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December 8, 2012

Salem News 2012 Girls Cross Country All-Stars

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SARAH KEIRAN

Ipswich Senior

Captain from Rowley is CAL Small School Runner of Year … Won CAL championship in 18:27 … Division 6 state champ for second straight year (18:41) … 7th at All-State in 19:20 … Frank Kelley Invitational runner-up … All League … 4.02 GPA and plans to continue running in college … Says twin sister Tina is biggest influence “because she’s such a hard worker and an inspiration.”

TINA KEIRAN

Ipswich Senior

Cape Ann All-League … Captain from Rowley 6th at Frank Kelley Invitational … 6th at CAL Open in personal best 19:12 … 8th at Division 6 state meet in 19:38 … Was 27th at All-State in 20:07 … Has 4.12 GPA and plans to run in college … Says twin sister Sarah is biggest influence “because she’s so determined to achieve her goals and is always there to support and encourage me.”

ISABELLA KORNITSKY

Swampscott Freshman

No. 1 runner for the Big Blue all season … Outstanding first season of cross country saw her finish 7th at NEC championship in 20:16 … NEC all-star … Placed 14th at Division 5 states in 20:14 … 68th at All-State in 21:04 … Says middle school coach Mariane Hartman has had biggest influence on her athletic career so far.

HEATHER MACLEAN

Peabody Senior

Out for cross country for first time … A sprinter/middle distance track standout made amazing progress in short time … Second at NEC championship meet behind teammate Catarina Rocha (19:08) … 5th at Division 1 states in 18:53 … 16th at All-States in 19:47 … Second Peabody finisher at All-State helped team take first place … 17th at Frank Kelley Invitational in 19:56 … Influenced by uncle Dave MacLean, who set several Peabody track records … Plans to run in college.

ARIANNA MAIDA

Bishop Fenwick Junior

Set home course record with 19:18 time … Peabody resident was third at Catholic Central League meet … League all-star … No. 1 runner for Crusaders … Top 20 at Twilight Meet in 19:30 … 13th at Division 6 states in 19:50 … 52nd at All-States in 20:36 … Qualified for All-States for three straight years … Has 4.5 GPA and plans to run in college.

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