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January 5, 2013

Fenwick tracksters throwing their weight around

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Last year senior Shaun Farrell of Peabody threw 58-2 and won the Boston Holiday Challenge before recorded a sixth place finish at nationals. Smith expects Corcoran, a six-foot, 275 pound former soccer player, to hit the 60-foot mark. Corcoran started doing the weight throw as a junior, but didn’t really like it so dropped it for most of the season, but picked it up again in February. He qualified for nationals where he had a 10-foot personal best.

“Corcoran and Lepley are both throwers. He is big and strong so he can do any weight event,” said Smith. “Patrick is also one of the best students in the senior class. Maggie has good height at 5-9 and wants to go to Bates where her brother is. She can do the weight, hammer, shot, javelin, and discus. One of the Stonehill College coaches officiates at our meets, and he would love to get her to commit, but she has her heart set on going north.

“Lepley is tireless, and the joke is the team is done when Maggie’s done. The other kids look up to her because her work ethic is so strong. Both Patrick and Maggie dedicated the fall to lifting and working on the weight throw so they hit the indoor season early and hard. We’ve had the Dartmouth Relays (Jan. 11-12) circled on our calendar since September, and we’re hoping to have some big results there.”

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The honors continue to roll in for some of the top high school football players on the North Shore. @text1_r:Alex Moore of St. John’s Prep, the Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year, Brendan Flaherty of Beverly, and Dylan Mann of Masconomet were all selected to the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association All-State Team as defensive backs. Moore and Flaherty led their respective teams to Super Bowl championships while Mann was instrumental in the Chieftains making the playoffs.

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