Eagles track teams compete with Bangor, Hampden

BANGOR—The George Stevens Academy track team went head-to-head against three big schools on May 13 in a Penobscot Valley Conference meet leading up to the May 28 championship meet.

The Eagles track teams win a handful events on May 12 and hold their own against large school teams Bangor and Hampden

The Eagles track teams win a handful events on May 12 and hold their own against large school teams Bangor and Hampden

Competing in 19 track and field events at Bangor High School, against Bangor, Hampden Academy and Hermon High School, the Eagles boys and girls teams both placed third—and  not by a meager point spread. The boys totaled 110 points in 19 events, to winner Hampden Academy’s 119 and Bangor’s 113, with Hermon far behind, while the girls scored 75.5, to Hampden’s 101 and Bangor’s 82.5, with Hermon in fourth.

Junior John Hassett won the 1600 and 800 meter races, and both the 400 meter relay team of Olli Dillon, Walker Ellsworth, Cameron Gordon and Hassett, and 800 meter relay team of Aylen Wolf, Dillon,  Gordon and Hassett won their events. Freshman Daniel Li scored the highest in the long jump and sophomore Joseph Norwood won the javelin throw.

Walker Ellsworth, at left, competes in the 110 meter hurdle event. Photo by John Richardson

Walker Ellsworth, at left, competes in the 110 meter hurdle event. Photo by John Richardson

The boys lost on points with a low number of top six finishers, who score one through six points depending where they place.

Sophomore Mary Richardson won the 1600 meter run, sophomore Mazie Smallidge the 400 meter dash, while sophomore Eliza Broughton and Richardson scored a one-two finish in the 3200 meter run. The 400 meter relay team of sophomore Zeya Lorio and juniors Bella Cimeno, Hanna Jordan and Morgan Dauk won their event, and Dauk also scored a win in the javelin throw, by about 18 feet.

Ava Sealander places 2d in the 1600 meter race walk at Bangor. Photo by John Richardson

Ava Sealander places 2d in the 1600 meter race walk at Bangor. Photo by John Richardson

Sophomore Ava Sealander matched the top height in the pole vault and finished second in the3200 meter race-walk event. Like the boys, the girls total score was hurt by no-point finishes among the 19 events.

The teams competes in Bucksport tomorrow, May 16, at 3:30 p.m.

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