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December 31, 2012

Area roundup: Peabody girls win Freshman-Sophomore Meet

GIRLS TRACK

Peabody took first place in the Northeastern Conference Freshman/Sophomore Meet over the weekend with a team total of 50.5 points. Though Peabody didn’t have any first place finishers Katherine Pence was second in shot (28 feet), Carrera Dean placed second in the 600 (1:51.7) and Mariah DeFreitas also came in second in the 2 mile (14:36.3).

One of Beverly’s top performers were Krystina Francesca who was first in the high jump (4-8) and Catherine Sweeney who won the 2-mile. Swampscott’s Isabella Kornitstay placed fist in the mile (5:46.9). Kathleen Huber of Marblehead was first in the 600, and Danvers’ Catalina Dominick took the 1,000.

Fenwick’s Lepley takes second: Bishop Fenwick senior Maggie Lepley placed second in the 20-pound weight throw this weekend at the Boston Holiday Challenge at the Reggie Lewis Center. Lepley threw 35-5 to finish as the runner-up.

Arianna Maida also ran a personal best 5:30 in the mile to finish in 14th.

BOYS TRACK

Peabody and Gloucester tie for first: The Tanners were once again victorious, this time tying with Gloucester with a team total of 68 points in the Freshman/Sophomore Meet. Marcus Vieira won the shot and Christian Cedullo took the 50 yard hurdles. Danvers finished with a team total of 41 points led by Zach Persson (high jump) and John Thomas (50 dash). Beverly’s Alex Grecco was first in the mile. Salem’s Timmy Ryan won the 300, while Marblehead’s A.J. Ernst took the 2-mile.

Corcoran second for Fenwick: Pat Corcoran threw a personal best 56-6 in the 25-pound weight throw on Saturday at the Boston Holiday Challenge at the Reggie Lewis Center. Corcoran’s throw was three feet better than his previous best. He also had a personal best in the shot put with a 44-5, good for 12th place.

Andrew Carlin was also 10th in the weight throw with a 33-8, and Dan Deschenes placed 10th in the 300 with a 38.2.

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