Track and Field

Mount Desert Island's Tia Tardy leads the pack during the Class B cross-country regional championships at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast in this October 2016 file photo.

MDI running standout commits to Bucknell University

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 16, 2016, at 2:44 p.m.
Tia Tardy has run for Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln, Orono and MDI.
Jake Koffman of Orono throws the shot put during Saturday's Class C state meet in Yarmouth. The sophomore took third place.

Standout Orono thrower commits to Stanford track and field

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 02, 2016, at 3:43 p.m.
“He only wanted to go to a school where academics were top-notch.”
MDI player Bracey Barker (left) in 2002.

MDI High School Hall of Fame to induct six

on Oct. 04, 2016, at 1:51 p.m.
Mount Desert Island High School will pay tribute to six of its former sports standouts when it inducts the group into the athletic hall of fame on Friday.
Johanna Riley

Former UMaine star spins track success into lifelong pursuits

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 27, 2016, at 1:59 p.m.
Track and field is a sport that can prove beneficial in all aspects of life when an athlete’s career comes to a close. In the case of former University of Maine standout Johanna Riley Evans, her time on the track in Orono proved rewarding in a variety of ways.
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.
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.

Local sports results for Aug. 7, 2016

on Aug. 07, 2016, at 9:14 p.m.

Local sports results for July 29, 2016

on July 29, 2016, at 9:56 p.m.

Russia escapes IOC blanket ban for Rio Olympics

By Karolos Grohmann, Reuters on July 24, 2016, at 5:13 p.m.

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.

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

By The Sports Xchange on July 10, 2016, at 9:38 p.m.
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.
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.

Hunt Memorial 3K road race results

on July 04, 2016, at 9:44 p.m.
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.