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October 21, 2013

Weekend area roundup: Marblehead's Randall, Beverly's Walsh win titles at Twilight

CROSS COUNTRY

Marblehead’s Janaya Randall finished the 5K course under the lights at the annual MSTCA Twilight Invitational in Falmouth in 18:23 to win the girls Division 2 race and help lead the Magicians to a second place finish. Classmate Lily Roberts ran 19:09 and finished sixth.

Swamspcott senior Matt Mahoney ran 15:19 in the D2 boys race and finished third. Sophomore A.J. Ernst (16:37) was the top finisher for Marblehead in 23rd and the Magicians wound up fourth with four runners in the top 50 of the field of 219.

In the Division 1 boys race, Peabody was fifth as Drew Fossa (16th, 16:10) Ben Braz (19th, 16:11) and Alex Greco (24th, 16:20) all finished in the top 30.

Beverly’s Abby Walsh won the girls freshman race with a time of 12:09 on the 2.1 mile ninth grade course, she also set a new freshman course record. Other freshmen medalists included Nora Monahan(12:57), who was 11th and Lexi Sutwyak (14:14), who finished 17th overall.

Beverly sophomores Danielle Bertaux (20:44) and Melissa Lubas (20:51) finished 18th and 21st respectively, while Nicole Demars (18:25) placed sixth in the varsity race.

Prep takes 2nd: The Eagles for second place with Medfield at the 53rd Catholic Memorial Invitational. The Eagles finished with a total of 76 points, but were awarded the runner up position on the strength of their 6th place finisher, Matt Mahoney in 35th place. The top five finishers for the Prep included Tim Loehner (16:29) in 5th, Liam Dow (16:58) in 15th, Luke Bugler (17:02) in 18th, Colin Monahan (17:11) in 22nd and Josh Raposa (17:34) in 29th.

GIRLS SOCCER

Chelmsford 1, Danvers 0: The Falcons hosted Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Night on Saturday night and played for one of their own, team manager Nicole Harrison, who’s was diagnosed with disease at age five.

Keeper Leah Ciampa made some big saves and Danvers and Chelmsford went into the break in a scoreless tie. Chelmsford scored five minutes into second half to get the go ahead goal, while the Falcons thought they’d gotten the equalizer when a Shannon Pohle shot went through the legs of the Chelmsford keeper, but the refs continued play.

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