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May 20, 2013

Weekend track roundup: Peabody boys, girls both win NEC meets


Emily Weigand won the 2-mile (11:47), as did the 4x800 relay team of Emily Horgan, Sarah Duffy, Claire Pacione and Meg Blatchford (10:18) as Hamilton-Wenham placed third with 88 points. Five different Generals had third place finishes, including Vanessa Morris (100, 13.4), Anna Murphy (100 hurdles, 16.7), Kerry Hull (high jump, 4-10), Emma Beane (200, 26.8) and Blatchford (800, 2:25), as well as the 4x400 (4:28) and 4x100 (53.2) relay teams. Leslie Bynum (discus, 92-1), Maggie Abbott (pole vault, 8-6), Addison Shearer (400 hurdles, 69.5, Horgan (mile, 5:27) and Weigand (400, 2:27) earned fourth place finishes as well.


Junior David Drigo’s performance for Masconomet was the individual highlight as the Chieftains captured the Cape Ann League boys meet for the first time since 2001. Drigo won the javelin and broke the school record with a throw of 173-7. The previous record was 166 feet held by Jacob Muetterties . Drigo also anchored the winning 4x100 relay team (45.1) along with Ryan Katz, Simon Tardiff and Regan Charie, and ran a leg of the second-place 4x400 relay team.

Charie took first in the 200 (22.58), Tristan Cluster was first in the 400 hurdles (57.82), and the 4x800 relay team (Jake Moorman, Alex Gikas, Ryan Raphael, Harry Kent) also won in 8:32.

For Hamilton-Wenham, Sean Koch was second in the 110 hurdles (15.9) and third in the 200 (23.61). Bobby Grinnell, Kevin Rutigliano, Michael Allard and John Blatchford placed second in the 4x800 relay (8:32), while the 4x100 unit of Wyatt Howell, Riley Frackleton, John Dyer and J.J. Thisstle were fourth (47.1).

Ipswich finished in fourth overall with a team score of 70.5 points. Alex Jean-Charles led the way with a first place finish in the 100 (11.81), as well as second place finished in both the triple (40-11) and long jump (20-10). Ryan Bahar won the 110 hurdles (15.85), Matt Jaeger was third in the long jump (19-6 1/2), Nate Glaster finished fourth in the 400 (51.97) and Cole Martens was fourth in the 400 hurdles (60.09).

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