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Newburyport gets two wins over Lynnfield in outdoor track

Steve Preston won the shot put, discus, and finished 2nd in the 100

Steve Preston won the shot put, discus, and finished 2nd in the 100

DJ DeGeorge finished 2nd in the shot put and discus

DJ DeGeorge finished 2nd in the shot put and discus

(Newburyport)  Plenty of sunshine and plenty of success for Newburyport in outdoor track competition with Lynnfield on Monday afternoon.

The Clippers (1-1) recovered nicely from last week’s losses to North Reading in their Cape Ann League opener.

The Newburyport boys defeated the Pioneers, 92-51, while the Clipper girls came out ahead, 90 ½ – 54 ½.

On a bright day (I’m making excuses for the pictures already!) I took a number of pictures of the participants.

I prepped for the race by taking a look at the 2012 CAL outdoor track championships at North Andover.  That research alerted me to the best matchup in this meet – Steve Preston (Nbpt) versus DJ DeGeorge (Lynnfield).

The event was the shot put.  In the CAL championships DJ was the winner with a put of 48’11”.  Steve was third with 46’4”.

On Monday afternoon Steve turned out the winner reaching 49’.  I don’t know DJ’s distance this time around but he ended up second.

Steve also won the discus with a throw of 142’ 5”.  That length would have won last year’s CAL meet in which Steve ended up second throwing 138’ 1”.  DJ was second today in the discus.

Tom Graham wins the 100

Tom Graham wins the 100

Steve also had a second in the 100 behind teammate junior Tom Graham.

Watching the Newburyport distance runners is always entertaining.  You go into having no idea what the “script” will be.

In the two-mile, the “script” was determined by how long Lynnfield’s Chase Davidson could stay in contention.  When he dropped back the front four orchestrated the way the race would go, in conversion as the race went along.  In the final stretch, Max Vye “pulled away) from Joe Santo, Nick Carleo, and Chris Orlando to get the win.

Nick Carleo cruises in the one mile

Nick Carleo cruises in the one mile

The one mile event was run without scripting and Nick Carleo won decisively.  His time was 4:47 which is quite a ways from his 4:29.8 at the CAL championships last May.

Lexi Buonfiglio was a decisive winner for Lynnfield in the 800.  The senior was 4th in the CAL championships and all of the girls who finished ahead of her have graduated.

Next for Newburyport will be hosting undefeated Masco (2-0) on Thursday.  For Lynnfield, it will be a trip to Ipswich (1-0) on the same day.

(All of the pictures above and below enlarge considerably if you click on them.)

sophomore Lily Eagan won the 400 hurdle

sophomore Lily Eagan won the 400 hurdle

Max Vye leaves the pack in the two mile

Max Vye leaves the pack in the two mile

Sam Stansel takes the 400

Sam Stansel takes the 400

Liza Twomey took the 100 and the 200

Liza Twomey took the 100 and the 200

Lexi Buonfiglio captures the 800

Lexi Buonfiglio captures the 800

Erin Carroll wins the two mile

Erin Carroll wins the two mile

DJ DeGeorge tosses the discus

DJ DeGeorge tosses the discus

Becca Speak in the triple jump

Becca Speak in the triple jump

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Newburyport boys win the 2012 Cape Ann League cross country championship

Sophomore Nick Carleo (Newburyport) in charge from start to finish in CAL championship xc meet.

(Hamilton)  The Newburyport boys cross country team captured the Cape Ann League cross country championship on a very pleasant Saturday morning at Bradley Palmer State Park.

The Clippers had plenty of reason to fear the challenge of their arch-rival Masconomet.  The Chieftains had only lost by five points (25-30) in a CAL meet at the same location on October 15th.

This time, however, the spread was wider (37-46) for Newburyport.

Nick Carleo runs alone to the finish line.

Last year Alex Sullivan (North Andover) ran alone to victory.  This time around it was sophomore Nick Carleo (Newburyport) doing the same thing.

Nick (15:44) had a nineteen second lead at the finish line over Matt Gillis (16:03) of Hamilton-Wenham.  That’s a significant spread in the 3.1 mile Bradley Palmer course.

Nick led from the very early going.  There are state meets ahead and it will be interesting to see how he does against some of the state’s best.

Newburyport won Division 5 last year and Masco coach Pat Mahoney was quoted saying, “that they should win it again this year.”

Max Vye (19th)

A key performer for the victorious Clippers was senior Max Vye.  I saw Max win the JV meet last year.  In today’s meet Max finished 19th.  However, he was Newburyport’s fifth finisher, ahead of two Masco runners and that made a difference in the final point totals.

(Last year I arrived at this event at 10AM because that was when it was scheduled to start.  That enabled me to watch both the JVs races.  This year I figured I’d skip those races and get there at 11AM for the two varsity races.  Silly me!  The varsity races did start at 10AM.  I’ll assume the JV events started at 9AM.  Who knows what might happen next year!)

This site has the official 2012 Cape Ann League XC championship results.

This is a look at the lead runners before they went by the starting line for the second time and some of the early finishers:

Nick Carleo (1st)

Matt Gillis (2nd)

Joe Santo (3rd)

Harry Kent (4th)

Marco Caserta (5th)

Chris Orlando (6th)

Mike Riddle (7th), Joe Molvar (8th)

Jake Moorman (9th)

Will Davis (11th)

sophomore Alex Demeule (12th)

Michael Gilfeather (17th)

Matt Gillis (778), Joe Santo (1184), Harry Kent (1024)

Chris Orlando (1179) and Marco Caserta (993)

 

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