Medomak Valley junior Nicole Nicholls clears the bar at five feet on her way to a State Class B high jump championship. Nicholls matched her career best
5’2″ to win the State title.
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Lady Panther Ashlee Wilson soars through the air in the State Class B high jump on Saturday. (Paula Roberts photo)
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Medomak Valley junior Nicole Nicholls jumped her way to a State Class B high jump championship on June 7 in Brewer. Nicholls matched her personal best and cleared the bar at
5’2″ to beat a competitive field. It was a jumper’s day with temperatures nearing 90 degrees.
“Nicole is a talented athlete whose passion is high jumping.She was recently added as a team captain,” coach George Gould said.
Nicholls also anchors the Lady Panthers 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams. She qualified for the state meet in the long jump, as well.
Nicholls settled for second place in the 2014 state indoor and KVAC championship high jump competition. On Saturday, “she had to win against both of those girls who had edged
her out in the previous two big meets. She will only get better and we are looking for her to improve on her personal best next season,” Gould said.
Waterville girls won the State B team title. Medomak placed 17th with 10 points, and Lincoln 21st with six points.
Lincoln Academy had three girls make podium appearances, along with their 4×400 relay. Freshman Sophie Schumacher medaled in the 400, placing sixth in a school record time of
1:01.22. Lillian Bisset placed seventh in the 100 hurdles in 17.74. Lydia Harris took seventh in the 300 hurdles in 50 seconds flat, breaking her own school record in the
The Lady Eagles 4×400 relay placed sixth in 4:28.93 with Teiga Martin, Bisset, Harris, and Schumacher running a leg.
Lincoln’s other two relays had top 10 finishes. The 4×100 took eighth in 54.5 with Michaela Peabody, Julianna Lafrenaye, Harris and Bisset; and their 4×800 placed 10th with
Maggie Nevans, Julia Ribeiro, Allie Gorrill and Essie Martin.
The Lady Eagles 4×100 relay broke a school record on June 7 at the KVAC championships in Bath, in a time of 2:36.10, with Bisset, Harris, Schumacher, and Lafrenaye running a
Lincoln athletes qualifying and competing in the state meet include Harris (100 hurdles PB), Peabody (100 hurdles PB), Lafrenaye (100), Allison Wehrle (racewalk), Bisset (300
hurdles), Teiga Martin (300 hurdles), Essie Martin (800 PB), Schumacher (200 PB), and Samantha Burke (shot put).
Qualifying and competing for Medomak were Nicholls (long jump) and Ashlee Wilson (long jump).