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December 3, 2013

Salem News 2013 Girls Cross Country all-star team

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LAUREN BARRETT

Peabody Junior

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.

MEGHAN COLLINS

Masconomet Junior

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.

NICOLE DEMARS

Beverly Senior

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

EMILY HORGAN

Hamilton-Wenham Senior

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”

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