The Chelsea High Girl’s Track and Field Team won their third CAC Dual Meet Championship with an undefeated 8-0 record. This is the third consecutive undefeated dual meet season for the girl’s track program. The girls traveled to Greater Lowell Technical High School last Thursday for the CAC League Meet. The team won their first CAC League Meet title since 2006 with a dominating score of 194 points over 2nd place Greater Lowell Tech (96 pts) and 3rd place finisher Shawsheen (65 pts). The Chelsea team finished with 10 first place finishes among the 16 events. These first place finishers included: Cassie Yoyo (100M and Long Jump), Michelle Le (Triple Jump and 800M), Wendy Chung (High Jump), Thien-Ly Che (100 Hurdles), Suzanne Mikalixen (2 Mile), and Naomi Mejia (400M). Both the 4×100 and 4×400 Relay Teams also finished in 1st place, and both broke school records in the process. The 4×100 Relay Team composed of Yury Morales, Karolyn Moni, Wendy Chung, and Cassie Yoyo beat the competition by more than 2 seconds on their way to setting a new school record of 54.11. This finish qualifies them for the State Meet this Friday in Lowell. The 4×400 Relay Team composed of Elsi Cruz, Anelsa Beqo, Jesenia Contreras, and Naomi Mejia finished in 1st place to beat their competition by 8 seconds with a time of 4:38. This destroyed the previous school record by 6 seconds. Three other school records were broken at the League Meet: 100M by Cassie Yoyo (12.62 seconds). This broke the school record that she had previously set this year and bested her qualifying time for the State Meet on Friday. Cassie was also named “MVP” for the 2010 League Meet. Naomi Mejia also set a new school record in the 400M with a time of 66.64. This time also broke her school record set earlier this season. Thien-Ly Che finished 2nd in the 400 Hurdles and also set a new school record in the process with a time of 77.41. The girls worked hard and pulled together to have a great performance. Many personal bests were achieved by the girls and it caps off the most points a Chelsea girl’s track team has ever scored in a league meet.
The Chelsea girls headed back up to Greater Lowell on Friday for the CAC Freshman-Sophomore Meet. The team brought home another trophy winning the Freshman-Sophomore Meet with a total of 122 points, finishing over second place PMA (102 points), and 3rd place Mystic Valley (70 points). Sophomore Shuly Sejour finished 1st in the 100 Hurdles (19.3) and 2nd in the Long Jump (13’), and was anchor in the 2nd place finishing 4×100 Relay Team. Freshman Tatyana Almeida finished 1st in the 400 Hurdles (82.23) and 2nd in the 400M (71.74). Freshman Patricia Guardado finished 2nd in both the 2 Mile (14.48) and Mile (6.53). The freshman trio of Tatyana Almeida, Madeline Vielmann, and Deina Mejia finished an impressive first, second and third in the 400 Hurdles.
This year has also been infused with great senior leadership. The seniors have set a standard for the team and our younger girls have worked hard to live up to that standard. This was particularly evident in the Freshman-Sophomore Meet. The girls went into the meet not wanting to disappoint the upperclassmen and they didn’t, instead they brought home another title. This is the 1st time in school history that a Chelsea girl’s team has finished with all three trophies: CAC Dual Meet Championship, CAC League Meet Championship, and CAC Freshman-Sophomore Meet Championship. The future holds a lot of promise as the Girl’s Track Program continues to grow in numbers and strength. We had our largest team to-date this 2010 season with a robust team of 54 impressive female athletes. “I’m proud of every single one of them,” says Coach Kim Huffer.
The season isn’t over yet. Cassie Yoyo and the 4×100 Relay Team will try to finish off their unbelievable season as they compete in the State Meet this Friday. A few other girls will then cap off their season with a trip to the Heptathlon on June 7 and 8 in Reading. Michelle Le will try to improve on her top 20 performance of last year, leading the charge with fellow seniors Cassie Yoyo and Naomi Mejia, junior Jesenia Contreras, and sophomores Thien-Ly Che and Shuly Sejour, During the Heptathlon, the girls will compete in the Long Jump, High Jump, Javelin, Shot Put, 100 Hurdles, 200M, and 800M over the course of two days.