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12 WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 978-532-5880 FEBRUARY 15, 2018 Christuk gets in the swim at North Sectional By Anne Marie Tobin BOSTON — When it comes to good days, it would be pretty hard to top the one Bishop Fenwick junior Catherine Christuk had last Saturday at the Girls North Sectional Swimming and Diving Championship at the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center on the campus of MIT. Christuk struck gold in the 100 backstroke, winning by nearly two seconds with a personal best 57.61. She came up just short in the 200 individual medley (2:08.24) and ended up second, but, nonetheless, shattered her personal best time in the event by more than eight seconds. Christuk swam the fastest backstroke leg (58.72) in the 200 medley relay, helping the Crusaders to an 11th place finish along with teammates Sophia Lumino, Rebecca Leelman and Sarah Long. She also swam the anchor leg in the 400 free relay, which knocked nearly 13 seconds of its PR (3:57.82) and finished 11th. Her split of 53.61 was the fifth fastest of the anchor legs. Joining Christuk on that team were Emily DelBene, Sabrina Botthof and Lumino. Lumino also had a big day. She placed third in the 200 IM (2:09.01), knocking nearly five seconds off her PR and set a PR 0f 24.71 in the 50 free and finished tied for third. The race was extremely fast, with winner Maggie Summit of Triton setting a meet record 23.66. Analiese Jezowski placed 16th in diving (338.50 points). DelBene, Hannah Kubat, Kathryn Leelman and Botthof finished 23rd in the 200 free relay (1:56.60). Fenwick finished 10th of 30 teams with 93.5 points, well behind winner Westford Academy, which routed the field, finishing with a whopping 480 points, 269 points ahead of runner-up Weston. Rowan Emerson was the sole Crusader who swam in the boys meet on Sunday, also at M.I.T. He finished 14th in the 100 breaststroke with a PR 1:02.94 THURSDAY, FEB. 15 Girls basketball Swampscott at Peabody (7) Fenwick at St. Mary’s (6:30) Boys basketball Peabody at Swampscott (7) St. Mary’s at Fenwick (6:30) Track DI State Championship (4:30) FRIDAY, FEB 16 Wrestling DI Divisionals at Newton South (TBD) Girls hockey Peabody at Marblehead (6) SATURDAY, FEB. 17 Swimming DI Girls meet at BU (7:30) DII Girls meet at BU (2) Boys hockey Peabody at Gloucester (7) Saugus at Fenwick (6) SUNDAY, FEB. 18 Swimming DII Boys meet at BU (2) DI Boys meet at BU (7:30) Girls basketball 2 Large Cheese Pizzas $14.99 HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDUILE North Shore Tourney at Beverly Fenwick vs TBD (TBD) Boys basketball North Shore Tourney at Beverly Fenwick vs TBD (7:15) MONDAY, FEB. 19 Girls hockey Carlin Cup Fenwick at Peabody (11) Boys hockey Carlin Cup Fenwick at Peabody (2) Boys basketball Peabody at Essex Tech (7) Fenwick at North Shore tourney (TBD) Girls basketball Fenwick at North Shore tourney (TBD) TUESDAY, FEB. 20 Girls basketball Peabody at Woburn Tourney (7) WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21 Girls hockey Melrose at Peabody (TBD) PHOTO | KIERSTEN DEWYNGAERT Catherine Christuk had a banner day at the girls swimming sectionals at MIT. and qualified for the Sunday’s Boys Division II Championship meet at Boston University. “I am so proud of all the swimmers this weekend and can’t wait to see how they finish off the season at the state meet,” said Fenwick coach Kiersten DeWynegaert. “The girls are fired up and excited to be heading to the Girls Division II State meet next weekend at BU.” The Peabody girls team finished 18th with 22 points. The Tanners had just one top-10 finish, the 200 medley relay, with Cana Teague, Michaelena Teague, Kirsten Currie and Stephanie McLean finishing ninth with a PR 1:58.20. Michaelena Teague finished 17th in the 500 free (5:36.00) and 100 breaststroke (1:14.25). Teague’s 500 free time shattered her PR by more than 16 seconds. Currie finished 19th in the 100 fly (PR 1:03.96) and 100 breaststroke (1:14.68), while Cana Teague logged a 35th place finish in the 100 fly (1:06.38). Currie, Teague, Lily Bromberger and McLean finished 15th in the 200 free relay with a PR 1:50.71. Auburn at Fenwick (12) Boys hockey Hudson at Peabody (5:15) Track State Weight Throw meet at Reggie Lewis (11) THURSDAY, FEB. 22 Girls hockey Fenwick at Wilmington (10) Boys hockey Fenwick at Stoneham (7) FRIDAY, FEB. 23 Wrestling DI states at Newton South (TBD) Boys hockey Peabody at Revere (4:30) SATURDAY, FEB. 24 Wrestling DI states at Newton South (9) Track All-State meet at Reggie Lewis (TBD) SUNDAY, FEB. 25 No events scheduled CATERING TAKE-OUT •Dinners • Sandwiches • Salads • Daily Specials 978-532-2791 santoros.com Fenwick boys bring home gold in league meet By Anne Marie Tobin BOSTON — The Bishop Fenwick boys track team brought home the gold last Thursday, winning the Tri County League championship at the Reggie Lewis Center with 67 points. The girls team placed second with 55 points. “We had many excellent performances at the meet,” said Fenwick coach Steve Czarnecki. “Many kids finished their season with seasonal or personal best marks and times.” Mateo Cerekja was a double winner. He won the 300 with a personal best 38.46 and also picked up a win in the 4x200 relay with Stephen Blanchard, Ryan Radzik and Brendan Mirra (1:40.54). Zach Mizioch was runner-up in two events, the weight throw (PR 35-05) and the 2-mile (10:50.19). His 2-mile time shattered his previous best by more than 12 seconds. Blanchard also finished third in the 55-meter dash (7.18), while