Track and Field

Jesse Labreck, a former University of Maine track and field heptathlete, clears a hurdle in May 2013 at UMaine.

Oakland native eliminated from ‘American Ninja Warrior’

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 06, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
Even though she didn’t make it through Stage 1 of the TV show “American Ninja Warrior” Las Vegas finals, a Maine native made history in getting there.
Sarah Wilcox

Six set for induction into Old Town Athletic Hall of Fame

on Aug. 19, 2016, at 1:02 p.m.
Six new names will be entered into the Old Town High School Athletic Hall of Fame this fall, according to an announcement by the school and the RSU 34 Educational Foundation.
Tianna Bartoletta , Allyson Felix , English Gardner and Morolake Akinosun of the United States celebrate after running alone in a women's 4x100m relay heat in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Rio De Janeiro. The Americans were impeded during the afternoon session, appealed, and were allowed to run again.

Olympic roundup: Bolt continues sprints domination with 200 win

By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 18, 2016, at 8:39 p.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO — The incomparable Usain Bolt powered his way around the Rio track to win the Olympic 200-meter gold for the third straight Games in 19.78 seconds on Thursday and remain on course for an extraordinary “triple-triple” of sprint titles. The Jamaican laid waste to the best of …
Chloe Daigle of Corinth throws the shot put during the USA Track and Field meet last Saturday in Augusta. The 10-year-old won the ages 9-10 division with a state-record heave of 25 feet, 3/4 inches.

This Maine 10-year-old is already breaking state shot put records

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 17, 2016, at 11:49 a.m.
Chloe Daigle set the mark for the ages 9-10 division at the USA Track and Field Summer Meet in Augusta last Saturday with a throw of 25 feet, ¾ inches.
Vassiliy Levit (left) of Kazakhstan and Evgeny Tishchenko of Russia square off in the men’'s heavyweight final boxing bout at Riocentro on Monday during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Tishchenko won the gold medal.

Olympics roundup: Bahamian foils Felix’s bid for 400-meter gold

By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 15, 2016, at 9:28 p.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO – A valiant effort by Allyson Felix to overcome an ankle injury that threatened to derail her Olympic dreams months before she reached Rio wasn’t quite enough for her to win gold in the women’s 400-meter dash on Monday night, when Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas dived …

Local sports results for Aug. 7, 2016

on Aug. 07, 2016, at 9:14 p.m.
Golf Hole-in-one Pat Nickels LUCERNE — Pat Nickels of Trenton recorded a hole-in-one on  the 122-yard second hole Sunday at Lucerne Golf Club. She used a 6-iron to record the ace and it was witnessed by Bill Nickels and Greg Black. WMSGA Senior Championship At Augusta CC Champion: Leslie Guenther …

Local sports results for July 29, 2016

on July 29, 2016, at 9:56 p.m.
Track and field USATF 14&U Meet At Old Town High School (Shortened by rain) Girls teams: Bangor Rec, Blue Hill Peninsula, Brewer Rec, Central TC, Foxcroft TC, Hampden Rec, Lincoln Rec, Old Town TC, Red Riot (Orono) TC, Pittsfeld TC 800M Race Walk — 8-under: 1, Addie Trefts, OTTC, 6:26.10. …

Russia escapes IOC blanket ban for Rio Olympics

By Karolos Grohmann, Reuters on July 24, 2016, at 5:13 p.m.
The International Olympic Committee has rejected clarion calls for Russia to be banned from next month’s Rio Olympics over the nation’s doping record, offering athletes a lifeline by ruling that decisions on individual competitors will be left to the international sports federations. The IOC’s decision on Sunday, less than two …

Ban on Russian track athletes upheld, leaving IOC to decide on other sports

By Will Hobson, Washington Post on July 21, 2016, at 5:03 p.m.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday upheld a ban on Russia’s track and field team from the upcoming Summer Olympics, nearly ensuring that runners and field athletes from one of the world’s superpowers will be barred from competing in Rio de Janeiro. Thursday’s ruling affirmed a June decision …

Kynard soars to high jump title at U.S. Olympic Trials

By The Sports Xchange on July 10, 2016, at 9:38 p.m.
EUGENE, Oregon — Erik Kynard won the men’s high jump at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials before he even had a miss. The 25-year old cleared his first four bars of the day, including his winning height of 7 feet, 6 inches, Sunday evening at Hayward Field. His …
Bernard Lagat (right) and Hassan Mead (left ) celebrate after placing first and second in the 5,000 meters during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Saturday night at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Maine native Ben True (rear, red shirt) finished fifth.

