High school track and field activity will be fast and furious this weekend and next, with conference and state championship action blanketing the state.
Many local athletes whose names are remembered as champions in those meets have advanced to the next level with continued success.
Here’s a quick rundown of their recent accomplishments:
— Emily Dodge of Auburn earned all-region honors earlier this month, finishing sixth in the long jump for Middlebury (Vt.) College in the New England track and field championships at MIT,
One week earlier, the Edward Little High School graduate finished fifth in both the long jump and triple jump at the NESCAC championships.
Middlebury’s women snagged second in the team competition.
Dodge, a sophomore, won the long jump at both the Middlebury and Dartmouth invitational meets.
— Sophomore Muriel Schwinn of Auburn (Edward Little) competed in three events for Hamilton (N.Y.) College in the recent NESCAC championship meet,
Schwinn’s best performance was a 12th place finish in the long jump. She also ran 16th in the 200 meters and raced in the preliminary round of the 100.
In Hamilton’s home meet on the first weekend of April, Schwinn won the long jump. She also was second in the 100 and sixth in the 200 that day for the Continentals.
— New Gloucester’s Ben Miklovich finished 13th in the 200-meter dash for Wheaton College of Norton, Mass., in the ECAC men’s track championship.
In the championship meet of Wheaton’s league, the NEWMAC, Miklovich ran a leg of the winning 4×100 relay. Miklovich also ran fourth in the 200.
Miklovich’s picked up third place in the 100 at Northeastern’s Solomon Invitational.
Last spring, Miklovich shared in an NCAA Division III championship in the outdoor 4×400 relay and achieved All-America status in the same event during the indoor campaign.
— Stephany Perkins of Monmouth also wrapped up her career for Wheaton this season as a middle distance runner.
— Two local athletes were among five University of Maine men to compete in the IC4A Championships at Princeton University earlier this month.
Jeff Ramos of Turner (Leavitt) was 13th in high jump. Trevor England of Auburn (Poland) took 14th in triple jump.
Both were podium finishers in the same events one week earlier at the America East championship meet. England tied for Maine’s best finish with second, while Ramos was third.
England’s jump of 48-6 ¾ feet ranked among the top five in school history. Ramos’ distance placed him in the Black Bears’ all-time top 10.
Earlier this season, England was a winner in both the triple jump and 4×100 relay at New Hampshire’s Wildcat Invitational. He also posted a top-10 finish at the Penn Relays.
— For the Maine women, Allison Fereshetian of Turner (Leavitt) took 12th in the 100-meter hurdle semfinals at the ECAC championships.
Fereshetian was part of the winning 4×400 relay squad at the America East finals. Individually, she ranked seventh in the league in 100 hurdles and sixth in 400 hurdles.
Coaching changes announced
Saint Joseph’s College has hired former Lewiston High School coach Ray Putnam to lead its cross country program.
Putnam directed the Blue Devils to the Class A boys’ outdoor track and field state championship in 2006 and the boys’ cross country title the following year.
He also will be in charge of the Monks’ track and field program, which is currently at club status.
In other coaching news, Central Maine Community College has named Andrew Morong women’s basketball coach. Morong, a graduate of Morse High School in Bath, guided the girls’ team at Poland for three seasons. He succeeds Mike Bridges.