Local athletes have strong showings at weekend track meets



ELLSWORTH — Local athletes were among the top performers at three track and field meets over the weekend.

In Ellsworth on Saturday, Mount Desert Island continued its hot start to the year with a first-place finish on the boys’ side and a second-place finish on the girls’ side. The Trojans set a team record in the 4-by-100 relay with a finish of 44.92 seconds.

Sophomore Nate Mason led the way for Ellsworth’s boys’ team with a first-place effort in the long jump and second-place finishes in the high jump and triple jump. Matt Shea finished first in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10 minutes, 37.89 seconds.

Caitlin MacPherson won the 3,200-meter run for the Ellsworth girls, and Emma McKechnie took second in the high jump. Both Ellsworth teams placed fourth.

At Bucksport High School, junior Carter Tolmasoff placed first of 34 finishers for the host team in the 100-meter dash Friday with a time of 11.53 seconds. Nate Sawyer finished third in the 200-meter dash and second in the 400-meter dash for the Golden Bucks.

For the Bucksport girls’ team, Ava and Brookelyn Knowles placed a respective first and second in the discus throw. Addie Morrison won the 400-meter dash for the second-place Golden Bucks with a time of 1:08.76.

Luke Barnes was the star for Sumner in Bucksport with wins in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs. Bryce Coombs (300-meter hurdles) and Logan Carter (800-meter run) were the other individual winners for the second-place Sumner boys.

On the girls’ side, Sumner’s Gabby Richardson won the 200-meter dash with a time of 29.64 seconds. Emily Crocker won the 300-meter hurdles for the Tigers, who won the 4-by-100 relay as a team.

George Stevens Academy participated in Saturday’s Brewer Invitational Relay Carnival. The boys’ team placed fifth, and the girls took sixth.