Ellsworth’s Nate Mason competes in the high jump at an indoor track meet Jan. 26 at the University of Maine. Mason cleared a height of 5 feet, 10 inches to take home first place in the event. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY LETITIA BALDWIN

Hancock County athletes claim indoor track wins at UMaine



ORONO — Local athletes were among the many first-place finishers Saturday in the latest day of Eastern Maine Indoor Track League action at the University of Maine.

In the first of the day’s two meets, the George Stevens Academy girls finished second behind Hermon. The Eagles won the 4-by-200 and 4-by-800 relays as a team, and Grace Broughton (55-meter hurdles and 200-meter dash) provided the team with two individual wins.

For Bucksport, Addie Morrison beat out 16 competitors to win the girls’ 400-meter dash. The sophomore’s winning time was 1 minute, 4.66 seconds.

Ellsworth, Mount Desert Island and Sumner competed in the second meet of the day, and the Trojans enjoyed a particularly strong showing with a total of 38 personal records. MDI won the 4-by-800 relay on the girls’ side, and Marilyn Sawyer (girls’ 55- and 200-meter dashes), Katelyn Osborne (girls’ 400-meter dash) and Elijah Denning (boys’ pole vault) added individual wins.

Ellsworth placed third as a team behind Hampden Academy and Bangor on the boys’ side. In the high jump, junior Nate Mason cleared a height of 5 feet, 10 inches to come away with first place for the Eagles in the high jump.

The teams will be back at UMaine for the final regular season meet Saturday, Feb. 2. Ellsworth, MDI, GSA and Sumner will compete in the first meet at 10 a.m., and Bucksport will compete in the second meet at 2 p.m.

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