Track falls to Marblehead

Coach Jeff Destino encourages track team after a hard loss

Jo Ann Crawford

Coach Jeff Destino encourages track team after a hard loss


On Tuesday May 12th, the Gloucester boys and girls track teams fought valiantly against the Marblehead Magicians. However, despite the effort, both teams suffered a defeat.

The Gloucester boys team has won a total of twenty five meets in a row and has held the NEC Small Champs title since 2013. This title was shattered on Tuesday.

There were several individual victories, including Kyle Manley in the mile, Jared Marshall in the hurdles, and Noah Hillier in the discus. However, these performances just weren’t enough to combat the Marblehead boys. The final score was 71-66.

The girl’s meet was much closer, and came down to the last event, the 4×400 meter relay. Had Gloucester won the relay, they would have tied with Marblehead. Unfortunately, the Fishermen just couldn’t edge past the speed of Marblehead.

The loss was more optimistic on the girls’ side. Even though the Marblehead girls had won, the Gloucester girls were still named co-champions. This is the first time in twenty five years that this has happened, meaning that this loss was still a huge accomplishment.

Similar to the boys, the girls had numerous impressive wins in the meet. Placing first in their events were Olivia Lantz in the two mile, Sierra Rudolph in high jump, and Gloria Kabulo in the 100 meter dash, just to name a few.

Both teams will compete again at the NEC meet on Saturday, May 23.