Ellsworth boys’ track team takes 1st place at home meet



ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth boys’ team triumphed over Central, Dexter, Searsport and Sumner on Thursday to earn a first-place finish at its home track and field meet.

The Eagles won a total of eight events. Beckett Markosian (800-meter run), Matt Shea (1,600-meter run), Nicholas Cormier (3,200-meter run), Nate Mason (long jump and triple jump) and Charlie Hughes (javelin throw) won individual events for Ellsworth, which claimed team wins in the 4-by-100 and 4-by-800 relays.

On the girls’ side, freshman Autum Paul won the discus throw and shot put for Ellsworth. The Eagles also received individual wins from Caitlin MacPherson (800-meter run), Margo Kenyon (1,600-meter run), Abby Mazgaj (3,200-meter run) and Emma McKechnie (high jump) after adding a team win in the 4-by-800 relay to finish second behind Central.

At Bangor High School on Friday, the George Stevens Academy girls finished with 90 points to place second behind the host team. Eliza Broughton (300-meter hurdles), Mary Brenna Catus (800-meter and 1,600-meter runs) and Mary Richardson (3,200-meter run) scored individual wins for GSA, which earned team wins in the 4-by-400 and 4-by-800 relays.

Junior Isaac Wardwell won the 400-meter dash for GSA’s boys’ team with a time of 57.93 seconds, and the Eagles also claimed a 4-by-400 relay win with a time of 3 minutes, 47.90 seconds. Deer Isle-Stonington’s Brendan Penfold won the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:56.68 and completed the 800-meter run in 2:13.19 to finish second of 12 runners.

Bucksport also competed in Bangor, and the Golden Bucks had a particularly strong day on the girls’ side. Addie Morrison and Meaghan Goodine gave Bucksport a sweep of the top two for the second straight week in the 400-meter dash, and Kaylee Knowles won the javelin throw with a distance of 76 feet, 6 inches. For the boys’ team, Carter Tolmasoff finished third of 37 runners in the 100-meter dash.