Tuesday, 07 March 2017 12:54

The Maine Moment - Lufkin shines at New Englands

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The Maine Moment for the week of Feb 27-March 5 goes to Brewer senior Austin Lufkin, who took home first-place honors at the New England Track and Field Championships in Boston.

Lufkin continued his stellar season in the event of boys shot put, winning the meet with a throw of 61 feet, 9.5 inches. He advances to Nationals in New York on Saturday, March 11.

MDI distance runner Tia Tardy will also compete at Nationals after placing second in the girls 1 mile run at New Englands, while Hampden Academy's Daija Misler qualified after placing 8th in girls shot put. She will compete on Friday, March 10 and Tardy will run on Sunday, March 12.

Matt Randall

Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter
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Matt Randall joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in August 2015 as Weekend Sports Anchor and Reporter. A proud Midwesterner, he was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN and is excited to begin his career right here in Maine!

Matt graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Journalism in 2015, and his love for sports broadcasting grew through the several media outlets on campus. He hosted a sports talk show on WIUX, served as Sports Director and Anchor at IU NewsNet, and worked as a sideline reporter for IU Athletics through the Big Ten Network StudentU program in addition to multiple TV internships.

Matt's passion for sports is well-known among friends and family. Growing up in Indiana means basketball is king, but he also enjoys football, baseball and soccer. His favorite teams include the Pacers, his beloved Indiana Hoosiers, and yes, the Indianapolis Colts.

Matt is thrilled to be here in the Northeast, and looks forward to learning the sports that matter here in Maine! If you have suggestions for stories, things for Matt to enjoy in Maine, or just want to talk sports, feel free to contact him either by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at @mattrandall_