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September 2, 2013

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

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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.”

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