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February 17, 2014

The Final Score: Pannos sharp at state meet

The Andover boys took seventh and Central Catholic eighth at the Massachusetts Division 1 Boys Swimming Championships yesterday.

Central’s Will Pannos enjoyed a solid performance. He took fourth overall in the 200 yard IM with a 1:56.88 clocking. Andover’s Eric Shi was 9th in that event at 1:59.55.

Pannos later came back to score a fifth in the 100 fly at 52.91. North Andover’s Frank Zhou was ninth in 54.92.

Andover’s top effort was a fourth by Vince Camin in the 100 breaststroke, stopping the timer at 59.17.

Pannos’ Raider teammate Andrew Carbone earned a sixth in the 100 back at 53.64.

Haverhill’s Sam Clough took ninth in the diving with 362.75 points.

Relay Rockets

Pentucket racked up three placings at the Division 4 State indoor meet, none bigger than a personal best from its 4X400 group of Maddie Nelson, Jennie Nelson, Grace Dore and Paige Wesolowski, who shaved six seconds off their prior top effort in grabbing 6th overall. Emma Marchant was the top Sachem scorer with a fourth in the two-mile, while Tyler Feeney rolled to a sixth in the hurdles.

Rolling Raiders

There were no stumbles for the Central Catholic girls, who cruised into the IAABO Board 130 title game with a 60-38 win over Newton South. Amanda Williams towered above the rest inside with a 23-point, 12-rebound night. The Raiders will face Boston Latin in the title game tonight at 5:30 on the campus of St. John’s Prep.

Phillips wins big

Michael Camarda, Christian Alberga, Scott Simpson and Joe Faller won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:27.32 to help Phillips 131-53 over Phillips Exeter.

The time not only broke the meet record, which was previously held by Exeter in 1:27.97, but also the school record.

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