Track and Field

 
Belfast's Drew Nealey

Eastern Maine athletes shine at New Balance Nationals

By Ernie Clark on June 21, 2016, at 11:13 a.m.
Drew Nealey of Northport and Austin Lufkin of Clifton came up with big performances over the weekend at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor track and field championships at Greensboro, North Carolina.
Connor Archer

Stillwater teen graduates, but takes volunteerism with him

By Ernie Clark on June 17, 2016, at 5:29 p.m.
The Stillwater resident, who recently graduated from high school with highest honors, has steered that athletic energy toward another passion, volunteerism.

Orono’s Koffman, Brewer’s Lufkin win New England track events

on June 11, 2016, at 7:51 p.m.
Orono’s Jake Koffman and Brewer’s Austin Lufkin made their final throws count Saturday in winning events at the 71st annual New England Interscholastic Track and Field Championships held at Willow Brook Park in New Britain, Connecticut.

TV, radio schedule for June 10, 2016

on June 09, 2016, at 5:59 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice, 11 a.m., qualifying, 4 p.m., FS1-TV IndyCar, practice, noon, NBCSN-TV NASCAR, XFINITY, practice, 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m., FS1-TV Formula One, Canadian Grand Prix, practice, 2 p.m., NBCSN-TV ARCA, 5:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Camping World Truck, The Rattlesnake 400, 9 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, COLLEGE ARIZONA …

TV, radio sports schedule for June 9, 2016

on June 08, 2016, at 4:19 p.m.
BASEBALL, HIGH SCHOOL OXFORD HILLS vs. MT. ARARAT, 3:30 p.m., WOXO Norway (92.7 FM) radio BASEBALL, MINOR LEAGUE BOWIE at PORTLAND, 7 p.m., WPEI Portland (95.5 & 95.9 FM), WEZR Lewiston (1240 AM), WKTQ South Paris (1450 AM), WTME Rumford (780 & 1450 AM) radio GOLF European PGA, Lyoness Open, …
Washington Academy teammates Oneko Lowe (left) and Michaiah Robinson shake hands before the start of an event during the Class C state track and field championships Saturday in Dover-Foxcroft.

Washington Academy sprinters thrive after practices at The Bandstand

By Ernie Clark on June 08, 2016, at 3:18 p.m.
Washington Academy juniors Michaiah Robinson and Oneko Lowe are preparing for Saturday’s 71st annual New England Interscholastic Track and Field Championships where they have worked out throughout the spring — The Bandstand.

TV, radio sports schedule for June 8, 2016

on June 07, 2016, at 4:52 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at SAN FRANCISCO, 10 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WSYY Millinocket (94.9 FM), WEGP Presque Isle (1390 AM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 …
—Brewer's Erick Seekins won the boys long jump with a distance of  21 feet, 5.25 inches during the Class A state track and field championships Saturday at Hampden.

High school track and field state championship results

on June 05, 2016, at 4:23 p.m.
Class A At Hampden Academy Boys Scarborough 84.5, Falmouth 55, South Portland 54, Messalonskee 51.5, Brewer 48.5, Deering 46, Lewiston 38, Edward Little 33, Marshwood 32, Gorham 30, Brunswick 26, Biddeford 24, Thornton Academy 23.5, Windham 21, Cony 17, Noble 15, Westbrook 15, Mt. Blue 12, Sanford 8, Oxford Hills …
Scarborough's Sam Rusak took first place in the boys high jump with a height of 6 feet during the Class A state track and field championships Saturday at Hampden.

Scarborough boys, Falmouth girls capture Class A state track championships

By Larry Mahoney on June 04, 2016, at 10:39 p.m.
HAMPDEN | After they had already won the Class A state cross country and indoor track championships, the Scarborough High Schools boys outdoor track team wanted to cap a remarkable year with yet another state championship. And thanks to a tremendous performance by junior Sam Rusak, they did just …
Allison Pickering of the Orono Red Riots clears 10 feet to win the pole vault at the Class C state track and field championships Saturday at Dover-Foxcroft.

Records broken as Orono girls, boys repeat Class C state-title sweep

By Ernie Clark on June 04, 2016, at 8:30 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | Depth alone typically has been enough for Orono High School to dominate Maine’s small-school track and field landscape in recent years. The Red Riots added a dash of record-setting flair to that volume approach at Oakes Field on Saturday while sweeping the boys and girls Class C …
Hunter Smith of Foxcroft Academy clears the bar in the high jump during Saturday's Class B track and field state championship meet at Mount Desert Island High School in Bar Harbor. Smith won the event, and the 110 hurdles to spearhead the Ponies to the boys title.

