All-Star Girls Winter Track
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* — Eagle-Tribune MVP
Andover — Emily Shields, Frosh., 55; Melissa Knapp, Jr., 300
Central Catholic — Sara Missert, Sr., 300/LJ; Lauren Berg, Jr., shot put; Lourdes Pena, Jr., shot put
Greater Lawrence — Emilsy Mata, Jr., 300
Haverhill — Samantha Stabile, Jr., 55; Christine McNaughton, Soph., mile
Ipswich-Georgetown — Maddie Duncan, Frosh., 1,000; Nicole DiMaio, Frosh., 300
Lawrence — Giselle Munoz, Soph., 600
Londonderry — Kristen Metcalf, Sr., 55; Katherine Donnelly, Sr., LJ
Methuen — Danica Page, Jr., HJ
North Andover — Karissa Mako, Jr., 2-mile; Olivia Marshall, Frosh., 2-mile; Alison Pronovost, Soph., 55
North Reading — Alexis Capozzi, Sr., 55; Amy Wing, Sr., HJ
Pelham — Stephanie Martins, Sr., 1,500; Shannon Oriole, Frosh., 1,000
Pentucket — April O'Brien, Jr., 1,000; Alanna Poretta, Soph., 600
Pinkerton — Sarah Titus, Sr., 1,000; Caryn Pepin, Jr., HJ
Salem — Melissa Higgins, Frosh., 300; Megan McLaughlin, Jr., 600
Sanborn — Chelsea Van Thof, Jr., shot put
Timberlane — Kelly Desharnais, Sr., 1,500; Katherine Grzejka, Jr., LJ
All-Scholastic. Eastern Mass. Runner of the Year. All-state champ (7.24), Division 1 champ (7.33), repeat MVC champ (7.34). Led Golden Warriors to MVC title and All-State championship. Ran on 4x200 relay that finished first at the Division 1 state meet (1:45.28), first at the MVC meet (1:47.76) and second at All-States (1:45.71). Anchored area-record setting 4x100 relay team (48.26) last spring.
Finished fourth at Class L meet (8.98). A versatile performer, also pole vaulted spectacularly this winter. Broke her own area record of 11-0 by clearing 11-61/2 at a Boston University meet. Finished 18th at Scholastic Indoor Nationals (10-113/4). Last spring, ran the 100 hurdles in 15.9, the third best time in the region. Eagle-Tribune honorable mention in cross country.
North Reading Senior
Six-time Eagle-Tribune All-Star. School record holder. Undefeated in dual meets. Division 4 state champ (40.61), finished third at All-State meet (40.92) and eighth at New Englands. Won the CAL 600 title (1:37.08). Holds Eastern Mass. Division 4 record in 400 (57.10) and has run a 56.88. Aiming for area 400 record of 56.79 this spring. Ranked in top five percent of her class. Has applied to Harvard and Dartmouth.
MVC champ (1:36.66). Led Hillies to second-place finish at MVC meet. Undefeated in dual meets. Placed second at Division 1 States (1:37.55), seventh at All-States (1:38.96). Placed first in the 300 meters (43.14) at Auerbach Freshman-Sophomore meet. Holds Haverhill middle school record in the 400 (63.9). Sister Samantha finished sixth at New Englands in the 55 (7.37).
Four-time Eagle-Tribune All-Star. MVC champ (3:02.53), placed third at Division 1 States (2:59.99), fourth at All-States (3:00.15) and fifth at New Englands (3:00.16). Getting looks from UConn and Villanova, coach Peter Comeau said. Anchored 4x400 relay team that finished eighth at Scholastic Indoor Nationals in 3:58.31. Holds second best 800-meter time in area history (2:13.79).
Two-time Eagle-Tribune All-Star. Placed sixth at New Englands in a school-record time of 5:06.39. Also placed sixth at All-States (5:10.90) and second at the Division 3 States (5:09.78). Finished 23rd at Scholastic Indoor Nationals (5:16.03). "She's one of the greatest I've ever coached," coach Steve Derro said. Will run track at Holy Cross. Ranked 19th in her class. All-CAL softball player.
