Busline League spring sports

Riverhawk track-and-field athletes soar to school records

Middle school student-athletes excel in running, jumping, throwing
By Staff | May 04, 2018
Courtesy of: Amanda Shelmerdine Medomak Middle School track-and-field athletes Morgan Flanders, left, and Annie Vannoy.

Waldoboro — It literally and figuratively has been a high-flying, fast-moving spring thus far for two talented young Medomak Middle School track-and-field athletes, who have set the bar for themselves and future Riverhawks to attempt to reach.

Teammates Morgan Flanders and Annie Vannoy have set individual school records in meets this season.

Vannoy set three MMS records at the squad's May 2 meet at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport. She set new marks in the following: 1,600 meters, 6:00.06, previously set by Acadia Calderwood in 2014; long jump, 13 feet 6 inches, previously set by Lexi Genthner in 2011; and triple jump, 28-6.5, previously set by Vannoy at the team's first meet this spring.

Additionally, at Riverhawks' April 24 home meet to start the season, Flanders set the school discus mark of 73-10, previously set by Abigail Vail in 2009.

In that same meet, Vannoy set the 800-meter record in 2:59.99, previously set by Jill van der Schaaf in 2012; and triple jump in 27.8.5, previously set by Abby Lash in 2017.

The Riverhawks are eighth-graders. Flanders attends MMS and Vannoy Coastal Christian School in Waldoboro.

It is Flanders' second year in track and field and Vannoy's first in the sport, said Riverhawk coach Amanda Shelmerdine.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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