Ellsworth’s Drew Pierson competes in the high jump during an Eastern Maine Indoor Track League Meet on Jan. 4 at the University of Maine. Ellsworth returned to UMaine on Jan. 11 with the boys claiming first of nine teams in the afternoon meet. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY LETITIA BALDWIN

Ellsworth boys claim 1st in indoor track meet



ORONO — The Ellsworth boys took first place in Saturday’s Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet at the University of Maine.

Ellsworth got a relay win from the team of Beck Deeny, Colby Hamilton, Tulas Weaver and Henry Scheff, who finished with a time of 1 minute, 6.07 seconds in the 4-by-200. Deeny had long jump and triple jump wins, and Weaver (55-meter dash), Scheff (high jump) also claimed individual wins for the Eagles, who finished with 139 points to place first of nine teams.

On the girls’ side, Marissa Havey, Samantha Simmons, Rachel Barnes and Madison Alley notched a fourth-place finish in the 4-by-100 throwers’ relay. The Ellsworth girls finished fourth in the team rankings with 35 points.

In the morning meet, Johanna Stiles of Bucksport won the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.73 seconds. Stiles later took third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 29.02 seconds.

Hancock County teams will return to UMaine on Saturday, Jan. 18, for the next meet. Mount Desert Island and George Stevens Academy will compete in the morning meet at 10 a.m., and Ellsworth, Bucksport and Sumner will compete in the afternoon meet at 2 p.m.

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