BATH — The Lawrence girls track and field won the first event of the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B meet — the 4×800-meter relay — to make a statement.

The Bulldogs won the last event — the 4×400 relay — to make history.

Erzsie Nagy won four events, the 4×800 relay, the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs, and Lawrence received an abundance of key performances throughout to win its first KVAC title in program history.

“All I can say is ‘Wow,’ ” Lawrence coach Tim Alberts said. “It’s unbelievable. They made school history. It’s just incredible.”

Lawrence scored 127 points to edge out runner-up Edward Little (104). Mt. Ararat (81), Messalonskee (73) and Brunswick (71.5) rounded out the top five.

“We’re pretty psyched,” Nagy said. “We’ve been looking forward to this to all season.”

The Lawrence boys nearly made it a Bulldog sweep, but nine-time defending conference champ Edward Little rallied with key points in the pole vault and 4×400 relay to pull out the victory. The Red Eddies finished with 122.5 points while Lawrence was second with 118. Lewiston finished third with 88 while Brunswick (87.5), Messalonskee (57) and Mt. Ararat (56.75) followed.

“All week I had no idea where our boys were in terms of points,” Alberts said. “But we had a lot of people step up today. I know the guys are hurt but (EL) had a little bit more than we did at the end.”

Nagy and the Lawrence 4×800 team got things rolling for Lawrence to open the meet.

Ahlin Sungsuwan, Jilli McAllister, Myrilla Hartkopf and Nagy finished in 10 minutes, 22.98 seconds to win the race. Nagy ran the anchor leg and needed to make up about 30 meters when she grabbed the baton.

“I stayed on the leader’s shoulders and the last 20 or 30 meters I kicked it in,” Nagy said. “It felt awesome.”

Nagy went on to win the 800 (2:19.69), the 1,600 (5:15.20) and 3,200 (11:18.41) in a dominant performance.

“I just wanted to do everything I could,” she said. “I was hoping it would help. It’s just awesome.”

Added McAllister, who was second in the 1,600: “We came here and we knew we wanted to do this.”

Sasha Letourneau finished second in the 200 (26.91) and third in the 100 (13.07) to provide key points as well. Katie Dudley was third in the 100 hurdles (16.62) while freshman Alexis Chamberlain was second in the 400 in 1:01.26.

Lawrence also scored big points in the throwing events, with Sydney Emery finishing second in the discus (92-7) and Jordyn Poulin going third in the shot put (30-6.75).

“We had so many big performances all over,” Alberts said. “It really was amazing.”

On the boys side, senior Jake Doolan won the long jump (20-8.5) and javelin (164-4).

“I knew I was capable of winning the long jump so that was nice,” he said. “This is my first year doing these events. I landed a couple of good jumps.”

Mason Travers won the 110 hurdles (16.47) and was third in the 300 hurdles (44.46). He was also second in the high jump by clearing 6 feet.

“Travers and Doolan stepped up big-time for us,’ Alberts said.

Jeremy Frantz won the shot put (47-4.5) and discus (133-8) for Lawrence as well.

Also in KVAC A, Skowhegan’s Jaycee Cushman won the 100 (12.79) while teammate Macy Lee won the discus with a throw of 102-1. Lee also finished second in the shot put (30-11.5)

Messalonskee’s Amanda Knight won the 400 (1:00.43) and was second in the 200 (26.91).

Mt. Blue senior Justin Tracy won the 1,600 (4:27.24) and 3,200 (10:10.61).

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