The CHS boys and girls cross country teams returned to their winning ways and finished off the regular season last Thursday with victories against Greater Lawrence, 24-33 for the boys and 19-40 for the girls.
The boys finished the regular season with a 7-1 record and were the Commonwealth Athletic Conference Lower Division champions. The girls were 8-1, but lost the tiebreaker to Shawsheen (head to head) for first place.
Ugo Cvjetan and his younger sister Duska were the overall boys and girls winners of their races. Following Ugo was Joseph Arroyo in second place. Francisco Colindres was fourth overall, followed by Hector Mendoza in eighth. Eddie Rosales was the fifth Chelsea finisher and ninth place overall, followed closely by Chester Rath and Jamie Aguillar.
In the girls race, Arandeni Ramos was third overall just getting outkicked by a Greater Lawrence runner. Patricia Guardado, Tatyana Almedia, and Jesenia Contreras were the third, fourth, and fifth runners respectively for the Lady Red Devils to finish off the scoring.
“This past week we have rested and tried to get everyone ready for the league meet as much as possible,” said CHS head coach Don Fay, referring to the CAC league meet which was scheduled for yesterday (Wednesday) at Essex Aggie. “The girls have never won a league championship and have a very good shot at beating PMA and Shawsheen Tech,” continued Fay. “The boys are looking to win the lower division league meet title and give Shawsheen Tech a run for their money for bragging rights as the best overall team in the league.”