NEW YORK — Lake Region High School track and field senior standout Kate Hall captured a national title in the long jump Saturday during the New Balance Nationals track and field championships at The Armory.
Hall also set a meet and facility record with her second jump of the day, 20 feet, 11.25 inches, which also set a Maine high school girls record.
She broke the meet record set by Brittany Porter of Georgia in the 2009 Nike Indoor Nationals (20-7.25) and the facility mark of 20-10 set by Shana Woods of California in 2005.
In the finals at the national meet, Hall recorded jumps of 20-4.50, 20-9.75 and 20-10.
Courtney Corrin of California placed second (20-7).
Hall will be a scholarship athlete at Iowa State this fall.
MWSC athletes turn in strong efforts at nationals
Maine Winter Sports Center cross country skier Daniel Streinz of Hersey recorded two top-five finishes at the USSA Junior Championships last week at the Auburn Ski Club Training Center in Truckee, California.
Streinz recorded a third-place finish in the under-18 sprint (1.3 kilometers) with a time of 2 minutes, 39 seconds. MWSC teammate Lance McKenney of Fort Fairfield finished ninth in the event at 2:44.5.
The MWSC athletes were competing as part of the New England regional team.
Streinz helped his team earn a second place by anchoring the 3×2.5K relay. His team turned in a time of 23:09.2, helped by a 7:47.3 clocking recorded by Streinz.
MWSC competitor Austin Huneck also turned in a strong effort in the relay as he guided his team to a first-place finish in the under-20 division. He gave his team a boost on the first leg with a 7:11.2 time, helping it total a 22:21.3.
Huneck also notched a sixth-place finish in the 10K with a time of 31:30.1.
In the under-18 10K, McKenney also turned in a strong effort with a 10th place (28:59.5).
MWSC athlete Kaelyn Woods also brought home a top-10 effort as she helped her relay team earn a ninth place. Woods, of New Gloucester, anchored the relay and notched a 9:39.8 time in the under-18 division.