Eagles bring home two wins at state championship

John Hassett

John Hassett, center, is state champion in the 3200 meter run. Photo courtesy of George Stevens Academy

At the Maine State Track and Field Championships on Saturday, the Eagles went the distance, bringing home a handful of medals and placing well above their 16th seedings. Thirty boys and 31 girls Class C high school teams from across the state traveled to Yarmouth to compete.

Morgan Dauk, in the javelin throw, and John Hassett, in the 3200 meter run, both placed first, qualifying for the New England meet next Saturday at Thornton Academy. Hassett finished in 9:58:40, with a 5.5 second lead, shaving a full 50 seconds off his season-best time. Dauk covered 114’2″, nearly three feet farther than the second place winner. Hassett also placed third in the 1600 meter run.

The girls 4 x 400 meter relay team of Mazie Smallidge, Alice Dillon, Bella Cimeno and Zeya Lorio, and 4 x 800 team of  Lorio, Mary Richardson, Eliza Broughton and Alice Dillon placed third and broke school records. The boys 4 x 400 relay team of  Sam Trowbridge, Finn Davis-Batt, Walker Ellsworth and Cameron Gordon also brought home a medal,  as did Bella Cimeno in the 300 meter hurdles, Mazie Smallidge in the 100 meter hurdles and triple jump, Davis-Batt in the javelin throw and Gordon in the 400 meter dash.

The girls team placed seventh  and the boys eleventh overall to end a stellar season for the teams.

Morgan Dauk

Morgan Dauk won the state championship  in the javelin throw. Photo courtesy of George Stevens Academy

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