Central Catholic Raiders Girls Indoor Track '16-'17

Andover's Connell, Salem's Nippert place at New Englands

BOSTON — Andover junior Devin Connell finished just off his own school record with a 2:31.69 for second in the 1,000 meters at the New England Championsips.

The talented junior was nipped by Stephen (no relation) Tyler of Weston, Conn., who won in 2:31.53.

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Girls Indoor Track, 03/05/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Sachems win Pentathlon

Saige Tudisco placed fifth overall to lead Pentucket to the team title at the Massachusetts girls Pentathlon. The Sachems scored a school-record 8,281

Tudisco scored 3,026 points, crushing her old school record of 2,543. She also broke the Pentucket long jump record (17-2 3/4).

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Girls Indoor Track, 03/01/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

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

Central's Fay more than a blue-chip goalie

ROXBURY — 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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Girls Indoor Track, 02/19/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Warrior relay takes first

The Andover 4x400 relay ran to victory in 4:04.78 at the girls MSTCA Coaches Invitational. Golden Warrior Sammy Shea was the top local individual finsher with a third in the 55 hurdles (8.80) while Central Catholic's Sarah Freeman was fourth in the mile (5:16.81).

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

Double winners


Amanda Fay won the 55 meters and the shot put and Julia Worden captured the 300 and long jump as Central Catholic thumped Methuen, 81-14.

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Girls Indoor Track, 01/16/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars