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December 12, 2012

Area Roundup: Gloucester track splits with Revere in opener

Girls Track

Gloucester 50 Revere 36

The Gloucester girls opened up the season with a bang at home Wednesday with a tight win over a Northeastern Conference Large foe.

Gloucester (1-0) picked up first place finishes in six of the 10 events and took second in the other four to seal the win.

“It was a really well rounded performance which is encouraging,” head coach Liz Moran said. “It wasn’t sprinter or distance heavy, we scored points in every event.”

Senior captain Bianca Giacalone led the way with a win in the 300m (44.3). Corinne DeLouise won the 1,000m with a time of 3:39.4 followed by teammate Michelle Quinn in second.

Zoe Cortizo (high jump, 4’4”), Liz McCormack (shot put, 33’8”), Kacie Quinn (mile, 6:08) and the 4x400m relay team also picked up first place finishes for Gloucester. McCormack’s throw was also good enough to qualify her for the Class B state meet later this winter.

Gloria Kabulo (dash), Sabrina Marnoto (600m), Kelly Foster (2-mile), and Chloe Kenyon (50 hurdles) all turned in second place finishes.

Gloucester now turns its attention to Danvers next Thursday in an NEC South showdown.

Boys Track

Revere 46 Gloucester 41

Gloucester falls to 0-1 after dropping its season opener, a non-league matchup, but had lots of positives to take away.

The Fishermen had several strong individual performances and already had a couple of competitors qualify for the Class B state meet later this winter.

Senior captain Matt Carpenter finished first in the 600 with a state qualifying time of 1:29. Carpenter also joined Everest Crawford, and senior captains Mark Horgan and Jacob Holscher in the 4x400m relay, which also took first place.

Holscher won the mile with a time of 4:42 while Crawford won the 1,000m. Willie Pierce picked up his first varsity victory in the two mile while Mike Sheehan qualified for the Class B state meet in the high jump with a jump of 6’.

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