At the State Coaches Invitational at Somerville High School, Beverly’s 4x800 relay won the title with Caitlin Harty, Madison Shropshire, Nicole Demars and Keely Higgins combining for a time of 9:45, a full 13 seconds ahead of the runner up.
Sophomore Kendell Davy was third in the high hurdles, setting a new school record of 15.35. Demars was seventh in the 2 mile (11:34.1) with huge personal best.
”It was a great showing, because most of the girls had personal bests,” said Beverly head coach Dave Jellerson. “I’m very pleased. You never know with meets like this because there are so many good teams from all over the state. The impressive thing was how fast our winning relay team began and the margin a victory in which they won by.”
Also, Shropshire was sixth in the mile (5:26). Marblehead sophomore Anna Barrell was third in 5:23.
Marblehead’s Lily Cummings was fourth in the high jump, clearing 5-foot-1. Swampscott’s Melinda Wilson finished as the runner-up in discus, throwing 117-01.
Tanners shine at Andover: Seniors Catarina Rocha and Heather MacLean each won titles at the annual Andover Booster Meet. Rocha blazed to a first place finish in the 2-mile in a time of 10:30, while MacLean took home the 800 in 2:14.79. Both girls set the new course records in their respective events and were also members of the second-place 4x800 relay team (9:43.57), along with Lauren Barrett and Sam Allen. Pam Zabala was fourth in the shot (36), third in the discus (100-5), while teammate Cynthia Aroke placed fourth the 400 hurdles (67.52). Barrett ran a personal best 5:14 in the mile, good for fourth place and Allen was seventh (5:20). The Tanners finished fourth overall as a team with 46 points in their first big invitational of the season.
At the State Coaches Invitational at Greater New Bedford: Danvers’ Drew Piazza ran an outstanding 800, finishing second in 1:56.85. Joe Manson added a fourth in the discus at 151-10.
Swampscott’s Peter Hale was third in the mile in 4:29 and teammate Maleek Newsome was eighth in the 200 (23.77). Robert Seymour threw 51-6 to finish fifth in the shot; Also in the shot, St. John’s Prep’s Evan Dombrowski was third with a toss of 54-8. He was also fifth in the discus (145-10), while fellow classmate Vinnie Larovere finished seventh in the discus (141-4).
Salem’s Aaron Palmer was fifth in the high hurdles (15.81) and fellow Witch Ben Sattiewhite cleared 6-foot-2 to finish second in the high jump. Marblehead’s Josh Beloff was second in the long jump (20-11).
Peabody Cennami wins at Andover: At the annual Booster’s Meet held in Andover, Peabody senior Chris Cennami won the 100 dash in 11.05.
North Reading 2, Ipswich 0: The Tigers were able to hang around with undefeated North Reading, but the Hornets capitalized on a few fielding mistakes by Ipswich to win the game. Senior Alex Amoroso pitched a complete game, giving up just three hits, while Josh Guertin had two hits for the Tigers.
North Andover 15, Peabody 8: Keifer Heckman (assist), Josh Fiore and Eric Hennessey each had two goals for the Tanners (8-7) in the loss. Andrew Najjar played excellent on defense with five keep-aways and nine ground balls.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE
Middlebury 13, Endicott 4: The Gulls (13-8) trailed 7-1 at one point, but strung together three straight goals to trail by just three going into halftime and were ousted in the NCAA Division 3 Tournament second round on Saturday. Senior Holly Davis scored twice for Endicott and Kelly Tierney added a goal and an assist for Endicott. This was the first season in program history that the Gulls won a NCAA tournament game.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS
Bowdoin 5, Endicott 0: The Gulls advanced into the second round of the NCAA Division 3 tourney for the first time in program history with a 5-0 victory over Bridgewater State on Friday, but the saw their tournament run end after being swept by Bowdoin on Saturday. Endicott recorded a program best 19 wins and graduates only two players from this year’s team.