, Salem, MA


May 10, 2013

Thursday's area roundup: Bishop Fenwick girls track wins showdown with Cardinal Spellman


The Bishop Fenwick girls track team was gearing up for their fourth meet in six days, but there no tired legs as the Crusaders dominated their biggest meet of the season.

Fenwick took first place in 13 of 16 events to beat Cardinal Spellman, 91-46, in a battle of Catholic Central League unbeatens. Spellman was Fenwick’s lone loss a year ago and the teams split the CCL title the previous two seasons, so this was a meet the Crusaders circled on their calendars from the outset.

“It was a gutty, gritty performance; one of the finest in my 22 years,” said Fenwick coach Jay Smith. “It was a top to bottom performance. Abigail Smith was third in the two mile, the first race, but she ran so hard that it set the tone for the rest of the meet.”

Freshman Colleen Corrocan won the high jump (4-8) and the 200 (27.5) and was third in the dash and senior captain Maggie Lepley won both the shot (29-10) and the javelin (99-10). Captain Rose Fantozzi took the long jump (15-11) and was second in the 100. Also winning events for Fenwick (8-0) were Arianna Maida (mile, 5:32), Andrea Klos (400, 64.6) and Sydney Packard (800, 2:26).

Hamilton-Wenham 91, Pentucket 54: The Generals (6-1) assured themselves at least a share of the CAL Small title with a strong across the board team performance. Among the event winners were double-winner Leslie Bynum (javelin, 87-9 and discus, 103-1), Michelle Horgan (2-mile, 12:09), Vanessa Morris (100, 13.3), Emily Weigand (mile, 6:02), Meg Blatchford (800, 2:26), Emma Beane (200, 27.9) and Bailey Wallick (triple jump, 32-1).

Masconomet 81, North Reading 64: Cat Hosman took first in the 400 hurdles (67.0) and set a new school record for the Chieftains (8-0). Maddie Goldstein ran a league-best 2:23 in the 800, while the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams also had first place finishes.

Ipswich 101, Newburyport 44: Michaela Hedderman (100, 200), Nora McMorrow (pole vault, long jump) and Devin Smith (triple jump, 400) all had doubles wins for the Tigers (5-2). Celia Zampitella (shot) Marissa Caine (javelin), Anna Steele (high jump), Sarah Keiran (2 mile), Tina Keiran (mile) and Shea Coughlin rounded out the top place finishers for Ipswich.

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