Track and Field

University of Maine track standout Jake Leithiser (right) races in this recent photo. He hopes to run under 1 minute, 50 seconds in the 800-meter run during the upcoming outdoor season.

UMaine men’s track team features versatile veterans, promising newcomers

By Sam Bonsey, Special to the BDN on March 30, 2015, at 5:27 p.m.
ORONO | Track and field teams need versatile athletes to be competitive, and the University of Maine men’s team features several for the spring season. Jake Leithiser, a redshirt junior who graduated from Old Town High School in 2011, has already put himself into the record books at UMaine. …
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UMaine women’s track team eager for snow to melt, competition to begin

By Sam Bonsey, Special to the BDN on March 27, 2015, at 2:13 p.m.
ORONO | Despite several inches of snow still covering the outdoor track at the University of Maine, the women’s team has found alternative ways to train in preparation for the upcoming track season. After a spring season where the Black Bears finished eighth out of nine teams at the …

On Deck, a sports calendar for March 26, 2015

on March 26, 2015, at 8:06 p.m.
BASEBALL PRESQUE ISLE — Baseball for All, which seeks to empower young girls through the game of baseball, is forming a team from Maine for girls ages 11-13. The team, called the Maine Polar Bears, will be coached by representatives of the athletic department at the University of Maine-Presque Isle …
Lake Region High School's Kate Hall is congratulated on the podium after winning the national title in the long jump on March 14 at the New Balance Nationals track and field championships at The Armory in New York City.

Casco track star hurdles over diabetes to national championship

By Ernie Clark on March 22, 2015, at 12:41 p.m.
Kate Hall has enjoyed a welcome chance to rest this week. And that rest was well earned, as the 18-year-old from Casco recently completed a remarkable indoor track season by soaring to a meet record in the long jump while winning the national high school championship in that event at …

College roundup: Trinity ends Bates men’s basketball team’s NCAA run

on March 13, 2015, at 8:17 p.m.
WELLESLEY, Massachusetts — Jaquann Starks tossed in 20 points and Shay Ajayi registered a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds as Trinity College ended Bates College’s postseason run with a 79-62 victory Friday night in the sectional semifinals of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship at Babson College. …

TV radio sports schedule for Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2015

on Feb. 27, 2015, at 8:52 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, XFINITY Series: Hisense 250, Qualifying, 9 a.m.; Race, 2 p.m., FS1-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series: Kroger 250, Qualifying, 10:30 p.m., FS1-TV; WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio NASCAR Sprint Cup, Quick Trip 500, Final Practice, noon, FS1-TV NASCAR, Camping …

UM-Farmington adding outdoor track, field teams

on Feb. 25, 2015, at 5:52 p.m.
The University of Maine-Farmington is adding men’s and women’s outdoor track and field as a varsity sport for the 2015-2016 season, UMF athletic director Julie Davis announced a news release Wednesday. “With demonstrated interest both on campus and from our prospective students, our new varsity track and field program will …

High school track and field state championship results

on Feb. 16, 2015, at 9:34 p.m.
Class A At USM, Gorham Falmouth 59, Scarborough 56, Deering 43, Brunswick 35, Lewiston 32, Cheverus 29, Thornton Acad. 28, Biddeford 24, Messalonskee 22, South Portland 21, Hampden Acad. 18, Noble 17, Sanford 16, Bangor 16, Mt. Blue 10, Mt. Ararat 8, Kennebunk 7, Gorham 6, Westbrook 6, Brewer 6, …
Allison Pickering of Orono High School takes flight in the pole vault at the Class B indoor track state meet in Lewiston on Monday.

Waterville girls roll to 5th straight Class B track title

By Andrew Gaumont, Special to the BDN on Feb. 16, 2015, at 9:14 p.m.
LEWISTON, Maine —The Waterville High School girls track team took yet another state championship winning meet Monday at Bates College with their fifth straight state title. The Purple Panther have won seven of the last nine state crowns. Waterville senior Sarah Shoulta beat her pole vault score from last year’s …

Thornton Academy girls, Falmouth boys take Class A state track titles

By Sam Bonsey, Special to the BDN on Feb. 16, 2015, at 7:39 p.m.
The Thornton Academy girls indoor track team won its second straight title, and the Falmouth boys captured their first state title since moving to Class A on Monday at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. The Trojans received a huge lift from senior Tori Daigle who placed first the …
Ellsworth's Cooper Holmes competes in the 100 yard butterfly event during the Penobscot Valley Conference boys swimming and diving championship on Feb. 6 in Bangor. An impending snowstorm has caused many sports schedules to be changed for this weekend.

