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November 16, 2013 @ Gardner Municipal Golf Course in Gardner, MA (via MileSplit)
With his eyes squarely on the prize, the finish line of Saturday's MIAA Division 2 All-State race, Newburyport High junior Nick Carleo just kept pushing. Carleo’s only concern charging up the final uphill climb at the Gardner Municipal Golf Course was where is Paul Hogan? After taking the lead over the Burlington senior around the two-mile mark, he was waiting for Hogan to make that one last move, that one last surge to the finish.
The universal understanding in Massachusetts running circles was that the only way Bishop Feehan's Abbie Nulty wouldn't win the Div. 1 All-State race was by some bizarre force of nature. Instead, it was a fast early that got the better of the Stanford-bound starlet. Last year's Div. 1 state champion tore through the first mile in just over 5 minutes on the deceivingly tough, revamped 2.9-mile track at the Gardner Municipal Golf Course. By the time McNulty approached the 2-mile mark her legs were starting to buckle and she collapsed with exhaustion.
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Catalina Dominick was pretty certain Saturday's Div. 2 All-State race would come down to her and Manchester Essex's Olivia Lantz in the closing stages on the 2.9-mile Gardner Municipal Golf Course layout. So when Dominick and Lantz started to press over the final 800 meters, the Danvers standout knew that Lantz's 4:58-mile speed could present a problem. "We both started kicking with 800 to go, but she didn't really take off until 300 to go," said Dominick. "That was the hardest I kicked all season."
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Saturday at the MIAA All State Finals was different. Saturday it was a little more difficult.The end result of the Division I girls’ race on the hilly terrain of the Gardner Municipal Golf Course was a triumphant one for a young and talented sophomore from Lowell High named Kaley Richards.But the most surprising storyline was the runner that never made it to the finish line. Feehan’s Abbie McNulty, the clear-cut favorite to snare the individual crown, was at her customary front-runner position before collapsing around the two-mile mark, apparently due to a lightning-fast pace that her legs simply couldn’t handle anymore. After about five minutes lying on the ground where she was catered to immediately, the senior was transported to an ambulance near the Shamrocks’ team area to receive further medical attention.
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Norris said the outpouring of support for the Danvers High community was overwhelming. "There was just an outpouring from all the other schools and people in the town," said Norris. "The kids said how unbelievable it was the way people cared about them. Running in the race became less of an individual thing and more we want to do it for Danvers." And now, races don't feel quite as hard to Northeast Conference champion. "I think of her and it makes me feel grateful," she said. "I think of her before all my races, she was very supportive. We (the team) talked about it a lot. We want to leave everything on the course. We don't want to finish and have any regrets." Dominick's electrifying victory seemed unlikely seven months earlier.
“She has been a beautiful athlete to watch grow up over the years,” L’Homme said. “Since her freshman year, she has been a model of consistency. She has just improved every single year. Her leadership on the team is outstanding and that has grown also. She has really matured as an athlete and as a person. It’s been awesome.”