Higgins wins 2 track meet individual events

Rittall, Orchard win races
Fri, 05/17/2024 - 4:30pm

The Boothbay/Wiscasset girls’ track team finished third May 14 in an eight-team Mountain Valley Conference meet in Readfield. Boothbay scored 111 points. Maranacook won with 165.5 points. Madison finished second with 128. Three Boothbay/Wiscasset runners also won four individual events. Karen Higgins won the 1600M and 3200M races. Olivia Rittall won the 400M dash. Maddie Orchard won the 800M dash. 

Besides the four first place wins, the team scored 10 Top-6 finishes in the 18-event meet.

In the 100M dash, Rose Campbell and Rittall finished second and third. Campbell ran a 13.97 second time. Rittall ran a 14.14 time. Maranacook’s Hope Webb won with a 13.69 time. In the 200M dash, Campbell finished second with a 28.67 second mark. Webb won the event with a 28.36.l mark.

In the 400M dash, Rittall won with a one-minute, 6.7 second time. She beat Telstar’s Ella Akers, who ran a 1:11.35 time. In the 800m run, Maddie Orchard won with a two-minute, 36.79 mark. She beat Maranacook’s Lilly Mushlit, who had a 2:42.59 mark. 

In the 1600M run, Higgins won with a five-minute, 48.02 second time. She beat Maranacook’s Kira Pelletier who ran 6:05.51. Julia Truesdell finished third with a 6:07.73 time. Higgins scored her second victory in the 3200M. She registered a 12-minute, 44.83 second time. Madison’s Bryanna Hagopian finished second at 13:15.47. Boothbay/Wiscasset’s Meredith Ames finished fourth at 14:38.96. In the 300M hurdles, Emily Gilliam finished fifth with a 56.95 second time. Maranacook’s Olympia Farrell won with a 51.77 time.

In the 4X100M relay, Gilliam, Campbell, Tatum French and Bailey Lewis finished third with a 57.57 time. Maranacook won with a 55.30 time. In the 4X400 relay, Boothbay/Wiscasset's Abbie Clark, Gilliam, Orchard and Rittall finished second with a four-minute, 41.96 second mark. Maranacook won with 4:41.2.

In the long jump, Bailey Lewis finished second with a 12-foot, 10.75-inch mark. Hall-Dale’s Violet Clark won with a 13-06.75 mark. In the shot put, Linnea Andersson finished sixth with a 21-foot and one-half inch throw. Maranacook’s Hannah Toye won with a 28-10.25 mark. In the discus, Campbell finished second with a 75-foot throw. Madison’s Allison Tuscan finished first with a 76-foot throw.