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August 16, 2013

Willis takes first at Hamilton-Wenham Iron Woman competition

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“This has been really great for a team bonding experience,” said senior captain Sue Rose. “It’s also nice to work on our speed and agility as a group. I though it was a good experience for all of us. I’ve gotten a lot stronger over the past six weeks and it’s great to get a lot of the younger kids in the gym as well.”

Rose, who starts double sessions for soccer next week, has managed to split time between both sports this summer.

“It’s been fun bouncing between the two,” explained Rose. “A lot of the girls here actually play both, so it’s kind of fun to go back and forth between both groups. The stuff that we’ve learned here helps with soccer too.”

The girls trained in the weight room, the gym and on the track during the program, must the majority of yesterday’s circuit took place on the football field.

DeMarco was pleased with the way the girls performed and their overall growth over the past few weeks of workouts.

“More than anything it gave them an opportunity to show how much stronger they got from the beginning until now,” DeMarco said. “They carried two 50-pound dumbbells, a total of 100-pounds, in the farmers walk and some of them couldn’t even pick up one we started. It’s a huge improvement and it’s nice to see.”

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