Gloucester Daily Times
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Gloucester moves to 2-0 on the year after an impressive performance Tuesday where six girls hit state qualifying marks.
Senior thrower Liz McCormack led the way sweeping the shot put and discus with throws of 35’, one of the top marks in the early NEC season, and 95’11” respectively.
Fiona Davis finished first in the 2-mile with a time of 12:10.2 while freshman Meghan Clark finished first in the mile with a time of 5:42.
Other strong performances for Gloucester were Elle Wierbicky in the 200m (27.2), Bianca Giacalone in her first 400m race this season (62.8), and the 4x100m relay team of Kayla Nasser, Timia Buckley, Wierbicky and Giacalone with a time of 52.6. Hannah Pastagal also had a big day with a second place finish in the discus (95’).
“I’m really happy to see the girls see some early success,” head coach Jeff Destino said. “The pieces are falling into place and the training is paying off. This early success is something to build on and I’m looking forward to good things as the season progresses.”
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The Gloucester boys had another strong outing on the road Tuesday improving to 2-0 in the process.
Josh Rudolph led the way for the Fishermen following up a four first-place performance in last week’s opener with three first place finishes on Tuesday. Rudolph won the 400m hurdles (61.1), the long jump (19’9”) and the 200m (23.5).
Noah Hillier eclipsed 40’ in the shot put for the second straight week with a throw of 42’5”, good for first place. Calvin Kipruto also had a big day for the Fishermen with a season best time of 50.9 in the 400m, good for a first place finish.
“The boys performed well,” Destino said. “The performances improved across the board which you always like to see.”