The Salem News
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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.
Pentucket 94, Hamilton-Wenham 51: Senior captain Tyler Mulley set a new school record in the 400 low hurdles with a sterling time of 58.8. Matt Gillis won two events for the Generals (2-5), taking the 2-mile (10:52) and the 800 (2:10) and Michael Allara took the mile (4:56).
North Reading 78, masconomet 67: The Chieftains (7-1) made up 20 points after the field events but couldn’t come all the way back and suffered their first loss in a battle of unbeatens. Tristan Cluster won the 400 hurdles (57.1), Regan Charie won the 100 (10.9), Austin Cashin took the 400 (51.6) and Jake Moorman, Alex Gikas, Ryan Raphael all ran 2:03.3 in the 800 to sweep. Harry Kent (4:41) and Jay Polakiewicz (4:42) went first and second in the mile, Masco won the 4x400 and picked up key seconds from Garrett Roberts (100), Luck Schell (400) and Matt Mudgett (200).
Cardinal Spellman 94, Bishop Fenwick 42: Senior Pat Corcoran won both the shot put (47-1) and the discus (120-10) but the Crusaders dipped to 7-1 overall. Charlie Maistrellis won the 200 (23.9) and was second in the long jump and the 100, Bryan Mendes won the 800 (2:06) and Nick Tambini was second in the high hurdles and third in the lows.
Newburyport 73, Ipswich 63: Matt Jaeger was first in both the triple jump and long jump for the Tigers (2-5). Derek Chamberlain (javelin), Neil Coleman (high jump), Ryan Bahar (110 hurdles) and Alex Jean-Charles (100) also won their respective events.
Marblehead 3, Swamspcott 2: The Magicians handed Swampscott (10-1) their first loss at Bass River. Matt Jacobs of the Big Blue won first singles, 6-1, 6-2, and Marblehead’s Miles Barry (6-2, 7-5) and Griffin Butterfield (6-1, 6-2) won tough matches to take second and third singles. Swampscott’s Sam Crimmins and Matt Gilberg won first doubles, 6-2, 6-2, but Marblehead’s Alex Rothbard and Michael Forte won a terrific three-setter, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4, to take the match.
Marblehead 3, Swampscott 2: Tori Booth led the way at first singles, winning her match 6-1, 6-1 as the Magicians stay unbeaten at 12-0. Meghan Gabel/Kelly Nealey (6-1, 6-0) and Amanda Gilberg/Megean Hanratty (6-2, 6-0) swept in doubles actions.
For the Big Blue (9-2), Vivian Gere (6-2, 6-3) and Veronica Pyatigorskaya (6-0, 6-0) continue their undefeated streak at second and third singles respectively.
Beverly 17, Gloucester 9: The Panthers (6-6) played well in all three zones and worked hard to getting balls to the net.