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Ryan McLaughlin

About Ryan McLaughlin

Ryan McLaughlin is a longtime Bangor Daily News writer who is also a fitness trainer at Union Street Athletics in Bangor. Before becoming a fitness trainer, Ryan enjoyed long-distance running and participated in numerous road races over the years. When he isn't writing, instructing classes or training, Ryan enjoys obstacle course racing, playing golf, raising his newborn son Liam with wife Alissa and all sports.

MDI’s Tardy, Brewer’s Lufkin shine at New England track championships

Tia Tardy and Austin Lufkin certainly did the PVC-Eastern Maine Indoor Track League proud on Saturday. The Mount Desert Island distance runner and the Brewer shot putter enjoyed two of the best performances of the winter at the New England Track and Field championships in Boston, and Tardy qualified for the national championship meet in […]

MDI’s Tardy, Brewer’s Lufkin headline Maine track standouts in New England meet

Over the last two winters, Brewer High School shot putter Austin Lufkin and Mount Desert Island distance runner Tia Tardy have made history in their respective events. This season, Lufkin became the first shot putter in the history of the PVC-Eastern Maine Indoor Track League to break 60 feet, while Tardy became the league’s first […]

Brewer’s Lufkin, Bangor’s Smallwood break own PVC-EMITL records

It was quite a week for Austin Lufkin. On Wednesday, the Brewer High School senior signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at FCS Division I institution Wofford University in South Carolina. Saturday in the PVC-Eastern Maine Indoor Track League’s regular-season finale, Lufkin once again made history in the shot put circle. Lufkin, […]

Hampden Academy senior breaks EMITL pole vault record

The records just continue to fall in the Eastern Maine Indoor Track League. So far this winter, Brewer shot putter Austin Lufkin (59 feet, 11.50 inches) and Bangor pole vaulter Rhian Smallwood (10 feet, 7 inches) have re-written the EMITL record books. On Saturday, it was Hampden Academy senior Johann Bradley’s turn. Bradley joined Smallwood in setting […]

Bangor’s Smallwood breaks EMITL pole vault record in season-opening meet

Normally, you wouldn’t expect league records to fall in the first meet of a track and field season. Bangor High School senior Rihan Smallwood bucked that trend in a tremendous way on Saturday afternoon. Smallwood broke an Eastern Maine Indoor Track League record that was not even a year old, clearing a remarkable 10 feet, […]