2014-2015 Academic Year

School roundup: Sullivan's 3rd title paces Storm

Cape Cod Times
November 3, 2015

OSTERVILLE - Junior Caroline Sullivan finished ahead of the pack for the third straight time at the Cape and Islands Championships, held at Cape Cod Academy, leading the Sturgis East girls cross country squad to its second straight championship on Tuesday afternoon.

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Bedford's Dietz cruises to victory

Wicked Local: Bedford
August 6, 2015

Recent Bedford High graduate Erin Dietz cruises to victory for the United States in the 3,000-meter run July 31 during the Pan-American Junior Championships at Foote Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Video courtesy of Steve Underwood, National Scholastic Athletics Foundation.

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Team USA sets Pan Am Juniors record with 30 golds

August 2, 2015

EDMONTON -- Team USA shattered the record for most Pan American Junior gold medals by a single nation with 30, winning 10 during the evening session Sunday on the final day of the Championships at Foote Field. The U.S. ended up with 58 total medals, the third-highest tally ever and the most ever when the meet has been held outside the United States.

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Erin Dietz closes prep career with big finish

July 13, 2015

The national spotlight didnít find Erin Dietz till after her high school running career. And the soon-to-be Harvard freshman is just fine with that. Despite building a strong reputation as one of the top names in the Northeast, the recent Bedford High (Bedford, Mass.) graduate didnít overload herself with many of the large-scale races. Read more: DyeStat - News - Erin Dietz Pan Am Juniors Feature - Mary Albl - DyeStat

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Fresh off of third place finish at US Championships, D'Agostino now ready for international stage in Europe

The Salem News
July 1, 2015

The next two months will be a whirlwind for Topsfield's Abbey D'Agostino.

On Sunday, the former Masconomet Regional and Dartmouth College star finished third in the 5000 meter at the U.S.A. Track and Field Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. to qualify for the team that will represent this country in the Worlds in Beijing, China August 22-30.

This Saturday, D'Agostino will be leaving for Europe to start preparing for the Worlds next month.

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D'Agostino qualifies for World Championships

The Salem News
June 28, 2015

Two years ago former Masconomet and Dartmouth College star Abbey D’Agostino came very close to making the U.S. team at the United States Outdoor Track Championships. Now as a pro on the New Balance Team, D’Agostino achieved her dream.

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USATF Junior Championships: Interview with Erin Dietz

Mile Split USA
June 26, 2015

Erin Dietz from Bedford, MA placed third in the girls 5,000 meters at USATF Junior Championships.

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2015 New Balance Nationals Outdoor: Interview with Erin Dietz


Erin Dietz from Bedford, MA placed second in the girls 5,000 meters at New Balance Nationals Outdoor.

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Hamilton-Wenham girls track team leads the way

Wicked Local: North of Boston
May 8, 2015

HAMILTON - Where there is a place to run, the Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School girls athletes are going to shine.

Whether it’s the cross country arena in the fall or the track in the spring, the Generals are usually ready to rock. This spring is no different.

Heading into this week, the Generals girls track team was 4-0. They had a huge meet with fellow undefeated team North Reading Wednesday, May 6.

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GIRLS' TRACK: King Philip opens in stride to wallop Attleboro

The Sun Chronicle
April 15, 2015

WRENTHAM - Winning the first four events of Tuesday's home meet, the King Philip Regional High girls' spring track team won its season debut of the Hockomock League season in a 92-44 trouncing of Attleboro High.

Abby Seaberg (mile, 5:42), Gianna Bender (800, 2:27) and Rachel Hogan (long Jump, 14-9) all claimed key first place wins for King Philip. Olivia Weir won the 400 and took second in the long jump, while Lucy Hamilton claimed second in both the 400 hurdles and triple jump for the Warriors.

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Outdoor Track & Field in Full Swing

The Ivy League
April 2, 2015

PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivy League track and field teams are getting in gear through two weeks of the 2015 Outdoor Season.

The 2015 Ivy League Heptagonal Outdoor Track & Field Championships will take place on Saturday-Sunday, May 9-10, at Penn’s Franklin Field. Day 2 will be streamed live on The Ivy League Digital Network (ILDN).

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2015 Student Athlete nominee Emily Weigand, Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School

The Salem News
March 31, 2015

Legendary Hamilton-Wenham track and field coach Steve Sawyer has been fortunate enough to coach some of the North Shore’s best-ever runners. So when he speaks highly of Emily Weigand, you know there is plenty of weight behind his words.

