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March 5, 2013

College Notebook: Pett takes gold at Ottawa Winter Invitational

Gloucester’s Isabel Pett is making her mark at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec Canada.

The senior high jumper, who is the Gloucester High School girls’ high jump record holder, took her game to the next level last month at the Ottawa Winter International meet in Ottawa, Ontario. In the meet, which pitted seven of the top collegiate track and field programs, Pett competed against some of the best high jumpers in the area and took home a gold medal.

The senior anthropology major bested the field with a jump of 1.55m (just under 5’1”) to take home the gold. The medal was Pett’s second of the 2013 season as she turned in a Bronze medal in January at the Laval Invitational in Quebec City, Quebec. She was one of four McGill athletes to take home a gold medal at the Ottawa Winter International meet and the lone woman.

Rockport’s Josh Altman had a breakout Sophomore season at Springfield College this winter. The sophomore shooting guard established himself as the team’s sixth man seeing action in all 28 of his team’s games earning one start.

The 6’3” guard averaged just over 19 minutes per game off the bench for Springfield and was fourth on the team with 6.9 points per game. Three point shooting is the former Rockport High School star’s game and he finished up the year second on the team sinking 25 shots from behind the arc.

Springfield finished the season with a 19-9 record falling in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at home this past weekend with an 89-77 loss to Ithaca.

Altman’s best performance came in a November 17 win over Bridgewater St. where he scored a career high 21 points and went 3-for-3 from behind the three point line.

Gloucester’s Hannah Cain continues to be one of Brandeis University’s most potent players as a sophomore. Cain, who burst on the scene to start every game as a freshman last season, followed that up with a stellar sophomore season starting all 25 games for the 10-15 Judges this winter.

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