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February 28, 2014

DePlacido Column: Peabody's MacLean shines at UMass Amherst


Fossa is also a member of the 4xmile relay team (qualifying mark of 17:56 achieved through individual performances). He ran a 4:25 mile at the State Coaches Meet, Alex Greco did a personal best 4:25 at the USATFNE meet, Ben Braz had a time of 4:32 at the Division 1 meet, and Ben Manoogian finished in 4:34 at the NEC championship.

The 4x800 relay team of Greco, Cody Picardy, Braz, and Fossa met the qualifying time of 8:08. Junior Marcus Vieira qualified for the 25 pound weight throw with a 53’7” at the USATFNE Open Championship at Harvard. Junior Ariel Ayala qualified for the Emerging Elite category at nationals with a 48’6.5” weight throw at a sanctioned meet at Harvard earlier this week.


Jean DePlacido is a part-time writer and columnist for The Salem News. Contact her at

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