Sun comes through for Class A, B track meet

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Posted: November 30th, 0000 by Tom Nolette

By Ryan McLaughlin
BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — It certainly was well worth the wait.

A mere second before the girls 4x800 meter runners took to Cameron Stadium’s track, which signaled the start of Saturday’s Penobscot Valley Conference large school (Class A and B) championship meet, the sun finally peeked out of the clouds.

As Mother Nature blessed the area’s top track athletes with some gorgeous running weather, it seemed fast times and long distances were contagious, with personal and conference records falling all over the place, and two memorable team battles shaping up.

With the Bangor and Brewer girls tied 123-123 with the pole vault still in action, the Rams out-scored the Witches 20-10 in that event, thanks to the 1-3-4 finish of Katie Porter, Jen Tsang and Anna Hayden to give the team a comfortable 10-point cushion heading into the 4x400 relay.

Bangor cemented its fifth straight PVC crown with a win in that event, finishing with 153 points while Brewer had 139.

Mount Desert Island was third in the nine-school field with 105 points, followed by Old Town’s 48 and Caribou’s 43.

The Hampden Academy boys, 40-point favorites in the pre-meet seedings, found themselves in a dogfight with Bangor, which would not give up its stranglehold on conference supremacy without a fight.

The Broncos would persevere and take the title with 139 points, while Bangor had 132. Brewer finished third with 85, while Caribou took fourth with 78, and MDI fifth with 62.

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