, Newburyport, MA


April 5, 2012

Triton has best track win 'since 2007'

Boys Track

Triton 82, North Andover 63

Triton couldn't have started the season on a higher note. On the heels of a 9-1 season, the Vikings posted their first victory over North Andover since 2007. Cam Loughlin and Jake Stelline won two events each. Loughlin won the 2-mile (10:35) and mile (4:56). Stelline won the 110 hurdles (16.1) and long jump (20-0).

Peder Franson (high jump, 5-10), Steve Kreticos (shot put, 43-3), Alex Mandragouras (discus, 147-4), Ryan Clay (javelin, 161-7), John Mirandi (pole vault, 11-0), Matt Hill (100, 11.4), the 4x100 relay team (46.8) of Stelline, Mike Campbell, Franson and Hill, and the 4x400 relay team (3:57) of John Mills, Josh Lannon, Jake Eaton and Connor Barry also placed first.

"This is the best win the boys have had since 2007, when we went undefeated," Triton coach Joe Colbert said. "I challenged our seniors to step up and perform to their talent level, and they really did against a great North Andover team. Captain Jake Stelline, the CAL Large athlete of the year in the winter, was huge, and so was senior Cam Loughlin, with the toughest double in track, winning the 2 mile and mile. It was a great way to start off the season and a great way to end our rivalry with North Andover, finally beating them after four years."

Newburyport 88, Ipswich 56

Newburyport 78, Pentucket 67

Pentucket 89 1/2, Ipswich 55 1/2

John O'Neil won three events for Newburyport — the 400 hurdles (1:02.2), high hurdles (16.7) and pole vault (10-0). Chris Orlando (2-mile, 10:50), Steve Preston (discus, 139-6; shot put, 46-6), Ryan Dionne (long jump, 18-10; 200, 23.1), Andrew Orlando (mile, 5:01) and Sawyer Updike (800, 2:06) also had top finishes for the Clippers.

For Pentucket, Matt Barry (long jump, 18-7; 100, 12.4), Jeff Funk (triple jump, 36-3), Jake Donlon (discus (98-9), Shawn Cowher (javelin, 124-0) and Ian Mitchell (400, 56.3) had top finishes.

Girls Track

North Andover 90, Triton 55

Kerstin Darsney won two events for Triton — the high jump (5-2) and triple jump (30-8). Liz Willmonton (2-mile, 12:58), Sierra Wear (discus, 82-6), Lauren Batterton (pole vault, 8-0), Erin Barrett (100 hurdles (17.2) and the 4x100 relay team (53.0) of Kelsie Ferris, Barrett, Darsney and Lauren Robert placed first.

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