Central Catholic Raiders Boys Indoor Track '16-'17

Connell, Tudisco shine at All-States

BOSTON — Andover’s Devin Connell and Pentucket’s Saige Tudisco were among the top local performers at Sunday’s All-State Indoor Track Championships, placing third in the 1,000-meter run and the high jump respectively.

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Boys Indoor Track, 02/27/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Knights'Duffy rules, 18 stitches and all

OXBURY — Two athletes better known for their exploits in other endeavors won Division 2 state titles Sunday at the Reggie Lewis Track.
Central Catholic senior Amanda Fay, an All-Scholastic soccer goalie, won the shot put with a big 37-10.75 heave. North Andover senior Erick Duffy, one of the country’s top pole vaulters, cruised to the 55 meter hurdles title in 7.62 seconds. slicing 0.15 seconds off his own school record.
Fay smashed her previous career best of 35-6. She had a tremendous day with throws of (from first throw to last throw) 35-1, 34-0.75, 36-10.5,  37-2, 37-10.5 and 37-7.
She beat runner-up Vanessa Attaya of Billerica by over two feet.    
Coach Katie Andrade said, “Amanda had a great day today. She’s worked hard all season, both in the throws and the sprints, with placing at this meet as the ultimate goal. She definitely achieved that goal winning the shot and placing eighth in the 4x200. Amanda is so competitive, she never shied away from the prospect of having to PR big time in order to win.” 

Knights’ coach Steve Nugent said, “Just to put things in perspective, he pretty much practiced just one day this week. He vaulted and got 18 stitches in the face from the pole on Wednesday. Now he’s on an air plane to Spain with our Spanish Exchange. He’s just one of those special athletes.”
Duffy also anchored the second-place 4x200 team, which set a new school record. His teammates were Matt Manteiga, Tyler Glendon and Stephen Stabile.
Other highlights included Central’s Lukas Blythe grabbing third in the 300 and in the 4x400 with Greg Desrosiers, Jarod Gillis and Joe Howshan.
Central’s Sarah Freeman sped to a third in the mile in 5:14.95.

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Boys Indoor Track, 02/19/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Duffy rules again

North Andover's Erick Duffy scored the lone victory for an area boy, winning the 55 meter hurdles in 7.93 at the MSTCA Coaches Invitational. Andover's Devin Connell added a third in the 1,000 (2:34.38) and Haverhill's Sean Glass was fourth in the 55 dash (6.70).

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Boys Indoor Track, 01/28/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

North Andover wins relays

The team of Bassel ElBetanony, Cam Twomey, Connor Grant and Erick Duffy won the shuttle hurdles in a state record 25.34 to send North Andover to its third straight title in the Division 2 relays with 52 points. The Knights held off No. 2 Woburn (48 points) and No. 3 Central Catholic (40 points).

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Boys Indoor Track, 01/13/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars