2013 SALEM NEWS GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY ALL-STAR TEAM
RUNNER OF THE YEAR
For the first time in four years, there is a new Most Valuable Runner among female cross country runners on the North Shore.
Catalina Dominck earns that honor after putting together a fabulous season at Danvers High. It was capped by a second place finish at Division 2 All-States in a time of 16:58, which was just three seconds behind winner Olivia Lantz of Manchester-Essex. Dominick was also runner-up at the Ocean State Invitational and set the home course record for both Danvers (18:17) and Winthrop’s Deer Island this fall.
Dominick won the Northeastern Conference championship meet in 17:56 on the 5K course, and a week later ran the best girls’ time at the MSTCA Invitational in Wrentham to win Division 2, improving her time from last year by over 90 seconds (18:00).
A fiery competitor who battled back from injuries and health problems, Dominick changed her philosophy and enjoyed racing more this season, said Falcons’ head coach John Norris.
“She’s finally healthy and had an incredible season,” said Norris. “There has been a big growth in her approach, and she’s a lot less anxious and more relaxed.”
Former Peabody High standout Catarina Rocha won this award for three straight years; she is now at Providence College, and Dominick took over as the top runner in the area this fall.
Dominick plans to run at a Division 1 college. The high honors student gives a shout out to teammate James Bailey for training with her on the long hard runs. She also thanks her family and team for support and belief in her.
Captain was a Northeastern Conference all-star after taking fifth place (19:22) in league race … Placed 11th at Frank Kelly Invitational in Division 1 race and was 16th at Twilight Meet (18:50) … Took 11th in Division 1 Eastern Mass. race (19:09) and 54th at All-States (18:29) … Member of winning team at Clipper Relays in Newburyport … Ranked 51st in her class of 473 students and has 3.62 GPA … Plans to continue to run in college.
Tanners’ No. 1 runner ... Northeastern Conference all-star placed seventh (19:44) at championship meet ... Placed sixth at Division 1 Eastern Mass. Race in 19:00 … Ran personal record time of 18:45 at Twilight Meet … Was 41st at All-States in 18:17 … Member of winning team at Clipper Relays in Newburyport with fourth-fastest time in history of event … Carries 3.7 GPA and plans to run in college ... Says grandparents are biggest influence because of their support at every meet.
Captain-elect from Topsfield is three-sport athlete (basketball, lacrosse) … Had nine regular season wins and two second place finishes … Team’s No. 1 runner was fourth at Cape Ann League Meet (18:53), the third-fastest ever for a Masconomet girl at Bradley Palmer State Park course ... Finished fourth at Eastern Mass Division 2 Meet (19:05) … Ran 18:55 at All-States … Won Masco Team Award … Has 4.4 GPA on 5.3 scale … Hopes to play college basketball.
Panthers MVP and captain was named NEC all-star after 4th place finish at league championship … Set school record on home course with time of 18:40 … Placed sixth at Twilight Meet (18:27) and fourth at Coaches Invitational (18:51) … Was seventh at Division 2 Eastern Mass. (18:49) … Crossed the finish line 13th at All-States with best performance of season (17:49) … Top 10 in class with 4.0 GPA … President of National Honor Society and Vice President of senior class … Plans to run in college at Division 1 school
Captain from Hamilton finished 12th at CAL Meet in 19:41 … Placed fifth at Division 5 Eastern Mass. in 18:51 and was named an all-star … Her 18:15 time at All-States was good for 27th place overall and helped Generals win state team title ... Plans to run at a Division 1 college … Says teammates have been her biggest influence. “They’re all so new to the sport, but so driven to succeed and they have inspired me to run harder than I ever have”
Sister Emily has been biggest influence on talented H-W newcomer … Finished fifth in 19:13 at Cape Ann League Meet for all-league honors … Eastern Mass. Division 5 all-star was seventh in personal best 5K time of 18:56 … Ran 17:59 on 2.88 course at All-State Division 2 to finish 16th and help Hamilton-Wenham win state championship … Coach Steve Sawyer was pleasantly surprised with her performance this fall … Wants to run in college.
Bishop Fenwick Senior
Captain from Peabody went to the All-States all four years at Fenwick and finished 26th this fall in 18:11 ... Placed fifth at Eastern Mass. Division 6 race in 19:02 … Set new home course record with time of 19:07 … Was fifth at Catholic Memorial Invitational in 19:47 … Took seventh at Frank Kelley Invitational in 19:41 … Won Catholic Central League championship in 20:01 … Has 4.53 GPA and plans to run in college.
Three-season track athlete was top finisher for Tanners at All-States in 37th place (18:15) over 2.88 mile course … Was fifth at Falmouth Twilight Meet on 3.1 mile course in 18:45 … Took eighth at NEC Meet … Member of winning team at Clipper Relays … Placed 13th at Division 1 Eastern Mass. in 19:12 … Has 3.45 GPA and plans to major in business administration … Will run in college … “I would not have become the runner I am today without the support from my family, who instilled in me that hard work and determination will achieve success.”