Maine runners fail in attempts to make U.S. Olympic team

BDN staff and wire reports on July 09, 2016, at 9:08 p.m.
EUGENE, Oregon — North Yarmouth native Ben True finished fifth and Bangor native Riley Masters placed 16th in the 5,000-meter final of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Saturday night and failed to gain one of the top three spots on the U.S. team for the Rio Games. Bernard …
William Kincaid (from left), Ben True and Ryan Hill compete in the men'’s 5,000-meter first round heats in the 2016 U.S. Olympic track and field team trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

Maine runners one race away from making US Olympic team

on July 08, 2016, at 8:12 p.m.
Maine runners Riley Masters and Ben True will compete in the 5,000-meter final in the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials at 8:20 p.m. Saturday.

Maine athlete fails to advance at U.S. Olympic Trials

By Staff and Wire Reports on July 07, 2016, at 9:13 p.m.
EUGENE, Oregon — Becky O’Brien of Cumberland finished 16th in the qualifying round of the shot put Thursday during the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials and did not advance to the final round later that evening at Hayward Field. The 25-year-old O’Brien, a a third-year assistant track coach at …

Hunt Memorial 3K road race results

on July 04, 2016, at 9:44 p.m.
At Brewer, Bangor 1 Adam Goode 9:16, 2 David Kerschner 9:20, 3 Ben Allen 9:27, 4 Matt Homich 9:30, 5 Dominic Martin 9:46, 6 Andrew Goupee 9:57, 7 Perry Lebreton 9:59, 8 William Webb 10:02, 9 Gabe Coffey 10:08, 10 Cameron Mathies 10:18, 11 Bob Ciano 10:21, 12 Eric Petley …
Kaitlin Saulter

Former Hermon star leaving UMaine soccer team

By Larry Mahoney on July 04, 2016, at 6:34 p.m.
Hermon’s Kaitlin Saulter has decided to become a full-time track athlete.
Isaiah Harris and Chris Low (middle) and Shaquille Walker (right) compete during qualifying heats in the men's 800m in the 2016 U.S. Olympic track and field team trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.  The former Lewiston High School track star advances to Monday's final.

Former Lewiston High track star advances to finals at US Olympic Trials

on July 02, 2016, at 7:06 p.m.
Harris qualified with a time of 1 minute, 45.95 seconds to break into the eight-man field for Monday’s final at 8:50 p.m.
Lake Region's Kate Hall, here competing in the long jump at the  Class B state track championships on June 6, 2015, in Bath, has advanced to the long-jump finals at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon.

Mainer Ben True 11th in men’s 10K at Olympic track trials; Hall, Harris advance

By Ernie Clark on July 01, 2016, at 9:37 p.m.
North Yarmouth native Ben True’s bid to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in two events ended unsuccessfully Friday night when he placed 11th in the men’s 10,000-meter final at the U.S. trials in Eugene, Oregon. True, a graduate of Greely High School in Cumberland Center, ran among the leaders …
Carsyn Koch (right) nears the finish line to win the 800-meter final at the NCAA Div. II Track and Field Championships held May 28 in Bradenton, Florida.

Versatility at root of Washburn grad’s berth in U.S. Olympic Trials

By Ernie Clark on June 30, 2016, at 11:39 a.m.
Carsyn Koch specialized in versatility while starring in cross-country, soccer, basketball and track at Washburn District High School, but a collegiate focus on a single event has landed her in the same spotlight.

Maine athletes’ start times at U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials

on June 29, 2016, at 8:08 p.m.
At Eugene, Oregon (All times EDT) Thursday, June 30 Noon, men’s 20K race walk final (Matthew Forgues, Boothbay) Friday, July 1 7:15 p.m., men’s 800 first round (Isaiah Harris, Lewiston) 7:45 p.m., women’s 800 first round (Carsyn Koch, Wade) 8:10 p.m., women’s long jump qualifying (Kate Hall, Casco)Story continues below …
Isaiah Harris

7 Mainers to compete in US Olympic Trials for track and field

By Ernie Clark on June 28, 2016, at 4:16 p.m.
Riley Masters of Veazie and Bangor High School is one of six Mainers who have declared to compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials for track and field, which run from July 1 through July 10 at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Matthew …

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