Local teams compete at indoor track regionals



ORONO — Hancock County’s five indoor track teams participated in the penultimate meet of the 2018 season Saturday at the Eastern Maine Indoor Track League championships at the University of Maine.

Mount Desert Island finished a county-best seventh in the boys’ meet with 20 points. Ellsworth finished eighth with 18 points, George Stevens Academy took 11th with four points and Bucksport claimed 14th with one point. Sumner did not receive a team score.

The MDI girls’ team placed fourth behind Brewer, Hampden Academy and Bangor with a total of 40 points on the day. GSA finished in seventh place with 32 points, Ellsworth claimed 10th place with nine points and Bucksport finished 11th with one point. Emma McKechnie of Ellsworth cleared 5 feet to finish second in the high jump behind Hampden’s Christie Woodside, who cleared 5 feet, 2 inches.

The teams will be back in action for the season’s final meet when they participate in the Class B state championships at noon Saturday, Feb. 17. The championship meet, which will be held at Bates College, will mark the first event held outside of Orono this season.