Pentucket’s top sprinter, Cooper Carifio finished second on the team with 121 total points, including 18 against North Reading and 16 against both Lynnfield and Amesbury. Carifio won the 100-meter dash at the Henry Sheldon Classic, and went on to place 4th in the league in the event at the Cape Ann League Championships with a time of 11.88. He also competed at the Division III state meet in the 100 (12.06) and the 200 (24.75). Carifio has a 3.79 GPA and will attend Endicott College in the fall.
Nick Carleo wrapped up one of the greatest years in Newburyport track history with yet another championship performance in the mile. Carleo won the Cape Ann League, Division 4 and All-State championship in the mile, with his best time coming at All-States, when he ran 4:15.42. He also helped lead Newburyport’s 4x800 relay team to a 4th place finish at the Division 4 state meet (8:39.88) and set a new school record in the 4x1600 (18:24) at the Division 4 State Relays. Carleo also won the All-State championship for cross country and in the mile in the winter, and this past March he earned All-American honors when he placed 6th in the country in the mile at the New Balance National Indoor Championships.
Sam Coppola primarily competed in the mile and the high jump, accruing 93 total points for Pentucket on the season, including 15 against Saugus, Lynnfield and Triton. He placed second at the Cape Ann League Championships in the high jump (5-8) and 4th in the mile (4:41.08). He also competed in the mile at the Division III state meet, where he ran a time of 4:47.79. Coppola has a GPA of 3.5, and he credited coach Darrel Cox for helping him succeed.