Three area athletes win indoor track events

ORONO — The Foxcroft Academy boys finished the day with a score of 41 points to place fourth among a field of nine teams at an Eastern Maine Indoor Track League/Penobscot Valley Conference meet Monday, Jan. 15 at the University of Maine’s New Balance Field House.

The Ponies had a pair of first-place performances to account for nearly half of the 41 points. Sophomore Conner Donahue earned top honors in the long jump as his distance of 19 feet, 5.25 inches was the best by 2.75 inches. Senior Jack Kingsbury won the high jump at 5-06, besting second place by 8 inches.

Donahue also came in third in the 200 in a time of 24.38 seconds. Kingsburg had a fourth-place finish in the 55-hurdle finals at 12.26 seconds, and he came in sixth in the long jump at 17-09.25.

Foxcroft also had a third-place performance by sophomore Joseph Knapp in the 800 at 2:19.78, and a fourth-place sprint by sophomore Eamon Vandermast in the 55-meter finals in 7.30 seconds.

The boys from Piscataquis Community High School earned seven points to come in ninth.

Pirate senior Parkey Kelly was third in the high jump at 4-08. He also came in sixth in the triple jump at 29-06.26.

In the girls’ meet, PCHS scored 49 points to come in fourth among a field of nine schools.

Sophomore Sadie Kelley won the mile in a time of 7:03.59.

Pirate sophomore Jazmin Channon finished second in the 55-meter finals in 7.99 seconds. She also was third in the 200 at 29.26 seconds and fourth in the long jump at 14-04.

Coming in second in the 800 was sophomore Molly Goodwin at 3:06.98. She also was third in the high jump by clearing a height of 4 feet.

Senior Tiare Channon had a third-place performance in the 800 with her time of 3:09.28. She was also sixth in the 200 at 31.13 seconds.

Foxcroft Academy freshman Chaparral Schiff finished sixth in the 800 at 3:31.73 to score her team’s point as the Ponies were ninth in the team standings.

Full meet results are available at

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