LEWISTON, Maine — Catherine Bailey took runner-up honors and teammate Andrea Tolman finished in a fifth-place tie in Wednesday’s pole vault competition, lifting the Scarborough girls to a 3 1/2-point victory over Edward Little of Auburn in the completion of the Class A track and field state championship meet.

The Red Storm tallied 84.5 points to edge the Red Eddies (81), who had taken a one-point lead into Wednesday’s action.

The pole vault had been postponed because of steady rain during Saturday’s meet at Windham High School, which put the spotlight on the rescheduled competition.

The Sanford boys made their four-point advantage over Cheverus High of Portland stand up as Nick Wall finished tied for second to earn seven points in the Redskins’ 76-65 victory over the Stags.

In the girls meet, Bangor finished third with 57.5 points while Bonny Eagle of Standish (47), Gorham (42), Thornton Academy of Saco (40), Cheverus (34), Kennebunk (33), Lawrence of Fairfield (26) and Brewer (24) rounded out the top 10 teams.

Top seed Lindsey Folsom of Cony High in Augusta cleared 11 feet even to win the individual pole vault championship. Jaclyn Masters of Edward Little wound up third.

Sanford and Cheverus were followed in the boys team scoring by Bonny Eagle (57), Gorham (45), Brunswick (41), Scarborough (35), Lewiston (34), Edward Little (32), Windham (30) and Deering of Portland (30).

The pole vault individual title went to Kevin Manning of Scarborough, who went over the bar at 13 feet to edge runners-up Joe Hayden of Brewer and Wall, who vaulted 12-6.

The Scarborough girls were spearheaded in the meet by sprinter Nicole Kirk, who set a Class A record in the 100 meters at 12.25 seconds and also won the 200 (25.80), and Emily Tolman, who was second in the 400 and third in the 200.

Haela Booth-Howe took second in the discus and fourth in the javelin and Scarborough won the 4×400 relay, placed second in the 4×800 and was third in the 4×100.

Dan Webb and Alex Shain set the tone in Sanford’s first-ever outdoor championship. Webb claimed the 200 (22.88) and the 400 (49.93) and Shain won the 100 (11.33) and the triple jump (42 feet, 6¾ inches).

Sanford also won the 4×100 relay (44.81), was second in the 4×400 and got fourth-place efforts from Jimmy Chaisson (800) and Bryant Perkins (3,200).

Pete Warner

Pete graduated from Bangor High School in 1980 and earned a B.S. in Journalism (Advertising) from the University of Maine in 1986. He grew up fishing at his family's camp on Sebago Lake but didn't take...