Kate Hall first Maine schoolgirl to long jump 20 feet

Kate Hall of Lake Region

Kate Hall of Lake Region

GORHAM — Last week, Lake Region sensation Kate Hall sprinted to the nation’s fastest 55-meter time.
This week, the Casco senior jumped into the Maine record books. Kate became the first Maine schoolgirl to ever long jump 20-feet, posting a 20-foot, 1.5-inch skywalk at the Lakers’ indoor meet last Friday night at the University of Southern Maine field house in Gorham.
That jump is also best in the nation this year, and the second best jump in New England history. The New England record is 20 feet, 2.75 inches. The national record it is 21 feet, 7.5 inches by Carol Lewis in 1981. Kate also won the 55 meters and 200 meters. Her 200-meter time of 25.38 seconds was her seasonal best.
In other meet highlights:
Siblings Samantha and Kyle DeSouza each had personal records by over three feet in the shot put. Sam’s winning effort in the Junior division of 29 feet, 3 inches automatically qualified her for the state championships.
“She has been working hard on transitioning from the top of the circle to the toe board.  Her first throw was the qualifier and she flew across the circle,” Laker Coach Mark Snow reported. “We hope for more consistency in her throws.”
Kyle has been a multi-event athlete for the indoor track team, but recently started focusing entirely on the shot put. A PR was expected, but this one was huge. Kyle has provisionally qualified for states, however 12 boys have already thrown 40 feet. Kyle will need to improve on his third place effort of 37-10 to actually go to the State Meet.
Nick Scarlett had three PRs including a 5 second PR in the 800 meters.
“I’m very happy for Nick’s success. He has been a big help to me at meets with his experience,” Coach Snow said. “As a coach, I often go from event to event during a meet or stay at the finish line to record splits for the multi-lap races. When this happens, I know I can count on Nick to help at the jumping events.”
Audrey Blais set a PR in the 800 meters, finished second and missed the school record by two seconds. She followed up that solid performance with a second place in the 2-mile. Her time of 13:16.57 met the provisional mark for states and is only two seconds off the automatic mark.
Jackie Morse, Hannah Parsons and Danica Chadwick had two PRs in their events and Addie Blais had two seasonal bests.
Girls’ results
Jr. 55m: 4. Catherine Christiansen 8.40; 5. Jackie Morse 8.41; 14. Hannah Chadwick 8.72; wt 8.01
Jr. 200m: 9. Catherine Christiansen 31.39; 11. Jackie Morse 31.63; 31. Isabelle Davis-White 36.35; wt 29.04
Jr. 400m: 5. Hannah Chadwick 1:10.50; 6. Danica Chadwick 1:10.62; wt 1:04.45
Jr. 55 hurdles: 7. Isabelle Davis-White 12.36; wt 11.18
Jr. 4X200 relay: 2. Lake Region 2:05.31; wt York 1:59.81
Jr. high jump: 3. Maraia Nason 4-4; 7. Hannah Chadwick 4-0; wj 4-8
Jr. shot put: 1. Samantha DeSouza 29-3; 8. Maraia Nason 20-2.50; 12. Autumn Tremblay18-7; 21. Andrea Johnston 15-5; 22. Dorothy Moyse 14-10
Sr. 55m: 1. Kate Hall 7.12; 17. Hannah Parsons 8.81
Sr. 200m: 1. Kate Hall 25.38; 21. Hannah Parsons 32.65
Sr. 55 hurdles: 6. Keyana Prescott 12.02; wt 9.36
800m: 2. Audrey Blais 2:33.38; 12. Addie Blais 2:55.99; wt 2:31.16
One mile: 9. Addie Blais 6:16.52; wt 5:41.34
Two mile: 2. Audrey Blais 13:16.57; wt 12:26.12
Long jump: 1. Kate Hall 20-1.50; 8. Danica Chadwick 12-9.75; 9. Jackie Morse 12-8.75; 19. Autumn Tremblay 9-8.25; 25. Andrea Johnston 8-7.75; 28. Dorothy Moyse 5-10
Laker girls placed third out of nine schools with 80 points, behind York 179.5 and Greely 153.6
Boys’ results
Jr. 55m: 7. Theo Snow 7.59; 39. Thomas Noble 8.64; wt 7.27
Jr. 200m: 8. Theo Snow 27.30; 37. Thomas Noble 33.25; wt 25.60
Jr. shot put: 4. Joey Beaulieu 31-00.50; wt 33-2
Sr. 55m: 30. Kolin Wyman 8.03; 39. Matt Stenger 9.02; wt 6.98
Sr. 200m: 26. Kolin Wyman 28.48; 32. Matt Stenger 32.83; wt 24.21
Sr. shot put: 3. Kyle DeSouza 37-10; 15. Matt Stenger 22-9; wt 45-8
800m: 17. Nick Scarlett 2:25.73; wt 2:09.01
Long jump: 14. Theo Snow 16-6.25; 17. Nick Scarlett 15-3; 20. Kolin Wyman 14-10; 36. Thomas Noble 10-7.25; wj 18-6
Triple jump: 10. Nick Scarlett 32-9.25; wj 39-4.50
Next: The Lakers travel to Gorham this Friday, Jan. 23 at 4:30 p.m. featuring powerhouse teams from York and Falmouth.

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