Track and field teams sweep Gloucester and Masco in tri-meet action

Marblehead’s Sadie Halpern sprints down the track during the varsity 55 meter dash. Photo by Libby O'Neill

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). 

Boy’s 55m

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. 

Girl’s 55m

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).

Boys 300m

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.

Girl’s 300m

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).

Boys 600m

Xavier Grazado was lone Marblehead runner in the event, but nonetheless ran a 3 second personal record. 

Girls 600m

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.

Boys 1000m 

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.

Girls 1000m

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. 

Boys 4x400m

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.

Girls 4x400m

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.