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May 17, 2013

Beloff doing it all for Marblehead track team

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Last weekend he placed second in the long jump at the State Coaches Invitational (20-11).

“I think the triple jump is his best event,” said Crowley. “He is a great captain and is like a cheerleader the way he inspires everybody. He does it mainly by his actions, and the kids respect him.”

Beloff did not go out for indoor track as a freshman, but began his outdoor career the following spring and has done both winter and spring track ever since. He thinks his best event is the 200, but says the triple jump is his favorite.

Because he is so versatile, Beloff will compete in the state decathlon at the end of the year.

“Soccer is my favorite sport, but from now on I’ll be pursuing track,” Beloff, a center midfielder on the pitch, said. “I love soccer and have been playing since I was four. I’ll probably play intramural in college if that’s all right with my track coaches.”

Owner of 3.3 grade point average, Beloff is currently doing an internship with the Salem Police Department and plans to major in criminal justice. He has his goals firmly established both for career plans and the rest of the track season.

“In Marblehead we have a senior project that involves an internship during the month of May,” Beloff said. “I’m working in the detectives’ office, and it’s very interesting. I’ve learned a lot. (Athletically) we’ve still got the big track meets ahead, and I would like to make it to All-States and New Englands.

“I’m hoping our 4x100 relay team can qualify for the outdoor nationals in North Carolina. This winter was my first time going to New York, and my first time running in the Armory on that great track, which has so much history. Nothing would be better than to end my high school career than by going to nationals.”

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