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Girls' Indoor Track: Gray-NG throwers putting their names out there

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See More in Forums  Posted: December 2nd, 2015 by Tom Nolette

 

GRAY — When Tram Ho began throwing shot put as a freshman on the Gray-New Gloucester outdoor track team, there were only about a half dozen girls on the team participating in the event, and with modest results. Ho said there was no one to really push her, save for new volunteer throwing coa...

 
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SP throwing standout commits to Iowa State

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See More in Forums  Posted: November 13th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

 

South Portland senior Danny Guiliani, the state’s premier shot put talent, who is currently ranked first nationally in his class, signs his National Letter of Intent Thursday to attend and throw at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Guiliani, joined by his mother, Jill, left, brother, Jonathan, and Red Riots coach, Dave Kahill, had several schools interested in his services, but ultimately he decided on the Cyclones.

 

Orono track coach receives state honor

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See More in Forums  Posted: September 12th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

 

Orono’s Chris Libby has been named the state’s U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association high school coach of the year for girls’ outdoor track and field. Libby was selected for the state honor after leading the Red Riots’ girls squad to its fourth consecutive Class C state …

 

Kate Hall tells Senate committee her struggles with diabetes

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See More in Forums  Posted: July 17th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

 

Kate Hall was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 10 years old.

 

Not long afterward, she experienced a moment that steeled her resolve in making sure the disease did not define her.

 

“The thing that stood out to me the most was being benched during my first soccer game after my diagnosis,” Hall explained. “That really made me realize that diabetes wasn’t going to ever stop me from doing the things I love most. I thought, ‘I am not sitting out on anything ever again, if I can help it. I am figuring this thing out.’”

 

Maine track star Kate Hall tells Senate committee of challenges posed by diabetes

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See More in Forums  Posted: July 16th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

 
Hall and 10-year-old Isabelle Levesque of Arundel testify before the Senate Committee on Aging, led by Sen. Susan Collins.

 

Kate Hall of Casco, a high school track star who has Type 1 diabetes, testified Wednesday in Washington, D.C., before a special Senate Committee on Aging.

 

The hearing, led by Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, was held to examine the challenges of living and aging with Type 1 diabetes. The hearing was held in conjunction with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Children’s Congress.

 

Hall and Isabelle Levesque, a 10-year-old from Arundel who also has Type 1 diabetes, were among several “key witnesses” who testified, said a press release issued by Collins.

 
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Maine track, field star to testify before Senate committee

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See More in Forums  Posted: July 15th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

 

Kate Hall of Casco recently completed one of the most impressive high school track and field careers in Maine history.

 

The Lake Region High School star capped her season by setting a national high school long jump record of 22 feet, 5 inches at the New Balance Outdoor National Track and Field Championships held in Greensboro, North Carolina.

 

Telegram Boys' track and field athlete of the year: Isaiah Harris

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Boys’ track and field: Isaiah Harris, Lewiston
Versatile, competitive and very fast ... and a New England champion.

 

During regular-season meets, Isaiah Harris of Lewiston pretty much picked his events, said Coach Paul Soracco.

 

But once the Class A championship meet arrived, it was up to Soracco to decide where to use his talented runner.

 

“Track is an individual sport, but there’s the team aspect of trying to win a state championship,” said Soracco. “My job is to give us the best chance to do that.


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Telegram Girls' track and field athlete of the year :Kate Hall

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Girls’ track and field: Kate Hall, Lake Region
The 18-year-old from Casco not only set Maine records, she set new standards on a national level as one of the best athletes ever to come out of Maine.

 

Around 6 p.m. June 21 at the New Balance high school national championships in Greensboro, North Carolina, Kate Hall Tweeted to the world: “What just happened?”

 

Minutes later, Olympic gold medalist and U.S. track and field Hall of Fame legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee responded: “@Katehall2043 congrats!”

 
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2015 Morning Sentinel Boys Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year: Trever Gray, Waterville

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Purple Panthers senior broke long-standing school record in discus

 

WATERVILLE — The mark of a great athlete is that even when they have an all-time personal best performance they are left still wanting more.

 

That was the case for Waterville junior Trever Gray at this year’s New England outdoor track and field championships held at Thornton Academy on June 13. Gray uncorked a throw of 160 feet, 4 inches in the discus that was not only good enough for third place, but also broke a 39-year-old school record.

 
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2015 Kennebec Journal Boys Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Drew Gamage, Oak Hill

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Raiders senior set new Class C record in triple jump

 

WALES — Drew Gamage never used to fancy himself as a track and field athlete.

 

He had done the sport here and there during the summer in elementary school, but it was not until his junior year of high school he — at the urging of his older brother, Derek — dedicated himself to the sport. It was not long before he figured out he was pretty good at it, to say the least.

 
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For Matt McClintock, it's good to be back home

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See More in Forums  Posted: July 11th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

 
Purdue runner and Athens native already training after All-American junior season.

 

Matt McClintock always enjoys coming home to Athens.

 

Yet this return from Purdue University, where he just completed his junior year with a seventh-place finish in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Championships, is even more special to the former Madison High School star because no one is trying to make him feel special.

 
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2015 Morning Sentinel Girls Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year: Sarah Shoulta, Waterville

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Senior shook off concussion, led Waterville to 9th state title.

 

WATERVILLE — For the first part of this past outdoor track season, Sarah Shoulta was not herself.

 

About one week after the indoor season ended, the Waterville senior suffered a concussion while playing intramural volleyball. She had dealt with injuries in the past — most notably a left hip issue that slowed her last spring — but this was different.

 

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2015 Kennebec Journal Girls Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year: Madeline Reny, Cony

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Rams' senior dedicated herself to sport after transfer


AUGUSTA — Transferring from one school to another midway through high school can take its toll on student-athletes.

 

For Cony High School senior Madeline Reny, however, it turned out to be the best thing for her track career.

 

“When I transferred it opened up a completely different door in the track world for me,” Reny said. “Cony has an amazing track program, great coaches and teammates. It’s a huge family, which makes that much of a difference.”

 

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EL's Dunn, Lewiston's Allen race walk onto U.S. Junior team

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See More in Forums  Posted: July 5th, 2015 by Tom Nolette

 

Every state has a particular sport for which it's known when it comes to producing talented athletes.

 

For states like Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and New York, that sport is basketball. Kids grow up on skates in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota. Football is king in Texas (and in most southern states).

 

With respect to the smattering of athletes who move on in the traditional sports of basketball, baseball and hockey, track and field continues to be the strongest source of overall success for teenage athletes in Maine.

 
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