TMHS Girls Track Team Is Off To A Fast Start

Tewksbury girls drop Dracut, 92-53; TMHS boys get nipped in relay

and won two events each as the Tewksbury High girls track team got its 2012 season off to a fast start with a convincing, 92-53 win over Dracut Wednesday afternoon.

Hogan served notice that she will be among the sprinters to watch in the Merrimack Valley Conference this season, taking impressive wins in both the 100 and 200 meters. Hogan won the 100 in a personal record 13.1 seconds in spite of windy conditions, and came back later to win the 200 in an outstanding early season time of 27.2 seconds.
Spinelli won the javelin with a toss of 107-feet, three inches, and took first in the discus with a winning toss of 83-feet, six inches.   Quigley took firsts in the triple jump (31-feet, nine inches) and the 100-yard hurdles (17.5 seconds), both personal bests.
Defending MVC 400-meter champion Jess Bridle picked up where she left off in 2011 by winning the 400 in a time of 62.7 seconds. Bridle also took second in the long jump.

Sophomore Sara Semenza took first place in the 800-meter run in 2:33.6, while junior Rebecca Davies won the mile run in a personal best 5:44.5.

Sophomore Ashley Callahan earned her first-ever varsity gold medal, winning the 400-meter hurdles in 72.9 seconds. Callahan also took third in the high jump with a personal best of 4-feet, six inches.

Matilda Matovu, a senior, won the shot put at 30-feet, nine inches while Devin Kelly, a junior, won the pole vault at 8-feet even. Amanda Cossar was third in the pole vault.

Tewksbury’s 4x100 relay team of Meaghan Blaisdell, Kelsie Bradley, Arianna Smith and Erin Morrissey took first place. Morrissey had  a strong all around day taking second in the 100-yard dash and third in the long jump.

Other Tewksbury scorers included Rachel Eatherton, who took second in the two mile, Olivia Gallella (second in the triple jump) Rebecca Clark (second in the javelin), Jess Amedee (second in the high jump) and Courtney Graffeo (second in the 800.

Christina Marshall took thirds in both the shot put and the discus, while Christina Dick was third in the mile. Arianna Smith was third in the 200.

track team led Dracut all the way to the final event, but the Middies won the 4x400 relay and nipped the Redmen, 74.5-70.5 in the season opener for both teams Wednesday.
Cory Cataldo was Tewksbury’s top point scorer, winning two events and taking second in another. Cataldo, a junior, won the triple jump at 37-feet, 10.5 inches and the high jump at 5-feet, six inches. Cataldo also took second in the 400-meter hurdles.

Cory Thomas, a senior, also had an impressive day, earning points for the Redmen in both of the distance races. Thomas won the mile in 4:40.4 and took second in the two-mile at 10:24.7.

George Kuegler also had a strong day for TMHS taking first place in the 400-meter hurdles in 62.5 seconds, and taking second in the 110-meter high hurdles 16.1 seconds.

Brian Amaral, a senior, took first place in the two-mile at 10:24.6 and ran second in the 800 in 2:06.5. Roy Felix, a junior, won the 400 in 55 seconds flat and took third in the long jump.

Sophomore Eddie Matovu won the 110-meter high hurdles in 15.5 seconds, took second in the 200 and took third in the high jump.

Other point scorers for Tewksbury included senior John Fiorello, who took second in both the shot put and the javelin, and junior Christian Taylor, who was second in the discus.

CJ Sutherland, a senior, was second in the pole vault and third in the 200, while Khalil Saraff took third in the 100, Tim Conklin took third in the mile, Kip Horahan took third in the 800, James Aronson took third in the discus. Andrew Nguyen took third in the pole vault and Steve DeFrancesco took third in the shot put.                      


cj wennick April 05, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Cory Thomas is a Junior!


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