By MAUREEN DOHERTY
WEST NEWBURY — Several runners had a strong showing at the varsity Cape Ann League Championship meet hosted by Pentucket Regional on Saturday.
Senior captain Tia Patterson captured second overall in the 2-mile race with a time of 11:42.
In the mile race, the Pioneers were represented by two runners. Freshman Kate Mitchell took third overall with a time of 5:15 while junior Marie Norwood earned fifth overall with a time of 5:35. Norwood’s time represented an eight-second improvement over her previous personal best, noted coach Liane Cook.
Patterson, Mitchell and Norwood each earned CAL All-Star status for placing in the top six.
In addition, teammate Emily Scollard finished seventh overall in the 400-meter hurdles. Her time of 71 seconds was a personal best for Scollard this season, Cook said.
Also earning a personal record was Kaitlin Flannery, who finished the 200-meter race with a time of 30.7 seconds.
State meet May 31
The Pioneers will be represented by five runners at the Div. 4 State Championship meet on Sunday, May 31 at Norwell High School.
Both Emily Scollard and Juliana Passatempo will compete in the 400-meter hurdles while Kate Mitchell and Marie Norwood qualified to compete in the mile and Tia Patterson qualified for the 2-mile. The 4x400m relay team also qualified.
JV CAL Meet results
The team’s younger members had a strong showing at the Junior Varsity Cape Ann League meet on May 20.
Juliana Passatempo won the 400-meter hurdles in 76 seconds and then competed for the first time in the 800-meter race where she picked up second place in 2:48.
“Elaina Patermo also placed well. She ran 82 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles and came in second,” Cook said.
Eleven other Pioneers also accomplished personal records at the JV meet. They are: Maxine Boyle (11-5) and Marissa Cimmino (12-8) in the long jump; Rachel Strout (67-0), Caroline Connolly (61-2) and Christina Crampe (55-7) in the discus; Natasha Desir (21.7) in the 100m hurdles; Kelsie Hauser (6:17) and Leena Aurora (6:19) in the mile; Ashley Bass (5-6) in the pole vault; and Grace Doucette (3:18) and Natalie Albanese (3:23) in the 800.