Won Twilight Meet in Falmouth in 18:23 on 5K course … Was runner-up at Northeastern Conference Meet in 18:53 behind Catalina Dominick … Also finished second at Eastern Mass. Division 4 in 18:33 on 5K course to help team win first championship … Was 11th at All-States Division 2 in 17:55 to medal … Plans to run in college and study biology … Says that her Magicians winning Eastern Mass.title was high point of her season along with breaking 19:00 in the 5K.
Achieved goal to break 19 minutes in 5K at Eastern Mass. Division 4 Meet by finishing fourth in 18:56 … Placed sixth at NEC Meet … Was 10th at Division 2 All-States in 17:51 to medal … Team’s No. 2 runner behind Randall all season … Placed eighth at Twilight Meet … In top 10 percent of class with 4.3 GPA … Plans to run in college … Says coach Jen Rodier and teammates push her to the limit. “They give me confidence to set high standards and goals.”
Came in 8th in 19:17 at CAL Meet for all-league honors … All-star at Eastern Mass. Division 5 with 12th in 19:37 … Ran 18:33 to place 37th at All-States Division 2 to help team win championship … Hamilton resident one of talented underclassmen that helped keep HW’s undefeated streak alive … Says biggest influences this year were teammate Emily Horgan and coach Steve Sawyer
Won Coaches Invitational sophomore race in 19:00 … 3rd at NEC Meet 5K in 19:00 … Set record at Twilight Meet freshman race on 2.1 mile course in 12:09, breaking old mark by 19 seconds … Set freshman record at Beverly course (18:50) … 18th in Division 2 Eastern Mass. race (19:15) … 47th at All-State … Named team co-MVP … NEC all-star … Says highpoint of season beating Peabody to win NEC title
Top performer for state champion Hamilton-Wenham … Had third place finish at Division 5 Eastern Mass. meet with 5K time of 18:44 … Eastern Mass. all-star … Battled through injuries to become key performer in Generals’ undefeated season … Part of winning team at All-States … Best 5K finish was 18:44 … Carries 3.8 GPA and plans to continue running in college … “Teammates and coaches supported me through this whole season; I couldn’t be more grateful to have them in my life. My Mom is pretty cool, too.”
Northeastern Conference all-star after placing ninth (19:55) at conference meet ... Named team’s Unsung Hero … Best performance at Twilight Meet (19:07) to medal … Was 12th in 19:34 at MSTCA Invitational to also medal … Ran 19:34 at Eastern Mass. Division 2 to help team qualify for All-States … Ran 19:04 at Division 1 All-States ... Says beating Peabody in dual meet to win NEC title was high point of her season … Inspired by captain Keely Higgins because she overcame every challenge put in her way and showed her how to enjoy running.
Top finisher for H-W at Division 2 All-States in seventh place (17:38) … Finished fourth at Division 5 Eastern Mass. in 18:49 on 5K course ... Eastern Mass. all-star … CAL All-Leaguer was third in 18:51 … Key finish in team’s state championship … Has 4.3 GPA and plans to run in college … Her personal role model is teammate captain Emily Horgan: “She has always been that girl to stop and help me out on a tough run and pushed me to achieve my full potential. If it weren’t for her influence, I doubt I could be where I am today as a runner.”
BEVERLY: Maeve Monahan, Jr.; Keely Higgins, Sr.
BISHOP FENWICK: Sydney Packard, Soph.; Mary Pasquale, Jr.
DANVERS: Allison Barker, Sr.; Jessica Driscoll, Sr.
ESSEX TECH: Jessie O’Neill, Soph: Alexa Marquis, Soph.; Korina Rosario, Fr.
HAMILTON-WENHAM: Amanda Burnette, Fr.; Megan McWhirter, Jr.; Mazey Loomis, Fr.
IPSWICH: Emily DeMarco, Soph.; Annie Zampitella, Jr.; Maggie Brown, Jr.; Brooke Robishaw, Jr.; Norah Hughes, Fr.
MARBLEHEAD: Sarah Oliver, Soph.; Paige Ferrucci, Sr.; Anna Barrell, Jr.
MASCONOMET: Kathleen Gillespie, Sr.; Abbie Greenslade, Jr.; Kim Cosgrove, Sr.
PEABODY: Sydney May, Sr.; Annie Pollack, Sr.
PINGREE: Blair Kaneb, Sr.; Lauren Menzi, Soph.
SALEM: Kathy Le, Jr.; Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman, Soph.
SWAMPSCOTT: Isabella Kornitsky, Soph.; Sarah Kelley, Sr.