ITEM PHOTO BY KATIE MORRISON
Saugus’ Kiley Ronan is just about to nail a landing in the long jump during the Northeastern Conference meet Saturday at Peabody High.
By KATIE MORRISON
PEABODY — The Peabody boys and girls track teams continued their dominance in the Northeastern Conference, as they both won the NEC league meet Saturday on their home turf at Peabody High.
On the boys side, it wasn’t close, as the Tanners topped second-place finisher Somerville, 160-104. Salem finished third (31) and Classical fourth (30). The girls meet was a closer affair, with Peabody beating out Gloucester, 105-86. Beverly finished third (83) ahead of Saugus (42).
In the 100-meter dash, Peabody’s Amanda Andrews (12.74 seconds) barely topped Saugus’ Haley Dennis (12.8) in a photo-finish type of race. Andrews added another win to her resume in the 200, again barely sneaking by a Sachem; this time it was Kiley Ronan, who ran a 27.1. In the 800, Gloucester’s Carly Curcuru grabbed first (2:22.3), but it was a close battle for second between Peabody’s Sophia Anderle (2:26.0) and Winthrop’s Heidy Benson (2:26.3).
Anderle logged a win in the 400 hurdles (1:07.4), topping Salem’s Danielle Stotts (1:07.6) and English’s Elizabeth Rozon (1:09.2).
In the field events, Gloucester’s Sierra Rudolph was a triple-winner, clearing five feet, six inches to win the high jump. Beverly’s Tyler Orlandella, Peabody’s Alexa Flewelling and Saugus’ Gianna Filaretos all cleared 5-0. Rudolph also won the long jump (17-1 1/4), topping Marblehead’s Gabriella Marks (16-6 1/4) and English’s Hannah Trahant (16-4 3/4). Finally, Rudolph took first in the triple jump (35-7).
Beverly’s Gracie Sparkman (36-6) edged Swampscott’s Maisie Vasquez (35-5 1/4) in the shot put, and came in second to Peabody’s Nene Onwuogu (102-3) in the discus. Revere’s Samantha Myrtil (115-6) had a good showing in the javelin, topping Tanner Emily Baclear (105-5).
Other winners included Beverly’s India Ingemi in the 400 (58.78), Gloucester’s Eve Feuerhach in the mile (5:25.2), Gloucester’s Holly Fossa in the 2-miles (12:02.8) and Beverly’s Tyler Orlandella in the 100 hurdles (16.18).
In the relays, the Saugus team took the 4×100 race (50.92), Gloucester won the 4×400 (4:16.2) and Beverly won the 4×800 (10:31.8).
For the boys, Classical’s Gilley Kabamba won the mile (4:35.9), topping Peabody’s Claudio Rocha (4:36.0) by one-tenth of a second in one of the best races of the day.
Somerville’s Elijah Jeffreys (11.21) topped English’s Juan Avelino (11.51) in the 100. Shaq Joseph logged another win for Somerville in the 200 (22.91), topping Danvers’ Anthony Spignese (23.35), Classical’s Emmanuel Kalambayi (23.76) and English’s Prince Brown (24.25).
Peabody’s Marc Alperen won the 800 (2:02.1) and the Tanners took the took two spots in the 2-miles (Shane Braz, 10:01.9 and Joe Farhat, 10:27.4). Peabody’s Moisse Irizarry won the 110 hurdles (15.46) and the 400 hurdles (57.64). Irizarry (6-0) also finished second to Somerville’s Phillips Magre (6-2) in the high jump. Avelino finished fourth (5-10). Patrick Pang logged another Tanner win in the shot put (48-11 1/2). Peabody’s Connor Ramos (139-8) topped English’s Samuel Adewale (134-4) in the discus. Swampscott’s Alex Sheehan won the javelin (158-10).
Other winners included Somerville’s Magre in the 400 (49.91), Somerville in the 4×100 relay (44.56) and 4×400 relay (3:28.0), Peabody in the 4×800 relay (8:51.1).