Houlton/GHCA Track and Field compete for County Championships

Ewings sets new meet records

CARIBOU, ME – Warm weather and sunshine made for some great racing conditions on Friday, May 19th as the Houlton/GHCA Track & Field team rounded out their Aroostook County schedule with the League Championships hosted by Caribou High School.  Several athletes were able to hit new career-best marks and two young ladies claimed a couple of individual event County Championships, as well.


“We saw a lot of strong performances today and the athletes were happy we finally had some decent weather to compete in.  The great marks and good conditions made for a really competitive atmosphere to perform in and one student’s success carried over to another and so on.  That kind of success and positivity can really make or break a meet for a team,” said Houlton/GHCA assistant William Cliff.

SETS NEW RECORDS – Top female athlete of the meet – Teanne Ewings – scoring 38 total points, setting two new meet records in the 1600m and 3200m.

Ariana Ardell claimed the individual title in the girl’s 200m race running a time of 27.89, just .05 seconds shy of a new school and program record.  She also ran a runner-up performance in the girl’s 100m.

Teanne Ewings would defend her individual titles from a year ago in the 1600m, 800m, and 3200m races, while also scoring a runner-up position in the 400m.  Her times in the 1600m (5:17.07) and 3200m (11:25.26) also established the new Championship Meet records for those events.  Ewings would score 38 total points on the day and she received her second consecutive Howard Lello Trophy, which recognizes the top female performer of the meet.

Natalie Johnson claimed a trifecta of runner-up positions in the girl’s 800m, 1600m, and 3200m – all of which she would set new personal best times in.  Rounding out scoring positions for the girl’s team were Ardell Long Jump (4th); Leanne Ross 1600m (3rd), 800m (5th), 3200m (4th); Victoria Ervin 100mH (3rd), 300mH (4th); and Andrea Ross 3200m (3rd), High Jump (4th), 1600m (4th), 800m (6th).  Finishing in a non-scoring top 10 position was Amelia Drake Discus (7th), 200m (8th), and Shot Put (10th).

CAREER BEST – Tori Ervin runs to her new Career Best time in the girls 100m Hurdle.

In the team standings, the ladies finished second overall amassing 121 total points.  Presque Isle would win the girl’s team title with 227. Rounding out the team standings were Fort Kent 67, Caribou 66, Fort Fairfield 32, MSSM 21, and Washburn 10.

In the boy’s championship , Houlton/GHCA  combined for 22 total points.  The team would place fifth overall in the team standings. Host Caribou would win the meet with 253 total points. The end results were MSSM 123,  Presque Isle 104, Washburn 30, Houlton/GHCA 22, Fort Fairfield, and Fort Kent 12.


Scoring came from Gavin Wright, who came closest to an individual title for the boys with his performance in the Shot put finishing in the runner-up spot, James Brady with a third place finish in the 3200m and fourth in the 1600m, and Landon Laferriere finishing fifth in the 800m, sixth in the 400m, and sixth in the 3200m.  Brady would also finish in non-scoring top 10 positions in the Javelin (7) and 800m (9).
New Personal Bests (listed in bold) and Accolades from the meet –
  • Ariana Ardell – 100m, 200m | 200m County Champion, 100 County Runner Up
  • Ethan Casale – Javelin
  • Amelia Drake – 100m, 200m, Discus
  • Victoria Ervin – 100mH, 300mH
  • Natalie Johnson – 800m, 1600m, 3200m | 800m, 1600m, 3200m County Runner Up
  • Landon Laferriere – 400m, 800m
  • Andrea Ross – 1600m, 800m
  • Gavin Wright – 100m, 200m, Discus | Shot Put County Runner Up
  • Teanne Ewings – 1600m, 800m, 3200m County Champion, 400m County Runner Up | New Aroostook County Championship Meet Records in the 1600m and 3200m

Full Results, including names, times, and places from the meet can be found here:

Qualifiers for the Small School Penobscot Valley Conference Championships will head to Brewer Community School on Saturday, May 27. The State Class C Championship will be held at Cony of Augusta on Saturday, June 3.

Check out the latest results and photos from our Middle School

AT THE LINE – Ariana Ardell just barely edges out a Presque Isle runner for the County Title in the girls 200m.

team with their first two meets of the season –

Results Caribou 1 (5/11)Presque Isle 1 (5/18)
Albums Caribou 1 (5/11)Presque Isle 1 (5/18)For more information, please check out our Facebook page at

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