GSA’s Hassett wins state title, girls relay team takes second

John Hassett repeats his PVC championship finish

John Hassett repeats his PVC championship finish in the 800 meter run at the state championships. Photo by John Richardson

Blue Hill—In its first varsity season, the George Stevens Academy indoor track team took what it did in warmer weather and earned good results.

“It was a successful season,” Coach Tony Rolfe said, of the team’s debut in the Eastern Maine Indoor Track League.

Senior John Hassett earned the state title in the 800 meter run, one week after taking the top spot at he Penobscot Valley Conference meet.

The girls relay team of juniors Mary Brenna Catus, Mary Richardson, Zeya Lorio and Eliza Broughton placed second in the 800 meter relay event by three seconds, the narrowest margin among the top seven teams.

Richardson also placed fifth in the 2 mile run, and Catus was sixth in the 800 meter run, earning team points with their top seven finishes.

Competing in eight of 14 events, the girls team scored 13 points for 14th place of 24 teams.

The boys team finished 17th, competing in four of 14 events. Senior Alex Taylor-Lash’s fourth-place pole vault earned four points, for a total of 14 points with Hassett’s 10 points for a top finish.

Most, if not all, of the team will return for the spring track and field season.

“It will be interesting to see how the indoor season impacts outdoor track performances,” said Rolfe, who is assistant coach for the spring season. “[Head Coach] Erich Reed and I are looking forward to spring track to see.”

Mary Richardson

Mary Richardson, at right, races in the 3200 meter run; she took fifth in the 800 meter event. Photo by John Richardson

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