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September 5, 2013

CAC Boys Cross Country: Reggies' Tejeda ready for breakout season

Greater Lawrence

2012 season: 13-0, CAC champs

Returnees: Junior Mota, Sr.; Jonathan Infante, Sr.; Irving Recio, Sr.; Freudi Gonzalez, Sr.; Edwin Lara, Sr.; Yordy Collado, Sr.; Argenis Jerez, Sr.; Miguel Cumba, Jr.; Patrick Roberts, Jr.; Yosvaldy Tejeda, Jr.; Rowaldy Thomas, Soph.; Alan Herrera, Soph.; Raheem Derrick, Soph.; Jared Donovan, Soph.; Ronald Ramirez, Soph.

Newcomers: Avery Batistine, Soph.; Seth Beaudry, Soph.; Jimmell Mendoza, Frosh.; Michael Karl, Frosh.; Tyler Chaisson, Frosh.; Devin Lever, Frosh.; Ray Staples, Frosh.

Candidates: 50

Captains: TBA

Assistants: Rob Niceforo; Katy Simonds, Marc Boucher

Odds and ends: Last year’s surprise standout, Brad Andrews, transferred to Methuen three weeks ago. ... Two other likely top five runners were trying volleyball. ... Junior Yosvaldy Tejeda missed qualifying for All-State last year by five seconds. No Reggie has qualified in at least 15 years, said coach Jay Santomassino.

Jay Santomassino (11th year): “It’ll be tough to stay up and defend our (CAC) title with the guys we’ve lost. We’d love to see Yosvaldy qualify for All-State and I think Miguel Cumba will step up.”

PRESENTATION OF MARY

2012 season: 3-8

Returning scorers: Patrick Gallagher, Sr.

Returning lettermen: Brian Whinery, Soph.; Nicholas Vincenty, Soph.

Newcomers: Doug Anderson, Soph.; John Muldoon, Soph.; Sean Toomey, Frosh.; Matthew Whinery, Frosh.

Candidates: 7

Captains: Patrick Gallagher

Assistant: Erica LaBranche

Odds and ends: New assistant Erica LaBranche is a Merrimack College student who ran four years at Lowell High. ... John Muldoon is the brother of last year’s CAC Small volleyball MVP Catherine Muldoon.

Brian Martin (2nd year): “The boys are working hard toward making this an enjoyable season. Sean Toomey has impressed early on.”

Whittier

2012 season: 26th in EMass. Division 4 meet

Returnees: Brandon Maisonet, Sr.; Alex Cordeiro, Jr.; Nathan Cordeiro, Jr. Kyle Madden, Jr.; Matt Cox, Jr.; Brendan Adams, Jr.; Luke Liebermann, Jr.; Matt Kinser, Jr.; Imann Grullon, Soph.; Anton Limoli, Soph.; Alex Matos, Soph.; Mike Nizwantowski, Soph.; Peter Rodriguez, Soph.

Newcomers: Jackson Galoski, Jr.; Kiel Forgitano, Soph.; Michael McGee, Soph.; Jared Daniels, Frosh.; Chris DiMattia, Frosh.; Derek True, Frosh.; Will True, Frosh.

Candidates: 20

Captains: Brandon Maisonet, Kyle Madden

Assistant: Lauryn Ihle

Odds and ends: The Wildcats have only one senior on the roster.

Jay Ihle (4th year): “Many of the kids have returned in shape this year. Luke Liebermann, Kyle Madden and newcomer Jackson Galoski have looked great in practice.”

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