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September 2, 2013

North Shore girls cross country 2013 team-by-team capsules


The Salem News

---- — BEVERLY

Last year’s record: 6-1

Coach: Dave Jellerson (19th year)

Runners to watch: Nicole Demars, Sr., Capt.; Keely Higgins, Sr., Capt.; Savannah Page, Sr., Capt.; Julianna Wesley, Jr.; Melissa Lubas, Soph.; Maeve Monahan, Jr.; Sarah Welch, Soph.

Season outlook: “We’ll do well if everybody did their summer workouts. We’re expecting big things from our senior captains and have some good looking young girls coming along.”

BISHOP FENWICK

Last year’s record: 4-3

Coach: Steve Czarnecki (10th year)

Runners to watch: Arianna Maida, Sr., Capt.; Meghan Clancy, Jr.; Kaitlyn Constantino, Jr.; Sydney Packard, Soph.; Sam Claveau, Jr.; Mary Pasquale, Jr.

Season outlook: “This will be a very interesting season. We’ve added some new pieces, but all the girls are experienced distance runners, although this is the first cross country season for some. Maida will be looking to make her fourth trip to All-States.”

DANVERS

Last year’s record: 5-2

Coach: John Norris (18th year)

Runners to watch: Ali Barker, Sr., Capt.; Jessica Driscoll, Sr., Capt.; Catalina Dominick, Jr.

Season outlook: “We have some solid returnees and are pretty strong up top. The league is very tough, especially Marblehead, Peabody and Beverly. If anybody goes undefeated this year, they will absolutely be a state level team.”

HAMILTON-WENHAM

Last year’s record: 10-0

Coach: Steve Sawyer (35th year)

Runners to watch: Emily Horgan, Sr.; Kathy Chiu, Sr.; Emily Weigand, Jr.; Meg McWhirter, Jr.; Iela Ciegenhals, Sr.; Jeanine Zheng, Soph.; Meghan Stone, Soph.

Season outlook: “We have almost 50 girls out, and from what I’ve seen they had a very good summer training. We’re expecting another strong season.”

IPSWICH

Last year’s record: 6-4

Coach: Steve Bartholomew (2nd year)

Runners to watch: Maggie Brown, Jr., Capt.; Annie Zampitella, Jr., Capt.; Maddie Werner, Sr.; Olivia Hammond, Sr.; Brittany Barbarisi, Sr.

Season outlook: “Our goal is to have every individual on the team strive to reach full potential. A team not focused solely on wins and losses, but celebrating and supporting each other as they reach the goals they have set for themselves. We have a great group of returnees and influx of new athletes.”

MARBLEHEAD

Last year’s record: 6-1

Coach: Jennifer Rodier (5th year)

Runners to watch: Lily Roberts, Sr., Capt.; Noey Cox, Sr., Capt.; Janaya Randall, Sr.; Paige Ferrucci, Sr.; Sarah Oliver, Soph.; Noelle Villa, Sr.; Anna Barrell, Jr.

Season outlook: “We have a lot of strong returnees who are excited for the possibilities this season holds.”

MASCONOMET

Last year’s record: 8-2

Coach: Joe Casey (38th year)

Runners to watch: Kimmy Cosgrove, Sr., Capt.; Kathleen Gillespie, Sr., Capt.; Erin Johnson, Sr., Capt.; Meghan Collins, Jr.; Allison Goldstein, Soph.; Lauren Sorel, Jr.

Season outlook: “We were 6th in Eastern Mass. (among Division 2 teams) last year and we’ll be competitive again. We have experience in the big meets and have a big turnout again, with 97 girls out.”

NORTH SHORE TECH/ESSEX AGGIE

Last year’s record: 3-8

Coach: Dan Verrington (2nd year)

Runners to watch: Hannah Marshall, Jr.; Kailee Silva, Jr.; Alexa Marquis, Soph.; Jessie O’Neill, Soph.

Season outlook: “With only one senior graduating last year and still having a young, improving team, we should be moving up in the win column.”

PEABODY

Last year’s record: 7-0

Coach: Joe Rocha (15th year)

Runners to watch: Sam Allen, Sr., Capt.; Sydney May, Sr., Capt.; Lauren Barrett, Jr.; Antonia Pagliuca, Sr.; Julia Merchant, Jr.

Season outlook: “We have four top runners back from last year’s Division 1 state champions, but we need to find our sixth and seventh runners. Developing that depth is a concern.”

PINGREE

Last year’s record: 9-1

Coach: Jim MacLaughlin (1st year)

Runners to watch: Blair Kaneb, Sr., Capt.; Jessie Rucker, Sr., Capt.; Lauren Menzie, Soph.; Maya Jain, Sr.; Sydney Miller, Jr.

Season outlook: “There are a lot of strong returning runners who have trained hard over the summer. We should be able to contend for a league title if we remain healthy and can add a few new runners.”

SALEM

Last year’s record: 2-5

Coach: Graeme Marcoux (2nd year)

Runners to watch: Rebecca Beaulieu, Sr., Capt.; Kathy Le, Jr., Capt.; Esther Hamidou, Soph.; Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman, Soph.

Season outlook: “I’m very excited to be starting my second year as coach. We have many runners returning ... our goal is to better our record from last season.”

SWAMPSCOTT

Last year’s record: 4-3

Coach: Jeff Bartlett (3rd year)

Runners to watch: Sarah Kelley, Sr., Capt.; Megan Mahoney, Sr., Capt.; Michelle Laconte, Sr., Capt.; Angela Baldacci, Sr., Capt.; Isabella Kornitsky, Soph.; Miranda Nocera, Soph.

Season outlook: “We are bringing back all the varsity runners from last year, and the goal is to race as a pack.”