Lincoln Academy had a very successful first meet at home on October 3, 2018 finishing first at home among seven teams and first in the Central Maine Math League based on scores in multiple meets across the league (24 teams). At the state level, Lincoln Academy is in second place behind Maine School of Science and Math. These rankings are based on scores at meets throughout the state, which are comparable because teams solve the same problems during each meet.

The top scorer for LA was junior Quinn Straus who had a perfect meet (60 points), placing him in a four-way tie for first place among individual mathletes statewide. Second-place scorer Antony Wu was close behind with a score of 56 points.

“The team is looking ahead to a very strong season,” said coach Libby Mooney, who teaches math and physics at Lincoln Academy. “We have a large team, with a lot of talent and experience. Having a perfect score is a rare accomplishment, and this team has more than one student who is capable of doing that.” Mooney works with assistant coach Tristan Plumb to coach the Lincoln Academy team, which boasts more than 25 members.

The math team season runs through March 6, and includes a total of five meets with other teams in the Central Maine Math League. The State Meet is April 2 at Augusta Civic Center with close to 100 teams competing at an all-day event. Lincoln Academy’s next meet is at Camden Hills on November 7.

Photo: the 2018-19 Lincoln Academy Math Team, with coach Libby Mooney (far right)