NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — Kate Hall of Lake Region High School in Naples turned in a trio of top-three finishes Saturday during the 68th New England Interscholastic Track and Field Championship at Veterans Field.
The sophomore won the 100 meters in 11.69 seconds, took second in the long jump at 19 feet, 0 3/4 inches and placed third in the 200 (24.89).
The long jump was an all-time best for a Maine schoolgirl athlete, as was her 200 performance.
Jade Canak of Erskine Academy in South China went 37-0 1/4, good for fourth place in the triple jump competition. Gwen Sawyer of Greeley High in Cumberland Center captured sixth in the shot put at 39-10 1/2.
Jocelyn Lorrey of Traip Academy in Kittery (36-5 3/4) and Brewer’s Synclaire Tasker (35-9) were eighth and ninth, respectively. Kaitlin Saulter of Hermon was eighth in the 400 at 57.51, while Kirsten Sandreuter of Greely finished eighth in the 1,600 (5:05.21).
Shelby Strickland of Kennebunk tied for fifth place in the high jump (5-3) and teammate Hannah Johnson was 10th, also at 5-3. Lindsey Folsom of Cony High in Augusta was 11th in the pole vault (10-9).
In the boys’ competition, Jared Bell of Portland’s Deering High emerged as a New England champion in the shot put with a heave of 58-10 and was fourth in the discus (172-0).
Nick Danner of Waterville threw the javelin 187-2 to take second place, while Isaiah Harris of Lewiston was the runner-up in the 800 with a time of 1:53.35, while Jamie Ross of Brunswick was sixth at 1:55.16. Atencio Martin of Traip took second in the triple jump (46-9 1/4) with an all-time Maine mark.
Gray-New Gloucester’s Will Shafer took fourth in the 1,600 (4:18.17) and Josef Holt-Andrews of Telstar in Bethel gained sixth (4:19.55).
Dan Curts of Ellsworth ran a personal best 9:15.90 in the 3,200 to place fifth overall, while James Campbell of Cheverus High in Portland took fifth in the 400 (49.93) and Tom Reid of York was fifth in the 300 hurdles (39.54). Denzel Tomaszewski of Wells finished fifth in the 100 meters (10.87).
Orono senior David Frederick completed his pole vault career with a sixth-place effort at 14-3. Waterville’s Devin Burgess was ninth (13-9). Matt Cushing of Cheverus was sixth in the javelin (178-2).
Don Boyer of Foxcroft Academy finished ninth in the long jump (21-4).
At Eugene, Ore., Riley Masters of Bangor finished 11th Saturday in the finals of the men’s 1,500 meters at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field.
The University of Oklahoma senior turned in a time of 3 minutes, 55.12 seconds in a tactical race that featured a relatively slow pace considering the caliber of runners in the field.
Mac Fleet of the University of Oregon won the 1,500 in 3:50.25, while Masters’ OU teammate, Patrick Casey, claimed third place at 3:50.60
Masters, who had advanced to the finals with his effort on Thursday, is a former star runner at Bangor High School and the University of Maine.