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Presque Isle boys, Houlton/GHCA girls win Aroostook League crowns

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Track and field athletes from throughout Aroostook County converged on Presque Isle Middle School for the Aroostook League Championships Friday, May 20.

And when the dust had settled, the Presque Isle boys and Houlton/Greater Houlton Christian Academy girls were crowned the 2022 champions. It marks the second straight year that the Shires have won the County crown.

The Shire girls edged Presque Isle by a mere six points to secure the championship. The complete girls team scores were: 1, Houlton, 177; 2, Presque Isle, 171; 3, Fort Kent, 110; 4, Caribou, 43; 5, Fort Fairfield, 27; 6, Washburn, 22; and 7, Limestone/MSSM, 21.  

On the boys side, the Wildcats ran away from the pack to easily claim the championship. The boys team scores were: 1, Presque Isle, 211; 2, Caribou, 185; 3, Limestone/MSSM, 70; 4, Houlton, 44; 5, Fort Fairfield, 29; 6, Fort Kent, 28; 7, Washburn, 13.

“It was a great day for the Aroostook League Championships in Presque Isle,” Houlton coach Chris Rines said. “The typically windy venue was rather calm compared to previous years and that allowed for some fast times from our athletes. It was a tight race, but we were able to overcome a few key missing personnel for the win in what is one of the closest finishes I think this championship has ever seen.”

Houlton/GHCA freshman Teanne Ewings was the top scoring female athlete of the meet earning a perfect 40 points and the Howard Lello trophy.  Caribou freshman Evan Durepo was the boys top scorer also with a perfect 40 and took home the Emery Plourde trophy. 

The following is a list of first-place finishers by event for schoolboy athletes:

100 meter – Durepo, Caribou, 12.45 seconds.

200 – Durepo, 25.07.

400 – Durepo, 54.20.

800 – Michael Cyr, Caribou, 2:08.73.

1,600 – Cyr, 4:46.55

3,200 – Cyr, 10:54.10.

110 hurdles – Malachi Cummings, Presque Isle, 19.14.

300 hurdles – Cummings, 45.00.

4×100 relay – Caribou, 48.43.

4×400 relay – Presque Isle, 3:48.13.

4×800 relay – Limestone, 9:29.40.

High jump – Micah Daigle, Fort Fairfield, 5-feet, 10 inches.

Long jump – Durepo, 19-7.5.

Triple jump – Sam Duff, Houlton, 37-6.

Pole Vault – Jonay Roy, Presque Isle, 12-2.

Discus – Xavier McAtee, Presque Isle, 141-1.

Javelin – Cummings, 163-11.

Shot put – McAtee, 46-1.

1,600 racewalk – Wesley Hitchcock, Caribou, 8:55.8.

The first-place finishers for schoolgirl athletes were:

100 – Arian Ardell, Houlton, 14.52.

200 – Lily Oliver, Fort Kent, 30.21.

400 – Ewings, Houlton, 1:04.24.

800 – Ewings, 2:29.57.

1,600 – Ewings, 5:17.95.

3,200 – Ewings, 12:07.52.

100 hurdles – Jayden Harvell, Presque Isle, 18.72.

300 hurdles – Amarii Weaver, Fort Kent, 54.46.

4×100 relay – Fort Kent, 58.16.

4×400 relay – Houlton, 4:38.63.

4×800 relay – Houlton, 11:24.40.

High jump – Lily Werntgen, Fort Kent, and Hope Royal, Houlton, both 4-4.

Long jump – Anna Jandreau, Presque Isle, 14-3.5.

Triple jump – Jandreau, 31-3.

Pole vault – Lita Perkins, Presque Isle and Olivia Boardman, Presque Isle, both 5-6.

Discus – Eva Callioras, Fort Fairfield, 82-2.

Javelin – Cecila Corey, Limestone/MSSM, 85-9.

Shot put – Jayden Swimm, Houlton, 25-9.

1,600 Racewalk – Cassidy Carlisle, Presque Isle, 9:06.20.

The complete individual results can be found online at: https://me.milesplit.com/meets/481809-aroostook-league-high-school-tandf-championships-2022/results/819329/raw#.Yot1VCHYpD9

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