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January 25, 2013

Area roundup: Beverly girls win NEC title, O'Connor ties school record


The Salem News

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The Beverly girls track team had much to celebrate yesterday afternoon as the Panthers (6-0) clinched the Northeastern Conference Large title with their 70-16 win over Lynn Classical.

“It’s always nice to win the title,” said head coach Dave Jellerson. “The girls really earned it, they’ve worked hard for it.”

Junior Kristen O’Connor tied a school record (set by Christina Davis) in the 50-yard high hurdles (7.3) and also had a NEC season best in the high jump (5-1).

Julianna Devitt set a new freshmen school record in the high hurdles with a time of 7.7. Caitlin Harty and Madisonn Shropshire took first in second in the 600 respectively, while Natalie Shea was first in the shot and Allison Collins took the 1000. Julianna Welsey ran a 5:34.6 for first in the mile and Maeve Monahan won the two mile.

Swampscott 66, Winthrop 20: The Big Blue move to 5-1 as Sarah Kelly took the 1000 (3:19.9). Other winners for Swampscott include, Melinda Wilson (shot), Vy Le (hurdles), Lauren Moran (dash), Aisling Dennehy (300), Alison Carr (600), Lauren Sullivan (mile) and Michelle Lacante (2 mile).

BOYS TRACK

Swampscott 72, Winthrop 4: Peter Hale took the 2 mile with a time of 10:52.7 as Swampscott improved to 4-2 overall. Other distance winners include, Sam Crimmins in the mile and Noah Conti in the 1000. The Big Blue swept in the hurdles and took the top three finishes in the 600.

Beverly 71, Lynn Classical 15: The Panthers (3-2) saw wins from Patrick Jennings (1000), Owen Goetemann (mile) and Michael Scott (2 mile), to sweep the distance events. Jay Richardson and Kenny Pierce were first and second in the high jump (5-9) and Harry Brown won the shot.

SWIMMING

Marblehead 101, Danvers 77: The Magicians captured the Northeastern Conference title on senior night with huge contributions from their elder teammates. Senior Sara Daher won the 200 free and 100 back, while senior Tyler Phillips won diving (195.35) to remain undefeated on the season. Harrison Rodts placed first in the 50 free and 500 free to secure Marblehead a perfect season at 9-0.

Lynn Classical 96, Swampscott 79 : The Big Blue fall to 1-7, but freshman Mark Kamens doubled in the 200 free and 500 free. The 200 meter relay team qualified for sectionals with a time of 2:00.38, members include Cymantha Rogers, Lauren Cassidy, Emily Guo, Meg Weisenburger.

GYMNASTICS

Bishop Fenwick 117.8, Cambrdige 113.3: The Crusaders improve to 3-2 overall as Erin Horgan (31.7) and Kristen Killcommons placed first and second respectively in the all-around. Horgan also won vault and bars, while Marissa Moschella placed second on floor (8.4).

Winthrop 127.5, Peabody 111.5: The Tanners were led by Sam Kinnaly, who placed third in the all-around with a 31.75. Kinnally was second vault (8.6), third on beam (7.8) and third on floor (8.1).

Marblehead 124.75, Ipswich 116.3: Katherine Pitman won the all-around won and was first on all four events for the Magicians (3-4). Sydney Levine finished second on vault, while Caleigh Lang and Emma Ghirardini also contributed to the teams overall score.

COLLEGE HOCKEY

Salem state 5, Framingham State 4 (OT): Eric Defelice scored at 1:13 of overtime to lift the Vikings (9-7-1) to a victory that snapped a two game skid. Defelice finished with four points (three assists), while Cam Moniz and Chad Goodwin each had two goals. Marc Macdonald and Steven McManus had three assists each for Salem State, which tied the game on the power play in the third period.