Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Playoff Update


GD Girls Varsity Lacrosse Advances to State Finals

When:  Thursday, June 18 at 5:00p.m.
Where:  Harvard Stadium, 65 North Harvard St Boston, MA
Admission:  $10 adults, $7 students
Parking:  $10
Can't make the game?  Stop by the High School for a championship send-off as they load the bus at 2:50 p.m.  Join the fun and bring noise makers, posters and lots of energy to support the team as they leave for the game.
Click here to see the Crusaders' march to the State Finals.
Go Crusaders!!!

Boys Track & Field
By Angus MacDonald

Team accomplishments:
League record 4-2 (only losing two meets by one place)
2nd at the league meet
2nd overall in league rankings
District E champions
6th in Central Western MA Division 1 championships
40th in All State Meet
3rd at District E Weight Pentathlon
4th at District E Decathlon

Individual accomplishments:

Evan Lexo was undefeated in the league this year in the 100m and 200m dash.  He won in every dual meet and the District E championships.  He was also very accomplished in the championship meets at the end of the year although bothered by a minor injury.  He won the league championship in the 100m and 200m.  He placed 2nd in the 200m and 3rd in the 100m at the state qualifier meet.  He then placed 5th in the 100m at the all state meet and was a New England qualifier in the 100m dash. 

Lucas Acaba only lost to one person within our league and later beat him at the league championships in the pole vault.  He set the school record in the pole vault this year jumping 12'9".  He was a force to contend with this year in the pole vault, the 400m, and the 4X100m or 4X400m relay.  He won the 400m, the pole vault, and the 4x100m relay at the Distrct E championship.  He then won the pole vault and placed 2nd in the 400m relay and 4x100m relay at the league meet.  He went on and placed 3rd in the pole vault at the state qualifier meet, 6th in the pole vault at the all state meet, and competed in the New England championship meet in the pole vault.

Jordan Dorff was a new comer to track this year, and was a force to be reckoned with.  He was placing first or second in every event he did in every dual meet.  He could run, throw, jump, and hurdle with the top guys in the league.  He set a 400 meter hurdle record this year with a time of 58.2.  He won the 400m hurdles in the league meet and placed in the triple jump and 4x400m relay.  He went on to place second in the 400m hurdles at the district E championship and place in the triple jump and 4bx400m relay at the district e championships.  He went on to the state qualifier meet and unfortunate fell in the 400m hurdles but still placed 9th over all.  He then competed in the district E decathalon meet and placed 3rd overall out of a field of 180 athletes.

Nate Danti has always kind of lived in Evan's shadow for the past three years.  He was second to Evan in every single dual meet this year in the 100m dash.  He also placed 1st or second in both the long and triple jump in every dual meet.  He placed in the 100m, triple jump, and 4x100m relay at the district E championships.  He placed 6th in the 100m at the state qualifier meet and also got 9th at the same meet in the triple jump and 8th in the 4x100m relay.  He then competed at the all state meet in the 100m dash.

I also had a lot of young guys really step up this year and show great improvements.  I had an amazing Freshmen class which contributed more then I could have hoped for this season.  My shinning stars from this class were Riley Patten, Tristan Naboicheck, Samuel Furman, and Devon Sullivan.  Each one earned a varsity letter and scored points for us at crucial times.  Riley was our top freshman sprinter and jumper scoring in every meet and setting new standards for all the other freshmen.  He followed closely behind by Tristan Naboicheck who came in big for us at several meets.  Samuel Furman will be our future all star shot putter.  As a freshman he has thrown further than anyone at our school since I have been here as a coach and is only 2 feet away from our school record.  Lastly Devon Sullivan was our top distance runner scoring for us in several meets.

Our Sophomore class had two up and coming throwers as well. Charlie Sebastian qualified for the state qualifier meet with a throw of 144 feet.  This is almost a 30 foot improvement from last year.  He also finished 6th at the weight pentathlon meet this year with a school record.  David Heffernan was a new comer to track this year and came within 5 feet of the school record in the discus by the end of the season.  I look forward to great things from these guys in years to come.

Girls Track & Field
BY Collen Naboicheck

The Groton-Dunstable girls track and field team had a very successful season this year.  They were undefeated, were Mid-Wach B League Champions, and District E Class B Champions.  We have three exceptional athletes that I would like to nominate for Lowell Sun All-Star.  They are Freshman Emily Willson, Senior Taylor White, and Senior Sarah Morenz.

Emily Willson was named Lowell Sun All-Star this year for cross country and indoor track and field.  She was undefeated in the 2 Mile and placed 1st in five out of six 1 Mile races. She placed 1st in the 2 Mile and 2nd in the 1 Mile at the Mid-Wach B League Championship Meet earning the title of League All-Star.  She took 2nd place at the District Class B Meet and 2nd at the Central/Western State Qualifier Meet.  She ran at the All-State Meet and placed 13th running 11:31 breaking a school record.  In addition, Emily is enrolled in all honors classes.  She is a representative on student council and volunteers for the Dunstable Youth Athletic Association coaching T-ball. 

Taylor White is a senior captain who was undefeated in the shot put and placed 1st or 2nd in the javelin in every dual meet. She is a Mid-Wach B League All-Star placing 2nd in the javelin and shot put at the League Championship Meet. She paced 3rd in the javelin and 3rd in the shot put at the District Class B Meet and 5th in the shot put and 7th in the javelin at the Central/Western State Qualifier Meet narrowly missing the opportunity to compete at the All-State Meet.  Taylor placed 2nd at the Central Massachusetts ,Weight Pentathlon leading her team to a 2nd place finish at the meet. Taylor broke 3 individual school records this year in the shot put, the javelin and the weight pentathlon.  She also broke the record for the team pentathlon and is a record holder in the javelin relay. Taylor was also a captain for the GD volleyball team and was a League All-Star.  She also plays beach volleyball on a summer club team.  In addition she is a volunteer at the Lowell food shelter and works at her parents company.  She cares for horses every morning before school and is an avid rider. Taylor will be attending the University of Southern Maine were she will study nursing.  

Sarah Morenz is a senior captain who was undefeated in the discus.  She is a Mid-Wach B League All-Star who took 1st place in the discus at the League Meet.  Sarah placed 3rd at the District Class B Meet and 2nd at the Central/Western State Qualifier Meet.  She competed at the All-State Meet placing 14th in the discus.  Sarah is an honor student and participated in the Latin Club.  She works at Market Basket as an assistant manager. In her spare time she enjoys wake boarding and horse back riding.  Sarah will be attending the University of Massachusetts in Boston where she will study business.

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