Central Catholic Raiders Girls Indoor Track '11-'12

Andover's Mullins falls short of goal

BOSTON — Andover’s Maggie Mullins had a goal to run the 2-mile in under 10:50 at All-States yesterday.

There was only one problem: Her nerves got the better of her.

Mullins was the top seed in the event, with a personal best time (10:51.04) that is just shy of North Andover great Kirsten Kasper’s three-year-old area record of 10:48.68.

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Girls Indoor Track, 02/27/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Life is good for Mullins

BOSTON — Somebody please buy Maggie Mullins a “Life is Good” T-shirt. On Feb. 2, the Andover senior signed a letter of intent to run track at Boston College. And then last night she ran her personal best of 10:51.04 to win the 2-mile and help the Andover girls win the MVC indoor championship meet.   That was nearly a nine-second personal best and fell just shy of former North Andover great Kirsten Kasper’s three-year-old area record of 10:48.68. The runner-up in the 2-mile finished more than a minute behind Mullins, who smashed the meet record of 11:09.58 that she set last year. Andover beat out runner-up Central Catholic, 89-74, and Lowell came in third (70). “(Mullin’s) time was awesome,” Andover coach Peter Comeau said. “We’ll see how good she is next week (at Division 1 States), when she’s up against everybody. Then we can decide where her fate will be as a distance runner.”    “Last year in the spring I kind of burned out,” said Mullins, a former soccer player who ran cross country for the first time as a junior. “I had a really bad spring season. I wasn’t injured but I wasn’t feeling really good.” Her burn out didn’t linger as she repeated as Eagle-Tribune MVP in cross country in the fall. Comeau added, “I’m happy for her and the season she’s having right now because last year was a tough year for her.” Comeau said BC gave Mullins a half-scholarship. “If she starts making these times, the money will go up,” he said.   Lowell won the boys championship with 104 points. The Red Raiders were followed by Chelmsford (53), Central (43).

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Girls Indoor Track, 02/10/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

One of the best

Andover's Maggie Mullins turned in a 5:05.89 mile to finish fourth, the best local female placer at yesterday's Coaches Elite Meet at Reggie Lewis Center. This is the third fastest indoor mile run in the history of Eagle-Tribune record keeping.

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Girls Indoor Track, 01/29/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

White's best shot

Senior Whitney White won the shot put for the first time and Central Catholic got important second-place finishes from Katie Equi (600) and Sarah Zannini (shot) in a 44-42 win over Lowell.

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Girls Indoor Track, 01/19/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Andover wins in last second

 Andover edged Central Catholic, 44-42, with a one-second win in the last relay of the afternoon. Freshman Lily Puccia ran away from the pack as the closer on the team.

"The placed was rocking," said head coach Peter Comeau. "I haven't heard the field house that loud in a long time. Central led the relay the entire way and Lily pulled away at the end."

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Girls Indoor Track, 01/04/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Two thirds

A pair of third-place finishes highlighted area accomplishments in the girls Large School Winter Festival at Reggie Lewis Center.

Andover's Terra Organisciak ran a strong 7.64 in the dash, falling to winner Sima Suon of Lowell by 8/100's of a second. Methuen sophomore Marwah Haq carried her cross country success indoors with a third in the 1,000.

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Girls Indoor Track, 12/18/11 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars