Tymoczko, Plohr Win State Track Titles



DOVER-FOXCROFT — The George Stevens Academy duo of Ben Plohr and Pierre Dillon placed first and second in the 800-meter run and Bucksport’s Vince Tymoczko won the 400-meter dash at last week’s state Class C outdoor track and field championships at Foxcroft Academy.

Ben Plohr and Pierre Dillon of the George Stevens Academy Eagles finish one-two in the 800-meter run at last week’s state Class C outdoor track and field championships at Foxcroft Academy.—ERICH REED
Ben Plohr and Pierre Dillon of the George Stevens Academy Eagles finish one-two in the 800-meter run at last week’s state Class C outdoor track and field championships at Foxcroft Academy.—ERICH REED

DOVER-FOXCROFT — The George Stevens Academy duo of Ben Plohr and Pierre Dillon placed first and second in the 800-meter run and Bucksport’s Vince Tymoczko won the 400-meter dash at last week’s state Class C outdoor track and field championships at Foxcroft Academy.

Plohr crossed the finish line with a time of 2:01.94 and Dillon was little more than a second behind him at 2:03.00 in the 800-meter run.

Tymoczko bested runner-up Nigel Ayer of Traip Academy by nearly a second with his time of 50.38 seconds in the 400-meter dash.

Sacopee Valley finished with 66 points and Maranacook was second with 58 in the boys’ team competition.

Bucksport placed eighth with 32 points and GSA was 12th with 22 in the field of 34 teams.

Plohr also placed sixth in the 110-meter hurdles for GSA and the Eagle foursome of Plohr, Dillon, Daniel Weinberg and River Plouffe Vogel was fifth in the four-by-400-meter relay with a time of 3:39.17.

With a time of 22.83 seconds, Bucksport’s Tymoczko finished just 3-hundredths of a second behind winner Jack Peters of Elan in the 200-meter dash.

Colin Whalen of the Golden Bucks was third in the 100-meter dash in 11.70 seconds, and the Bucksport foursome of Tymoczko, Jonathan Grindle, Bobby Alvarado and Hanes Thibadeau placed second in the four-by-400-meter relay in 3:34.64.

In the girls’ meet, Bucksport’s Kara Churchill was the only Hancock County athlete to score, placing fourth in the long jump with a distance of 15 feet, 4.25 inches.

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