Boys track on pace to claim NEC South

The GHS Track and Field team had a busy yet productive week, with 2 dual meets against Winthrop and Swampscott. The girls lost to a strong Winthrop team, and lost another close meet against Swampscott. The boys team came home with 2 wins, and are now 3-0 against other NEC South teams. They look to lock up the NEC South with a win against Salem on Thursday. 

On the boys side, they defeated a very small Winthrop team with a dominating score of 58-6. The swept the 55m dash, the 300m, the 600m, the 1000m, and the mile, taking first, second, and third. They also had individual wins in the high jump and the shot put.

In the 55m dash, Michael Moffett took first, Kayky Barbosa and Joey Ciarametaro took second and third, respectively. Tommy Elliott came away with first in the 300m, Trevor Fulford placed second, and Charles King came in third. His twin brother, George King, placed second in the 600m as Samuel Ashwell took first and Ryan Blatchford placed third. Captain Owen Hardy placed first in the 1000m with a finish at the line with second place Daniel Hafey. Anthony Rodriguez and Captain Kyle Clifford both came in behind them. Captain Harry Pelosi, Captain Andrew Coelho, and Nicholas Poulin all ran sub 5 minutes in the mile, in that order. Aidan Almeida won the high jump and Michael Cassettari and Leo Vitale came home with first and second place in the shot put. 

Although the girls lost a tough meet, the night was highlighted by some impressive individual performances. Darcy Muller took first place in the 55m dash and also placed third in the shot put. Bailee Millitello got first in the 55m hurdles and Faith Castellucci got first in the 600m. 

Captain Rumi Thomas also came home with first place in the 300m.

Just two days later versus Swampscott, the boys had an opportunity to claim the NEC South in all likelihood, they’d defeat Salem, yet another team plagued by low numbers.

GHS boys took first place in shot put, 55m dash, 300m, 1000m, mile, and 2 mile. Mike Cassetari in the shot put, Aidan Almedia in the 55m, Kai DeGuzman in the 300m, Harry Pelosi in the 1000m, Owen Hardy in the mile, and Nick Poulin in the 2 mile. The relay team consisting of Deguzman, Pelosi, Daniel Hafey, and Andrew Coelho also placed first. The boys took down Swampscott with a score of 55-31.

Strong individual performances from the girls were not enough to best a tough Swampscott team, but there were many notable first place finishes. 

Ella Young took first in the 55m hurdles and high jump, Darcy Muller in the 55m, Faith Castelluci in the 600m. The relay team of Muller, Young, Jenna Smith, and Rumi Thomas took first place as well. Swampscott defeated GHS by a score of 46-31.