Local athletes perform well at state track meet

7 years ago

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Caribou, Fort Fairfield and MSSM athletes turned in some strong showings at the Class C state track meet Saturday. 

Jonah Daigle, a Fort Fairfield High School sophomore, turned in a second-place performance and a pair of thirds. He was the runner-up in the 110-meter hurdles in 15.56 seconds, third in the 300-meter hurdles in 41.79 seconds and third in the long jump with a mark of 20 feet and 5-3/4 inches.

Caribou’s Evan Michaud also ended up as an event runner-up in the boys’ competition by clearing 11 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault.

Other highlights in the boys’ meet had Bryce Coffin of the Vikings taking third in the 1,600-meter race walk in 7:44.31; Colin Goshorn of Fort Fairfield placing fifth in the pole vault (10 feet, 6 inches) and sixth in the 110-meter hurdles (17.27 seconds); and Caribou’s 4×800 and 4×100 relay teams both placing sixth. Dylan Marrero, in the 3,200-meter run, and Nic Alfaro, in the 1,600-meter race walk, also placed for the Vikes.

The Fort Fairfield boys placed ninth overall with 25 points and Caribou was 11th with 29.

Leading the Caribou girls was freshman Paige Espling, who took second in the girls’ high jump by clearing 5 feet.

Willow Whitten, Madeline Gudde, Meagan Dube and Alexis Rodriguez were members of Caribou’s 4×400 relay team that took third in 4:21.6.

Viking athletes Willow Whitten, Abigail Wimmer and Emma Belyea also placed fourth in their respective events, with Whitten recording a time of 51.37 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles, Wimmer 12:22.26 in the 3,200-meter run, and Belyea 8:30.65 in the 1,600-meter racewalk.

Meagan Dube took fifth in the 400-meter dash in 1:04.44 and teammate Mariah Mink was fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 31 feet, 10 inches.

Kendra Furber of Caribou placed in two events — fifth in the racewalk in 8:57.97 and sixth in the pole vault at 7 feet, 6 inches.

The Caribou 4×800 relay team came in fifth.

The Vikes totaled 34 points, good for sixth place overall in the meet.

Andrea Rawson scored points for MSSM by placing fifth in the discus with a throw covering 92 feet, 10 inches.