“Twelve straight (high school) seasons of training, running and competing. She is always happy, always smiling and one of the most dedicated and committed athletes that I have ever coached in 50 years!” Sawyer remarked of Weigand.

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Dietz in rush to set records at Bedford

The Lowell Sun
January 20, 2015

BEDFORD -- Erin Dietz is the most accomplished runner Bedford High School has produced. Her coaches will tell you that it's not very debatable.

Self-motivated, meticulous and focused, the senior cross country and track standout in many ways is a prototypical high school superstar. Spend a few minutes with the people who really know her, and it's easy to understand how Dietz became the 2014-15 Gatorade Massachusetts Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year, and was an All-American in the 5K last spring.

What stands out most, however, is Dietz's remarkable humility. Yes, she is an exceptional student and athlete, with plenty to boast about.

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Bedford's Dietz named state's top runner

The Lowell Sun
January 9, 2015

BEDFORD -- Bedford High standout Erin Dietz has been named the 2014-15 Gatorade Massachusetts Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.

Dietz is the first Bedford runner to receive the honor.

The senior roared to the Division 2 state championship in a clocking of 18 minutes, 19 seconds before earning fifth place at the Foot Locker Northeast Regional championships in 17:54.4 in New York.

She represented the region at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championship and finished 37th in San Diego.

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Dietz dominant in Div. 2

Boston Herald
November 16, 2014

Bedford’s Erin Dietz couldn’t predict where she would place in the Division 2 race at yesterday’s all-state cross country championships, but the speedy senior was confident she was ready to run her best race of the season.

Dietz’ best proved to be more than enough to cripple the field on Franklin Park’s 3.1-mile layout. She ran comfortably in the lead group for two miles then surged away from defending champion Olivia Lantz of Manchester Essex for the win in 18 minutes, 19 seconds..

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Lowell wins third consecutive cross country championship

Boston Globe
November 9, 2014

WRENTHAM — Going into yesterday’s Eastern Massachusetts Boys Cross Country Championships at Wrentham Developmental Center, all eyes were on the Division 1 race, in which defending champion Lowell and a surging Cambridge had many similarities.

“Our kids are the same makeup,” said Red Raiders coach Phil Maia. “We both have kids who are willing to put in the work and get the results.”

“Everyone’s coming after you,” Maia told his team before the race. “We have a target on our back.”

Working as a team, the Red Raiders remained together in a tight-knit pack for the first 2 miles. “When we run as a group, we run successful,” said Maia. “We were a little broken up at first, but we found each other at the end.”

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Boys Cross Country: Lowell runs down title

Boston Herald
November 9, 2014

WRENTHAM — “Nothing special, they’re just city kids with the will to win,” said Lowell coach Phil Maia.

Living up to their legacy, the Red Raiders edged Cambridge by 1 point, securing 80 points to Cambridge’s 81 at the Wrentham Developmental Center to win their third consecutive MIAA EMass Cross-Country championship.

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Zawalich Leads Stonehill To Second Place Finish At DII/DIII Challenge

Stonehill Skyhawks
September 13, 2014

KUTZTOWN, Pa. Senior Dan Zawalich (Paxton, Massachusetts/St. John's) finished first overall in 25:43 to lead the Stonehill College men's cross country team, receiving votes in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II poll, and ranked third in the East Region, to a second-place finish today at the Division II/Division III Challenge, hosted by Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.

Zawalich was followed by a pack of six runners from Lock Haven University, which won today's meet with 20 total points. Stonehill finished second with 44 points, followed by Tiffin University (101 points), West Chester University (110 points), Philadelphia University (138 points), and host Kutztown (144 points).

Senior captain Bryan Wilcox (Plantsville, Connecticut/Southington) was Stonehill's second finisher today, as he completed the eight-kilometer course in 26:16.3, good for eighth place out of 75 total competitors.

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Womenís Cross Country Earns 2nd Place Finish at the Pre-America East Conference Meet

UNH Wildcats
September 6, 2014

ORONO, Maine -- The University of New Hampshire women's cross country team competed in the Pre-America East Meet on Saturday morning at the University of Maine.  Scored as a three dual meet, the Wildcats earned a second place finish (35 points).

Vermont took the top spot (23 points) while Maine (90 points) and UMass Lowell (96) came in third and fourth respectively.

Nine runners for UNH crossed the finish line in the top 20.

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