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July 2, 2013

Salem News 2013 Boys Spring Track All-Stars

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PETER HALE

Swampscott Senior

Two-Mile/Mile/Relays

Co-MVP of NEC South capped outstanding career for the Big Blue by finishing first in the two-mile at Emerging Elite at New Balance Nationals in a blistering 9:15.94 ... That mark was 21 seconds faster than last year’s time for Hale … Won Division 3 two-mile in 9:26.34 … Second at All-State in 9:25.76 … NEC champ in 9:44.28 … Won Weston Twilight Invitational in 9:19 … Placed 3rd at State Coaches Invitational … Member of 4x400 and 4x800 relays … Was Swampscott’s representative for Salem News Scholar-Athlete Award ... Will run at Williams College.

MATT JAEGER

Ipswich Junior

Long Jump/Triple Jump/200/Relay

CAL Small Runner of Year … High scorer for Tigers … Best long jump was 20 feet 11 inches ... Top triple jump leap was 41-2 ... His best finish in 200 meters was 24.1 ... Won long and triple jumps, the 200 and was on 4x100 winning relay team vs. Pentucket … Unbeaten in triple jump in league meets … Carries 3.7 GPA and plans to study business in college … Says biggest influence is his Dad, who supports and pushes him to do better all the time.

DREW PIAZZA

Danvers Senior

800/Mile

Finished 2nd at Division 3 states in the 800 in 1:57.23 … Took 4th at All-State in 1:55.17 … Was also 4th at NEC Meet 800 … Placed 2nd at State Coaches Invitational in 1:56.85 … NEC all-star in 800, where his personal best time was 1:55.1 … Qualified for New Englands, but couldn’t go because of a conflict with graduation ... Broke middle distance school records ... Three-sport athlete in soccer, winter and spring track ... Plans to run in college at UNH.

CONRAD ROUSSEAU

Marblehead Junior

Hurdles/Long Jump/Triple Jump/Relay

Was the NEC champ in 400 meter hurdles … Finished 4th at Division 3 states in 56.67 seconds to break Magicians’ school record … Placed 14th at All-State in 400 meter hurdles … Was 17th at state decathlon … Long jumped 20 feet even this spring ... Best triple jump was 40-9 1/2 ... Top time in 100 meter hurdles was 16.00 … Conference all-star … Won team’s Charlie Raimo Memorial Award … Has 4.0 GPA and plans to run in college.

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