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May 26, 2014

Darsney, Reduker top performers at CAL Championships

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Amesbury’s Keith Merchant placed third in the 100-meter dash (11.69), Triton’s Eric Rybicki placed third in the long jump (18-8), Triton’s Brandon Duford placed third in the pole vault (11-6), Newburyport’s Joe Molvar placed third in the 2 mile (10:06.99), and Pentucket’s Alex Demeule placed third in the mile (4:33.60).

Among the Girls All-Stars were Pentucket’s McKenna Kilian, who placed second in both the high jump (5-2) and the 400-meter run (59.80, a new personal best) while also placing sixth in the shot put (28-2 ½); Triton’s Maddie Quigley, who placed second in the mile (5:30.07); Triton’s Jessica Savage, who placed second in the 800-meter run (2:24.6); Amesbury’s Marissa Randall, who placed second in the shot put (36-7) and discus (114-4); Amesbury’s Julia Shorter, who placed third in the mile (5:32.21) and the 800-meter run (2:32.21); Amesbury’s Rachel Dawes, who placed third in the javelin (104-6); Pentucket’s Ellison Seymour, who placed third in the 400-meter hurdles (69.0, new personal best); and Pentucket’s Emma Marchant, who placed third in the 2 mile (11:43.80).

The Pentucket girls stole the show in the relays, breaking the school record in the 4x400 for the second weekend in a row to place first in the event while also placing second in the 4x100 and third in the 4x800. The 4x400 includes Ellison Seymour, Carolyn Modlish, Kilian and Paige Wesolowski (4:08.80); the 4x100 consists of Attenasio, Hallie Milne, Maddie Nelson and Charlotte Merritt (52.94); and the 4x800 includes Kristen Olson, Brianna Repke, Siobhan Mitchell and Jordan Balletto (10:59.98).

On the boys side, Newburyport and Pentucket performed the best, coming in second and third respectively in both the 4x400 and 4x800 relays. The Clippers’ 4x400 finished in 3:38.40, followed close behind by the Pentucket team of Will Dwyer, Jordan Maysonet, Coppola and Demeule (3:43.25); and in the 4x800, the Clippers finished in 8:47.98 while the Sachems group of Morgan Capener, Nate Hey, Brett Repke, Josh Wildes ran a time of 8:54.75.

Amesbury’s Patrick Halloran was named the CAL Baker Division Athlete of the Year, and the Amesbury and Pentucket boys each received their respective division’s team Sportsmanship Award. In addition, Pentucket coach Steve Derro was named the Kinney Division Girls Coach of the Year.

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