A senior captain, Julia Shorter was the Indians’ top distance runner this past winter. She placed third in the league in the mile with a time of 5:26.04 at the CAL Indoor Track Championships, and followed that up by placing eighth in the state at the Division 5 State Championships. Shorter also competed in the MSTCA Elite Meet, and after the season she won the Amesbury track program’s Coaches Award.
Samantha Stone contributed to Amesbury both as a mid-distance runner and as a jumper this year. Stone placed eighth in the league in the 1,000-meter run at the CAL Indoor Track Championships, running a time of 3:21.64, and also placed seventh in the league in the long jump with a jump of 13-1 3/4. She also competed at states, finishing 21st in the 1,000 with a time of 3:22.56. Only a sophomore, Stone said competing at states was the highlight of her season, and she credited coach Mike Farmer as being her mentor.
A versatile sprinter, Liza Twomey competed in the 55-meter dash, the 4x200 relay and the 4x400 relay for Newburyport this winter. Twomey placed 10th in the 55-meter dash at the CAL Indoor Championship meet with a time of 8.09, and she also qualified for the Division 5 State Championships, where she improved her time to 8.07. Twomey said getting to compete at states was the highlight of her season, and she thanked her parents and coach Tim Foley for helping her grow as an athlete and as a person.
Paige Wesolowski was a mid-distance standout for Pentucket, placing seventh in the league in the 600-meter run while also anchoring the team’s 4x400 relay team to a second place finish at the CAL Indoor Championships. Wesolowski also placed 11th in the state in the 600 (1:44.54) at the Division 4 State Championships, and her 4x400 team also performed well, placing sixth in the state with a time of 4:12.81. Wesolowski has a twin brother named Josh, who is a standout on the school’s wrestling team.