High school indoor track

What a day: Broken records, team, individual league titles for Lions, Mustang

Belfast's Robertson-McIntire, Smith, Goscinski, Hansen, Mount View's Hunt individual KVAC champions
By Ken Waltz | Feb 12, 2018
Photo by: Ken Waltz Belfast's Kelsey Mehuren heads to the finish line after crossing the final hurdle in the 55-meter hurdles on Feb. 10 in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school championships at Bowdoin College in Brunswick.

Brunswick — Wow, what a day for Waldo County high school indoor track athletes who, in many ways, dominated the competition at the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B championships on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Bowdoin College.

Let us count the ways those talented Waldo County student-athletes ruled the roost on Saturday.

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First, the Belfast boys won the team title.

Second, Belfast's Junne Robertson-McIntire (55 and 200 meters), Ricky Smith (55 and 800 meters), Eamon Goscinski (two miles), Jack Hansen (long jump, pole vault) and Mount View's Betsy Hunt (high jump) captured individual championships.

Third, Lion Robertson-McIntire broke her own school records in the 55 and 200 meters.

Fourth, Belfast's girls 4x800-meter relay of Summer Deans, Zoe Deans, Emily Jolliffe and Hannah Sanderson, girls 4x200-meter relay of Emily Jolliffe, Mackenzie Banks, Kelsey Mehuren and Junne Robertson-McIntire and boys 4x200-meter relay of Jon Duso, Carter Patterson, Christian Sukeforth and Tyson Hill passed the baton to firsts.

Fifth, Waldo County student-athletes also earned a boatload of top-three efforts.

Sounds a good day all-around, right?

The girls team scores were: Winslow 96, Belfast 76, Lawrence of Fairfield 75, Waterville 57, Lincoln Academy of Newcastle 51, Morse of Bath 37, Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield 33, Erskine Academy of South China 19, Nokomis of Newport 18, Mount View of Thorndike 10 and Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston no score.

The boys team scores were: Belfast 143, Winslow 102, Nokomis 68, Lawrence 48, Waterville 43, Erskine Academy 24, Maine Central Institute 22, Lincoln Academy 8 and Oceanside no score.

Next up for the Lions and Mustangs who qualified will be the state Class B championships on Saturday, Feb. 17 at noon at Bates College in Lewiston.

The KVAC Class B individual and relay results for Waldo County athletes included:

Girls 4x800-meter relay — 1, Belfast (Summer Deans, Zoe Deans, Emily Jolliffe, Hannah Sanderson), 11:11.54.

Boys 4x800-meter relay — 2, Belfast (Matt Kelley, Brendan Moline, Carter Patterson, Christian Sukeforth), 9:38.86.

Girls 55-meter hurdles — Finals: 3, Kelsey Mehuren, bel, 9.97. Prelims: 3, Kelsey Mehuren, Bel, 10.03.

Boys 55-meter hurdles — 2, Jack Hansen, Bel, 8.47.

Girls 55 meters — Final: 1, Junne Robertson-McIntire, Bel, 7.54. Prelims: 1, Junne Robertson-McIntire, Bel, 7.49 (school record); 10, Mackenzie Banks, Bel, 8.49; and 12, Lauren Blood, Bel, 8.68.

Boys 55 meters — Finals: 1, Ricky Smith, Bel, 6.99; 4, Carter Patterson, Bel, 7.39; and 5, Christian Sukeforth, Bel, 7.44. Prelims: 1, Ricky Smith, Bel, 7.01; 5, Christian Sukeforth, Bel, 7.43; 6, Carter Patterson, Bel, 7.48; and 17, Evan Kennedy, Bel, 7.82.

Girls mile — 4, Hannah Sanderson, Bel, 5:59.42.

Boys mile — 3, Eamon Goscinski, Bel, 5:09.83; and 4, Brendan Moline, Bel, 5:14.80.

Girls 400 meters — 2, Kelsey Mehuren, Bel, 1:02.93.

Boys 400 meters — 4, Tyson Hill, Bel, 56.19.

Girls 800 meters — 2, Emily Jolliffe, Bel, 2:29.79; and 5, Zoe Deans, 2;38.71.

