High school spring sports

Belfast, Searsport athletes get back on track — and field

Handful of first-place performances by Lions in season-opening meet
By Ken Waltz | Apr 19, 2019
Photo by: Ken Waltz Belfast's Junne Robertson-McIntire, middle, sprints to the finish with Orono's Camille Kohtala, right, and Dexter's Danielle Cummings during the 100 meters on April 18 in a season-opening high school track-and-field meet in Brewer.

Brewer — It rained a bit, the infield grass was a soaky in spots and it was, with the wind, cool, but that did not deter Belfast and Searsport track-and-field athletes from starting their high school spring season with top times, heights and distances.

Belfast squads finished second to the Orono girls and Brewer boys, respectively, in the first meet of the campaign (an initial first one hosted by the Lions was postponed).

Lions roared to first places in a number of individual and relay events. Junne Robertson-McIntire finished first in the 200 meters, Lia Frazee in the high jump, Andrew Akles in the 400 meters, Max Lewis in the high jump and Miles Cannon in the 3,200 meters, as well as Lindsay Bruns, Lillie Mitchell, Lilly Robbins and Junne Robertson-McIntire in the 4x400-meter relay.

See more photos below.

The girls team scores were: Orono 197, Belfast 146, Brewer 124, Mattanawcook Academy/Penobscot Valley/Lee Academy 30, Dexter 18 and Searsport no score.

The boys team scores were: Brewer 155, Belfast 151, Orono 149, Foxcroft Academy 46, Mattanawcook Academy/Penobscot Valley/Lee Academ 32, Dexter 14 and Searsport 6.

The Waldo County girls individual and relay results were:

100-meter hurdles — 3, Lia Frazee, Bel, 17.65; and 5, Sydni Moores, Bel, 20.52.

100 meters — 2, Junne Robertson-McIntire, Bel, 13.16; 4, Mackenzie Banks, Bel, 14.44; 5, Audrey Lagerbom, Bel, 14.62; 6, Lilly Robbins, Bel, 14.90; 11, Eiyah Jackson, Bel, 15.49; 14, Hannah Banks, Bel, 15.61; 17, Paris Wetherington, Bel, 15.72; 18, Natalie Curry, Bel, 15.79; 22, Anna Coleman, Bel, 16.27; and 23, Summer Pilley, Bel, 16.35.

4x100-meter relay — 2, Belfast (Hannah Banks, Mackenzie Banks, Audrey Lagerbom, Eiyah Jackson), 59.03; and 5, Belfast (Anna Coleman, Natalie Curry, Paris Wetherington, Lilly Robbins), 1:02.19.

400 meters — 3, Mackenzie Banks, Bel, 1:22.46.

800 meters — 2, Lindsay Bruns, Bel, 2:46.31; 3, Ada Potter, Bel, 2:47.61; and 7, Amy Gaiero, Bel, 2:59.71.

200 meters — 1, Junne Robertson-McIntire, Bel, 28.25; 2, Audrey Lagerbom, Bel, 31.16; 3, Lilly Robbins, Bel, 32.03; 4, Natalie Curry, Bel, 32.43; 6, Eiyah Jackson, Bel, 32.98; 7, Hannah Banks, Bel, 33.09; 9, Anna Coleman, Bel, 33.47; 10, Paris Wetherington, Bel, 33.62; and 12, Summer Pilley, Bel, 34.84.

4x400-meters relay — 1, Belfast (Lindsay Bruns, Lilly Robbins, Lillie Mitchell, Junne Robertson-McIntire), 4:34.86.

High jump — 1, Lia Frazee, Bel, 4-8.

Long jump — 3, Lillie Mitchell, Bel, 14-10.25; 6, Sydni Moores, Bel, 13-8.75; 10, Abby Stemp, Sears, 11-7; and 13, Sierra Moores, Bel, 10-8.

Triple jump — 3, Lillie Mitchell, Bel, 30-10.5; 6, Sydni Moores, Bel, 28-8; and 9, Summer Pilley, Bel, 24-3.5.

Javelin — 5, Katie Ritchie, Bel, 75-3; 13, Josie Cowels, Bel, 47-0; 15, Reagan Seekins, Bel, 45-7; and 16, Abby Stemp, Sears, 39-6.

Discus — 3, Katie Ritchie, Bel, 84-2; 6, Kaydee Pearse, Bel, 75-7; 12, Leah Marriner, Bel, 63-9; 14, Cassie Armstrong, Bel, 57-2; 15, Kyla Perkins, Sears, 55-9; 16, Savana Blood, Bel, 54-04; 18, Abby Stemp, Sears, 51-10; 20, Reagan Seekins, Bel, 49-7; 24, Josie Cowels, Bel, 44-1; 26, Emma Gaecklein, Sears, 40-1; 28, Haley Braga, Sears, 37-0.

Shot put — 3, Katie Ritchie, Bel, 27-10; 5, Kaydee Pearse, Bel, 26-10; 6, Maranada Geary, Bel, 25-10; 7, Savana Blood, Bel, 25-4; 13, Leah Marriner, Bel, 22-8; 14, Cassie Armstrong, Bel, 22-4.75; 15, Reagan Seekins, Bel, 22-1; and 19, Josie Cowels, Bel, 20-8.

Pole vault — 2, Lia Frazee, Bel, 7-6; 4, Lillie Mitchell, Bel, 6-6; and 4, Sierra Moores, Bel, 6-6.

