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September 5, 2013

CAL Girls Cross Country: Pentucket could challenge Hamilton-Wenham


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---- — Georgetown

2012 season: 23rd EMass. Division 6 meet

Returning lettermen: Kayla Finamore, Jr.; Kylie Hayward, Frosh.; Shea McFadden, Frosh.; Maria Luo, 8th

Newcomers: Sarinna Kissel, Frosh.; Skylar Kissel, Frosh.; Jackie Simmons, 7th

Candidates: 7

Captains: Kylie Hayward

EMass. Division 6: 64. Kylie Hayward, 69. Shea McFadden

Odds and ends: Kylie Hayward is a rare freshman captain.

Brian Masys (8th year): “We are still very small but we return three of our top girls in Kylie (Hayward), Shea (McFadden)and Kayla (Finamore).”

North reading

2012 season: 17th EMass. Division 5 meet

Returning lettermen: Ellen Rollfs, Sr.; Leanne Trischitta, Sr.; Nicky Roberts, Sr.; Rachel Roberts, Sr.; Kelsey DeMild, Jr.; Catherine O’Brien, Soph.

Newcomers: Monica Ferrazzani, Jr.; Jessica Finnegan, Jr.; Adrianna Flanagan, Jr.; Bryanne Riley, Jr.; Ashtyn Parker McDermott, Soph.; Marissa Galuppo, Frosh.; Julia Kushakji, Frosh.; Susie Sapp, Frosh.

Candidates: 14

Captains: Leanne Trischitta, Nicky Roberts

EMass. Division 5: 3. Nicky Roberts, 49. Rachel Roberts

Assistants: Ryan Spinney

Odds and ends: Newcomer Adrianna Flanagan ran track in the spring and could be a key contributor.

Derek Dorval (12th year): “The girls are being challenged to step up and fight for those scoring positions. Nicole Roberts is back after last season where she finished in the top 20 at the all-state cross-country meet and had a very strong winter and spring seasons on the track.”

Pentucket

2012 season: 8th EMass. Division 5 meet

Top returnees: Jordan Balletto, Sr.; Emma Marchant, Sr.; Kasey Mann, Sr.; Alena D’Olympio, Jr.; Kelsi McNamara, Jr.; Kristen Olson, Jr.; Brianna Repke, Jr.; Sarah Thurlow, Jr.; Taylor Moore, Soph.; Sophie Capobianco, Soph.; Erica Warner, Soph.

Newcomers: Jackie Brennan, Sr.; Sara Maloney, Sr.; Julie Stasiuk, Jr.; Anna Moura-Cook, Jr.; Sarah Stewart, Soph.; Vivian Burke, Frosh.; Alyssa Demeule, Frosh.; Grace Madden, Frosh.

Candidates: 40

Assistants: None

Captains: Emma Marchant, Julie Stasiuk, Jordan Balletto

EMass. Division 5: 45. Kasey Mann, 64. Emma Marchant, 67. Brianna Repke

Odds and ends: Ana Moura-Cook is a former soccer player who has looked good in the preseason. ... Kelsi McNamara missed last fall but recovered in time to enjoy an outstanding basketball season.

Todd Ruland (5th year): “Kasey Mann is in the best shape of her life and is positioned to make a major contribution. Emma Marchant and Kelsi McNamara were both injured last year and their return will really help us out this year.”