Boys 800 meters — 1, Ricky Smith, Bel, 2:09.04.

Girls 200 meters — 1, Junne Robertson-McIntire, Bel, 26.45 (school record); 11, Mackenzie Banks, Bel, 30.32; 12, Sarah Fuller, Bel, 31.83; and 15, Lauren Blood, Bel, 32.20.

Boys 200 meters — 2, Ricky Smith, Bel, 24.87; and 5, Tyson Hill, Bel, 25.49.

Girls two miles — 3, Zoe Deans, Bel, 13:21; and 7, Hannah Sanderson, Bel, 13:43.03.

Boys two miles — 1, Eamon Goscinski, Bel, 11:11.18; and 5, Brendan Moline, Bel, 11:38.96.

Girls 4x200-meter relay — 1, Belfast (Emily Jolliffe, Mackenzie Banks, Kelsey Mehuren, Junne Robertson-McIntire), 1:53.21;.

Boys 4x200-meter relay — 1, Belfast (Jon Duso, Carter Patterson, Christian Sukeforth, Tyson Hill), 1:41.77.

Girls shot put — 8, Katie Ritchie, Bel, 25-8.25.

Boys shot put — 3, James Robbins, Bel, 41-3.5; and 4, Grey Dinsmore, Bel, 39-1.

Boys long jump — 1, Jack Hansen, Bel, 19-7.25; and 3, Jonn Duso, Bel, 17-6.25.

Boys triple jump — 2, Jon Duso, Bel, 39-6.

Girls high jump — 1, Betsy Hunt, MtV, 4-11.

Boys pole vault — 1, Jack Hansen, Bel, 10-0; and 2, Grey Dinsmore, Bel, 8-6.

High school indoor track
High school indoor track on Feb. 10 at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
Belfast's Matt Kelley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Brendan Moline, left, and Carter Patterson are among those waiting for their turn in the relay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Matt Kelley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Brendan Moline. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Carter Patterson, left, and Brendan Moline. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Carter Patterson, back. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Christian Sukeforth. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Mackenzie Banks, left, and Lauren Blood. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Christian Sukeforth. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Jack Hansen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Betsy Hunt. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's James Robbins. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Kelsey Mehuren. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Mackenzie Banks. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Lauren Blood. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Junne Robertson-McIntire, left. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Junne Robertson-McIntire reacts to breaking her own school 55-meter record. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Junne Robertson-McIntire reacts to breaking her own school 55-meter record. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Junne Robertson-McIntire reacts to breaking her own school 55-meter record. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Junne Robertson-McIntire reacts to breaking her own school 55-meter record. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Junne Robertson-McIntire reacts to breaking her own school 55-meter record. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Ricky Smith, left, and Christian Sukeforth. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Ricky Smith, left, and Christian Sukeforth. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Ricky Smith. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Ricky Smith, left, and Christian Sukeforth. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Ricky Smith. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Betsy Hunt. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast athletes stand during the national anthem. Among those are Lauren Blood, front, left, and Zoe Deans, front right. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Kelsey Mehuren, front, and Chris Kelley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Hannah Sanderson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Emie Wood, left, and Mount View's Betsy Hunt. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Junne Robertson-McIntire, left, and Mackenzie Banks. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Betsy Hunt. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Hannah Sanderson, middle. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Hannah Sanderson, middle. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Eamon Goscinski. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Eamon Goscinski, left, and Brendan Moline. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Grey Dinsmore. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Kelsey Mehuren. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Jack Hansen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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Ken Waltz has been a media member 35 years and has received hundreds of Maine Press Association and New England Press Association awards for his writing, photography and page design. He has an associate degree in law enforcement and studied journalism at the University of Maine in Orono. He lives in South Thomaston with his wife, Sarah. The couple has an adult son, Brandon, who lives in North Carolina with his wife, Hannah, and daughter, Audrey Josephine. Ken loves to golf, ride his motorcycle, exercise at the YMCA and follow his beloved Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins. He also has had a lifelong passion for the mysterious and all things paranormal/cryptozoological.

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