Indoor track

The Waterville Senior High School girls indoor track and field team has won the last four Class B state titles. With depth across a number of events, the Purple Panthers have the talent to make it five championships in a row.

The state indoor track and field championship meets will both be held Monday. Class A competes at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham, while Class B will be held at Bates College in Lewiston. Both meets are scheduled to begin at noon.

The Panthers return two athletes defending state titles. Sarah Shoulta hopes to repeat in the 55-meter hurdles and pole vault, while Kellie Bolduc is defending champion in the triple jump. Bolduc is the two seed in the high jump.

Waterville’s Lauren Brown is the top seed in the two mile, and Katherine Vince is a contender in the 55 meters.

Lake Region’s Kate Hall set state records last year in the 55 (7.05 seconds), 200 (25.36 seconds), and long jump (19-3.75 feet). Now a senior, Hall is back to defend her titles in all three events.

Katie Hughes of Maine Central Institue is a contender in the shot put, while Mount View’s Angela Strain is among the favorites in the 400.

In the boys Class B meet, Waterville’s Chris Cote is seeded first in the mile and third in the two mile. Trever Gray of Waterville is the top seed in the shot put, and will be pushed by MCI teammates Curtis McLeod and Eric Hathaway. Ben Smith of Winslow is a contender in the 55.

Messalonskee’s Taylor Lenentine is the top seed in the Class A girls pole vault. Erin Martin of Nokomis is the top seed in the 55 hurdles, and will contend along with Madeline Reny of Cony.

Skowhegan’s Madeline Price edged out Lewiston’s Heather Kendall for the 55 title at the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference championship meet, and the duo should contend for the Class A state crown. Price and Kendall will also battle in the 200, and Price is the two seed in the triple jump.

In the Class A boys meet, Skowhegan’s Eli Holland will contend in the 55. Owen Concaugh of Messalonskee looks to place in the mile, while Messalonskee throwers Damen Bickford and Jacob Doyon contend in the shot put.

Mt. Blue’s Nate Pratt-Holt is seeded third in the Class A triple jump, while the Cougars’ Aaron Willingham could pick up points in the two mile.

Travis Lazarczyk — 861-9242

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Twitter: @TLazarczykMTM

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