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June 22, 2013

Jean DePlacido column: Salem javelin standout Beaulieu should be even better next year


Sharing MVP honors at the Marblehead girls lacrosse banquet were Allie Forman and Meggie Collins while Coaches Awards went to Kiley Fischer and Cassie Rodgers.

Phillips, also an outstanding diver on the swim team, was named Top Female Athlete for the senior class and was chosen to play in the Agganis Game. She will have to pass up that honor because the family will be vacationing in Italy, but she will continue her lacrosse career at Skidmore College.


Abbey D’Agostino’s goal is to win, but a top-three finish would be nice in the 5,000 meters at the US Track and Field Outdoor Championship at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, tomorrow. The race will be televised on NBC as part of the live coverage (4-6 p.m.). More than 800 athletes will compete in the three-day event.

If D’Agostino nails down one of the top three spots, she will be named to Team USA and compete in the World Championships in Moscow Aug. 10-18.

The Dartmouth junior from Topsfield won the 5000 at the NCAA championships two weeks ago. She is one of 10 semifinalists and the first Ivy Leaguer to ever make the top 10 for the Bowerman Award, given annually to the most outstanding male and female collegiate track and field athletes in the country. The psychology major is also a three-time Academic All Ivy selection.


Jean DePlacido is a part-time writer and columnist for The Salem News. Contact her at

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