Foxcroft boys, York girls garner ‘B’ track state championships

By Pete Warner on June 04, 2016, at 8:24 p.m.
BAR HARBOR | Drew Nealey and Melissa Kessel likely were a little heavy-legged on Saturday night, but it was a satisfying kind of fatigue they experienced. The couple spent all day at Mount Desert Island High School, where they combined for four individual titles while competing for different teams …
Foxcroft Academy track star Hunter Smith helps man the concession booth during Saturday's Penobscot Valley Conference small-school championship meet at Oakes Field in Dover-Foxcroft.

Conference, state track meets at Foxcroft Academy both a competitive and economic driver

By Ernie Clark on June 02, 2016, at 12:05 p.m.
Each convergence of athletes, their parents and fans from around the region or the state brings a lot of people to town, and with that comes an economic benefit for both the school’s athletic program and local businesses.
Belfast's Zoe Deans has the early lead in the girls 4 x 800-meter relay during the KVAC Track and Field Championships in Bath on Saturday. Belfast won the event with a time of 10 minutes, 23.30 seconds.

Relay wins propel Belfast High girls to KVAC track title

on May 29, 2016, at 6:49 p.m.
BATH | The Belfast High School Lions captured all three relay events and received multiple wins from Kylie Nelson and Cassidy Hill to win claim the KVAC girls track and field title Saturday at McMann Field. The Lions finished with 96 points to edge Lincoln Academy of Newcastle’s 90. …

Saturday’s PVC Small School Track Championship results

on May 29, 2016, at 11:30 a.m.
Track and field PVC Small School Championship At Dover-Foxcroft Boys Team Coach of the Year: Chris Libby, Orono Boys Outstanding Performer of the Meet: Michaiah Robinson, Washington Academy junior Girls Team Coach of the Year: Chris Libby, Orono Girls Outstanding Performer of the Meet: Lauren Stoops, Orono senior Boys results …
Orono High School's Jake Koffman won all three throwing events at the PVC Small School Track Championships Saturday at Dover-Foxcroft.

Orono track star’s non-throwing arm a championship asset

By Ernie Clark on May 28, 2016, at 8:04 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | Jake Koffman wasn’t showing off when he tossed a shot put more than 45 feet during Saturday’s Penobscot Valley Conference small-school track and field championships with what normally is his non-throwing arm. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound junior merely turned left-hander for a few moments to help Orono High …
Orono's Lauren Stoops (center) and teammate Katie O'Brien (left) finish first and second in the 200 meters during the PVC Small School Track Championships Saturday at Dover-Foxcroft.

Orono sweeps PVC small-school track championships

By Ernie Clark on May 28, 2016, at 7:44 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | Lauren Stoops is known for her nurturing instincts around the Orono High School girls track and field team and as a senior is quite accepting of the description. “It’s a give and take,” said the Red Riots’ veteran sprinter and hurdler. “You’ve got to work hard and …

PVC Track Large School Championship results

on May 27, 2016, at 9:47 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL PVC Large School Championships At Hampden Academy Boys Team Coach of the Year: Rob Weber, Foxcroft Boys Outstanding Performer of the Meet: Paul Casavant, Hampden junior. Girls Team Coach of the Year: Glendon Rand, Brewer Girls Outstanding Performer of the Meet: Daija Misler, Hampden junior. Boys results Foxcroft …
Hampden Academy's Christie Woodside sprints ahead of her competitors to win the 100 hurdles during the PVC Track and Field Large School championships Friday in Hampden.

Foxcroft boys, Brewer girls win PVC large-school track titles

By Ernie Clark on May 27, 2016, at 9:42 p.m.
HAMPDEN | The Foxcroft Academy boys track team made a successful — and dramatic — debut in the Penobscot Valley Conference large-school ranks, outlasting Brewer in the final events to win the 10-school league championship Friday at Hampden Academy. Foxcroft thought it had edged the Witches by a half-point …
Isaiah Harris

Lewiston runner shines among top Maine collegians

By Pete Warner on May 27, 2016, at 2:22 p.m.
Track and field athletes from the state of Maine continue to make a collectively strong showing in their pursuit of excellence at the college level.
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Orono High School's Tia Tardy starts her second lap of the 1600-meter run during a track meet at the University of Maine in Orono.

Orono High School runner on track to be one of Maine’s best

By Pete Warner on May 26, 2016, at 4:50 p.m.
Tia Tardy has coupled her enthusiasm for running with considerable God-given talent and a relentless work ethic during a successful track and field/cross-country career.