SACO — Makenna Drouin won two state titles and was the slimmest of margins away from a third, and Ryker Paradis claimed two boys crowns at Saturday’s Class A track and field state championships at Thornton Academy.

Drouin won the girls 300-meter hurdles state championship for the fourth time in four tries, finishing the race in 45.62 seconds. Teammate Jenni Flynn placed third with a personal-best time of 47.01.

The Lewiston senior is the 100 hurdles champion for the third consecutive year, winning with a time of 14.79.

In the 100-meter dash finals, she placed second to Scarborough’s Emerson Flaker by four-hundredths of a second. Flaker finished in 12.141 seconds to Drouin’s 12.145.

Drouin, who will compete at Elon University next year, won seven outdoor state championships during her high school career, and six indoor state championships.

Paradis, a junior at Lewiston, won the boys discus (170 feet, 11 inches) and the shot put (56-10).


Edward Little senior Saphryn Humason-Fulgham, one of Maine’s best horizontal jumpers throughout her career, claimed her first state title with a long jump leap of 17 feet, 4 ½ inches. Flynn (16-5.5) placed fourth.

Flynn, a junior, also placed fourth in the girls 200.

Mt. Blue junior Brielle Tinker’s personal-best 8:33.46 in the girls 1,600-meter race walk earned the state title. Edward Little’s Leilani Mitchell (8:42.37) placed second.

Mt. Blue’s Cassidy Hardy earned two top-three showings. She took second in the shot put with a personal-best 36-4, and third in the discus (108-10). Oxford Hills’ Ella Pelletier (33-2) placed fifth in the shot put.

The Lewiston boys 4×100-meter relay team of Josue Luis, Ahmed Abdow, Cameron Harris and Josia Katroli placed second with a time of 44.03 seconds.

Katroli also earned three second-place finishes, in the high jump (6-2), long jump (22-5) and 100-meter dash (11.05). His marks in the long jump and 100 are personal records.


Also for Lewiston, Cameron Harris earned a fourth-place showing in the 400, running a personal-best 50.89 seconds.


Stephen Pierre of Leavitt and Gray-New Gloucester’s Carter Libby had themselves a day at the Class B state track and field championships at Mount Desert Island High School in Bar Harbor.

Pierre swept the two hurdle events. He won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15:09 seconds while teammate Noah Gibbs took fifth (16.45). In the 300-meter hurdles, Pierre set a personal record of 40.87 to grab the win.

Pierre also captured the long jump championship, going 21 feet, 9 1/4 inches, and finished second in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 4 inches — which was the same height as York’s Gavin Davis, who took first after clearing the height in less attempts.

Libby captured the 800- and 1,600-meter run titles with personal records. In the 1,600, he went 4:16.87 and in the 800 he finished in 1:57.23. Teammate Preston Gerry finished fourth in the 800, going 2:01.75. Libby finished third in the 3,200-meter run, finishing in 10:14.61


Leavitt’s Mason Henderson took third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.32, and then finished second in the 200 meters (50.00).

The Hornets’ Phineas Scherrer, a sophomore, set a personal record with a time of 7:18.12 in the 1,600-meter racewalk, making him the runner-up in the event.

Gray-New Gloucester’s Ben Cobb took fourth in the triple jump, going 40 feet, 6 1/4 inches. Right behind him was Aiden Turcotte of Leavitt, who placed fifth with a leap of 40-5.5.

Trevor Amos of Gray New Gloucester had a second-place finish in the discus throw (148 feet, 3 inches) and was third in the shot put (47 feet, 9 3/4 inches). Maddox Demers of Leavitt finished fourth in the shot put with a throw of 46 feet, 1/2 inches.

Leavitt’s Logan Berube scored a fourth-place finish in the javelin with a throw of 148 feet, 10 inches.

