Jake Martin of York finished seventh in the pentathlon and Jarett Flaker of Scarborough set a Maine all-time best in the 200 meters at the New Balance indoor track and field nationals in New York.

Martin, a York High hockey player competing in his first track meet this season, scored 3,459 points. His results were 8.62 in the 60 hurdles, 21-0 in the long jump, 41-9 1/4 in the shot put, 6-2 3/4 in the high jump and 3:08.11 in the 1,000.

Flaker didn’t qualify for Sunday’s final in the 200, but his time of 22.28 was faster than his state record of 22.32 set last month at the Class A championships.

Late Friday, Cheverus beat the all-time Maine best in the girls’ 1,600 relay, as the team of Victoria Bossing, Emma White, Rosemary Train and Emma Gallant finished with a time of 4:04.81. The old record was 4:08.68 by Scarborough in 1995.


WORLD CUP: A day after locking up her second straight World Cup overall championship, Mikaela Shiffrin secured her fifth season title in the slalom.

The American formally won the discipline title as soon as the only remaining challenger, Petra Vlhova, failed to get the top-two result Saturday at Ofterschwang, Germany, that the Slovakian skier needed in the season’s penultimate event of the season.

However, Shiffrin wrapped up the title in style by winning the race, edging Wendy Holdener of Switzerland by 0.09 seconds. Olympic champion Frida Hansdotter of Sweden was 0.72 behind in third, and Vlhova finished fourth.

It was Shiffrin’s fifth slalom title in the past six seasons. Only Swiss great Vreni Schneider won more slalom titles in her career – six.

Thomas Dressen of Germany won the next-to-last men’s downhill race of the season at Kvitfjell, Norway.

Dressen edged world champion Beat Feuz of Switzerland by 0.08 seconds. Olympic gold medalist Aksel Lund Svindal finished 0.17 back and Norwegian teammate Kjetil Jansrud was fourth.


IDITAROD: A native of France was clinging to the lead in in the 1,000-mile race in Alaska.

Nicolas Petit was the first to leave the checkpoint at Grayling for the 122-mile stretch to the next checkpoint at the village of Kaltag.

Sled positioning trackers showed Norwegian musher Joar UIsom and defending Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey jockeying for position Saturday as they closed in on Petit nearing Kaltag.


MLS: Chris Tierney scored on a free kick in the 93rd minute and the New England Revolution beat Colorado 2-1 at Foxborough, Massachusetts, to spoil the Rapids’ opener.

Wilfried Zahibo drew a foul against Niki Jackson to set up Tierney, whose left-footed shot went through with a deflection off Colorado’s wall.

Jackson, who was making his MLS debut, tied it in the 66th minute for the Rapids.

Diego Fagundez opened the scoring for the Revolution (1-1-0) in the 48th minute.


BNP PARIBAS OPEN: Serena Williams and sister Venus won at the Indian Wells, California, to set up a third-round clash in the desert tournament.

Serena got by No. 29 seed Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 7-6 (5), 7-5 in the second round in her return from a 14-month absence after giving birth to her first child. Venus preceded her younger sister on the court and beat Sorana Cirstea of Romania 6-3, 6-4.

The sisters will resume their longtime rivalry on Monday.

– Staff and news service report

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