Penquis girls finish ninth at state championship

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — Four top four performances from three team members helped the Penquis Valley High School girls outdoor track team tally 22 points during the 2017 state championship on June 3 at Foxcroft Academy. The 22 points enabled the Patriots to finish in ninth place among a field of 31 schools scoring points at the competition.

Sophomore Cymeria Robshaw had the highest individual finish for Penquis in the 100 meters. In the event finals Robshaw came in second with a time of 13.09 seconds, trailing only the 12.93 seconds for Orono High School junior Katherine O’Brien.

Robshaw also came in fourth in the long jump as she finished with a top distance of 14 feet, 11.5 inches for two more of her team’s points and 12 total of the 22.

Robshaw’s day included running the 200 where she narrowly missed making a third appearance on the medalist stand. She finished eighth at 28.24 seconds.

Penquis senior Kayla Harmon placed third in the javelin for a half dozen other Patriot points. Harmon threw the implement a distance of 108-03.

Senior Jordan Durant added a fourth-place finish in the triple jump for her team. Durant’s top triple jump was good for 31-10. She also came in 12th in the long jump at 14-00.75.

The girls from Dexter Regional High School came in 19th place with a score of 12 points as sophomore Danielle Cummings had a hand in all dozen.

Cummings had the day’s third-best time in the 200 at 27.39 seconds. She also was fifth in the 100 with a time of 13.33 seconds.

In the 4×100 relay competition, the Dexter foursome placed fifth at 53.68 seconds. Running the lap around the track with baton in hand was freshman Erin Bache, sophomore Autumn Irwin, junior Lily Cummings and Danielle Cummings.

Lily Cummings would place 19th in the 200 at 30.12 seconds and Bache ended up 22nd in the event at 30.99 seconds. Bache also came in 19th in the 100 prelims with a time of 14.69 seconds.

Junior Rebecca Batron represented Dexter as well on Saturday. Batron competed in the shot put and she placed 14th with a throw of 26-01.

Piscataquis Community High School freshman Mya Young came in fourth in the high jump by clearing the bar at 4-10. Young’s four points placed PCHS 24th in the field of 31.

In the boys’ meet, Dexter picked up 6.5 points to finish 21st among 34 point-scoring schools. Tiger senior Brandon Allen accounted for all of his team’s point total at the state meet.

In the high jump Allen tied for fourth place with North Yarmouth Academy freshman Te’Andre King. Allen and King both cleared a height of 5-08 on the same number of jumps.

In the triple jump Allen would finish fifth at a distance of 39-08.25 for the other three Dexter points.
Allen also tied for 10th in the long jump as he and Orono senior Josiah Grace both landed at a distance of 18-08. In the event Dexter junior Lucas Qualey was 23rd at 10-05.25.

The Tigers’ 4×100 relay squad placed eighth among 24 teams at 48.12 seconds, for the best time among team’s not getting on the medalist stand. The team was comprised of sophomore Dillion Allen, seniors Jason Campbell and Zach White and Brandon Allen.

Greenville High School junior Devin Boone represented his school by scoring points in both the shot put and discus. The six points picked up by Boone put Greenville in a three-way tie for 21st place with Telstar High School of Bethel and Winthrop High School.

In the discus Boone’s throw of 122-03 was good for fourth place. Boone also came in sixth in the shot put as his top throw measured 43-08.

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AMONG THE FASTEST GIRLS IN THE STATE — Penquis sophomore Cymeria Robshaw, right, and Dexter sophomore Danielle Dummings sprint with Houlton junior Amelia Hanning, left, and St. Dominic sophomore Alexandra Hammerton during the 100-meter finals at the Class C state championship on Saturday at Foxcroft Academy. Robshaw would finish second at 13.09 seconds and Cummings placed fifth at 13.33 seconds, while Hammerton was fourth in 13.24 seconds and Hanning was eighth at 13.76 seconds. Robshaw’s performance helped her team finish ninth in a field of 31 schools.

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PUTTING THE SHOT AS FAR AWAY AS HE CAN — Greenville junior Devin Boone would finish sixth in the shot put at the state championship June 3 in Dover-Foxcroft. Boone also came in fourth in the discus to pick up all six Laker points.

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HERE COME THE LANDING — Dexter senior Brandon Allen placed 10th in the long jump at the Class C outdoor track finals on June 3 at Foxcroft Academy. Allen accounted for the 6.5 Tiger points by tying for fourth in the high jump and coming in fifth in the triple jump. He also anchored the eighth-place 4×100 relay squad.

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HOPING TO BE ABLE TO RUN THE RACE AGAIN — Dexter sophomore Danielle Cummings, left, and freshman Erin Bache, right, both ran in the second heat of the 100 prelims. The Tigers were joined by Orono junior Katherine O’Brien, Telstar freshman Calla Orino and Traip senior Sadie Humiston. Cummings and O’Brien both earned spots in the event finals where they finished fifth and first respectively.

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