Gloucester 71Swampscott 65 (boys)
The Fishermen (3-1) needed a win in the 4x400 relay to come away with a victory against Swampscott on the road Wednesday. The quartet of Jacob Holscher, Matt Carpenter, Everest Crawford and Calvin Kipruto not only turned in a first place finish to give the team a win, they broke the school record in the process with a time of 3:32.6.
The 2013 4x400 team tops the previous record set by Kevin Hurd, Kyle Hurd, Andrew Ryan and Paul Sutherland at the 2010 Northeastern Conference meet.
“The boys have worked really hard to get to this point,” Gloucester head coach Jeff Destino said. “They all came back from their individual events and with the meet on the line it was great watch those boys run with such passion and determination.”
In addition to the record setting performance, the Gloucester boys also turned in several state qualifying performances on the afternoon from Josh Rudolph (400 hurdles), Holscher (mile), Noah Mondello (2-mile), Crawford (800), Carpenter (800), Kipruto (400) and Noah Hillier (discus). Hillier turned in a personal best performance in the discus with a throw of 126’5” while Rudolph also finished first in the long jump and triple jump.
Tuesday’s win comes fresh off the heels of a strong performance at the State Relay Meet this weekend. The 4x800 team of Holscher, Carpenter, Crawford and Mondello finished second with a time of 8:10.86 while the 4x400 team of Aidan Lyons, James King, Rudolph and Kipruto turned in a state qualifying time of 3:37.98.
Swampscott 70.5Gloucester 65.5 (girls)
The Gloucester girls (2-2) dropped a thriller as the Big Blue took home the win with a first place finish in the 4x400 relay.
Megan Clark (mile), Fiona Davis (mile), Elle Wierbicky (200), Gloria Kabulo (200), Bianca Giacalone (400) and the 4x100 relay team of Kayla Nasser, Timia Buckley, Wierbicky and Giacalone all turned in state qualifying performances.