Oceanside's Abby Hersom and Camden Hills' Ben Trapani both represented the Midcoast at the 26th annual New England Interscholastic Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center March 2, with both coming away with strong performances in their respective events.

Hersom, who qualified for the New England's in the two-mile, finished 25th out of 30 runners with a time of 12:17.20. Hersom finished third at the state Class B competition with a time of 11:52.02.

Trapani, who qualified for the New England's in the one-mile, finished 10th out of 22 runners with a time of 4:30.50. Trapani missed out on a state Class B title in the one-mile by 7/100ths of a second, finishing second with a time of 4:30.50.

Student-athletes that finished in the top three at the state Class B competition qualified for the New Englands.

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