car, 16; Jacob Devine, PI, 16; Braden Castonguay, PI, 16; Seth Lister, Car, 15; Matt Smith Car, 11.5; Devin Wright, Car, 10; Connor St. Peter, MSSM, 10; George Ferland, Car, 10; Deus Morreau, Car, 10; Benjamin Gilman, 9; Micah Daigle, FF, 8.5; Jeremy Stone, Hou/GHCA, 8; 24, Wesley Hitchcock, Car, 8; 26, Mason St. Peter, Car, 7; Konnor Huckins, Car, 6; Nick Anderson, Car, 6; Lucas Theriault, FK, 5.5; Colin Poitras, Car, 4.5; James Cherrier, Car, 4.5; Ben Turner, Wash, 4.5; Kaleb Hamel, FF, 4.5; Aidan Churchill, Wash, 4; Justin Pelletier, MSSM, 4; Daniel Ross, Hou/GHCA, 4; Ezra Leach, PI, 4; Edward Bell, Car, 4; Jaron Leach, PI, 4; Brady Miller, Car, 4; Ephraim Willey, Car, 4; Gage LeTourneau, PI, 4; Cameron Levasseur, PI, 4; Isaac Drayton, Car, 3.5; Joshua Keiser, PI, 3; William Defroscia, MSSM, 2.5; Carter Belanger, Car, 2.5; Abhayadana Nguyen, MSSM, 2.5; Ethan Albair, Car, 2.5; Caleb Green, PI, 2; Kaiden Carney, Wash, 2; Ethan Wydysh, PI, 2; Cole Nadeau, PI, 2; Josh Schupbach, FF, 1.5; Brendan Osterblom, FF, 1.5; Morris McCall, MSSM, 1.5; Liam Hollis, MSSM, 1.5; Owen Dulac, MSSM, 1; Aryan Bawa, MSSM, 1; Raymond Dulac, MSSM, 1; Samuel Griffin, MSSM, 1; Griffin Duigan, MSSM, 1; Roegan Carney, Wash, 0.5; and Caleb Silver, Wash, 0.5. 

The complete individual boys results can be found online at:

CARIBOU, Maine — May 21, 2021 — Lucas Theriault puts forth a mighty effort in the shot put at the Aroostook County Track and Field Championships at Caribou High School Friday. (Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times)

CARIBOU, Maine — May 21, 2021 — Gabby Martin of Fort Kent splashes down into the sand in the long jump event at the Aroostook County Track and Field Championships at Caribou High School Friday. (Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times)

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