News Feature

The Peninsula
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, August 28, 2014
Youth track kids go to state meet in Windham

The Blue Hill Peninsula youth track program has ended another very successful summer, according to David Stearns, a George Stevens Academy teacher and the program’s coach. Fifty-eight area youth ages 6 to 14 participating in six weeks of training and competition in all manner of running, hurdling, jumping and throwing events. Nineteen children qualified to attend the state meet in Windham on August 9 along with 1,000 other athletes from around the state. Asterisks mark events in which the athletes listed below finished in the top 10 in their event in their age group:

Eliza Broughton (100-meter hurdles, 400 meter run, girls 4x100 relay, girls 4x400 relay)

Grace Broughton (100-meter dash, 800 meter run)

Ellis Columber (long jump, 400-meter run, 800-meter run*)

Susanna Jakub (400-meter run, girls 4x100 relay, girls 4x400 relay*)

Caroline Looke (800-meter run, girls 4x400 relay)

Emma McKechnie (800-meter run, coed relay*)

Ivy Manner-Wheelden (high jump, 200-meter dash, girls 4x100 relay*)

Clark Morrison (100-meter dash, javelin*)

Kara Morrison (400-meter run, discus)

Eric Mote (1500-meter run, coed relay*)

Maranda Pert (long jump, javelin, shot put*)

Ian Potter (800-meter run)

Mary Richardson (1500-meter run, girls 4x400 relay, coed relay*)

Charles St. Lawrence (shot put)

Austin Snow (coed relay*)

Quinn Stabler (800-meter racewalk, discus, javelin)

Aidan Stearns (high jump, discus, triple jump*)

Keira Stearns (high jump, javelin)

Tess Williamson (high jump, girls 4x100 relay)