, Gloucester, MA

December 12, 2012

Area Roundup: Gloucester track splits with Revere in opener

Gloucester Daily Times

---- — 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’.

Head coach Jeff Destino also praised the work of David Dimaio, who placed second in the shot put in his first ever meet, and Dan Carpenter in the 1,000 with a second place finish. Horgan also faired well in the 300 with a 3rd place finish and a time of 40.3.

“We didn’t win but there were some serious positives to be taken away from the meet,” Destino said. “Overall I was impressed with how they performed and held it together as a team. We’re a small team but we’re tough, it’s going to be exciting to watch as the season progresses.”

Gloucester is back in action next Thursday with a big meet at Danvers.

Girls Basketball

Hamilton-Wenham 52

Manchester Essex 35

The Hornets (0-1) hung tough for most of the contest taking a 23-19 lead into the half but the Generals pulled away late finishing the game on a 21-5 run.

Senior Ella Silag-Stearns led the way with 10 points, Evy Weihs and Sydney Christopher chipped in seven points each. The Hornets are right back at it on Friday when they travel to Lynnfield.