, Newburyport, MA

January 9, 2013

Pentucket outraces Port in last event

Newburyport Daily News

---- — Girls Track

Pentucket 47, Newburyport 39

Ipswich 64, Pentucket 22

Ipswich 55 1/2, Newburyport 31 1/2

Pentucket’s 4x400 relay team of Marisa Lundy, Tori Spofford, Kristin Fitzgerald and Paige Wesolowski clinched a victory over Newburyport by placing first (4:37.27) in the meet’s final event. Brenna Logan (high jump, 4-6), Brianna Repke (1,000, 3:41.92) and Marisa Porter (mile, 5:50.87) posted individual victories for Pentucket (3-2) in the Newburyport meet. Wesolowski won the 600 meters (1:55.02) against Ipswich.

“This was an exciting meet that came down to the last event against a well-coached Newburyport team,” Pentucket coach Steve Derro said. “Every year we have close meets with them; this year we were fortunate enough to come out on top. We were both fighting illness and injuries, but both teams fought extremely hard through that adversity.”

For Newburyport (3-2), Liz Fiascone (high hurdles, 6.59), Liza Twomey (dash, 5.73), Erin Carroll (2-mile, 12:52), Katie Gorenflo (300, 47.89), Merri Adsit (shot put, 32-8) and Ella Palma (600, 1:53) won individual events against Pentucket. Kelly Conway also won the mile (5:53) against Ipswich.

Boys Track

Newburyport 44, Ipswich 42

The Clippers (4-0) overcame a 13-point deficit to hold off previously undefeated Ipswich (3-0). Steve Preston (shot put, 51-11), James Nutter (600, 1:38), Nick Carleo (1,000), Joe Santo (mile) and Alex Reducka (high jump, 5-6) posted individual victories for the Clippers.