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April 9, 2014

Local roundup


Newburyport Daily News

---- — Boys Track

Ipswich 78, Pentucket 68

Pentucket dropped its third straight meet to start the season, losing 78-68 to Ipswich on Monday to fall to 0-3 on the season.

Despite the loss, a number of Pentucket athletes had strong showings once again. Cooper Carifio placed first in the 200-meter dash (24.51) and second in the 100-meter dash (11.88), Liam Corkery won the javelin (143-3) and placed second in the 400-meter run (56.76), Alex Demeule won the mile (4:46.23), Will Dwyer won the 400-meter hurdles (65.5), Jack Drelick won the discus (96-8) and Josh Wildes won the 800-meter run (2:08.93).

Triton 84, Saugus 60

North Reading 73, Triton 72

Triton opened its spring season with a dramatic tri-meet with Saugus and North Reading, with the Vikings beating Saugus handily while losing a heartbreaker to North Reading at the very end.

The Vikings’ top performers included Brandon Duford, who took first in the 400-meter hurdles (63.4), 110-meter hurdles (18.1), high jump (5-4) and second in the pole vault; Austin Stevens, who took first in the pole vault (11 feet) and the triple jump (38-5); Max Luttenbacher, who won the discus (122 feet); Andrew Perilli, who won the javelin (129-5); Mark Theberge, who won the shot put (41-2); Nick Amello, who won the 400-meter run (55.1); Cam Atherton, won won the 200-meter dash (24.3) and placed second in the 100-meter dash; Ethan Smith, who won the mile (5:23) and Ryan Kent, who won the 800-meter run (2:11).

Amesbury 84, Hamilton-Wenham 62

The Amesbury boys won their second meet of the season yesterday, beating Hamilton-Wenham 84-62 to improve to 2-1 on the season. Picking up first-place finishes for Amesbury were Patrick Halloran in the 400-meter hurdles (60.2), Pat Foley in the javelin (129-6), Nick Fortuna, shot put (38-3 1/2), Alex Ingersol in the discus (112-2), Adam Elfiki in the pole vault (10 feet), Doug Masi in the 100-meter dash (11.6), Fred Halloran in the 800-meter run (3:29.6), James Stone in the 400-meter run (52.6) and the 4x400 relay team of Doug Masi, Keith Merchant, Garrett Collins and Bailey Flanagan.

Girls Track

Pentucket 96, Ipswich 49

The Pentucket girls picked up their first win of the season on Monday, blowing out Ipswich 96-49 to improve to 1-2 on the year.

The winners for the Sachems included Ali Attenasio, who won the long jump (16-1 1/2), pole vault (9-6) and placed second in the high hurdles (17.16); McKenna Kilian, who won the shot put (27-3 3/4) and high jump (5 feet); Ayeshah Malhi, who won the discus (102 feet) and placed third in the shot put (26-6 1/4); Sarah Steele, who won the javelin (94-4); Emma Marchant, who won the 2-mile (11:57.27) and placed third in the 800-meter run (2:39.24); Kasey Mann, who won the mile (5:45.13); the 4x100 relay team (53.99), which consisted of Attenasio, Hallie Milne, Maddie Nelson and Charlotte Merritt; and the 4x400 relay team (4:24.94), which included Ellison Seymour, Carolyn Modlish, Kilian and Paige Wesolowski.

North Reading 91, Triton 54

Saugus 75, Triton 70

The Triton girls started their season off with a difficult tri-meet against Saugus and North Reading, and despite a number of strong performances, the team’s lack of depth ultimately proved costly.

Kerstin Darsney had a big day to open her season, winning the 200 (26.1), long jump (16-1) and triple jump (34-11) while placing second in the high hurdles against Saugus. Liz Willmonton won the 2-mile (12:49), Maddie Quigley won the mile (5:28), Jessica Savage won the 800-meter run (2:36), Laura Frackiewicz won the 400-meter run (64.8), Skyler Accomando won the pole vault (6-6) and Abby Ostrander won the discus (74 feet). Audrey Martin also placed first in the high jump against North Reading, winning with a jump of 4-8.

Hamilton-Wenham 95, Amesbury 50

The Amesbury girls lost big to Hamilton-Wenham 95-50, falling to 1-1-1 on the season. Picking up first place finishes were Rachel Dawes in the javelin (96-7), Marissa Randall in the shot put (35-7 1/2), Isabel Prussman in the long jump (15-2), and Julia Shorter pole vault (7 feet).

Girls Tennis

Newburyport 3, Amesbury 2

The Newburyport girls tennis team beat Amesbury 3-2 in a tightly contested contest on Monday night, taking two out of three singles matches while splitting the two doubles contests.

Newburyport freshman Michaela Corvi came back from an early deficit to beat Amesbury freshman Abbie Sartori 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-2 in their first singles match. Newburyport junior Grace Morgan went on to beat Amesbury senior Olivia King 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the second singles match, and then Amesbury junior Jill Hadwen beat Newburyport junior Eliza Filipanci 6-1, 6-2.

On the doubles side, the pair of Caroline Marino and Colleen Moore from Newburyport easily beat Amesbury’s Erika Landers and Meghan Chines 6-2, 6-2; in the second match, Amesbury’s Melina Mavroforos and Sebastiana Redford responded by beating Newburyport’s Annika Jahn and Claudia Curry 6-4, 6-0.