Local athletes have big days at Hancock County track championships

first_img Bio Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest Postscenter_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. BUCKSPORT — Colors of all six Hancock County high schools adorned the Bucksport football and soccer fields Friday afternoon as the track and field season heated up with the county championships.The meet, which marked the start of championship season, was the last before the upcoming conference and state meets. With local bragging rights and state qualifying spots on the line, it was the biggest meet of the year to date for all teams involved.“We went in knowing we had a lot of athletes who were close to qualifying in those individual events, and it was a good opportunity for them,” Ellsworth head coach Darren Richardson said. “It was a good meet overall for our team and the other teams as well.”Mount Desert Island won the boys’ event with 209 points, and George Stevens Academy was second with 168. Ellsworth took third place with 104, and Sumner (43), Bucksport (29) and Deer Isle-Stonington (20) rounded out the rest of the boys’ field.Bucksport’s Abby Terry competes in the high jump during the Hancock County track and field championships May 18 in Bucksport. Athletes from all six Hancock County high schools competed in the meet, which marked the start of championship season. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe MDI, GSA and Ellsworth girls’ teams finished in the same three spots with 222 points, 139 points and 124 points, respectively, Bucksport finished in fourth place with 42 points, and Sumner was fifth with three points. No Deer Isle-Stonington athletes competed in the girls’ competition.On the boys’ side, some of the area’s top athletes battled for the title of Hancock County’s fastest runner in the 100-meter dash. The race came down to the wire with Bucksport’s Carter Tolmasoff beating MDI’s Colby Lee by 0.02 seconds. Ellsworth’s Javon Williams took third place, and George Stevens Academy’s Taylor Schildroth was fourth.“Pretty much all of us [in the 500] know each other because we’ve competed across a bunch of other sports, and that makes it a lot of fun,” Williams said. “It was a great race. I remember Carter saying, ‘I think Colby got me,’ but then he found out he won.”MDI swept the top-three spots in the girls’ 100-meter dash as Ashley Anderson took first, Adriana Novella claimed second and Marilyn Sawyer finished third. GSA freshman Grace Broughton was the fourth-place finisher.GSA was the top team in the hurdles with Henry Scheff winning the boys’ 300-meter event and Eliza Broughton winning the 100- and 300-meter contests for the girls. MDI’s Elijah Joyce won the boys’ 110-meter hurdles in 16.39 seconds.Ellsworth produced three individual event winners in the girls’ competition. Sophomore Caitlin MacPherson won the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5 minutes, 46.12 seconds, Autumn Paul won the 1,600-meter race walk in 12:31.74 as the only competitor, and Emma McKechnie cleared 4 feet, 6 inches to win the high jump.“I compete in a few different ones, but the high jump is my favorite,” McKechnie said. “I’m trying to get to 5 [feet].”Ellsworth’s Emma McKechnie (left) and George Stevens Academy’s Mazie Smallidge (middle) and Eliza Broughton compete in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles at the Hancock County track and field championships May 18 in Bucksport. Broughton won the race, and Smallidge and McKechnie finished second and third, respectively. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLAthletes from all six schools will be back in action this weekend. Ellsworth and MDI will compete in the Penobscot Valley Conference Large-School championships at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, in Brewer, and Bucksport, GSA, Sumner and Deer Isle-Stonington will compete in the PVC Small-School championships at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, in Caribou.