The Waldo County boys individual and relay results were:

100 meters — 2, Jon Duso, Bel, 12.27; 3, Andrew Akles, Bel, 12.33; 4, Donovin Armstrong, Bel, 12.34; 7, Cole Martin, Bel, 12.62; 10, Andrew Abelon, Bel, 12.87; 14, Robert Hicock, Bel, 13.17; 20, Luke Lightner, Bel, 13.40; 22, Chris Fournier, Bel, 13.46; 31, Steve Courtney, Sears, 14.34; and 33, Thomas Bradley, Sears, 14.47.

1,600-meter racewalk — 3, Westley Dyer, Bel, 10:08.45.

1,600 meters — 3, Miles Cannon, Bel, 5:07.27; and 7, Joseph Potter, Bel, 5:33.96.

4x100-meter relay — 3, Belfast (Jon Duso, Cole Martin, Luke Lightner, Andrew Akles), 49.74.

400 meters — 1, Andrew Akles, Bel, 56.32; 2, Donovin Armstrong, Bel, 57.13; 4, Rico Washington, Bel, 1:01.30; 8, Kaleb Currier, Bel, 1:03.24; and 11, Robert Hicock, Bel, 1:07.33.

300 meters — 3, Nicholas Ritchie, Bel, 56.91.

800 meters — 4, Zachary Armstrong, Bel, 2:27.93; 8, Gary Moline, Bel, 2:29.62; and 9, Patrick O’Donovan, Bel, 3:02.34.

200 meters — 2, Donovin Armstrong, Bel, 26.00; 4, Andrew Abelon, Bel, 26.66; 10, Cole Martin, Bel, 28.01; 13, Luke Lightner, Bel, 28.29; 16, Robert Hicock, Bel, 29.01.

3,200 meters — 1, Miles Cannon, Bel, 11:12.50.

4x400-meter relay — 3, Belfast (Andrew Ableon, Rico Washington, Donovin Armstrong, Andrew Akles), 4:02.33; and 5, Belfast (Robert Hickock, Westley Dyer, Joseph Potter, Zachary Armstrong), 4:29.81.

High jump — 1, Max Lewis, Bel, 5-8; and 3, Rico Washington, Bel, 5-0.

Long jump — 2, Jack Hansen, Bel, 20-7.75; 3, Jon Duso, Bel, 20-6.75; 5, Cole Martin, Bel, 18-8; 14, Rico Washington, Bel, 16-10; 25, Luke Lightner, Bel, 13-8.75; and 27, Dawson Bierwas, Sears, 13-2.5.

Triple jump — 2, Jon Duso, Bel, 39-10.5; and 7, Nicholas Ritchie, Bel, 34-3.25.

Javelin — 3, Gabe Poulin, Sears, 104-6; 7, Kaleb Currier, Bel, 88-2; 12, Caleb Fairbrother, Sears, 81-4; 17, Thomas Bradley, Sears, 62-0; 19, Jesse Reynolds, Sears, 60-1; and 20, Gabe Staples, Sears, 48-11.

Discus — 8, William Bradley, Sears, 75-8; 12, Caleb Fairbrother, Sears, 73-0; 13, Gabe Poulin, Sears, 70-6; 15, Finn Tarbox, Bel, 66-10; 19, Jesse Reynolds, Sears, 57-2; 2, Thomas Bradley, Sears, 54-6; and 21, Dawson Bierwas, Sears, 49-8.

Shot put — 10, Drew Robson, Bel, 28-4.5; 11, Finn Tarbox, Bel, 28-1.25; and 19, William Bradley, Sears, 24-11.5.

Pole vault — 2, Jack Hansen, Bel, 11-0; 4, Drew Robson, Bel, 10-0; 6, Nicholas Ritchie, Bel, 8-6; and 7, Steven Courtney, Sears, 7-6.

Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Rico Washington. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Rico Washington. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Rico Washington. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Jon Duso. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Jon Duso. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Jon Duso. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Nicholas Ritchie. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Nicholas Ritchie, front, and Max Lewis. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Westley Dyer. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Westley Dyer. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Westley Dyer. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Westley Dyer. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Jack Hansen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Sydni Moores, left. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Lia Frazee, in blue. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Sydni Moores. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Max Lewis. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Rico Washington. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Lillie Mitchell, left, Sierra Moores. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Searsport's Gabe Staples. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Searsport's Gabe Staples. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Searsport's Gabe Staples. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Reagan Seekins. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Josie Cowles. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Josie Cowles. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Josie Cowles. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Josie Cowles. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Josie Cowles. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Cassie Armstrong. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Junne Robertson-McIntire, middle. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Junne Robertson-McIntire, middle. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Mackenzie Banks, left, and Hannah Banks, who are sisters. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Mackenzie Banks, left, and Hannah Banks, who are sisters. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Audrey Lagerbom, left, and Junne Robertson-McIntire, right. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Lilly Robbins, left, Eiyah Jackson, second from left, and Natalie Curry, right, among another. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Lilly Robbins, left, Eiyah Jackson, second from left, and Natalie Curry, right, among another. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Lilly Robbins. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Lilly Robbins, middle, and Eiyah Jackson, right. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Natalie Curry. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Natalie Curry. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Eiyah Jackson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Max Lewis. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Searsport's Caleb Fairbrother. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Searsport's Caleb Fairbrother. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Searsport's Caleb Fairbrother. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Leah Marriner, front. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Josie Cowles. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Savanna Blood. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Savanna Blood. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Summer Pilley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Lia Frazee. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Lillie Mitchell. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Lillie Mitchell. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Sierra Moores. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Sierra Moores. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Sierra Moores. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Lillie Mitchell. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Lillie Mitchell. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Lillie Mitchell. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Jon Duso left, and Cole Martin. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Drew Abelon, right. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Drew Abelon, right. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Luke Lightner. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Belfast, Searsport at Brewer on April 18 in high school track and field. Belfast's Luke Lightner. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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