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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.

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, […]

Husson freshman sets school record in season-opening track meet

The Husson University women’s track and field team kicked off its season at the University of Southern Maine Open on Saturday, and left Gorham with some strong performances. Among them included a school-record performance from freshman Heidi Ntengeri. The  Nashua, New Hampshire, native established a new school mark in the 400-meter dash, placing second in […]

MDI’s Tardy, Orono’s Lopez-Anido in Milesplit national rankings

Becky Lopez-Anido and Tia Tardy both dazzled track and field fans throughout Maine with some incredibly fast performances last winter. Fans should expect more of the same from the senior distance running stars from Orono and Mount Desert Island High Schools when the indoor track season gets underway later this month. Lopez-Anido and Tardy, who […]