Blue Hill—The George Stevens Academy boys track team placed second, and the girls team third, in the Penobscot Valley Conference small school championship meet on Memorial Day, May 29, in Dover-Foxcroft.
Powered by top-finishes by senior John Hassett in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs, senior Erik Taylor-Lash in the 1600 meter race walk, junior Max Mattson in the high jump and triple jump, and in the 800 meter relay (seniors Trent Williamson and Cameron Gordon, sophomores Meredith Bradshaw Thomas and Jeremiah Scheff), the Eagles scored 119 points, behind Orono’s 152. Hassett placed second in the 800 meter run, as did senior Alex Taylor-Lash in the pole vault and 110 meter hurdles, Gordon in the 400 meter dash, and the 100 meter relay team (seniors Sam Scheff and Alex Taylor-Lash, junior Ian Ramsay, and sophomore Daniel Li).
Junior Eliza Broughton won in two hurdle events, the 110 and 300 meters, senior Morgan Dauk placed first in the javelin, gearing up for a triple-repeat as state champion in that event. Junior Ava Sealander took first in the pole vault.
Top-six finishes throughout the events helped the George Stevens girls finish with 87 points, behind Caribou (133) and Orono (172), including junior Mary Richardson’s second in the 1600 meter run, sophomore Ivy Manner-Wheelden’s second in the high jump, junior Zeya Lorio’s third in the 800 meter run, and a second by the 400 meter relay team of seniors Bella Cimeno and Dauk and juniors Mazie Smallidge and Mary Brenna Catus.
The teams will compete at the Class C state championship on Saturday, June 3 in Dover-Foxcroft.