A team captain for Newburyport, Erin Carroll rebounded from an injury-plagued cross-country season to perform well in the winter season. Carroll competed primarily in the distance events, running the 1-mile and 2-mile races for the Clippers. Carroll placed ninth in the league at the CAL Indoor Championships in the mile with a time of 5:59.99, and her best performance in the 2-mile was 13:12 against Triton. After the season, Carroll was awarded the team’s distance award. She said she looks up to coach Don Hennigar.
Kelly Conway was a mainstay on Newburyport’s distance crew, competing in both the 1- and 2-mile races throughout the season. Conway was the Clippers’ best finisher in the 2 mile at the CAL Indoor Championships, placing sixth in the league with a time of 12:42.59, and at the Division 5 State Championships, she bumped that up to 12:33.03 to place 18th in the state. Conway’s college plans are still undecided at this point, and she said she looks up to coach Don Hennigar as a role model.
In her first season of indoor track, Lily Eagan made an impact in a variety of events for Newburyport, competing in the 1,000-meter run, the shot put and the 4x400 relay. She placed seventh in the league in the 1,000 with a time of 3:19.27, and followed that up by placing 18th in the event with a time of 3:18.21 at the Division 5 State Championships. She received the team’s Field Event Award after the season, and next year she will be a team captain.
Tyler Feeney was a star for Pentucket in the hurdles this season, placing third in the league in the 55-meter hurdles while breaking a 14-year-old school record in the process. She went on to place sixth in the event at the Division 4 State Championships with a time of 9.07. Feeney also competed in the high jump, placing fourth in the league with a jump of 4-10 in the CAL Indoor Track Championships and 12th in the state with a jump of 4-5. Still only a junior, Feeney said she’s still undecided on her future college plans, and she said the biggest role model in her life is her father Dan.