Central Catholic Raiders Girls Indoor Track '11-'12

Fri, Feb 10, 2012 02:00 PM @ Neutral Location
Team Final
Andover 89
Central Catholic 74
Haverhill 36
Methuen 8

Life is good for Mullins

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Friday, February, 10 By Christopher Smith
Staff writer

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).

Peter Comeau was extra excited his team won yesterday because his daughter Courtney Comeau won the 55-meter hurdles in 8.94.
“If we didn’t win the meet, I wouldn’t have enjoyed her victory as much,” said Peter, who was a 300 hurdles New England champion at Andover. “I couldn’t be a prouder father and a coach. She bettered her time. She’s getting faster and faster.”
Lowell’s Danae Rosario beat Comeau earlier this winter but she turned the tables yesterday.
“We had a great two weeks of working and working,” Peter said. “Remember, she has got a coach 24 hours a day.”  
Courtney said it can be tough having her father as the coach.
“It has its up and its downs,” she said, smiling. “At practice he pushes me really hard, and I get really mad at him. But at the end of the day, I know he’s just trying to help me. Usually he’ll bring some hurdles home. My little brother also wants to be a hurdler so I coach him and my dad comes out and we do a lot of hurdling.”


Game Statistics:

Team scores: 1. Andover 89, 2. Central Catholic 74, 3. Lowell 70, 4. Tewksbury 43, 5. Billerica 39, 6. Haverhill 36, 7. Chelmsford 33, 8. Dracut 10, 9. Methuen 8, 10 Notre Dame 1, 11. Lawrence 0

Winners and area placers:

55 meter dash: 1. Terra Organisciak (And) 7.47; 4. Micaela Soucy (And) 7.70; 5. Leanne Kent (CC) 7.70; 6. Sydney Gillis (And) 7.74; 55 hurdles: 1. Courtney Comeau (And) 8.83; 3. Ashleigh Marks (CC) 9.02; 6. Jillian Gamache (And) 9.19; 2-Mile: 1. Maggie Mullins (And) 10:51.04; 2. Riley Gilmore (Hav) 11:51.27; 300: 1. Jess Bridle (Tewks) 41.55; 3. Alexa Poulin (CC) 42.96; 4. Alex Puccia (And) 42.96; 600: 1. Allie Wood (Chelms) 1:39.20; 2. Hannah Carey (CC) 1:42.10; 4. Sarah Van Antwerp (And) 1:42.70

1,000: 1. Bryanna Allison (Lowl) 3:01.11; 2. Jackie Solimine (Hav) 3:06.41; 3. Marwah Haq (Meth) 3:07.50; 4. Sophia Draper (And) 3:10.65; Mile: 1. Lanie Jowett (CCl) 5:16.42; 2. Bridget Twomey (Hav) 5:17.48; 4. Jillian Meserve (Hav) 5:29.30; 6. Megan McPhee (And) 5:33.72; SP: 1. Stephanie White (Bill) 38-7; 2. Cassandra Kobelski (And) 35-0 3/4, 4. Chelsea Carver (CC) 32-10 1/2; 5. Colleen Slein (CCl) 32-9 1/2; HJ: 1. Ali Sanz (CC) 4-11; LJ: 1. Hannah Chapman (And) 16-1; 2. Leanne Kent (CC) 15-10; 3. Alexa Poulin (CC) 15-5 3/4

4X200: 1. Andover (Organisciak, Soucy, Gillis, Alex Puccia) 1:47.33; 3. Central 1:50.78; 6. Methuen 1:56.13; 4x800: 1. Lowell 9:53.0; 2. Haverhill 10:02.43; 3. Central 10:12.20; 4. Andover 10:14.17; 4x400: 1. Tewksbury 4:11.09; 2. Andover 4:13.85; 6. Methuen 4:21.88 



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