Good news, bad news? Or old news, surprising news?

First, the former: The Edward Little boys’ track and field team is favored to win the KVAC outdoor championship Monday for the 10th consecutive year.

And while the Eddies were forced to share that title with the rival Lewiston Blue Devils in 2012, the regular season performance lists show far less likelihood of that happening this time. Lawrence rates a fairly distant second heading into the meet at McMann Field in Bath, with Lewiston third.

The foundation of that potential milestone championship is built upon stellar seniors Connor Harris and Lucas Bourget. Harris is heavily favored in the high, long and triple jumps. Bourget is seeded first in the racewalk, 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters and could contend in the 800, as well.

There’s the potential of a 1-2-3 sweep in the racewalk, with Spencer Dunn and Adam Robinson in Bourget’s tracks. And Aswan Duncan is expected to push Lawrence’s Mason Travers in both the 110 and 300 hurdles.

Lewiston has high hopes in the 4×800 and 4×400 relays. Hassan Mohamed should rack up points in the sprints, with Mohamed Awil and Mohamed Barre challenging Bourget in the distance events.

Lawrence’s strength is in the field, led by Jeremy Frantz (discus, shot put) and Jake Doolan (javelin).

Speaking of Lawrence, the Bulldogs are favored to end EL’s six-year reign in the girls’ meet. They have the running events covered in waves, paced by one of the state’s all-time great distance competitors, Erzsebet Nagy, sprinter Sasha Letourneau and middle-distance ace Alexia Chamberlain.

Don’t count out the Eddies, though. EL, Mt. Ararat and Messalonskee all have enough depth to take the title if Lawrence stumbles.

Lexi Clavet (long jump, triple jump, pole vault) anchors the Eddies’ challenge. Avery Chisholm (100, 200, 4×100 relay) and Ashley Joyner (hurdles) also should surface near the top of the podium.

Leavitt competes in the Class B meet. Bri DeGone is top seed in the girls’ javelin.


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