PHILADELPHIA — A couple of Lewiston Blue Devils, one current and one former, found success at the Penn Relays over the weekend.

Kayla Allen, a senior at Lewiston High School, earned gold in the junior women’s 5-kilometer racewalk.

In hot and humid conditions Saturday, Allen completed the course in 26 minutes, 45.34 seconds. It’s her first win in the event.

Isaiah Harris, a Lewiston High School graduate, helped the Penn State track and field team earn a pair of silver medals.

In the college men’s 4×800-meter relay, the Nittany Lions squad of Billy McDevitt, Jordan Makins, Domenic Perretta and Harris, took second to Auburn with a time of 7:20.54.

Dan Chisena, Xavier Smith, Tyreek Mathis and Harris also took second in the 4×400 relay. The foursome’s time of 3:05.69 ranks third in Penn State history. Harris anchored the relay and completed his turn in 45.80 seconds.

Women’s lacrosse

New England College 8, UMaine Farmington 7

HENNIKER, N.H. — The University of Maine at Farmington’s run at the North Atlantic Conference women’s lacrosse tournament ended in the semifinals with an 8-7 loss to New England College on Sunday.

Rhi Jackson scored her 50th and 51st goals in the game, setting a new Beavers record. The senior now has 99 career points (86 goals, 13 assists).

The teams were scoreless through 16 minutes Sunday when Caitlin Shanahan’s free-position shot put NEC on the board. Alana Scott made it 2-0 a little more than a minute later.

Jackson ended the Beavers’ drought with nine minutes left in the half, but Allison Granata’s goal with 2:46 remaining pushed NEC’s lead back to two goals at 3-1.

Two goals by UMF’s Carly Raymond in the final 70 seconds of the half tied the score, but Granata scored with 18 seconds left to send NEC into the half with a 4-3 lead.

To early second-half goals made it 6-3 for NEC, but the Beavers continued to battle, scoring four of the next five goals, including one by Nickyia Lovely that tied the game with 8:35 left.

But, NEC went ahead three minutes later and held on from there.

Former Oxford Hills standout Samantha Bickford had 12 saves for UMF, while NEC goalie Mackenzie Meegan stopped nine shots.

Lewiston High School senior Kayla Allen placed first in the junior women’s 5-kilometer racewalk at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia.


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