Indoor Track: Kate Hall is nation’s top sprinter

Hurdler Keyana Prescott

Hurdler Keyana Prescott

GORHAM — There is fast, and now there is Kate Hall fast.
The Laker senior set the Maine all-time record in the 55-meter dash Friday at the University of Southern Maine at Gorham field house. Her time of 6.99 seconds is now ranked Number 1 in the country.
She is also top ranked in the nation for the long jump.
Hall easily swept her three events to lead the Lakers to a second place team finish in the nine-school meet. In the 55m, the runner-up was Meghan Dougherty of Greely, who sprinted to a 8.01.
Hall won the long jump in 18-feet 5.5-inches, and added a victory in the 200m in 25.52. Greely’s Jocelyn Mitiguy was second in 28.76.
As a member of the 4x200 relay, Hall joined Audrey Blais, Hannah Parsons and Keyana Prescottt to propel the Lakers to a third place finish in 2:02.07.
In other action:
Freshman Hannah Chadwick won the Junior 400m with a personal record, had a 6-inch PR in the high jump, placed fourth in the Junior 55m, and had a superb split in the 4x200 relay.
“I have been impressed with Hannah’s ability to execute the tactics necessary to be a successful 400-meter runner,” Coach Mark Snow said. “She has only run the race twice, but has learned so much already. The state meet qualifying time is a bit away (two seconds), but I think it may be our goal for her.”
Six shot-putters placed or set PRs. The biggest PRs were set by Maraia Nason (18 inches) and Zoe Snow (21 inches). Maraia also placed third in the Junior high jump with a 4-inch PR.
“Maraia’s events both start the meet. She needs to go back and forth between the two events, but has managed this well and had great improvement in both events Friday,” Coach Snow said.

800 meter runner Audrey Blais

800 meter runner Audrey Blais

Audrey Blais ran a strong 800 meters, finishing second, and qualified for the state meet. This came after placing fourth in the mile with a PR and before her 4x200 relay split PR.
“Audrey has talent and determination to be competitive from 400 meters to the two-mile. Audrey and I are excited by Friday's result. We think it may be time to go after a couple of school records and make plans for the State meet. Her next few weeks should be entertaining,” Coach Snow said.
Danica Chadwick placed sixth in the long jump (PR of 11 inches), placed second in the Junior 55m, placed second in the Junior 55m hurdles, and ran a strong leg on the winning Junior 4x200 relay.
“Danica is another athlete who has learned a lot in her first few meets. She gives the team a lot of options when we look ahead to the conference championships. I think state meet qualifying is something else we should consider for Danica,” Coach Snow added.
There were four other athletes who notched two PRs. Catherine Christiansen set a PR in the 200 meters and for her 4x200 meter relay split.
Thomas Noble PRed in the 55 meters and the long jump.
Jackie Morse set PRs in the long jump and 55 meters.
Isabelle Davis-White had two huge PRs (0.5 seconds in the hurdles and 1.2 seconds in the 200 meters).
Girls’ Results
Long Jump: 1. Kate Hall, 18-5.5; 6. Danica Chadwick, 13-6; Jackie Morse 12-6.5, Autumn Tremblay 10-5.5
Junior Shot Put: 2. Samantha DeSouza, 25-9.5; 6. Maraia Nason, 20-10.5; Autumn Tremblay 17-5, DJ Moyse 17-3, Andrea Johnston 15-4.5
Senior Shot Put: Zoe Snow 21-9.5
Junior High Jump: 3. Maraia Nason, 4-4; 4. (Tie) Hannah Chadwick, 4-2
Junior 55 Hurdles: 2. Danica Chadwick, 11.09; 5. Isabelle Davis-White, 12.01
Senior 55 Hurdles: 3. Keyana Prescott, 11.76

Shot Putter Joey Beaulieu. (Rivet Photos)

Shot Putter Joey Beaulieu. (Rivet Photos)

Junior 55m: 2. Danica Chadwick, 8.25; 4. Hannah Chadwick, 8.33; 5. Jackie Morse, 8.35; 6. Catherine Christiansen, 8.43
Senior 55m: 1. Kate Hall, 6.99; Hannah Parsons 8.96
Junior 200m: Catherine Christiansen 31.46; Isabelle Davis-White 34.14
Senior 200m: 1. Kate Hall, 25.52; Hannah Parsons 32.97
Junior 400m: 1. Hannah Chadwick, 1:09.93
800m: 2. Audrey Blais, 2:35.31; Addie Blais 2:59.02, Keyana Prescott 3:14.94
One Mile: 4. Audrey Blais, 5:49.06; Addie Blais 6:21.41
Junior 4X200 Relay: 1. Catherine Christiansen 31.2, Addie Blais 33.7, Danica Chadwick 31.5, Hannah Chadwick 29.8; 2:06.22
Senior 4X200 Relay: 3. Hannah Parsons 32.7, Keyana Prescott 33.6, Audrey Blais 30.1, Kate Hall 25.7; 2:02.07
Standings: Greely 208, Lake Region 117.3, Wells 69.3, Fryeburg Academy 68, Cape Elizabeth 66, North Yarmouth Academy 57, Freeport 49.3, St. Dominic Academy 5, Hall-Dale no score.
Boys’ Results
Junior 55m: Joey Beaulieu 8.39, Thomas Noble 8.49
Senior 55m: Kolin Wyman 7.95, Matt Stenger 8.98
Junior 200m: Theo Snow 27.30, Thomas Noble 33.33
Senior 200m: Kolin Wyman 28.24, Matt Stenger 32.97
800m: Nick Scarlett 2:35.70
Long Jump: Theo Snow 16-7.75, Kolin Wyman 15-5.5, Nick Scarlett 15-3.25, Thomas Noble 10-1.5
Triple Jump: 5. Theo Snow, 34-4.5; Nick Scarlett 32-7
Junior Shot Put: 4. Joey Beaulieu, 29-9.5
Senior Shot Put: Matt Stenger 21-3
Next: The Laker’s next meet is Friday, Jan. 16 starting at 6:30 p.m. at USM’s Gorham campus. The meet will feature the powerhouse teams of York and Greely.
“We will try to make some noise also. I think it would be a great night for fans to go out to eat then drop by USM and watch our team in action,” Coach Snow said.

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