Mount Desert Island—The George Stevens Academy girls scored an impressive 131-point win over 10 schools in the first track meet of the spring season at MDI on April 23. Local competing teams MDI took fourth, Bucksport fifth and Ellsworth came in at eighth. John Bapst won second place with 107 points.
Sophomore distance runner Mary Richardson took first in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs by safe margins, while sophomore Mazie Smallidge cleared the triple jump competition and squeezed out a first place in the 100 meter hurdles, as did junior Bella Cimeno in the 300 meter hurdles.
State champion javelin thrower Morgan Dauk, a junior, easily won over a field of 18, while the 400 meter relay team of Smallidge, Cimeno, sophomore Eliza Broughton and senior Hanna Gutow placed first.
The seven first-place wins earned the team 70 points, with the remainder adding up from solid top-six showings throughout the events, like the second-place 1600 meter run by Gutow and another second place in the 300 meter hurdles by Eliza Broughton.
Track scoring awards 10 points for a first place win, 8 points for second, 6 points for third, 4 points for fourth, 2 points for fifth and 1 for sixth.
The boys team placed fourth out of a nine-team field, scoring 82 points, with Mount Desert Island the overall winner with 149 points. Ellsworth took sixth, Bucksport seventh and Deer Isle-Stonington, with sole runner sophomore Brendan Penfold, took ninth with 12 points from two third-place finishes, in the 1600 and 3200 meter events.
The 800 meter relay team of junior Ollie Dillon, freshman Meredith Thomas and juniors Trent Williamson and Evan Soukup took a first-place win, as did Dillon in the 800 meter run. Junior John Hassett, a 2015 state champion, took the 3200 meter run with over a minute to spare.
The teams return to MDI High School on Saturday, April 30, with a 12 p.m. start.