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February 14, 2014

Elfiki and Randall qualify for All States

Indoor Track

Amesbury boys and girls

Amesbury had four athletes win medals at Wednesday night’s Division 5 State Championship meet. Adam Elfiki placed third in the 55-meter hurdles with 8.17, Marissa Randall placed third in the shot put with a school record throw of 37feet, 6.5 inches, James Stone placed sixth in the 1000-meter run with a school record time of 2:41.69 and Julia Shorter finished eighth in the mile with 5:31.0.

By finishing in the top three, Randall and Elfiki now move on to next week’s Massachusetts All State Meet.

Newburyport girls

The Newburyport High School girls indoor track team had a strong showing at Wednesday’s Division V state meet, highlighted by Isabella Palma’s record-setting performance in the 600-meter run.

Palma placed No. 12 in the state with a time of 1:43.54, setting a new school record in the process.

The Clippers also got strong performances from Lily Eagan, who placed No. 18 in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 3:18.21, Kelly Conway and Maria Sterling, who placed No. 18 (12:33.03) and 24 (12:50.46) respectively in the 2-mile race, and Liza Twomey, who placed No. 40 in the 55-meter dash with a time of 8.07.

Newburyport also had a strong effort in the 4x200 race, with Twomey, Hannah Sheehy, Sammie Lor and Amanda Kenney finishing No. 10 with a time of 1:55.12.

Boys Basketball

Georgetown 60, Ipswich 44

The Royals took advantage of a down Ipswich team on Wednesday night, improving their record to 14-5 with a 16-point victory over the Tigers.

Leading the way for Georgetown was Patrick Bjork with 18 points. Ben Noelk also had a strong game for Georgetown with 13 points, and Matt Gott scored nine.

Despite qualifying for the state tournament weeks ago, Georgetown hasn’t taken its foot off the gas pedal.

The team will look for its 15th win of the season tonight in their season finale at Manchester Essex.

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