“There’s a lot of good teams there, and it’s one last shot for everybody to get qualified,” Williams said. “I don’t want to not make it in an event and have to wonder if I did enough, and I know everyone feels the same way.”Below is a list of the top-three finishers and all team scores for both the boys’ and girls’ events.Boys’ 100-meter dashCarter Tolmasoff, Bucksport, 11.75 secondsColby Lee, Mount Desert Island, 11.77Javon Williams, Ellsworth, 12.04Boys’ 200-meter dashOwen Mild, MDI, 24.15Max Mattson, George Stevens Academy, 24.32Javon Williams, Ellsworth, 24.76Boys’ 400-meter dashOwen Mild, MDI, 52.94Mike Kazmierczak, Ellsworth, 57.01Nate Sawyer, Bucksport, 57.81Boys’ 800-meter runMeredith Bradshaw Thomas, GSA, 2:07.19Logan Carter, Sumner, 2:17.02Jose Chumbe, MDI, 2:20.63Boys’ 1,600-meter runBrendan Penfold, Deer Isle-Stonington, 4:49.80Matt Shea, Ellsworth, 4:51.90Beckett Markosian, Ellsworth, 4:53.71Boys’ 3,200-meter runBrendan Penfold, DI-S, 10:28.46Matt Shea, Ellsworth, 10:32.65Luke Barnes, Sumner, 11:25.44Boys’ 110-meter hurdlesElijah Joyce, MDI, 16.39Henry Scheff, GSA, 17.86Benton Bird, Ellsworth, 20.01Boys’ 300-meter hurdlesJeremiah Scheff, GSA, 45.13Henry Scheff, GSA, 45.96Benton Bird, Ellsworth, 48.98Boys’ 4-by-100 relayMDI, 45.62GSA, 47.01Ellsworth, 47.40Boys’ 4-by-400 relayGSA, 3:53.64MDI, 3:55.32Ellsworth, 3:57.00Boys’ 4-by-800 relayGSA, 9:37.79MDI, 9:52.21Sumner, 11:07.78Boys’ 1,600-meter race walkIan Howell, GSA, 8:37.98Parker Allen, GSA, 9:30.91Nyamh Wolf, GSA, 10:20.81Boys’ high jumpMax Mattson, GSA, 5 feet, 8 inchesBilly Kerley, MDI, 5-6Beck Deeny, Ellsworth, 5-4Boys’ long jumpDaniel Li, GSA, 18-6Billy Kerley, MDI, 18-5Atticus Deeny, Ellsworth, 18-2 1/4Boys’ triple jumpMax Mattson, GSA, 38-4 1/4Atticus Deeny, Ellsworth, 38-4Beck Deeny, Ellsworth, 37-5 1/2Boys’ shot putCroix Albee, MDI, 51-4Samuel Hoff, MDI, 42-8Micah Hallett, MDI, 41-4Boys’ discus throwCroix Albee, MDI, 139-5Samuel Hoff, MDI, 126-9Micah Hallett, MDI, 118-5Boys’ javelin throwJoe Norwood, GSA, 145-5Elijah Joyce, MDI, 137-0Croix Albee, MDI, 132-10Boys’ pole vaultElijah Denning, MDI, 11-0(2T) Ben Freudig, MDI, 8-6(2T) Calvin Partin, MDI, 8-6Boys’ team scoresMDI, 209GSA, 168Ellsworth, 104Sumner, 43Bucksport, 29DI-S, 20Girls’ 100-meter dashAshley Anderson, MDI, 12.86Adriana Novella, MDI, 13.54Marilyn Sawyer, MDI, 13.82Girls’ 200-meter dashAshley Anderson, MDI, 26.34Marilyn Sawyer, MDI, 28.48Grace Broughton, GSA, 29.34Girls’ 400-meter dashMary Brenna Catus, GSA, 1:04.80Addie Morrison, Bucksport, 1:06.66Meaghan Goodine, Bucksport, 1:06.98Girls’ 800-meter runZoe Olson, MDI, 2:28.20Margo Kenyon, Ellsworth, 2:29.80Zeya Lorio, GSA, 2:30.90Girls’ 1,600-meter runCaitlin MacPherson, Ellsworth, 5:46.12Abby Mazgaj, Ellsworth, 5:50.89Katelyn Osborne, MDI, 5:51.05Girls’ 3,200-meter runMary Richardson, GSA, 12:05.11Eliza Broughton, GSA, 13:04.38Olivia Watson, MDI, 13:15.67Girls’ 100-meter hurdlesEliza Broughton, GSA, 17.69Mazie Smallidge, GSA, 19.13Emma McKechnie, Ellsworth, 19.91Girls’ 300-meter hurdlesEliza Broughton, GSA, 49.85Kiona Osterlin, Ellsworth, 52.81Mazie Smallidge, GSA, 56.03Girls’ 4-by-100 relayMDI, 52.61Ellsworth, 1:00.10Girls’ 4-by-400 relayMDI, 4:31.38GSA, 4:35.10Ellsworth, 5:00.19Girls’ 4-by-800 relayMDI, 10:30.75GSA, 10:43.02Girls’ 1,600-meter race walkAutumn Paul, Ellsworth, 12:31.74Girls’ high jumpEmma McKechnie, Ellsworth, 4-6Emily Erickson, Bucksport, 4-4Julia Perconti, MDI, 4-4Girls’ long jumpLoren Genrich, MDI, 16-4 1/2Alyssa Graychase, Bucksport, 15-3 3/4Anna Brown, Ellsworth, 14-3 1/2Girls’ triple jumpSyra Gutow, GSA, 31-6 3/4Jillian Driscoll, MDI, 29-4 1/2Mazie Smallidge, GSA, 28-11 1/2Girls’ shot putDori LeMoine, MDI, 32-5 1/2Alicia Norberg, MDI, 31-6 3/4Mackenzie Hanna, MDI, 31-6 1/2Girls’ discus throwMackenzie Hanna, MDI, 91-8Dori LeMoine, MDI, 79-11Autumn Paul, Ellsworth, 77-3Girls’ javelin throwDori LeMoine, MDI, 101-11Mackenzie Hanna, MDI, 86-2Alicia Norberg, MDI, 78-8Girls’ pole vaultAva Sealander, GSA, 7-0Julia Perconti, MDI, 6-0Gabriyah Gadsby, GSA, 5-6Girls’ team scoresMDI, 222GSA, 139Ellsworth, 124Bucksport, 42Sumner, 3 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020last_img read more