Track: Kate Hall named conference top field event athlete

AHEAD OF THE FIELD — Lake Region's Kate Hall opens up a lead during the first heat of the 100 meter dash. Hall won conference titles in the 100, 200, long jump and triple jump. (Rivet Photo)

AHEAD OF THE FIELD — Lake Region's Kate Hall opens up a lead during the first heat of the 100 meter dash. Hall won conference titles in the 100, 200, long jump and triple jump. (Rivet Photo)

LAKE REGION

As Kate Hall stretched prior to the first heat of the 100 meters, she glanced around the athletic complex and smiled.

“Good luck, Kate!” a number of fans said as they passed the talented junior.

As usual, Kate politely acknowledged the well-wishers, but kept her focus.

She certainly was all business.

Kate was named the Western Maine Conference Championships’ Most Outstanding Athlete in the Field Events Saturday afternoon in Naples after she set two new conference records and won four titles.

Kate set new marks in the long jump (19-feet 3.75-inches) and triple jump (36-feet 6.5-inches, which is also a school record, breaking the previous mark of Missy Watkins at 35-feet 9-inches set in 1985).

Kate also won the 100 meters and 200 meters.

Other notable performances included:

Audrey Blais’ time of 2:31.57 in the 800 meters was a personal record and automatically qualified her for States in that event. Her 4x400m relay split of 65.2 seconds was also a PR.

Addie Blais set PRs in both the 1600m and 800m.

UP AND OVER THE BAR — Marcus Devoe of Lake Region clears the bar during high jump competition. (Rivet Photo)

UP AND OVER THE BAR — Marcus Devoe of Lake Region clears the bar during high jump competition. (Rivet Photo)

Micheala Tripp (shot put) and Alizah Thayer (4x400m split) also set PRs on Saturday.

Dakota Stover set two PRs in the events that he placed in (high jump and long jump).

Kolin Wyman set two PRs in the events that he participated in (long jump and 4x400m relay).

Marcus Devoe qualified for the State Meet with his high jump of 5-feet 6-inches.

The following athletes will participate in the state championships on Saturday in Brewer:

Kate Hall (100m, 200m, LJ, TJ)

Audrey Blais (1600m and 800m)

Dakota Stover (high jump)

Marcus Devoe (high jump and long jump)

Possibly the girls’ 4x400m relay.

FRYEBURG ACADEMY

It was a day which Coach Kevin McDonald had hoped to see for his hardworking Raider track athletes.

“We saw school records, personal bests and great efforts by all the team members,” he said. “Eighteen athletes are moving on to the State Meet and the coaching staff could not be prouder of this.”

On the girls’ side, the Raiders had several fine performances, but two stick out as “a day to remember.”

Elizabeth Grzyb won the javelin with a throw of 101-feet 10-inches.

“Anyone that follows high school track and field knows that 100 feet is big in girls’ javelin and Elizabeth has been hitting 100 on a regular basis,” Coach McDonald said. “She is the defending state champion and we look for her to keep her title. Elizabeth is one of our captains and this is a role that goes far beyond athletic achievement. Elizabeth has made us all very proud this year.”

Anna Lastra demolished the FA school record in the mile run. Anna finished second in the race and ran 5:26.39 for a new school record.

ALEXANDREA WALKER of Frryeburg Academy tosses the shot put during Western Maine Conference Championships action at Naples last Saturday. (Rivet Photo)

ALEXANDREA WALKER of Frryeburg Academy tosses the shot put during Western Maine Conference Championships action at Naples last Saturday. (Rivet Photo)

“Only a sophomore, this is very impressive to say the least. Anna is a dedicated athlete that does every workout, is at practice every day, and maintains a positive attitude no matter what. Hence, huge results,” her coach said. “Anna’s future is very bright and the sky in the limit for this young athlete. We are very fortunate to have Anna as she is a true student-athlete.”

On the boys’ side, the Raiders claimed a conference title in the shot put.

“Andrew Lyman has been improving every week. Why? Because Andrew is doing the work,” Coach McDonald said. “Coach Minnich is doing a fantastic job and Andrew has reaped the benefits of the hard work by becoming the conference champion. The shot put landing area ends around 45 feet and I asked Andrew if he could put it in the grass. Minutes later, the crowd roared as the shot came down in the grass, 47-feet 1-inch. You could not ask for a better student-athlete then Andrew. A captain, positive leader and a true gentleman. We will miss this young man.”

The Raiders now prepare for the State Meet.

“We are excited as we bring a lot of talent up to Brewer for next Saturday’s meet,” Coach McDonald added.

WESTERN MAINE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS 

Results from Saturday’s Western Maine Conference Track & Field Championships held at Lake Region High School:

GIRLS’ STANDINGS

Division 1: Greely 149, York 131, Falmouth 115, Lake Region 54, Fryeburg Academy 45, Kennebunk 43, Gray-New Gloucester 34, Cape Elizabeth 16

100 Meters:

1. Kate Hall, LR, 11.92

Prelims

COLT WHITTEN of Fryeburg Academy eyes the high jump bar last Saturday during the WMC Finals. (Rivet Photo)

COLT WHITTEN of Fryeburg Academy eyes the high jump bar last Saturday during the WMC Finals. (Rivet Photo)

