Three Waldo County high school student-athletes represented not only the Midcoast, but the state March 2 during the 25th annual New England Interscholastic Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Reggie Lewis Track And Athletic Center of Roxbury Community College.

The event went off without a hitch with the most talented sprinters, hurdlers, runners, jumpers and throwers from the region engaged in competition.

Belfast’s Kelsey Grass and Jacob Campbell, along with Mount View’s Curtis Griffin, competed in events, while seeing varying degrees of success.

Grass, a sophomore, finished 23rd among 26 competitors in the 1,000-meter run, with a time of 3:11.86. Maddy Berkson of Classical, R.I. finished first in 2:50.11.

Campbell, a senior, finished 10th among 21 finishers in the 300 meters in 36.87. Nathan Pierre-Louis of Waltham, Mass. finished first in the event in 35.18. Campbell also placed 21st among 27 finishers in the 55-meter preliminaries in 6.80, but did not qualify for the finals.

Griffin, a senior, finished 18th in the 55-meter preliminaries in 6.79, but did not qualify for the finals.

John Ojukwu of Nashoba Regional (Mass.) finished first in the event at 6.47.

At the state Class B championships Feb. 20 at Bates College in Lewiston, Campbell won the 200 meters. At that meet, Campbell (55 and 200 meters), Grass (800 meters) and Griffin (55 meters) qualified for the New Englands. The 200 and 800 meters are not run at the New England level, thus, Grass and Campbell competed in different events as a substitute.

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