Bethanie Brown and Emily Tolman set Maine all-time bests in the mile and 600 meters respectively. Tolman, who is a twin, broke the mark that was held by Elizabeth Wilcox of Mt. Ararat, who is also a twin. Aleta Looker of Ellsworth, who is only a sophomore was less than 2 1/2 seconds of the all-time best in the 1000.
The La Salle Academy girls kicked off the 25th annual New England Indoor Track & Field Championships by smashing a state record in the 4x800-meter relay. That was just the opening act for the Rhode Island contingent that made its way to the March 2 meet.