2012-06-15 / Sports Spotlight

Girls’ track team wins state title


Scarborough High School seniors Nicole Kirk, left, and Emily Tolman, second from right, helped the Red Storm girls’ track team to a fifth state title in seven years by placing first and third in the 200-meter race. (Courtesy photo) Scarborough High School seniors Nicole Kirk, left, and Emily Tolman, second from right, helped the Red Storm girls’ track team to a fifth state title in seven years by placing first and third in the 200-meter race. (Courtesy photo) Heavy winds and rain on June 2 didn’t stop the Scarborough girls’ outdoor track team from putting themselves in a position to win the state championship last week. The state meet, held in Windham, was cut short due to weather.

With just the pole vault event remaining, 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 several days later on June 6, when Catherine Bailey placed second and Andrea Tolman – coming off an injury—placed fifth in the pole vault competition at Bates College.

The scoring for the Red Storm was led 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 first 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, 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. – By Staff Writer Michael Kelley

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