Placed fourth at Class L meet (10:49.37). Also placed sixth in the 1,500 meters (5:05.88). Two-time Eagle-Tribune All-Star in cross country (she only picked up the sport as a junior). Finished sixth at Class L meet at 3.1-mile Derryfield (19:36) last fall. Finished second in the 1,500 (5:07.67) at last spring's Class L outdoor meet. Spanish Honor Society member.
Won Class L with a leap of 5-4. Could be headed for record books: only six girls have cleared 5-6 in area history. Also placed second in the 55-meter hurdles in 8.75, which would've won Class L's last season. Holds the program's freshman record in the high jump (4-10) and the 55 hurdles (9.2). Eagle-Tribune honorable mention in the 100 hurdles last spring when she ran a 16.1.
Won Class L with a throw of 37-01/4 after taking fourth last winter with a 35-2 throw. Placed 10th at New England meet (37-41/2) after a month-long layoff. Placed 22nd at Scholastic Indoor Nationals (36-43/4). Posted the region's best throw last spring (37-6) to take third at Meet of Champions. Also took fifth in the javelin at the Class L meet last spring (99-9).
Finished eighth out of 104 competitors with 2,715 points at state pentathlon. Her scores in the 55-meter hurdles (9.51, 683 points) and high jump (4-113/4, 644 points) helped lead Golden Warriors to third place overall at the event. Sister Rose finished 15th (2,499). 2006-07 Eagle-Tribune high jump All-Star (5-2). Scored 49 goals for the lacrosse team last spring. Will play lacrosse at Division 1 St. Mary's of Calif.
ANDOVER, 4x400 relay
Vanessa Singleton, Kayley Pettoruto, Laura Cody, Colleen Shannon
Quartet captured Division 1 championship (4:01.00) to help Golden Warriors clinch overall title. Placed second at All-States (4:01.52). Took second at New Englands (4:00.37). Finished eighth at Scholastic Indoor Nationals (3:58.31), which is believed to be the eighth best time in state indoor history. Also MVC champs (4:04.36) for Andover, which won league meet with ease.
Relentless Robinson going out in style
Is Bree Robinson sure that track isn't her favorite sport?
The Pinkerton senior, who will play soccer at University of Hartford, followed her stellar 2006-07 indoor season with another dynamite campaign.
At the Class L meet, she won the 55 meter-dash (7.32) — breaking the school record she set last year to win the event — and the long jump (18-01/2). Not to be outdone, Robinson went on to capture the long jump title (18-21/2) and place seventh in the 55 (7.42) at New Englands.
Robinson's accomplishments are even more impressive considering the Class Ls were held on Super Bowl Sunday, a month before New Englands.
"I look at it this way," she said after her win in the long jump, "I'm a senior and I'm playing soccer in college. I should take every chance I can get."
Robinson will likely end her track career with a flurry this spring. Last year she rolled to the state heptathlon title with 4,113 points, just 20 points shy of the 22-year-old area record.
Former Eagle-Tribune MVPs
2007 — Rachel Fox, Andover; 2006 — Colleen McNaughton, Haverhill; 2005 — Ashley Morgenstern, Pinkerton; 2004 — Kiah Quarles, Pinkerton; 2003 — Jessica Flinn, Timberlane; 2002 — Melissa Donais, Phillips (Bradford); 2001 — Melissa Donais, Phillips (Bradford); 2000 — Melissa Donais, Phillips (Bradford); 1999 — Kirsten Perryman, Haverhill; 1998 — Barbara Contos, Andover; 1997 — Amy DeCamp, Londonderry; 1996 — Susan Ashlock, Andover; 1995 — Helena Kimball, Londonderry; 1994 — Helena Kimball, Londonderry; 1993 — Andi Robinson, Masconomet; 1992 — Kirsten Johnson, Masconomet; 1991 — Kristin Cobb, Timberlane; 1990 — Peggy Larocque, Londonderry