HOUSTON – Jeff Mateja of Orono and Hermon High’s Jason Moor were among a group of young Maine athletes who recently returned from the National Junior Olympics Track and Field Championships at the University of Houston.
Moor, went into the meet ranked 21st in the 1,500 meters among 17- and 18-year-olds, finished 18th out of 35 qualifiers.
Mateja, who also competed in the 17-18 division, finished 26th out of 35 in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 60.5 seconds.
Peter Brown placed third overall in the 3,000 meter racewalk while Lewiston’s Ben Westleigh finished fifth in the event. Both qualified for ten Junior National Championships next year.