Maine higher school monitor and subject athletes will compete for condition championships on Saturday for the to start with time because the indoor year of 2019-20. And there could be some dominant performances.
The Scarborough and York boys and the Bangor ladies are favored to win group titles, and two athletes will attempt a rare quadruple sweep of unique functions. The condition meets are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday: Class A at Massabesic Large in Waterboro, Class B at McMann Discipline in Bathtub and Course C at Brewer Group University.
Cheverus senior Victoria Bossong will try out to sweep the 200 and 400 meters (she’s the Class A history-holder in every single) together with the 100 and 800. In Course C, Winslow senior Carly Alert will endeavor to win the 100, 200, very long bounce and triple leap.
“It’s very a load. I didn’t check with her to do that. It was her intention,” stated Cheverus Mentor John Wilkinson of Bossong. “She previously dropped all last outside time and this indoor time (simply because of the coronavirus pandemic). And, she can deal with it.”
The Scarborough boys have gained 4 of the earlier seven out of doors fulfills and will be formidable yet again. Jayden Flaker is the top rated seed in both of those hurdle occasions, fellow junior Nicholas Connolly is among the the best seeds in the shot put and discus, and Zach Barry need to rating nicely in the 800 and 3,200.
It could be a limited fight for second location. Cheverus jumper Frank Morang should really rating very well in a few events. Bangor is ranked first in the 3,200 and 1,600 relays and has Maxx Smith as the best seed in the discus and the No. 2 seed in the shot put. Gorham’s Andrew Farr is ranked first in the 100, 200 and 400, and Ryan Gendron is the top seed in the superior leap. Falmouth is led by length runners Logan Ross and Ben Greene.
Bossong could accumulate a different condition file when she races towards Thornton Academy’s Mia-Claire Kezal in the 800. Bossong is seeded to start with at 2:14.38 – effectively beneath the 24-year-previous record of 2:15.60 – whilst Kezal, the 2019 champ, is seeded second at 2:16.36.
The girls’ 1,600 should really be yet another speedy race. With Bonny Eagle junior Delaney Hesler seeded at 5:01.39, Falmouth’s Karley Piers at 5:01.54 and teammate Sofie Matson at 5:04.33, all 3 could dip below the 5-moment barrier, as Matson did in 2019 when she won the title.
“Matson is the one particular to beat. But all three have a shot to win that race. It is surely the deepest distance field in Maine in latest background,” stated Bonny Eagle distance mentor Mike Burleson.
With both depth and expertise, Bangor is the crystal clear most loved in the girls’ meet up with. The Rams are the major seed in the 1,600 and 3,200 relays and have senior Alyssa Elliott, who is ranked first in the prolonged bounce and triple leap and second in the 300 hurdles.
“Without a question, the No. 1 staff seems to be to be Bangor,” Cheverus’ Wilkinson mentioned. “As far as runner-up, which is the place it will get attention-grabbing.”
Mt. Desert Island and York are possible to struggle it out for both of those the boys’ and girls’ titles. Cony and Belfast also will contend in the girls’ fulfill.
The MDI boys are rated initial in all a few relays and go over the sprints perfectly with freshman Miles Burr and sophomore Walker St. Germain, the prime seed in the 400. The York boys are solid in the discipline functions, with Aidan Martin rated initially in the javelin, discus and shot set Matt Charpentier seeded 2nd in the shot and discus and Christian Burke the top seed in the higher bounce.
“On the boys’ facet, we have obtained the greatest throwing workforce we’ve ever experienced. But that won’t get us the entire way. We’ll nickel and dime our way, what we typically do,” claimed York Coach Ted Hutch, whose crew received the 2019 title.
In the girls’ meet up with, York will be driven by junior Lexi Brent, who could earn the 100 hurdles, 400 and 800. But Cony has major athletes in the length and area events, as nicely as senior Anna Reny, who is ranked superior in each hurdle occasions and the 200. MDI will internet factors in the relays, sprints and field activities.
Orono, George Stevens Academy, Bucksport and Lisbon/Oak Hill need to contend for equally titles, and Traip Academy can’t be missed on the boys’ facet.
“Traip Academy has wonderful velocity this calendar year and they have 3 men that can rating in the 100, 200, 400 and extended soar,” claimed Sacopee Valley Mentor Ben Murphy, whose staff received the 2019 title.
The Bucksport boys are led by thrower Gavin Billings, freshman length runner William Hileman and jumper Colin Simpson. George Stevens need to rating perfectly in the sprints, length situations, hurdles and racewalk.
In the girls’ meet, Lisbon/Oak Hill has 4 of the 5 major seeds in the lengthy leap and 3 of the top rated four seeds in the triple bounce.
But the Orono ladies, who’ve won 7 of the past 8 team titles, are prosperous in length talent, with three of the leading 6 seeds in the 1,600 and the best a few seeds in the 3,200. Winslow also will be in the combine, with Warn going for the quadruple get and Olivia Tiner seeded very first in the 400.
“The very first staff closest to 100 details will gain the meet. The key issue will be how our staff responds to a hot, humid working day,” stated Lisbon/Oak Hill Mentor Dean Hall.