River Rival connection
The UMass Lowell women’s indoor track team in benefitting from an infusion of talent from the River Rival Region. Triton Regional alumna Taelour Murphy, a UMass Lowell junior who broke two school records in the opening meet of the season, turned in another strong performance Saturday at the Northeastern University Jay Carisella Invitational at the Reggie Lewis Center. Murphy, a Salisbury native, won the 60-meter dash (7.62) and 200 meters (24.97).
“Her top end speed is good,” said UMass Lowell coach Gary Gardner. “In the past week, we really worked on her start.”
Pentucket Regional alumna Alexis Kitsakos also won an event for UMass Lowell at the Northeastern Invitational. The junior from Merrimac won the 500 meters in 1:17.19, the second fastest time among America East runners this season.
IC alumni at Bishop Fenwick
Newburyport’s Immaculate Conception has been well represented on the Bishop Fenwick athletic fields this school year. IC alumna Rachel Connelly was the captain of the Bishop Fenwick field hockey team, which qualified for the state tournament. IC alumnus Charlie St. Pierre was a captain and starting offensive lineman for the state-champion Fenwick football team. Ryan Connelly will serve as a captain for the Fenwick basketball team. Carson Christuk is an All-Central Catholic League swimmer. Maggie Schlich was a promising freshman on the field hockey team. Brothers Cam and Tyler Mirra both played for the soccer team that made the state tournament. Chris Terry was a promising freshman on the Super Bowl winning football team.
One Pentucket hockey player has recorded 100 career points in the history of the program. Who is that player? Check the bottom of the column for the answer.
Frozen Four to Boston
This is good news for area college hockey fans. The TD Garden in Boston has been selected as the host site for the 2015 men’s hockey championships. Boston was also the host in 1998 and 2004.