BREWER, Maine — Timing usually is everything in track and field.
For the Brewer High School girls, great timing for a peak performance and late production in the field events Saturday propelled the Witches to the Class B state championship on their home track at the Brewer Community School.
Coach Glendon Rand’s club used its depth in the pole vault and triple jump to pull away from a three-way tie with York and Cony of Augusta over the meet’s final five events and win the school’s first outdoor state.
“I think our strength at the end of the meet really pushed us,” said Brewer senior Kaityn Helfen, whose best of 9 feet, 6 inches, led her and teammate Maddie Gibbs to a 1-2 finish in the pole vault. “I was taking my first and second vaults, and people were coming over to me and saying, ‘We can win this.’”