Scarborough girls track earn state championship
Heavy winds and rain on June 2 didn’t stop the Scarborough girl’s outdoor track team from putting themselves into a position to win the state championship this week. The state meet was cut short due to weather. With just the pole vault having to be completed, Scarborough left the meet in second place—a mere point behind Edward Little High School. The Red Storm was able to pull out the victory on Wednesday after Catherine Bailey placed second and Andrea Tolman—coming off injury—placed fifth in the pole vault competition at Bates College on June 6.
The scoring for the Red Storm was lead by senior Nicole Kirk, who broke her own state record by winning the 100-meter dash in a time of 12.35 seconds. She also finished second in the 200-meter dash and was a member of two point-scoring relay teams. The 4x400 team, which also included Karli-An Gilbert, Emily Tolman and Marissa Auger, placed first in the state meet. The 4x100 team of Catherine Bailey, Sarah Rinaldi, Karli-An Gilbert and Kirk, finished third. Also scoring in the meet were Courtney Alofs (discus), and Haela Booth-Howe (javelin), Emily Tolman (400 meter, 200 meter), and Bailey (high jump).
The state championship was Scarborough’s fifth in the last seven years.