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March 27, 2013

2013 Salem News Girls Indoor Track All-Stars

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XANTHI PANTAZELOS

Danvers Senior

Sprints/Jumps


Captain undefeated in 55 meter dash in regular season .. Nosed out by Hayley Dowd at NEC Meet (7.57) … Team MVP and NEC all-star … 9th at D-3 meet with personal best 7.56 … Best high jump was 4-10 and second at NEC Meet … Has 3.6 GPA and will attend Holy Cross to major in bio chemistry and in pre-dental program while running D-1 track … Calls older sister Maria her biggest influence. “She pushes me to work hard and brings out my competitive nature which pushes me to be my best.”



JANAYA RANDALL

Marblehead Junior

Mile/Two Mile/Relay


Went to nationals in mile … personal best time of 5:10 … Team MVP and NEC all-star … 2nd at NEC Meet mile behind Peabody’s Catarina Rocha … 5th at D-3 Meet in 5:17 … 9th at All-State in 5:10 … Member of D-3 state meet 4th place 4x800 relay (1001) … Highlight of season was going to nationals … Plans to continue running in college … Biggest influences on track career are her coaches and all the people supporting her.



EMILY WEIGAND

Hamilton-Wenham Sophomore

Mile/Relays


Personal best mile time of 5:14 … Undefeated during regular season … 2nd at CAL Meet … 4th at D-4 States in 5:14 … Ran on both 4x400 and 4x800 relays … 4x800 relay 4th at D-4 … Anchored relay 4th at D-4 state coaches relays (10:21) and distance medley relay 6th (13:16) … Went to All-States … Also ran 600 in 1:51 … Carries 3.8 GPA and plans to run in college … Says teammates and coaches push her and make her mentally and physically prepared, and her mother has a huge a positive influence on her training.



KALEIGH WHITE

Masconomet Junior

Sprints/Relay


Won CAL Meet 55 meter and undefeated in league meets all season … 6th at D-2 States in 7.56 … 16th at All-States in 7.60 … League all-star … Plans to play soccer in college … Says her sister has been a huge influence because she ran track and played soccer. “I always strive to be the best and she always pushed me to by setting an amazing example.”

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