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January 4, 2013

Thursday's area roundup: Falcons swim to big win over Salem

SWIMMING

DANVERS 51, SALEM 50: Tom Giannino and Chris Demirdogen took first and second, respectively, in the 50 freestyle while in the diving, Trevor Chasse and Zach Tarricone went 1-2 to give Danvers (3-0) a big victory last night .

It was so close that the teams had to wait until the officials announced the final score at the end to find out who had won.

“It was a good meet. There was a lot of screaming going on, which is what you like,” explained Danvers head coach Barabara Damon.

“It was a hard fought meet. We had a lot of kids do some different events for us ... and they came up big.”

Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman scored a big first place for Salem (1-2) in the 100 breaststroke as the Witches had an outstanding team effort. Edward Ortiz also performed admirably in the 50 freestyle for Salem.

Beverly 101, Lynn Classical 74: Overall depth proved to be the key for the swim team last night as several different swimmers took multiple events. Freshman Nick Groblewski won the 200 freestyle, 100 yard backstroke and was member of one of the winning relay teams. Sarah Welch took the 100 free and was a member of two winning relay teams. Junior captain Emily Walsh won the 200 IM and 500 free as the Panthers moved to 2-0-1.

Marblehead 99 Revere 66: @text1SportsBriefScore:Harrison Rodts, Charlie Seltzer, Michael Kaminsky and Chris Rodts qualified for sectionals in the medley relay with a time of 1:52.23 as Marblehead bumped its record 3-0 in the Northeastern Conference (4-0 overall). Harrison Rodts also won the 50 freestyle (24.06) and Chris Selzter won the 100 breaststroke (1:05.58), while Tyler Phillips and Jake Driscoll finished 1-2 in diving.

Lynn English 117, Swampscott 69: Erin Cassidy had strong swims in the 50 and 100 freestyles for Swampscott (1-3) while Caitlin Rogers excelled in the 100 fly and the 100 backstroke.

GIRLS TRACK

Beverly 68, Salem 18: Beverly (3-0) had seven winners including Kristina Frangos in the high jump (4-10), Nicole Demars in the mile (5:36), Maeve Monahan in the two-mile (12:48), Nicole Kirsch in the shot put (29-8), Julianna Devitt in the hurdles (8.3), Allison Collins in the 600 (1:51) and Madison Shropshire in the 1000 (3:26).

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