Methuen Rangers Girls Track and Field '18

Sheehan 4th, Herrling 5th at New Englands

DURHAM — Sanborn senior Megan Sheehan placed fourth in the discus (125-5) and Pelham senior Mia Herrling took fifth in the high jump (5-5) at the 41st annual New England Championships Saturday at UNH's Reggie Atkins Track.

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Girls Track and Field, 06/09/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Tudisco earns two silvers at All-States

It was another big day for Pentucket's Saige Tudisco. She placed second in the long jump 18-1.75 and broke her own school record with a 14.80 for a second in the 100 hurdles. Teammate Kaley Enright placed eighth in the 100 meters.
Central Catholic freshman Katharine Duren placed fourth in the 100 hurdles with a 15.06, which beat her previous best of 15.44 and topped the previous school record of 15.36 set by Katie LaFrance in 2010. She also ran a 15.32 in the prelims.

The future looks bright, to say the least, as coach Katie Andrade noted, " Katharine really didn't start seriously hurdling until the end of the indoor season."  
It was a spectacular day for area hurdlers as Haverhill junior Yalya Kitchings broke her own school record with a 14.95 for third in the 100 highs.
 Methuen senior Luana Machado broke her own school record with a 64.84 for eighth in the 400 hurdles.
Methuen sophomore Sara Fragione took eighth in the with a 2:14.17, breaking her own school record. 
Two area records
Andover didn’t get the All-State title it coveted, but the girls set two all-time area relay records. 
Hope Joel, Hannah Lansberry, Delia Barbanti and Ally Bennett ran a new record 48.01 in 4x100-meter while the 4x800 team of Nicole Major, Emma Griffin, Ava Trapp and Julianna Kennedy set a new mark with a 9:23.28. 
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Girls Track and Field, 06/02/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Barbanti sets area record, leads Andover to EMass. Division 1 title

ANDOVER — Tears began to well up in Delia Barbanti’s eyes as she crossed the finish line, and was mobbed by teammates.

“I had no idea I could ever run a time like that!” said a stunned Barbanti. “My goal was to run close to 25 seconds. But to not only break the school record, but win the Division 1 title, I’m amazed. I don’t even know how to react.”

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Girls Track and Field, 05/28/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Hot in (the) Kitchings


Jayla Kitchings won the 100 hurdles, long jump and 200 to pace the Haverhill girls over Methuen 94-41.

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Girls Track and Field, 05/09/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Fallon, Machado star at Weston Twilight

Grace Fallon took third in the discus (110-11) and fifth in the shot put (32-7) for North Andover at the Weston Twilight Invitational. 
Methuen's Luana Machado was fifth in the 400 hurdles, and teamed with Stephanie Ceballos, Alexa Bergeron and Sara Fragione to place third in the sprint medley relay. Saige Tudisco of Pentucket was second in the the 100 hurdles and teamed with Syeira Campbell, Meghan Cowl and Kaley Enright to win the 4x200 relay.
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Girls Track and Field, 05/06/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Andover girls put on a show to win another EMass relays crown

The Andover High girls exhibited a rare combination of talent and depth to destroy the field and rewrite the record books at the Eastern Mass. Division 1 relays at Lincoln-Sudbury.
Junior Hope Joel, senior Hannah Lansberry, junior Delia Barbanti and senior Ally Bennett combined to win both the 4x100 and 4x200 for the Golden Warriors, who easily beat runner-up Newton North, 90-59, for their fifth team title in the last six years.
The 4x100 time of 48.46 was good for No. 3 all-time on the area list, behind a pair of other Golden Warrior quartets. The area record is 48.26 by AHS in 2007. The same four speedsters were clocked in 1:43.22 to capture the 4x200. 
The scary thing is the season is young. 
Andover took home silvers in the shuttle hurdles in 1:18.12 (Anna Vrountas, Charlotte Guterman, Alyssa Grieco, Kassie Brink) and sprint medley in 4:15.23 (Julianna Kennedy, Julia Sargent, Grace Dunn, Emma Joel).
Brink, Guterman and Sosha Stecher grabbed a second in the triple jump. The Andover vaulters actually took first and second overall with the A team comprised of Audrey Tarbox, Anna Livingstone and Kyra Morissette.
Six hours after the completion of the meet results still weren't readily available on-line but another area highlight was Haverhill with two top-six finishes in the girls meet and in the boys meet.
The Hillie distance medley team of Claudia Miner, Amanda VanCor, Ariann LeCours and Gabby DeRoche placed fourth. The Haverhill boys sprint medley team did itself proud with a second-place finish. Double-placer Keith May was on the team along with Sean Glass, Hayden Makarow and Matt Milne. The were clocked unoffically in 1:55.5.
In the girls' Eastern Mass. Division 4 relays, Pentucket was in a dogfight with league rivals Amesbury and Triton with Amesbury first (48), the Sachems second (46) and Triton third (40).
Pentucket brought home three titles: long jump, 4x200 and shuttle hurdles with Saige Tudisco, Kaley Enright, Ellison Seymour and Madi Krohto winning multiple titles for coach Steve Derro's juggernaut.
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Girls Track and Field, 04/28/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Memorable debut

Central Catholic junior Courtney Collibee made sure her first varsity competition throwing the javelin was a memorbale experience. She won the event with a throw of 101-0, which helped the Raiders beat Methuen 122-23.

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Girls Track and Field, 04/24/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Haley Highlights

Just a couple days after being honored at the State House, Haley Hamilton is being honored for her track prowess. She won two events to lead Methuen past Lawrence, 79-56.

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Girls Track and Field, 04/10/18 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars