Hassett wins PVC indoor track title

John Hassett runs

John Hassett runs the indoor track at the University of Maine at Orono in a January 21 meet. Photo by John Richardson

Orono—George Stevens Academy senior John Hassett captured the Penobscot Valley Conference/Eastern Maine Indoor Track League title for the 800 meter run.

He also set a record for the New Balance Field House at the University of Maine in Orono.

Hassett raced to a 1:57.09 time, less than a second short of breaking the EMITL record of 1:56.42.

He has proven his speed in distance running, capturing three Class C state titles, in the 3200 meter run in 2015, the 1600 meter run in 2016, and the 2016 cross country championship. He also won PVC titles in the 800 and 1600 meter events last spring.

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