The Salem News
SALEM NEWS BOYS INDOOR TRACK RUNNER OF THE YEAR
Hale capped off an incredible season by winning the New Balance National Emerging Elite two mile race in a personal best 9:18.42. He beat his time at last spring's Outdoor Nationals by almost 18 seconds and set a new school record. The three season track star has been consistently outstanding, rising to the challenge of big meets. He won the D-3 states in 9:34 and was third at All-States in 9:26.
The Big Blue captain went on to place third at New England’s. He was chosen NEC Runner of the Year and will continue his career at Williams College.
“Peter has really come along this year in the way he carries himself,” said Big Blue coach Joe Tenney. “He is a leader by example and goes out of his way to help the younger kids on the team. Peter is very polite to everyone and talks to all of his opponents. I have watched him really mature both as a runner and an individual.”
Hale says the biggest influence on his career the past two years have been his coaches, especially Jeff Bartlett (cross country coach).
“Coach Bartlett is just as crazy about distance running as I am, and he has pushed me every step of my high school career,” said Hale.
300/Long Jump/High Jump/Relay
Magicians MVP … Captain in soccer, winter, and spring track … Personal best 300 was 36.56 at All-States … Unbeaten in NEC and won League Small championship … 3rd at D-3 states in 36.67 and 3rd in long jump (21-1) … Anchored winning D-3 state 4x200 relay team, (1:35.45) that was 29th at New Balance Nationals (1:34.35) … 3.3 GPA … Undecided about college but accepted to St. John’s, Sacred Heart, Roger Williams, LaSalle … Wants to see younger brother have great athletic career, making Beloff name popular in Magician sports.
Broke 37 year old school record in 45 yard dash (4.9) … Captain won D-1 state 55 (6.56) … 5th at All-States (6.65) … Holds school record in 60 meter (7.1) … 34th at New Balance Nationals 60 meter with personal best … Anchor leg of 4x200 relay that went to Nationals (35th) … NEC all-star won team’s George Smyrnios and Career Achievement awards … Plans to run in college … Credits coach Fernando Braz with teaching him to put his best foot forward, take positives from everything, and to always work hard.
Bishop Fenwick Senior
Captain from Beverly set school record in 25-pound weight throw at Brown University Weight-A-Rama with personal best 60-7 ¼ … Set school records in 35 lb. (44-2), 56 lb. (28-3) and triathlon (130-8) … CCL champ and league all-star in shot put (47-4) … 6th at D-4 states … 2nd at State Scholastic Championship in 25 lb. weight … 6th in NE for 35 lb., 11th in NE and 43rd in country for 25 lb. … 5th in weight throw triathlon … 23rd in 25 lb. at New Balance Nationals … Has 4.357 weight GPA and in top 15% of class.
300/Long Jump/High Jump
Led Witches in scoring … Multi-talented athlete high jumped 6-2 … Won NEC 300 (36.66) … Best long jump of 21-6 for 1st place at Coaches Invitational with new meet record … Anchored NEC winning 4x200 relay team (1:34) … 3rd at D-3 states and 4th at All-State in long jump … 19th at New England’s and 24th in Emerging Elite at Nationals … 13th at state pentathlon … Plans to run in college … Credits coach Gary Lavoie with pushing him to be the best he can be.
St. John’s Prep Junior
Set school shot put record with 55-6 ½ throw … Named Outstanding Performer in league … 3rd at D-1 state meet (52-8) … 5th at All-State (53-8) … Went to New Balance Nationals … First time in Prep history two shot putters over 54 feet (David Roy the other) … Has 3.86 GPA … Gloucester resident plans to attend four year college and throw … Credits Nate Hunter for working with him in off-season to improve shot put technique which he really appreciates.
Team MVP … NEC all-star … Captain undefeated during regular season … 7th at D-1 meet (1:25.6) … Personal best 400 meter was 51.9 … Member of sprint medley relay … Has 3.67 GPA and ranked 44th in class of 450 … Also soccer star … Going to Assumption College … Says coach Fernando Braz taught him how to find his limits and push them.
DAVID “ROBBY” FAY
Cape Ann Small Track Athlete of Year … Team MVP … Anchor leg of school record setting 4x200 relay (1:38.08) … Had 7-1 record in 300 … Personal best was 38.8 … High jumped 5-6 … High scorer for Tigers … Plans to study marketing and photography …. Accepted to Syracuse, Ithaca, Lesley, and Drexel … Says coach Marty Binette was biggest influence because of his support and encouragement.
Captain named Panthers MVP … Won Mass State Coaches 300 … Personal best was 36.39 … Third at NEC meet …. 7th at D-2 (36.47) … 17th at All-States … Went to New Balance Nationals … Best shot put was 45-10 … Key member of Panther Super Bowl football team … Carries 4.0 GPA and going to College of the Holy Cross … Says his father, a former track star, always leads him in right direction.
5th at New Balance Nationals Emerging Elite two mile in personal best 9:32 … 7th at D-1 states (9:42) and 6th at All-States (9:37) … Versatile distance three season athlete with fastest times in area in multiple events … Best 1000 was 2:37 … Mile was 4:30 … Named Tanner’s Outstanding Junior … Has 3.4 GPA and plans to attend college … Thanks parents and coaches for their continued support and encouragement.
