BATH — Little by little, Cony senior Leyna Tobey improved in her best event, the javelin.

“I finished third at the KVACs in my sophomore year and I was second last year,” she said.

On a sun-splashed Monday, Tobey capped the progression by throwing the javelin 103 feet, 1 inch to earn the elusive conference victory.

“I came in seeded third so this felt really good,” she said. “It’s nice to have this happen in my senior year.”

While Tobey, along with senior Lindsey Folsom, highlighted the Cony contingent, it was the Lawrence girls who made history Saturday by winning their first KVAC A championship.

The Lawrence girls 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. Cony — which also saw Folsom defend her pole vault title (11 feet, 7 inches) — finished seventh.

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.

Waterville swept the KVAC B meet for an eighth consecutive season. The girls cruised with 176.57 points. Winslow was second with 117.33 while Camden Hills was third (62.67). Belfast (59.57) and Erskine (57) rounded finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

The Waterville boys finished with 164 points to easily get past Belfast (98), Erskine (62) and MCI (55).

Senior Erzsie Nagy won four events, including the 4×800 relay, the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200, to lead the Lawrence girls.

“All I can say is ‘Wow,’ ” Lawrence coach Tim Alberts said. “It’s unbelievable. They made school history. It’s just incredible. All week I had no idea where our boys were in terms of points. 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.”

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.

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

Cony senior Luke Dang was third in the 100, third in the 200 and third in the 400.

In the KVAC B meet, Erskine’s Jade Canak set school records in the long and triple jumps.

She won the long jump (17 feet) and finished second in the triple jump (35-8.5). Erskine teammate Bridget Humphrey won the discus (113-3) as well.

Erskine senior Zac Lee won the 110 hurdles in a school-record time of 15.46.

“To get a (personal record) by three-hundredths of a second is exciting,” he said. “I had a good start and just finished fast.”

Bill Stewart — 621-5640

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