Both the boys and girls track teams refuse to slow down this season, with both teams taking care of business against the Gloucester Fishermen and the Masconomet Chieftains. The girls edged out Masconomet by a score of 44-42, but coasted past Gloucester 63-19. On the boys side, neither competition was close. They beat Masconomet 52-38, and knocked off Gloucester 56-30. Below is how individuals performed in each event.
Boy’s High jump
Graham Tips and Errol Apostolopoulos led the way for Marblehead with leaps of 5’4” to finish 1st and 2nd in the Masco meet and 2nd and 3rd in the Gloucester meet.
Girl’s High jump
Keira Sweetnam won the high jump with a jump of 5’0” to remain undefeated on the season. Sweetnam came close to setting an indoor personal best of 5’2” but fell just short on her way to her first place finish.
Boy’s shot put
Riley Schmitt captured another victory with a new personal best of 39’5”. He was followed by Alex Hersey (2nd and 3rd) with a throw of 36’6”.
Girl’s shot put
Lillian Reddy continued to dominate, winning with a throw of 29’ to set a new personal best. She was followed by Rachael Albert (26’, 3rd and 4th) and Hannah O’Brien (20’11”, 6th).
Harrison Curtis and Tommy Carlson led the way in the dash with a 2nd and 3rd finish overall (1st and 2nd in Gloucester meet) with times of 7.05 and 7.06 respectively.
Cate Trautman ran in the 55m dash for the first time this season and instantly found great success with a new personal best of 7.71. Sadie Halpern ran to a second place finish and beat out a Masconomet runner at the line, finishing with a time of 7.87.
Boys 55m hurdles
Alex Hersey remained undefeated this season with an 8.78, capturing first place. He was followed closely by Errol Apostolopolous (2nd, 8.97) and Marc Grazado ( 3rd, 9.68) who ran a personal best.
Girls 55m hurdles
Devin Whalen was the winner in the 55m hurdles with a time of 9.43. She was followed by Claire Davis (2nd, 9.61) and Elise Burchfield (3rd, 9.88).
Sebastian Pantzer cruised to a victory in the 300m with a 40.50. He was followed by Jack Burke and Seamus Crowley (42.82, 3rd and 4th) who both ran identical times in separate heats.
Ava Machado ran the 300m with great success, finishing 1st with a time of 46.95. She was followed by Le’Daisha Williams (48.53, 3rd) and Cora Gerson (48.98, 4th and 5th).
Xavier Grazado was lone Marblehead runner in the event, but nonetheless ran a 3 second personal record.
Grace Mortensen (1:52.35) ran her way to a second place finish against both opponents. Juliet Burchfield (1:53.50) ran a five second personal best, finishing third against both teams. Charlie Roszell (1:56.25) finished with a two second record, finishing in fourth against both opponents and fifth overall.
Ryan Thompson (2:46.58) ran an impressive time in his first ever 1000m race, cruising to a first place finish. Gabe Bayramian (2:55.24) ran a seasonal best and Nicolas Regnault (3:08.65) ran a seven second personal best.
Maya Mahoney (3:39.08) ran her best race of the season. Sienna Velandry (4:00.66) and Martha Heffernan (4:07.15) rounded out the Marblehead finishers.
Boys 1 Mile
Nate Assa ran a 5:08.44, a six second personal best, and Will Cruikshank (5:08.50) battled throughout the race. Ryan Blestowe rounded out the Marblehead runners with a 5:11.43.
Girls 1 Mile
Maren Potter (6:19.58) ran well for Marblehead and set the pace in the race. Angie Fischer (6:28.58) moved up into 3rd at the right time to close the race out in that position.
Boys 2 Mile
Isaac Gross (10:03.00) picked up where he left off in the first meet, running nearly sub-ten minutes, by himself, on a flat track. Jonah Potach (11:51.06) also ran a seasonal personal best. Will Cronin finished with a time of 12:03.17, his best race of the year.
Girls 2 Mile
Cat Piper (13:44.32) was the Magicians’ lone girl’s two miler on the day, and ran well despite coming back from an extended illness.
The relay team of Sebastian Pantzer, Ryan Thompson, Errol Apostolopoulos, and Graham Tips finished 2nd with a time of 3:53.91, the best time the team has run this season.
The girls squad of Claire Davis, Juliet Burchfield, Grace Mortenson, and Le’Daisha Williams finished 2nd as well with a time of 4:36.51, which was also their fastest time this season.