Broke school sophomore record in 1000 with time of 2:39.98 … 2nd in NEC Meet mile in 4:40 … 4th at State Coaches Meet in the 1000 Qualified for the state meet in both the mile and the 1000… Had best mile time in NEC North … Won freshman-sophomore meet mile … Second highest scorer on team … Captain-elect is three season track standout.
11th at New Balance Nationals with personal best throw of 57 feet … Captain smashed his own school record … Two time D-3 state shot put champ … 53¼ throw at states … Named MVP of team for 4th time … 4 time NEC all-star … 2nd at NEC Meet (48-11) … Plans to major in criminal justice in college … Also outstanding football player … Says parents always pushed him to strive for more and not settle for average
Broke Falcons record in 600 … Captain also broke 10 year school record at NEC Meet with 1000 time of 2:35.16 … 6th at D-3 states 600 in 1:24.43 … 3rd at All-States (1:23.34) … 6th at New England’s … Ran 4:36 mile … Member of 2nd place school record setting sprint medley at D-3 state relays (3:41.9) and on 3rd place 4x400 team (3:36.9) … Has 3.2 GPA and plans to run track in college … Also would like to play soccer.
St. John’s Prep Senior
Captain from Melrose was league all-star … Personal beat shot put was 54-11 First time in school history two shot putters over 54 feet (Evan Dombrowski the other) … Best 25 pound weight throw was 54-10 … 2nd at D-1 states with 52-10 shot put … 2nd at All-States (54-11) … Went to New Balance Nationals … Has 3.8 GPA and will throw at Sacred Heart University … Parents are huge supporters and don’t miss a meet.
Undefeated in high jump all season … Won NEC Meet with 6-6 jump … League all-star … 11th at D-3 states … 6th at All-States (6-2) … Will high jump in spring and attempt to set new record … Plans to attend a post graduate school … Says teammates and coach Gary Lavoie pushed him to be his best and taught him to always compete.
Ran 6.58 in 55 meter dash for personal best and new school record … Member of 2nd place sprint medley team at Division 3 state relays … Also on 4x400 3rd place team at state relays (3:36.9) … Won NEC Meet 55 meter dash in 6.61 … NEC all-star … Plans to attend a four year college, run track and play football … Thanks parents and coaches for pushing him .
BEVERLY: Harry Brown, Sr., Shot Put; Dylan Perry, Sr., 1000; Campbell Wood, Soph., Two Mile; Jay Richardson, Sr., High Jump
BISHOP FENWICK: Bryan Mendes, Sr., 1000/Mile/Relay; Dan Deschenes, Sr., Middle Distance; Eric Razney, Jr., Sprints/Jumps; Charlie Maistrellis, Jr., Sprints/Jumps; Andrew Carlin, Sr., Hurdles/Jumps/Throws
DANVERS: Connor Rollins, Jr., High Jump; Ryan Levesque, Sr., High Jump; Matt Hogan, Sr., 600; James Bailey, Jr., Mile; Kyle Sullivan, Sr., Hurdles; Nick Calderone, Sr., Hurdles/ Zach Persson, Soph., Sprints/Hurdles/High Jump/Relay
HAMILTON-WENHAM: Matt Gillis, Jr., Distance; Tyler Mulley, Sr., Hurdles; Kyle Maybury, Sr., Sprints; Wyatt Howell, Jr., Sprints; Jack Blatchford, Soph., Distance; John Dyer, Soph., Sprints
IPSWICH: Alex Jean-Charles, Jr., Dash/High Jump; Neil Coleman, Jr., 600/High Jump; Michael Riddle, Jr., Mile/Two Mile; Ryan Bahar, Jr., Hurdles
MARBLEHEAD: Connor Green, Sr., Dash/Relay; Brett LeBlanc, Sr., 300/Relay; Chris Wiley, Sr., Dash/Relay; Conrad Rousseau, Jr., Dash/Hurdles/Pentathlon
MASCONOMET: Harry Kent, Jr., Mile/; Nolan Rice, Jr., High Jump
NORTH SHORE TECH: Nick LaClair, Sr., High Jump/Sprints; Phil Simonton, Jr., Two Mile; Doug Wilson, Jr., Hurdles/Relay; Mike Tilton, Soph., Mile; Dan Crowley, Sr., Mile
PEABODY: Christian Cedullo, Soph., Sprints/Relays; Justin Butler, Sr., High Jump/Hurdles/Relay
ST. JOHN’S PREP: Liam Dow, Jr., Two Mile; Josh Hubbell, Jr., 300; Tom O’Shea, Sr., Distance
SALEM: Sidney Ryan, Soph., 300/Relay; Aaron Palmer, Jr., Hurdles/Shot Put/Relays; Jerry Canada, Jr., Hurdles/High Jump
SWAMPSCOTT: Matt Mahoney, Jr., Two Mile; Declan McClung, Sr., 600/Relay; Zach Blonder, Sr., Dash/Relay; Rob Seymour, Sr., Shot Put