Both the boys and the girls track and field teams bested Swampscott Sunday at the New Balance Track in Boston. The girls ran away with the victory, winning 75-11, while the boys won by a 53-33 margin. Here is how the athletes performed individually in each event:
Girl’s 55m hurdles
Devin Whalen took first place with a time of 9.48 seconds and Claire Davis finished right behind her in second, running a 10.21. Anna Vina de Garnica rounded out the top finishers with a time of 10.89.
Boy’s 55m hurdles
Alex Hersey ran a .3 second personal best from his time last season, coming in first for the team with an 8.78. Errol Apostolopoulos came in 2nd with a 9.09, and Marc Grazado finished 5th running a 10.02 which was a half second personal record from his time last year as well.
Ava Machado secured first place in the opening race with a 7.86. Coming in right behind Machado was Sadie Halpern with a time of 8.07. Gabby Hendy took third, sprinting to a time of 8.16.
Harrison Curtis’s time of 7.03 in the opening race was good enough to earn him a runner-up finish on the day. Thomas Carlson came in third running a 7.17 and Matt Mahan was fifth with a 7.33. Jake Bobowski and Riley Schmitt also ran solid races with times of 7.62 and 7.64 respectively.
Cate Trautman snatched another first-place finish for the team, running a time of 45.15 seconds. The Lady Magicians swept the event thanks to performances from Le’Daisha Williams (2nd, 46.63) and Morgan Zion (3rd, 48.18).
Sebastian Pantzer took first, running a sub-40 opening race time of 39.45. Jack Burke (3rd, 42.86) and Slater Johnson (4th, 43.67) both ran impressive races as well.
Grace Mortenson (1:49.12) and Sofia Grubor (2:04.18) ran extremely well for the team and finished first and second respectively, helping their team to rack up the points against Big Blue.
Ryan Thompson fought hard and earned a first place finish in the race, running a 1:27.87. Xavier Grazado (1:42.81) and Sean Heenan (1:52.43) finished 3rd and 4th respectively.
Yet another first and second place finish for the girls came courtesy of Maya Mahoney (3:50.84) and Piper Morgan (3:54), who ran a four second personal best. Savannah Caruso (4:00.52) came in 4th, just missing out on third by under 2 seconds.
Gabe Bayramian won the 1000m with a time of 2:58.55. Nicholas Regnault (3:15.40) ran a two second personal best and finished 3rd, and Peter Sullivan (3:18.62) finished 4th with a personal best as well.
The girl’s distance runners came out firing and swept the one-mile run. The effort was led by Ada Merrigan (6:15.99) who came in first overall, followed by Cat Piper (6:23.97) in second, and Maren Potter (6:31.04) in third.
Ryan Blestowe and Jonah Potach kept the strong showing going for the distance squad. Blestowe was first overall with a 5:10.69 and Potach was second with a 5:44:11.
Angie Fischer ran a time of 14:30.36 in the two-mile, earning her a second place finish in the race. Anne Simcoe was not far off, running a 14:49.82 and finishing in third. Martha Heffernan rounded out the top finishers in the event, coming in 4th with a time of 14:56.91.
Isaac Gross broke the ten-minute mark, finishing in first with a time of 9:57.48, running on his own for most of the race. Nate Assa had a big day for Marblehead, coming in third place with an 11:24.62. Will Cronin was right behind Assa in fourth with a time of 12:21.20.
Girl’s high jump
Keira Sweetnam soared to first place, posting a jump of 4’10” for the Lady Magicians. Machado also competed in the high jump, recording a height of 4’8” which was good for a second place finish. Campbell Crane was third for the team with a height of 4’6”.
Boy’s high jump
Apostolopoulos cleared the 5’6” mark and led the way for Marblehead in the event, and Graham Tips followed with a 5’4” clearance immediately following his 300m race.
Girl’s shot put
Rachael Albert was the leading thrower in this event for the Lady Magicians, coming in first with a distance of 26’4”. Lillian Reddy was third, throwing for a mark of 23’10”. In sixth was Hannah O’Brien with a throw of 18’11”.
Boy’s shot put
Riley Schmitt performed well for Marblehead, coming in third with a throw of 37’6”. Following him was Alex Hersey (4th, 35’6”), Anthony Vizy (28’), and Matthew Mahan (25’11”).
Girl’s long jump
The girl’s long jump event was not scored, but Whalen (13’11”), Davis (13’10”), and Vina de Garnica (13’7”) all jumped well for Marblehead.
Boy’s long jump
Will Cruikshank jumped 15’1” and finished eight overall and first for his team. Coming in second for Marblehead was Claduio Gusmao Gonzalez who finished 10th with a jump of 14’7”.
Both teams are off to a great start with a victory in their first meet of the season, and look to build off of the early success when they take on Salem and Danvers in a tri-meet at Marblehead High School on Monday, Dec. 19.