Boothbay/Wiscasset girls’ track and field team finishes 5th at mid-season meet

Karen Higgins wins 3200M run
Tue, 05/07/2024 - 11:00am

The Boothbay/Wiscasset Girls’ track and field team placed fifth May 4 in the 19-team Mountain Valley Conference mid-season meet held in Lisbon. The team scored 52 points, which trailed winner Maranacook’s 114. Lisbon finished second with 62 followed by Madison (59) and Hall-Dale (54). 

Karen Higgins claimed the team’s only first-place finish. She won the 3200M run with a 12 minute, 39.84 second time. Boothbay/Wiscasset had 10 Top 6 finishes. The following Boothbay/Wiscasset athletes placed in the Top 6 in their events.

In the 100M dash, Rose Campbell finished fifth with a 14.09 second mark. Buckfield’s Mya Austin won in 13.26. In the 200M dash, Campbell finished fourth in 29.18. Austin claimed her second event win, with a 27.79 mark. In the 400M dash, Maddie Orchard finished fourth with a one minute 9.47 second mark. Higgins finished sixth with a 1:12.42 mark. Hall-Dale’s Jessie Willey won in 1:04.97. 1600M run: Julia Truesdell finished fifth with a six minute 2.99 second time. Madison’s Leah Harper won in 5:46.06.

In the 3200M, Orchard finished third with a 14 minute, 26.76 second time. In the 100M hurdles, Sophia Mansfield finished fourth in 21.27. Mountain Valley’s Brooke Chase won in 18.26. In the 4X100 relay, Emily Gilliam, Orchard, Abbie Clark and Olivia Rittall finished fourth in 57.96. Maranacook won in 56.38. In the 4X400M relay, Gilliam, Bailey Lewis, Tatum French and Abbie Clark finished third with a five minute, 2.32 second time. Lisbon won in 4:43.61. 

In the discus, Campbell finished sixth with a 75-foot, 3-inch throw. Maranacook’s Hannah Toye won with 86-07. In the 1600M race walk, Linnea Andersson finished fourth with a 12-minute, 30.22 second time. Lisbon’s Kasie Booker won with 9:34.2. 

On May 7, the team hosts a MVC meet at Wiscasset Middle High School.