Mirra finished seventh in the 300 with a PR 40.48. The Crusaders swept the weight throw event with Simon Vinci taking first (50-00), Mizioch taking second and Chester MacAskill taking third (PR 22-00). Vinci also threw a personal best in the shot put (48-02.50) and placed second, while MacAskill finished 10th (30-04.5). Aiden Hill placed second in the 1,000 (PR 2:46.41) and also anchored the winning 4x800 relay team of Nicole Johns, Mizioch and Ava Mahoney. Matthew DiBiase had a big day with second place finishes in the 55 hurdles (PR 8.43) and long jump (18-10.25). James Dignan was right behind DiBiase and placed third in the 55 hurdles (8.58), while Brian Sharp finished ninth in the long jump (15-02). Radzik set a PR (7.15) in the 55 preliminaries. The Crusader girls also swept the weight throw with Taylor Saggese taking first (32-09), Corinne Ahern AUTO | HOME | BUSINESS | LIFE • We make shopping for insurance EASY. • Ask for a quote! DISCOUNTS available. Visit us at three locations: FILE PHOTO Aiden Hill was second in the 1,000 and anchored the winning 4 x 800 relay. taking second (PR 29-05), Kristen Tennihan finishing third (PR 28-05) and Tessa Palermo finishing fourth (PR 27-06). Saggese also finished fourth in the shot put (28-04.5) with Ahern taking sixth (27-10). Kate DelTorchio ran a 5:29.58 PR in the mile and finished second. Mahoney placed fourth with a season best 5:49.60. Joy Wambui (3:32.76) and Johns (3:33.23) finished third and fourth, respectively in the 1,000, while Simone Testa (10.71) and Madison Woods (PR 11.38) finished third and fifth, respectively in the 55 hurdles with Kerry Kirchner coming in eighth (11.86). In the 600, Emily Grauman ran a PR 1:52.06 and placed fourth, while Olivia Juneau finished fifth (1:53.81). Molly O’Hare placed fourth in the high jump (PR 4-11) while Isadora Sorpol was fourth in the long jump (14-06.5). Colleen McLaughlin placed fifth in the 300 (45.92) and Lauren Baker placed sixth in the 55 (8.21). Grauman, McLaughlin, DelTorchio and Wambui were runner-up in the 4x400 relay (4:36.40) while Baker, Brenna Benoit, Lydia Sorpol and Isadora Sorpol were fourth in the 4x200 relay. 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FEBRUARY 15, 2018 WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 978-532-5880 13 Crusader defense smothers Cardinal Spellman FILE PHOTO Liz Gonzalez scored nine points in Fenwick’s win over Cardinal Spellman. By Mike Alongi PEABODY — The Bishop Fenwick girls basketball team is fighting for a spot in the state tournament, and the Crusaders played like it on Monday night. Behind some incredible defensive play, Fenwick took down visiting Catholic Central League rival Cardinal Spellman, 61-27. The Crusaders only gave up 13 points in the first half, including just two points in the second quarter. “We played great out there tonight,” said Fenwick coach Adam DeBaggis. “We’ve been playing a lot better over the past few games, just playing tougher and more consistently, and we’re seeing a lot more energy out of everyone out there.” In addition to the great defense, the Crusaders had 12 different players score points in the win. Junior captain Jaxson Nadeau led the way for Fenwick with 14 points to go along some relentless defense. Senior Courtney Norton and freshman Liz Gonzalez each scored nine points, while senior captain Jennie Meagher had seven points and five rebounds. Senior Mary O’Brien led the team with six rebounds. “Things are really starting to click now that everyone is coming back,” said DeBaggis, referring to the return of several key players from injury. “The first few games with everyone back it was a bit of a learning curve, but now it looks like things are starting to settle down with everyone.” Fenwick got off to a hot start right away. The Crusaders played their trademark zone defense all the way up the floor on every possession, forcing a number of turnovers and keeping the pressure on Spellman. While it took a few minutes for the Fenwick offense to get going, the Crusaders were able to knock down some shots and take a 20-11 lead into the first break. Fenwick’s second quarter went as well as any basketball team would hope, with the Crusaders putting up 21 points on the offensive end and giving up just two points on defense. They only gave up one basket in the entire quarter. It was a combination of great rotations, quick hands and heads-up play that helped Fenwick to a 41-13 lead at halftime. “That’s where I want our team to be, playing that kind of defense,” DeBaggis said. “We want to be a team that’s relentless on defense, and that in turn opens up more offense for us.” The third quarter saw the Crusaders stretch the lead even further, getting it up to 34 points by the end of the quarter. Many of the reserve players came in on both sides in the fourth quarter, and the lead remained there until the end of the game. Now at 9-8 on the season, Fenwick needs just one more win to get into the state tournament. But it’s no cakewalk, as the Crusaders will have to win one of their final three games against either St. Mary’s, Beverly or Masconomet/Gloucester (depending on tournament results). “We’d certainly like to get it done sooner rather than later so we can get it out of the way and get in, but it’ll be tough,” said DeBaggis. “We’ve still got some quality teams left on the schedule, so we’re going to have to play at the level we played tonight if we want to grab another win.” Fenwick will play on the road at St. Mary’s in a CCL showdown on Thursday evening. 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