8. Skye Collins, FA, 13.89

12. Stephanie Grabenwarter, FA, 14.36

19. Hannah Parsons, LR, 14.97

200 Meters:

1. Kate Hall, LR, 25.59

10. Stephanine Grabenwarter, FA, 29.76

12. Emily McDermith, FA, 30.35

16. Erika Dennery, FA, 31.23

400 Meters:

1. Charlotte Reilly, York, 1:03.14

4. Emily McDermith, FA, 1:08.15

5. Erika Dennery, FA, 1:10.08

7. Skye Collins, FA, 1:11.32

800 Meters:

1. Kirstin Sandreuter, GRE, 2:26.79

2. Audrey Blais, LR, 2:31.57

12. Addie Blais, LR, 2:45.42

1600 Meters:

1. Kirstin Sandreuter, GRE, 5:16.15

2. Anna Lastra, FA, 5:26.39

15. Addie Blais, LR, 6:02.04

19. Juliet Fink, FA, 6:19.15

3200 Meters:

1. Kirstin Sandreuter, GRE, 11:20.62

3. Anna Lastra, FA, 11:57.29

Long Jump:

1. Kate Hall, LR, 19-3.75

6. Skye Collins, FA, 14-5

13. Hannah Stewart, LR, 12-8

Triple Jump:

1. Kate Hall, LR, 36-6.25

Shot Put:

1. Alyssa Casarez, GRE, 33-7.50

2. Bailey Friedman, FA, 33-7.50

14. Michaela Tripp, LR, 23-1.50

15. Alexandrea Walker, FA, 22-9.75

17. Laura Friedman, FA, 21-6

18. Danielle LaPointe, LR, 21-5

20. Zoe Snow, LR, 18-2.25

Discus:

1. Alyssa Casarez, GRE, 107-0

4. Elizabeth Grzyb, FA, 84-8

10. Bailey Friedman, FA, 75-6

13. Alexandrea Walker, FA, 68-0

16. Karalyn Holtgrefe, FA, 55-1

Javelin:

1. Elizabeth Grzyb, FA, 101-10

9. Bailey Friedman, FA, 62-8

14. Laura Friedman, FA, 41-8

BOYS’ STANDINGS

Division 1: York 135.50, Falmouth 125, Kennebunk 90, Gray-New Gloucester 76, Fryeburg Academy 69, Cape Elizabeth 55, Greely 33.50, Lake Region 2

100 Meters:

1. Zack Haskell, GNG, 11.63

4. Forrest Stearns, FA, 11.93

6. Njemile Phillip, FA, 12.09

Prelims

2. Forrest Stearns, FA, 11.72

6. Njemile Phillip, FA, 12.03

200 Meters:

1. Zack Haskell, GNG, 23.59

2. Forrest Stearns, FA, 23.62

6. Njemile Phillip, FA, 24.22

15. Sully Briggs, FA, 25.95

400 Meters:

1. Tucker Corbett, York, 50.80

2. Forrest Stearns, FA, 51.77

12. Sully Briggs, FA, 59.10

800 Meters:

1. Will Shafer, GNG, 1:56.59

5. Eric Hannes, FA, 2:09.64

7. TJ Rose, FA, 2:10.72

11. Christian Bedell, FA, 2:17.87

18. Nick Scarlett, LR, 2:27.37

23. Reed Wales, FA, 2:50.73

1600 Meters:

1. Kyle Kennedy, CE, 4:40.54

4. TJ Rose, FA, 4:44.02

5. Eric Hannes, FA, 4:44.76

13. Patrick Carty, FA, 4:52.36

31. Christian Bedell, FA, 5:34.10

3200 Meters:

1. Mitchell Morris, CE, 9:47.43

3. Patrick Carty, FA, 10:33.57

300 Meter Hurdles:

1. Andy Clement, FAL, 42.49

7. Liuke Yang, FA, 45.64

High Jump:

1. Austin Weigle, KBK, 6-2

6. Dakota Stover, LR, 5-8

9. Marcus Devoe, LR, 5-6

10. Colt Whitten, FA, 5-4

Pole Vault:

1. Kyle Broughton, KBK, 11-6

5. Dacota Griffin, FA, 9-6

Long Jump:

1. Tony St. Angelo, FAL, 19-9

3. Liuke Yang, FA, 18-5

6. Dakota Stover, LR, 17-11.75

10. Marcus Devoe, LR, 17-2.50

19. Lexus Rodriguez, LR, 15-1.75

20. Kolin Wyman, LR, 14-7.25

Triple Jump:

1. Nate Bald, York, 40-11.50

6. Colt Whitten, FA, 36-7.25

8. Marcus Devoe, LR, 36-3.0

13. Nick Scarlett, LR, 29-7.0

Shot Put:

1. Andrew Lyman, FA, 47-1

14. Joey Beaulieu, LR, 31-6.75

17. Reid O’Brien, FA, 28-0

18. Nolan Abrams, LR, 27-6.50

Discus:

1. Jack Neary, York, 132-0

4. Andrew Lyman, FA, 115-3

5. Edward Price, FA, 113-4

14. Kyle DeSouza, LR, 83-0

18. Reed Bridge-Koenigsberg, LR, 67-0

19. Hunter Griffin, FA, 66-10

20. Joey Beaulieu, LR, 64-10

Javelin:

1. Jack Bouchard, York, 178-2

7. Kyle DeSouza, LR, 126-6

8. Edward Price, FA, 125-9

12. Lexus Rodriguez, LR, 117-03

 

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