Track and field teams take care of business

Both the girl’s and boy’s track teams dominated yet again, this time sweeping Danvers and Salem in the Magician’s home opener. On the girl’s side, they just beat out Danvers by a score of 46 to 40, but won comfortably against Salem to say the least, 82-4. On the boys side, they won comfortably against both teams, besting Danvers 59 to 27, and Salem by a large 76-10 margin. Below is a rundown of how the athletes performed individually. 

High jump Girl’s 

Keira Sweetnam dominated yet again in the event, winning with a 4’8” clearance. Following her was Ava Machado and Campbell Crane, who both tied for second at 4’6”. 

High jump Boy’s 

Ryan Thompson was first with a jump of 5’6” followed by Errol  Apostolopoulos (3rd, 5’2”) and Antonio Freddo (4th and 5th, 5’2”). 

Shot put Girl’s 

Rachael Albert finished first against Salem, and second against Danversi with a throw of 26’1”. Lillian Reddy finished second and third respectively with a throw of  25’7”. Hanna O’Brien finished third and 5th with a 21’6” throw, a 3-foot personal best. Saylor Caruso rounded out Marblehead’s scorers with a throw of 16’6” that earned her fifth and sixth place finishes. 

Shot put Boy’s 

Riley Schmitt finished on top with a throw of 38’5”. Alex Hersey finished second and fifth with a  throw of 33’7”. Dylan Gilmore threw 28’7” that earned him second and seventh place finishes. Anthony  Vizy came in fourth and eight with a throw of 28’3”. 

55m hurdles Girl’s 

Devin Whalen, Elise Burchfield, and Claire Davis wiped out the competition as they finished first, second, and third with times of 9.54, 9.60, and 9.96 respectively. 

55m hurdles Boy’s 

Alex Hersey captured first place in the 55m hurdles with a time of 8.45. Apostolopoulos placed second, running a time of 9.53, and Marc Grazado went sub 10 for the first time in his  career with a 9.80 that earned him third. 

55m Girl’s 

Ava Machado led the way with a blazing 7.63 time to win the event. She was followed by Sadie Halpern (2nd, 7.81) and Gabby Hendy (8.09). 

55m Boy’s 

Harrison Curtis won with an impressive time of 6.74. Tommy Carlson was second with his first sub seven time, running a 6.97, and Graydon Waller in his varsity 55m debut finished 4th with a time of 7.43. 

300m Girl’s 

Cate Trautman ran a speedy 45.5 to earn first. She  was followed by Le’Daisha Williams (2nd and 3rd, 48.4) and Cora Gerson (3rd and 4th,  49.3). 

300m Boy’s 

Sebastian Pantzer paced the field with a 40.02. Jack Burke (2nd and 3rd, 43.04) and Graham Tips (3rd and 5th, 43.07) earned their placements by diving at the line to beat out their opponents by mere milliseconds..

600m Girl’s 

Grace Mortensen finished first for the team with a 1:53.7. Charlie  Roszell ran a sub-two-minute time in her debut (1:58.0), and Juliet Burchfield was Marbleheads third finisher at 2:06.4, also in her debut. 

600m Boy’s 

Ryan Thompson placed first comfortably with a 1:36.8.  Xavier Grazado (1:47.4) placed third against Salem, and Slater Johnson in his mid-distance debut ran 1:56.4.  

1000m Girl’s

Ada Merrigan (3:38.5) finished in a close second, and Maya Mahoney (3:49.7) also performed well. Savannah Caruso (3:52.4) took eight seconds off her time from last week. 

1000m Boy’s 

Gabe Bayramian (2:58.3) ran an impressive time for Marblehead, placing first overall. Peter Sullivan (3:20.6), and Sean Heenan  (3:33.3) both also ran well. 

1 mile Girl’s 

Maren Potter (6:20.0) was the first finisher for the school, also running a two second personal best. Angie  Fischer (6:23.4) was second for Marblehead and Piper Morgan (6:24.6) rounded out the scorers. 

1 mile Boy’s 

Ryan Blestowe (5:08.8) was the first to the line, followed by Will Cruikshank (5:10.7) and Nate Assa (5:16.3), who both helped secure crucial points against Danvers. 

2-mile Girl’s 

Cat Piper (13:58) secured points for her team in the event. Anne Simcoe (14:42.0) also scored and placed third. Abbie Goodwin (16:07.0) also raced well for her school. 

2-mile Boy’s

Isaac Gross (10:47.3) cruised to a first place victory. Jonah  Potach (11:53.4) ran his first two mile this season, coming in just 10 seconds shy of his personal best. Will Cronin (12:32.7) closed out Marblehead’s finishers.

4x400m Girl’s 

Cate Trautman, Le’Daisha Williams, Ava Machado, and Grace Mortenson performed well together, finishing with a time of 4:43.1. The team had a valiant effort, but just got edged out at the line.

4x400m Boy’s 

Harrison Curtis, Sebastian Pantzer, Errol Apostolopoulos, and Ryan Thompson ran a solid relay with a 3:59.9. Ryan Thompson ran a superb last leg, and also secured a “perfect” indoor track meet, where he scored 22.5 points (4  individual first places (20 points), and 2-relay first places (2.5 points).