Wolverine track teams take fifth at MVC South Championship

Fri, 05/28/2021 - 1:30pm

The Wiscasset Middle High School Wolverines track teams competed in the Mountain Valley Conference South Championship May 27 in Lisbon. Both teams took fifth place: the boys with 63 points, ahead of Spruce Mountain High School (34) and Telstar High School (9); and the girls, 48 points, ahead of Buckfield High School (29) and SMHS (25.5).

The Dirigo High School boys took fourth with 80 points; Buckfield, third, 91; Mountain Valley High School, second, 101; and Lisbon High School and Oak Hill, first, 209. The Telstar girls took fourth with 50 points; Dirigo, third, 52; MVHS, second, 82.5; and LHS/OH, first, 291.

Wolverines Josie Harrington, Reese Hesseltine and Emily Gilliam took third, eighth and 11th in the 100m dash in 14.04, 15.01 and 15.48. Hesseltine and Gilliam took fifth and seventh in the 200m dash in 31.85 and 32.72; Gilliam, fifth, 400m dash, 1:17.9; Julia Truesdell, fifth, 800m run, 3:23.06; Truesdell, fourth, 1600m run, 7:21.68; Harrington, third, 100m hurdles, 18.25; Gwen Webber, fourth, 300m hurdles, 55.5; and Linnea Andersson, sixth, 1600m racewalk, 12:35.39.

Alivia Orr took 11th in javelin and fourth in shot put with a 47’6” throw and 22’5” hurl. Hesseltine took ninth in shot put with a hurl of 18’1”. Harrington took third in the high jump with 4’8”.

Bryan Gagnon and Tristan Pepe took fifth and seventh in the 100m dash in 12.87 and 13.08. Gagnon, Pepe and Chance Blagdon took second, sixth and seventh in the 200m dash in 25.98, 27.41 and 30.18. Connor Robertson, Chance Blagdon and Hodson took second, ninth and 10th in the 400m dash in 57.7, 1:03.41 and 1:09.35. Nate Gilliam took sixth in the 1600m run in 5:37.12 and fourth in the 3200m run in 12:59.19. Nate Benoit took seventh in the 110m hurdles in 24.45.

Payton Blagdon and Benoit took fourth and 10th in the 300m hurdles in 51.12 and 1:00.5.

Johnny Spies took seventh in discus and sixth in shot put with an 86’4” throw and 35’5.25” hurl. Payton Blagdon and Hodson took sixth and ninth in javelin with 86’8” and 69’1” throws. Nathan Gilliam took sixth in the triple jump with 26’1.5”.

The boys took second in the 4x100m relay in 49.63 with Gagnon, Pepe, Payton Blagdon and Robertson; third in the 4x400m relay in 4:06.77 with Hodson, Payton Blagdon, Gagnon and Robertson; and second in the 4x800m relay in 10:40.93 with Gilliam, Hodson, Chance Blagdon and Robertson.

The girls took third in the 4x100m relay in 1:02.89 with Webber, Gilliam, Hesseltine and Harrington.