Bangor junior Anna Connors won three events — two in state-record fashion — to lead the Rams to the Class A girls indoor track state championship at the University of Southern Maine on Monday.
Coach Alan Mosca’s club finished with 82 points to best second-place Gorham’s 67 points. Bonny Eagle of Standish was third with 50 points, with Thornton Academy of Saco (47.5) and Lewiston (33.5) rounding out the top five.
The championship was the second straight for Bangor, which also won in 2020. The 2021 season was canceled due to COVID-19.
Scarborough edged Lewiston 75-72 for the boys championship, followed by Cheverus of Portland (37), Mt. Ararat of Topsham (36) Gorham (30) and Hampden Academy in sixth with 26 points.
Connors set state records in the 55-meter and 200-meter dashes and also won the 400 to score 30 points for Bangor.
Her times in the 55 (7.16 seconds) and 200 (25.20) surpassed the former records set by Victoria Bossong of Cheverus High School in Portland in 2020. Bossong’s previous marks were 7.20 in the 55 and 25.43 in the 200.
Connors’ winning time in the 400 was 58.20 seconds, with teammate Callie Tennett finishing third in that event with a 1:02.13 clocking.
Bangor also got a big performance from senior distance runner Megan Randall, who won the 2-mile and finished second in the mile.
Randall was timed in 11:07.21 in the 2-mile for a comfortable victory over runner-up Delaney Heisler of Bonny Eagle, who was timed in 11:23.46.
Thornton Academy’s MiaClaire Kezal edged Randall by one-tenth of a second in the mile, with Kezal finishing in 5:10.86 and Randall right behind in 5:10.96.
Bangor also earned three second-place finishes.
The Rams’ 4×800 team of Jenna Elkadi, Sophia Mazzarelli, Alivia Mitchell and Sadie Harrow placed second behind Gorham with a time of 10:48.92.
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Bangor’s Camden Lavoie was second in the shot put with a best 35-6 1/2, and teammate Anika Noack was the runner-up in the pole vault at 9-0.
Brewer’s Ainsley Reid was the state champion in the pole vault at 9-9.
Other girls’ event winners were Gorham’s Alyvia Caruso in the 55 hurdles (8.75), Thornton Academy’s Kezal in the 800 (2:19.41), Windham’s Estella Inman in the shot put (37-10 ¾), Lewiston’s Amelia Wedderbrun in the long jump (17-11), Mt. Ararat of Topsham’s Mikaila Langston in the triple jump (36-11 ½), Gorham’s Emma Green in the high jump (5-0) and Gorham’s 4×200 relay team.
Distance runner Zach Barry won the mile and 800 to lead Scarborough to the boys title. Berry was clocked in 4:22:02 in the mile to edge Hampden teammates Abbott Valentine (4:24.45) and Charlie Collins (4:26.76), then won the 800 in 1:59.89.
Jayden Flaker, Toby Martin and Nicholas Connolly gave Scarborough additional event victories. Flaker captured the 55-meter hurdles title in a state-record 7.52 seconds, Martin was best in the pole vault at 13-6 and Connolly won the shot put with a top throw of 55-6.
The Red Storm’s 4×200 relay team also was victorious in 1:34.80.
The boys meet featured one other multi-event champion in Gorham’s Andrew Farr, winner of the 200 (22.48) and 400 in a Class A-record time of 49.54.
Lewiston crowned two individual state champions as Abdirizak Abukar won the 55 dash in 6.59 and Jabreel Muhammad-Aceto in the triple jump (42-7).
Mt. Ararat also secured two event victories as Grady Satterfield won the 2-mile in 9:30.96 and the Eagles’ 4×800 relay team won in 8:29.91.
Rounding out the boys’ individual champions was Frank Morang of Cheverus in the long jump (21-9 ¼) and Aidan Walcott of Bonny Eagle in the high jump (6-0).
Correction: A previous version of this story misspelled Alivia Mitchell and Sadie Harrow’s names.