The youngsters on the Gloucester boys track team put forth a strong performance Saturday in the Northeastern Conference Freshman/Sophomore meet at the Benjamin A. Smith Fieldhouse with 68 points, good enough for a first place tie with Peabody, that had much more runners participating in Saturday’s event.
“I was very happy with the results throughout the day,” Gloucester head coach Jeff Destino said. “Many kids ran personal bests and we had a number of first place finishers. It was great to see the young kids compete at a high level.”
Leading the way for the Fishermen was sophomores Dan Carpenter who won the 600m and Everest Crawford, who won the 1,000m. Carpenter and Crawford joined Tyler Meunsaveng and Matt Ciaramitaro on the first place 4x400m relay team.
Jared Marshall (hurdles), Ciaramitaro (mile), and Willy Pierce (two mile, personal best time of 11:00) turned in second place finishes. Noah Hillier placed fourth in the shot put as did Ciaramitaro in the high jump.
The Gloucester girls finished eighth on Saturday with 24.5 points. Melanie MacDonald led the way for the Gloucester girls with a third place finish in the 2-mile. Zoe Cortizo finished sixth in the high jump and the 300, Timia Buckley was sixth in the 50 yard dash and Chloe Kenyon was fifth in the hurdles.
Gloucester 49 Dracut 45
Gloucester gets back to .500 at 2-2 with a hard fought win in the consolation round of the Stoneham Holiday Tournament. Gloucester trailed by one at the break (23-22) but a five point third quarter advantage ended up being the difference.
Senior captain Sophie Black led the way for Gloucester with 18 points. Sophomore Julianna Costanzo had a breakout game with 17 points including six free throws in six attempts to seal the win for Gloucester in the final minute. Head coach Brandon Lewis also praised the defensive effort of senior captain Katie Ciaramitaro, who locked down the Dracut ball handler from start to finish.