Break-through meet for several Laker track athletes


NICK SCARLETT of Lake Region makes the turn in the 800 meters at the University of Southern Maine at Gorham field house. (Rivet Photo)


GORHAM — Joey Beaulieu competed for the first time this indoor track season and made a big impact placing fourth in the junior shot put with a heave of 29 feet, 6 inches. Joey is the first Lake Region boy to place in a meet this season.

In other results from the indoor track meet held last Friday at the University of Southern Maine field house:

Nick Scarlett started the meet off with a poor result in the long jump, then took out his disappointment in the 800m. Nick led the second section from start to finish, almost lapped a runner, and set a personal record (PR) by nine seconds! He finished the run in 2:30.76.

“This was a break through race for Nick,” said LR Coach Mark Snow. “To set a PR by nine seconds while running alone all race is a testament to Nick’s focus on his goal splits and pacing. I’m very excited about seeing this determination in his remaining meets.”

Another Laker focusing well on goals is Addie Blais.  She missed qualifying for States in the two mile by only nine seconds (a seventh in 13:24.20) and gained great experience.

“Look for her to threaten the state marks (in the mile or two mile) in the next two weeks,” Coach Snow predicted.

Kate Hall had the unique experience of setting three conference records while not getting a PR. Although not personal records, the conference records are special considering the facility and atmosphere.


MEGHAN BOOS of Lake Region looks to create separation from opponents during junior 55 meter dash competition. (Rivet Photo)

The long jump was competed on the “outside” pit, which is next to the bleachers.

“It is not easy to jump over there,” Coach Snow said.

Kate’s 200-meter time (25.09) is second only to her time at Indoor Nationals last year set on a banked track.

“Kate has shown a record is possible, if not probable, at every meet she competes in,” Coach Snow said.

Snow was somewhat amazed when three other Laker girls set PRs on that outside long jump pit. Kira Olsen, Destinee Durant and Casey Heath each set long jump PRs. Casey’s was extra special as she netted fourth place in the event. It was Casey’s first time placing in an individual event this season. Casey also PRed in the 55m and the 200m for a fabulous three PRs in one day. Destinee and Kira also set PRs in the 55m.

Catherine Christiansen (high jump and 400m) and Amy Angelone (high jump and 55m) had a successful meet with two PRs also.

“I was extremely impressed with Amy’s 4-feet 2-inch effort as she failed to make the opening height (3’10”) in our previous meet,” Coach Snow said. “It is remarkable to have so many of our athletes suffer a disappointing meet or event, then bounce back with a personal record. They all know that one meet or one event, once completed is over. Then, it’s time to regroup and focus on the next meet or event.”


Jr High Jump: Catherine Christiansen 4-0

Sr High Jump: 2. Amy Angelone 4-2

Long Jump: 1. Kate Hall 19-5.5 (league record); 4. Casey Heath 13-4.75; Destinee Durant 12-4.5; Kira Olsen 11-10.75; Meghan Boos 11-8

Triple Jump: Destinee Durant 25-0.5

Jr Shot Put: Zoe Snow 17-8

Sr Shot Put: Danielle LaPointe 21-2; Amy Angelone 19-11; Nicole Fox 18-11.5

Jr 400 Meters: Catherine Christiansen 1:15.06

Jr 55 Hurdles: 3. Meghan Boos 10.98

Sr 200 Meters: 1. Kate Hall 25.09 (league record); Casey Heath 31.31

Jr 55 Meters: Catherine Christiansen 8.89

Sr 55 Meters: 1. Kate Hall 7.03 (league record); Casey Heath 8.44; Kira Olsen 8.71; Destine Durant 9.35; Amy  Angelone 9.40; Nicole Fox 9.75

Two Miles: 7. Addie Blais 13:24.20

Sr 4X200 Relay: 2. Casey Heath (32.4), Destinee Durant (35.2), Kira Olsen (32.3), Kate Hall (24.9), 2:04.86


Jr Shot Put: 4. Joey Beaulieu 29-6

Sr Shot Put: Ben Roy 31-10

800 Meters: Nick Scarlett 2:30.76; Ben Roy 2:44.07

Long Jump: Nick Scarlett 11-8.25

Triple Jump: Nick Scarlett, 27-9.5

Next: The Lakers head to USM this Friday for a 7:30 p.m. meet.

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