Record day for Lakers

NEW SCHOOL RECORD HOLDER — Hannah Perkins set a new Lake Region record in the 800 meters, surpassing a mark set in 2005. Perkins is pictured with LR Coach Mark Snow.

GORHAM — Friday was a record-setting indoor track day for Hannah Perkins and Kate Hall.

Perkins erased the 800-meter Lake Region school record, bettering the mark set in 2005 by Moriah Borsetti (2:33.18). Perkins won the 800 meters in 2:31.0 as the Lakers placed fourth overall in the seven-school meet held at the Costello Field House on the campus of the University of Southern Maine in Gorham.

“Hannah has sought this record out this season. I’m glad she got it and now we’ll see how she does in the 400 and 200 (meters),” Lake Region Coach Mark Snow said. “I think she’ll probably run the 800 in our championship meets. She could go as low as 2:25!”

Meanwhile, rookie Kate Hall set a Western Maine Conference junior division record in the 55 meters with a sprint of 7.39 to claim first place. She added a LR school record time of 27.59 in the 200 meters.

“Kate keeps adding records each meet. She has a few more goals this year, most importantly goals for the conference championship and the state meet,” Coach Snow said. “I’m still not sure how fast she can run. Another conference record is not out of the question.”

Jacqui Black also had a strong outing on the girls’ side with a first place finish in the two-mile run. Her 12 minute, 51.23 second effort qualified her for the State Meet.

“It is nice to get qualifying for the two-mile out of the way. Running two-mile races every week can take its toll,” Coach Snow said. “Now, Jacqui can concentrate on trying to qualify in the mile and 800 meters, although we doubt she’ll run all three in the big meets.”

STRETCHING OVER THE BAR — Lake Region’s Mason Kluge-Edwards looks to clear the bar during high jump action at the University of Southern Maine’s Costello Field House. (Photos courtesy of Brea McDonald)

Other notables from last week’s meet:

Double personal records were set by Colin Bridge-Koenigsberg (200 meters and shot put), Emily Hemingway (200 meters and relay team), Thomas Kugelman (55 meters and 200 meters), Jeremy McClure (200 meters and long jump) and Elizabeth Schreiber (400 meters and shot put).

“Emily is now a leader when it comes to demonstrating the drills. I think she has improved the most from the repetition of those drills and practices,” Coach Snow said. “Great improvement from last year.”

On Kugelman, the coach said, “Thomas has developed into a fine freshman sprinter. I would not be surprised if he continued to set PRs each week.”

Hemingway and Maggie Knudsen waged a great battle in the Junior 400 meters.

“Elizabeth edged Maggie at the line. It reminded me of battles I had with teammates in high school and college (I loved to train with them, but needed to beat them if I could — you could see it in their eyes),” Coach Snow added.

McClure has been a testament on the importance of attending practices.

“Jeremy has attended more practices than anyone. He pushes himself every practice to improve at every practice,” Coach Snow said. “It’s great to see that effort is being rewarded.”

Bridge-Koenigsberg added another foot to his shot put personal record.

“He is intent at every shot practice to improve his glide technique,” the coach said. “I think he is starting to understand how each component of the throw comes together.”

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