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Hamilton-Wenham wins tie breaker in 2014 EMass Division 5 XC over Newburyport

Nick Carleo cruises home with the D5 title by 44 seconds

Nick Carleo cruises home with the D5 title by 44 seconds

(Wrentham MA) Senior Jack Blatchford turned out to be the key runner for Hamilton-Wenham at Saturday’s EMass Division 5 Cross Country Championships.

Jack finished 40th but after the totals of the first five runners for both HW and Newburyport were 72 the cross country tie-breaker kicked in.

What is that tie-breaker, you ask?  The matchup between both teams’ 6th runner.  On this sunny morning it meant that Jack Blatchford’s 40th place finish bested Newburyport’s Jackson Kesley’s 61th place finish and gave the Generals the EMass D5 Boys’ title.

xc A11 D5 Boys initial totalsWhen the results of D5 Boys was first posted at Wrentham they reported that HW had won, 68-69.  They also posted the list of finishers.  Some untrusting soul decided to add up the totals for themselves and realized that the closing totals should have been, 72-72.  Somewhere I recall a math teacher in my past telling me to check my work!

Newburyport’s Nick Carleo departed from the D5 pack in the first 100 yards and ended up with a 44 second lead over Pentucket’s Alex Demeule when the 5K was over.

Nick will be running in the Division 2 championship on Saturday at Franklin Park.  There will be challengers to push him in that event.

Getting back to the tie between HW and Newburyport.  Watch the battle for 4th place between HW senior Mike Allara and Clippers sophomore Jack Carleo down the stretch.  If that battle ends differently the outcome is different.  You have to remember that in team results no one person ever loses it for their team.  Too many other variables that could have changed things…..but it was exciting.  xc A4 D5 battle for 4th Michael Allara (1672) and Jack Carleo (1723)xc A5 Battle 2xc A6 Battle 3xc A7 Battle 4

Hamilton-Wenham swept boys and girls in D5 while another Cape Ann League team (Manchester-Essex) did the same thing in Division 6.  Expect the CAL to do very well in the Division 2 championships.

Official results from XC EMass championships

(This blog is easily edited.  If I have made a mistake (spelin) let me know.)

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

Jeanine Zheng

Jeanine Zheng

Pat McCue (223), Patrick Guinee (380), Cameron Holley (381)

Pat McCue (223), Patrick Guinee (380), Cameron Holley (381)

Nick Carleo smiles after race

Nick Carleo smiles after race

Maddie Quigley (Triton) with lead pack

Maddie Quigley (Triton) with lead pack

Peter Conway

Peter Conway

Joe Molvar

Joe Molvar

Emily Weigand (5th in D5)

Emily Weigand (5th in D5)

Vivian Burke (653)

Vivian Burke (653)

Maria Sterling

Maria Sterling

Kristen Mackie (Newburyport) and Bella Doyle (Pentucket)

Kristen Mackie (Newburyport) and Bella Doyle (Pentucket)

Alex Demeule finished 2nd in D5

Alex Demeule finished 2nd in D5

Nick Carleo with big lead at the finish

Nick Carleo with big lead at the finish

Colin Brennan (Triton), Mark Landergan (Newburyport), Drew Capener (Pentucket)

Colin Brennan (Triton), Mark Landergan (Newburyport), Drew Capener (Pentucket)

 

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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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Newburyport Boys and Hamilton-Wenham Girls Remain Undefeated in Cross Country

Two of the best cross country coaches around (Don Hennigar & Steve Sawyer) matched up at Maudslay State Park and both came away with a reason to smile.

(Newburyport) Two of the best, and I’m not just writing about the coaches, won easily at Maudslay State Park on a pleasant Wednesday afternoon in Cape Ann League cross country competition.

Chris Suprin (16:02) surged down the stretch to nip teammate Keith Conway for the win.

Don Hennigar’s undefeated Newburyport boys team (4-0) stayed that way capturing the first five spots.  Steve Sawyer’s undefeated Hamilton-Wenham girls team (4-0) crossed the finish line in a six-member, first place blanket. Thanks to HW athletic secretary Dianne Bucco for identifying the girls in the picture for me.

HW stuck the Clipper boys with their only regular season loss in 2010.

Chris Suprin’s late race surge was enough to edge teammate Keith Conway for first place by a second – 16:01.

(Left-to-Right) Clair Pacione, Emily Weigand, Meg Blatchford, Emily Horgan, Kerry Phelan, and Sarah Duffy finish together.

The HW girls finished in what looked like a normal workout mode with no effort made to lunge ahead late.  The official gave the six HW girls the finishing cards and told them to sort out the order of finish among themselves.

(I collect my own information and take my own pictures.  I make a serious attempt to be accurate.  Mistakes can happen.) Clicking on a picture will increase its viewing size.

Kevin Rutigliano (14th)

Jack Blatchford (9th)

Dan Von Staats (8th)

Michael Allara (7th)

Matt Gillis (6th)

Chris Orlando (5th)

Nick Carleo (4th)

Joe Santo (3rd)

Kiley Knowlton (7th)

Kelly Conway (9th)

Erin Carroll (10th)

Kristin Mackey (12th)

Madeline Moore (13th)

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Newburyport Sweeps North Andover in Cross Country

Kiley Knowlton (20:40) wins the girls race

Alex Sullivan leads North Andover.

(Newburyport) The undefeated Newburyport (3-0) boys came at North Andover (2-1) in a bunch on Maudslay State Park’s 3-mile course and defeated the visitors, 22-35, in cross country on Wednesday afternoon in Cape Ann League competition.

(left to right) Chris Suprin, Keith Conway, and Joe Santo sweep 2-4 together.

NA‘s Alex Sullivan (16:00) easily won the event but had to wait over a minute before 6th place teammate (Greg Macarthur – 17:07) arrived.  Meanwhile, Clipper runners Chris Suprin, Keith Conway, Joe Santo, and Nick Carleo took places 2-5.  Sophomore Chris Orlando completed the Newburyport scoring with an 8th place finish.

The Newburyport Clipper girls (2-1) took out NA (2-1), 23-34, sweeping the first three spots.

Clipper senior Kiley Knowlton (20:40) finished alone.  Forty seconds later teammates Kelly Conway and Erin Carroll were in.  Getting those first three spots was crucial because the Knights covered 4-7, led by Danielle Poto.  Newburyport’s Sarah Jacqz (8th) and Rachel Rikeman (9th) ended the NA streak of runners.

Kelly Conway (right) and Erin Carroll (left) take 2nd and 3rd.

Danielle Poto (4th)

The Hamilton-Wenham Generals are Newburyport’s next opponent next Wednesday at Maudslay.

This was the first cross country meet I’ve been to at the state park.  The temperature’s were probably too high for the runners’ liking but comfortable for those of us watching.  For some reason the meet started nearly an hour late but that just seemed to increase the interaction time among runners and among spectators. I was pleasantly surprised that bugs weren’t an issue.

(I try to be accurate in these accounts.  Spelling matters to me.  Identifying runners accurately matters to me.  Mistakes are unintentional.)

Clicking on any of the pictures enlarges them.

boys start

Sarah Jacqz (8th) followed by Rachel Rikeman (9th)

NA coach Rick DelleChiaie (in blue)

Girls start

Kiera McManus (5th)

Nick Carleo (5th)

Chris Orlando (8th)

NHS coach Don Hennigar

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