Ames, Harrington lead Seahawk, Wolverine track teams

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 3:00pm

Kayden Ames was a standout at a Mountain Valley Conference track and field meet Wiscasset Middle High School hosted Thursday afternoon, May 6. The meet featured boy and girl student athletes from Boothbay Region High School and WMHS.

Another three-event winner, four if you count the relay race, was Josie Harrington of Chop Point School in Woolwich. Harrington, part of the Wolverine team this spring, won the 100-meter low hurdles in 18.69 seconds. She then won the 200-meter dash (31.14) and later cleared 4’10 to capture the high jump.

Ames, of Boothbay Region, swept the weights division starting with the discus, which he won on his first throw with a toss of 120’3”. Wiscasset’s Johnny Spies’ took second place; his toss measured 76’10”. Ames next won the shot put with a hurl of 38’6 and then finished the afternoon with a first place finish in the javelin at 99’5”. His wins added up to 18 points for the Seahawks.

WMHS’s Reese Hesseltine placed first in the triple jump. She leaped 25’2” besting her teammate Emily Gilliam by a quarter of an inch. Wolverine Gwen Webber won the 100-meter dash in 15.65 and Sadie Yeaton won the long jump 8’3”.

Alivia Orr was another two-event winner for the Wolverines. She won the shot put with a hurl of 20’3” and javelin event with a toss into the wind measuring 46’10”. Boothbay’s Marissa Davison was a very close second; her javelin throw measured 45’9”.

Davison won the discus; her longest throw of the day came in at 64’3”, a personal best. She placed second in the shot put, 17’4”.

Other Seahawk winners were Ava Schlosser, who won the 1600 race walk in 9.37.78. Grace Campbell won the 800 in 3:21.31. Nate Chatterton won the mile in 5:19; his teammate Ryan Clark was next at 5:58, a personal best.

The Wolverines’ Julia Truesdell won the 1600-meter race in 7:47.1.2. WMHS’ Emily Gilliam won the 400-meter dash besting BBR’s Campbell at the finish line after running neck and neck down the track. Their times were 1:17.49 and 1:19.

Other Wiscasset winners included Austin Trask in the 100 (13 seconds); Bryon Gagnon the 200 (26.26); John Hodson the 400 (1:10.18); Connor Richardson the 800 (2:24.48); Nate Gilliam the 3,200 (12.44.11) and Nate Benoit the 110-meter hurdles (25.83). 

Spies won the long jump, 15’.7”, Cory Ricker the high jump, 4’6” and Aiden Foley the triple jump, 32’6”. The Seahawk team had no entries in these events.

WMHS was unopposed in both the boys’ and girls’ relay races. The team of Webber, Hesseltine, Giliam and Harrington recorded a time of 58.74 in the 4x100, and Gagon, Payton Blagdon, Tristan Pepe and Trask recorded a time of 50.33. The 4x800 relay team of Gilliam, Chance Blagdon, Hodson and Robertson recorded a time of 11:41.