Gray-New Gloucester’s 4×800 relay team of Gavin Gerry, Colby Mitchell, Jackson Libby and Jackson Veilleux took fourth. Leavitt’s 4×100 team of Drake Bartley, Henderson, Brock Poulin and Berube took second (44.77).


Leavitt took second in the team competition with 98 points, six points behind Greely, while Gray-New Gloucester was third with 62 points.

The Leavitt girls (Haley Marston, Jade Haylock, Heather Mousseau and Abby Martson) took fourth in the 4×800 relay with a time of 10:18.83. Carina Castagna, Serae Fish, Kaisley Marquis and Olivea Miller finished as runners-up in the 4×100 with a time of 52.17. The 4×400 team of Martson, Castagna, Miller and Marquis finished in fourth with a time of 4:23.16.

Fish set a personal record in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.94 for the victory, while Castagna came in fifth (16.96). Fish added a fifth-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 49.88.

Marquis was another Hornet who set a personal record when she went 1:03.40 in the 400 meters to finish fifth. Michaela Harrington of Leavitt took third in the shot put with a personal best of 33 feet, 5 inches.

Another Leavitt Hornet scored when Izzy Gates went 8 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault to take fourth place.

Leavitt finished fourth in the team championship with 60 points.



Owen Booker claimed two titles and Emmett Mooney earned one and had a few other close calls at the Class C state meet at St. Joseph’s College in Standish.

Booker’s and Mooney’s efforts paced Lisbon/Oak Hill to a third-place finish, their 82 points only seven points shy of state champion Winslow (89) and three behind runner-up Orono (85).

Booker is a repeat champion in the triple jump (42-7.5) and the javelin (167-0). He also placed third in the long jump on Saturday.

Mooney won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 40.38 seconds. He was the runner-up in his other three events, the 100- and 200-meter dashes and the 110 hurdles.

Mt. Abram’s Carter Butterfield won the boys 1,600-meter race walk state title for the third straight year, finishing the race in 7:26.44. Lisbon/Oak Hill’s Ryan Hanlon (8:35.71) was fourth.


Reagan Lockaby jumped a personal-best 6-4 in the high jump to finish second, one spot ahead of Lisbon/Oak Hill’s Nick Powell (6-0).

Alfie Cognata, Teddy Wagner, Gabriel Corey and Christopher Pottle ran to the boys 4×400-meter championship, starting fast and finishing in 3:39.06, which was more than 3.5 seconds faster than runner-up Sumner.

Individually, Pottle placed second in the 1,600-meter run (a personal-record 4:26.04) and the 3,200 (10:28.91). Wagner took second in the 400 (52.16) and third in the 200 (23.03), running to personal records in both events.

The Ramblers’ 4×800 relay crew of Sam St. Germain, David Gustin, Corey and Cognata placed fourth (8:54.41).

Cognata (2:08.01) also finished fifth in the 800 run, one spot behind Dirigo’s William Morris (2:06.95).

Mountain Valley took third in the boys 4×100, the team of Adam Gammon, Jyrrmal Yates, Kaden Mills and Ryder Harding running a 46.34. Winthrop foursome Wagner, Hunter Reynolds, Cody Cobb and Ben Porter came in fifth.


Reynolds had the area’s best showing in the discus, placing fourth (121-5). Winthrop teammate Jacob Feith was fifth in the javelin (138-8).

Mya Austin and Brittany Carrier each seized a second-place finish with personal-record times for the Buckfield girls.

Austin ran a 12.70 in the 100-meter dash, and Carrier finished the 400 in 1:01.81.

Austin also took third in the 200 (27.31) and another PR (15-9.75) gave her a fifth-place showing in the long jump.

Winthrop’s Haley Williams also had a fifth-place finish, running the 1,600 meters in a personal-best 5:34.44.

Lisbon native Sarah Moore, who now competes for North Yarmouth Academy, won state titles in the high jump (5-2), long jump (17-9.75) and triple jump (36.2.5). She also ran a leg of NYA’s state-champion 4×100-meter relay.

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