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May 17, 2013

Beloff doing it all for Marblehead track team

Josh Beloff is having a fantastic spring track season and is a major reason why the Marblehead High boys are the Northeastern Conference South champions this spring.

The senior captain, who received a track scholarship to Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, is undefeated in five different events for the 7-0 Magicians as he and his teammates get ready for tomorrow’s NEC outdoor championships in Lynn.

“What surprised me the most about our season is seeing a 2-5 winter track team go 7-0 outdoors,” said Beloff, who also captained the Magicians’ indoor track team as well as the soccer team. “It’s a great feeling to get those results. It is a privilege for me to work with these guys and be their captain.”

A versatile, multi-talented athlete, Beloff was a Salem News indoor track all-star this past winter, competing in the 300 meters, long jump, high jump and relay, going unbeaten in the 300. He broke his own school record in the 300 (set last year) in a time of 36.56 seconds. He finished third at the Division 3 state meet in both the 300 and long jump, and anchored the 4x200 relay team that went on to place 29th at the New Balance Nationals.

“He has been terrific for us, and I’m going to miss him next year both from an athletic standpoint and a personal one,” said Marblehead coach Brian Crowley.

“Josh is really a great kid. He hasn’t been beaten in the triple jump, 100, 200, long jump or as a key member of our 4x100 relay. He’s been scoring 20 points a meet for us and was a big reason why we won the championship.”

Beloff won the 200 (22.4 seconds), triple jump (41 feet 5 inches), long jump (20 feet) and anchored the winning 4x100 relay team in the Magicians’ big meet with Gloucester, which wrapped up the conference title.

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