, Gloucester, MA

April 4, 2013

Area Roundup: Gloucester track opens season with sweep of LE

Gloucester Daily Times

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Gloucester 116 Lynn English 8 (boys)

The Fishermen (1-0) opened the season on a dominant note turning in a first place finish in each of the 15 races they participated in.

Leading the way for Gloucester was Josh Rudolph, who had a monster day with four first place finishes. Rudolph won the high jump, triple jump, the 400m hurdles and the 4x100 relay team along with Zach Smith, Aiden Lyons and Jeb Hogan.

Noah Hillier took first place in both the shot put and discus turning in a personal best throw of 40’9” in the shot put, his first throw over 40’. Calvin Kipruto won the 400 with a time of 52.2 while Pete Mondello won the javelin with a throw of 142’ despite the fact that the wind was blowing in his face.

“We had strong performances all around,” head coach Jeff Destino said “We went into the meet with the midset to be successful and we were.”

Gloucester 101 Lynn English 34 (girls)

The Gloucester girls (1-0) were just as dominant as the boys squad turning in 13 first place finishes and qualifying several runners for the state meet, which will be held later this season.

Elle Wierbicky led the way for Gloucester with a first place finish in the 200 with a time of 27.4, which qualifies her for states. Wierbicky also joined Kayla Nasser, Timia Buckley and Bianca Giacalone on the 4x100 relay team, which also qualified for states with a time of 53.6.

Fiona Davis won the 2-mile with a time of 12:10.8 and sophomore Hannah Pastagal qualified for states with a throw of 90’8” in the discus, good for a first place finish.

“It was great to see the co-ed track program come away with two wins on the first meet,” Destino said. “It was well earned, everyone on both teams performed.”