ORONO — Hancock County enjoyed an excellent day Saturday at the University of Maine’s New Balance Fieldhouse as the Ellsworth boys’ and Bucksport girls’ teams won Eastern Maine Indoor Track League Small-School championships.
On the boys’ side, Tulas Weaver (55- and 200-meter dashes) and Beck Deeny (long jump and triple jump) earned two individual wins apiece for the Eagles. Ellsworth also got wins from Jack Sandone (55-meter hurdles), Logan Grass (shot put) and the 4-by-100 throwers’ relay team of Grass, John Allen, Thomas Hilton and Landon Roberts.
The Bucksport girls got a pair of individual wins from Johanna Stiles, who claimed first in the 55-meter (7.79 seconds) and 200-meter (28.14 seconds) dashes. The Golden Bucks also got one win apiece from Addie Morrison (400-meter dash), Victoria Watkins (high jump) and Ava Knowles (shot put).
For the third-place Ellsworth girls, Paige Sawyer claimed first place in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 9.67 seconds. Thea Crowley won the 2-mile run with a time of 12 minutes, 5.43 seconds for George Stevens Academy, which placed sixth.
Logan Carter had a strong day for Sumner with second-place finishes in the 800-meter run (2:08.99) and 1-mile run (4:54.21). The Tigers placed ninth in the boys’ and girls’ team competitions.
Teams will be back in action Saturday, Feb. 15, for the state championship meet at Bates College in Lewiston. The meet will begin with field events at noon and running events at 12:30 p.m. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 5:30.