NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

Sports

March 17, 2014

An All-American run

Port's Carleo places sixth at Nationals to earn All-American status

(Continued)

Regardless, Carleo’s time marked a new personal best, topping the mark he set two weeks ago when he won All-States. During that meet, Carleo beat out Paul Hogan of Burlington on the home stretch to win the All-State title with a time of 4:15.29. O’Toole, who runs for Middlesex and placed third at Nationals, did not compete at that meet.

Besides marking a new milestone in his running career, the performance also marked a bit of redemption for Carleo. Two years ago, Carleo competed in the New Balance Nationals in the mile as a freshman, but after qualifying as the third fastest freshman in the country, he ran a bad race and wound up adding seven seconds to his time.

Now, Carleo is an All-American, and as only a junior he still has another year to keep improving and potentially do even better at next year’s meet.

The same goes for Newburyport junior Tom Graham, who also competed in the meet on Friday and finished 23rd in the country in the 800-meter race with a time of 1:59.01.

Now with outdoor track scheduled to begin tomorrow, Hennigar said Carleo and Graham have earned some rest after all the hard work they put in preparing for this weekend.

“Those guys are going to get a week off — they deserve it,” Hennigar said.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

NDN Video
Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Tiger Woods: 1 on 1 3 Questions with Gary Payton: Kevin Love, Andrew Wiggins and Derrick Rose Players Only: Marcus Mariota's Course Load at Oregon How We Almost Got Johnny Cowboy Donald Sterling Loses The Clippers For Good - @TheBuzzeronFox Franklin talks leaving Vandy Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX Michael Jordan OK With LeBron James Wearing No. 23? - @TheBuzzeronFox The Cornhuskers have gone...Loco? McNabb: Two games is not acceptable for me Ortiz, Price Feud Is Upsetting To Children - @TheBuzzeronFOX MLB Trade Deadline Talk: Price, Stanton, Kemp Tony Romo will be a full-go for camp Teammate's Advice For Johnny Manziel & Josh Gordon - @TheBuzzeronFox Helfrich praises Mariota's commitment to improve Hillary Clinton Blamed Bill's Affair With Monica Lewinsky On Abuse He Suffered As A Child Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent First impressions of Giants' new up-tempo offense Athletic Gaines: Where LeSean McCoy, Kenjon Barner, and more prepare for NFL season
Special Features