June 19, 2018
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John Bapst takes Class C championship

By Pete Warner

BATH, Maine — Maggie Bryan won two individual races and anchored a pair of victorious relays Saturday to spearhead John Bapst High School of Bangor to the Class C track and field outdoor state championship at McMann Field.

The sophomore distance specialist took first place in the 800 meters and 1,600 meters, then capped off wins in the 4×800 and 4×400 relays as coach Bruce Pratt’s Crusaders won their second straight state outdoor title and their seventh in eight years.

John Bapst scored 95 points to hold off Penobscot Valley Conference rival Orono, which scored 83.5 points. North Yarmouth Academy took third with 64 points, followed by Freeport (46) and Hall-Dale of Farmingdale (44).

NYA claimed its fourth consecutive Class C boys crown behind Henry Sterling, who won the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 runs and ran on the Panthers’ fourth-place 4×400 relay.

NYA tallied 81 points to edge runner-up Lisbon (79.5) and Sacopee Valley of South Hiram (76). Bucksport (65 points) wound up fourth and John Bapst (49) took fifth.

In the girls meet, freshman Mary Carmack won the 3,200 and was third in the 1,600 to help pace John Bapst.

Jamie Pelletier of Fort Kent capped off her career by winning the 100, 200 and 400. Hillary Pelkey of Mattanawcook Academy in Lincoln was victorious in the javelin and shot put, while Ariel Howes of Hall-Dale claimed the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles titles.

Individual champions with Eastern Maine ties were Holli Kenison of Orono in the triple jump, Shelby Wheeler of Orono in the pole vault and Jana Larlee of MA in the 1,600 racewalk.

In the boys meet, Dominic Kone capped off a stellar Bucksport High career with victories in the 100 and 200 meters and the long jump. He also ran on the Golden Bucks’ first-place 4×100 relay.

Kone set a Class C state record in the 100 with a time of 10.99 seconds, bettering the 18-year-old mark of 10.8 seconds (hand time) held by Calvin Perinchief of Maine Central Institute.

John Bapst senior Chris Fogler also had a stellar day, winning the 110 hurdles and the 300 hurdles. He was second in the 200 and ran on the Crusaders’ state champion 4×400 relay quartet.

Other event winners from Eastern Maine included Vincent Tymoczko of Bucksport in the 400, Cameron Doncet-Hall of Dexter (triple jump), Joe Brown of Central in Corinth (discus), Dan Moriarty of Foxcroft Academy (shot put), Sam Perkins of Madison (pole vault) and Matthew Forgues of Boothbay Region (1,600 race-walk).

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