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Ewings runs to All New England status

Fourth fastest Maine girl ever in 1600m

BANGOR, ME – It was a perfect storm of circumstances heading into the 76 New England Interscholastic Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday, June 10 for Teanne Ewings, daughter of Joe and Angela Ewings of Houlton and sophomore at Greater Houlton Christian Academy.  

“The weather was prime for running events. A slight overcast to keep the sun at bay, cool temps, and next to zero wind all culminated for ideal conditions,” said Houlton/GHCA coach Chris Rines. “Add in the proximity of Bangor, the familiarity with Cameron Stadium, the caliber of competition, and experience with three previous New England Championship events; the stage was set for some truly incredible times for all.”

 Rines added, “Everything heading into championship weekend was as good as it could be.  Practices were on point and high quality, aches and pains were little to none – training, rest, nutrition all lined up better than any week we’ve had during our regular season.  Teanne was ready for a big day, and she did not disappoint.”

Ewings would finish her 1600m in a new personal, school, program, Aroostook League, PVC, and State Class C record of 4:56.23, a time that is roughly six seconds ahead of her previous best. The time also places Ewings as the number four all time fastest Maine high school girl ever at the distance.  

Overall, Ewings would take third place in the event and earn All New England status. She was part of a trio of Maine girls who were able to go sub five minutes and finish 2-3-4 in the event.  York’s Cary Drake who ran in the second heat, same as Ewings, finished just ahead of her with her time of 4:55.35, while Orono’s Ruth White would run to fourth place from the first heat of the event with her effort of 4:58.65.

In Ewing’s secondary event, the 800m, another very competitive field took to some incredible opening times. Ewings would race in the first heat of the event and certainly rose to the level

ON THE CHASE – Teanne Ewings, middle, chases down York’s Drake in the final stretch of the New England championship race.

with a 1:10 opening lap, nine other competitors were all within 1:09-1:11 range at the end of 400m. In the closing meters of the race, Ewings would pour on the last strides of her season with an incredible burst of speed and finish with a new PR of 2:22.93.

“Teanne has had an incredible sophomore year and for an athlete at her level, new Personal Best times are hard to come by and not always guaranteed,” said Rines. “She went all season hovering above her freshman stats and sometimes those barriers become a lot more mental than they ever are physical. I was really happy to see her progress and mature in her running this season and was elated for her and what she accomplished at New Englands.”

Full Girls Results – http://www.sub5.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/negirls2023.htm

Race Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG6IOezRmK4&t=15732s

Ewing’s heat of the Girls 1600m is at 2:43:18 of the video, her heat in the 800m is at 4:14:45 of the video

Photo Album – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.278363988065232&type=3

 

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