Storm forces changes to Maine high school postseason schedules

on Feb. 13, 2015, at 5:34 p.m.
The impending snowstorm has caused changes for some high school postseason events scheduled for Saturday and Monday, according to a Maine Principals’ Association news release. The girls state ice hockey final has been moved up to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston. Western Maine champ Falmouth …

PVC/EMITL track and field championship results

on Feb. 08, 2015, at 11:15 a.m.
At UMaine, Orono Boys Results Boys team coach of the year: Brad Witham, MDI; Anne Norton Sportsmanship Award winner: Isaac Davis-White, Mattanawcook; Outstanding Boy Performer of the Meet: Paul Casavant, Hampden, scoring 28 points. Hampden 87.5, MDI 73, Old Town 70, Bangor 62, Brewer 55, Foxcroft 26, Orono 22, Sumner …

Sports briefs for Jan. 12, 2015

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on Jan. 12, 2015, at 7:20 p.m.
EMITL changes time of Saturday track meet Due to the expected large numbers of competitors in events in Meet A on Saturday, the EMITL/PVC is changing the time of Meet B to a start time of 5:40 pm. at the University of Maine field house in Orono. The teams in …

Bangor girls, Hampden open defense of PVC/EMITL titles Saturday

By Pete Warner on Dec. 20, 2014, at 5:39 a.m.
There will be no delay this season to the start of the Penobscot Valley Conference/Eastern Maine Indoor Track League season. Two meets are scheduled for Saturday at the University of Maine’s New Balance Field House which opened a bit behind schedule last January but is set to begin hosting its …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Oct. 24, 2014

on Oct. 24, 2014, at 4:50 p.m.
BASEBALL ORONO — Registration is underway for the University of Maine Junior Winter Clinic, which will be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. on 12 consecutive Saturdays; and its Senior Winter Clinic, which will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. on 12 consecutive Saturdays. Cost is $250 for instruction with UMaine players and coaches.The goal …

Local sports results for July 25, 2014

on July 26, 2014, at 9:09 a.m.
Track & field 14 & Under Junior Olympics B Meet At Brewer USATF Group D Boys and Coed Results (Top three in each event) — Clubs: Bangor Rec TC, Brewer Rec TC, Blue Hill Peninsula TC, Central TC, Coolnings TC, Hampden Rec TC, Lincoln Rec TC,Old Town TC, Red Riots …

Sports briefs for July 25, 2014

By Staff and Wire Reports on July 25, 2014, at 7:10 p.m.
MAC U17s suffer first loss at AAU nationals LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — The Maine Athletic Club 17-and-under boys basketball team suffered its first loss Friday at the AAU Division I 11th-Grade National Championships. WCBA of North Carolina built up a double-digit lead in the second half and held on to defeat …

Sports briefs for July 24, 2014

By Staff Reports on July 24, 2014, at 9:21 p.m.
Maine 16U boys basketball squad wins opening game at AAU nationals LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Guard Tom Coyne of Falmouth scored 24 points Wednesday as the Maine-MBR 16-and-under boys basketball team won its opening game at the AAU Division I 10th-Grade National Championships. Andrew Fleming of Oxford Hills of South Paris …

Waterville High School’s long-time successful track coach takes post at Colby

on July 24, 2014, at 6:51 a.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine —- Ian Wilson, who has won 25 state championships in track and field while head coach at Waterville High School, will be an assistant coach for the Colby College track and field programs during the 2014-15 academic year, the college announced in a news release Wednesday. Wilson, who …

Local sports results for July 19-20, 2014

By Jim Goodness on July 21, 2014, at 9:28 a.m.
Track & field Open and Masters Outdoor Champs At Readfield Men 29&U Pole Vault Finals: 1, Sam Rusak, Unattached, 13-02.50. 2, Edward James, Unattached, 11-06. 3, Sam Newcombe, Unattached, 7-00. Men 29 and under Long Jump: 1, Jonathan Whitcomb, Unattached, 4.69m. Women 29 and under Javelin: 1, Mavis Taungatina, Unattached, …

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