The Beverly wrestling team started its season in impressive fashion this weekend, winning all three of its matches in the Northeastern Conference Dual Meet Tournament to win the championship.
The Panthers defeated Salem, 57-18, and Marblehead/Swampscott, 60-11, to advance to the championship against Danvers. Beverly prevailed, 48-29, to finish a perfect Saturday.
Nick Parianos (132 pounds), Luke McDonald (160), and Tom Wilbur (170) each won three matches for Beverly.
Ahmad Alshrafi (106), Jonah Feingold (120), Joe Kozlowski (138), Corey Sullivan (152), Peter Reusch (182), and Brian Perry (220) won two matches apiece for the Panthers (3-0).
Danvers was second in the meet with a 2-1 record, and Marblehead/Swampscott also finished with a 2-1 mark. Peabody and Salem were each 1-2 while Saugus finished 0-3.
NEC Relay carnival: The Northeastern Conference held its first relay carnival at Swampscott High. In the Large school division, Peabody’s winners included the boys shuttle hurdle relay, dash relay and 4x800. Beverly won the boys shot put, 4x400 and distance medley and Salem won the boys high jump and 4x200.
For the Large school girls, Peabody took the hurdles and the shot put and Beverly had a strong showing with the winning high jump, distance medley, 4x800 and 4x200 teams.
In the Small school boys, Swampscott won the dash, the high jump and the 4x800. Marblehead won the hurdle relay and the 4x200. In the girls Small school division, Marblehead took the high jump, distance medley, 4x400 and shuttle hurdles. Swampscott won the dash and 4x200.
Fenwick sweeps St. Mary’s: The Fenwick track teams opened the season with wins over St. Mary’s, with the boys team winning 69-13 and the girls registering a 58-19 win.
On the boys’ side, Charlie Maistrellis was a triple-winner with victories in the dash (7.19), 300 (38.9), and long jump (17-3). Andrew Carlin added wins in the high jump (5-3) and high hurdles (9.94) while also taking second in the shot put (37-3). Troy Reinhold (600, 1:40), Dan Deschenes (1,000, 3:00), and Bryan Mendes (mile, 4:47) also had wins for Fenwick and teammed up with Nick Tambini to win the 4x400 relay.