By Nick Curcuru
---- — The Gloucester boys and girls track teams kept it rolling Monday at Gordon College sweeping Saugus to improve its records to 5-1 and 4-2 respectively.
Due to a couple postponements and state and conference meets Gloucester has had a very busy schedule over the last week plus and both the boys and girls have elevated their game as a result.
Gloucester put on a track and field clinic on Wednesday with the girls picking up an 85.5-45.5 win and the boys coming away with a 77-54 victory.
“We’re rolling along,” head coach Jeff Destino said. “We have had a handful of meets over the last 10 days and everyone has been performing well. There are lots of positives to take out of this season and today was another one.”
The girls squad was led by senior captain Bianca Giacalone, who picked up four first place finishes in the 100m, 200m, long jump and the 4x100 relay team, two of those wins (100m, 200m) were state qualifying times. Giacalone’s time of 26.8 in the 200m ties teammate Elle Wierbicky for the school record. Wierbicky also had a strong day picking up a first place finish and state qualifying time in the 400m (52.1), she was also on the 4x100 relay team with Zoe Cortizo, Timia Buckley and Gloria Kabulo.
Liz McCormick also turned in a pair of first place finishes in both the shot put and the discus.
The Gloucester girls also had first place performances from Fiona Davis in the two-mile, Anna Heffernan in the mile and Meghan Clark in the 800 with a time of 2:28.1, just .1 seconds shy of a state qualifying time.
The Gloucester boys turned in an equally impressive performance improving to 6-1 and staying alive in the race for a share of the Northeastern Conference South title.
The Fishermen had production across the board on Monday. Josh Rudolph finished first in the 400 hurdles and qualified for the state meet with a time of 60.6. Noah Mondello took first place in the two mile, Everest Crawford won the mile, Calvin Kipruto took first in the 400, Matt Carpenter the 800, Noah Hillier the discus, Jared Favazza the javelin and the quartet of Zach Smith, Tyler Muensaveng, Jared Marshall and Justin Tucker won the 4x100 relay.
Gloucester is back at it this weekend for the State Coaches Meet, the boys will be competing at New Bedford High School while the girls will be competing at Somerville High.