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December 3, 2013

Salem News 2013 Girls Cross Country all-star team

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LILY ROBERTS

Marblehead Senior

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.”

MEGHAN STONE

Hamilton-Wenham Sophomore

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

ABBY WALSH

Beverly Freshman

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

EMILY WEIGAND

Hamilton-Wenham Junior

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.”

JULIANNA WESLEY

Beverly Junior

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