CHS Boys Track Team Races to Third Straight Win

The Chelsea High boys track team won its third meet of the young season Monday with a runaway  98.5-37.5 victory over Greater Lawrence.

Norbert Simon put 18 points up on the board for the Red Devils with victories in the high jump (5-4), long jump (18-1), and  200 meter dash and also came in second in the 100 meter dash.

Other first place finishers for Chelsea included Santos Hernandez, who won the 400 meter hurdles in a time of 65.6 and the 110 meter high hurdles in a time of 17.9. Santos also took a third in the triple jump.

Christian Ortega threw the shot put 39-4 to top the field in that event. Multi talented Luis Hernandez enjoyed a nice day as he captured the triple jump, grabbed second in both hurdles races, and tied for third in the high hump.

Rony Gomez won the discus with a throw of 95-5, nipping his Greater Lawrence opponent by two inches.  Joseph Arroyo won the mile in a time of 5:27. Brendan Rath contributed five points with a win in the 400 meter dash and also was a member of the winning 4 x 400 relay quartet that included Arroyo, Chester Rath, and Calvin Hernandez.

Troy Crossley finished in second place in the long jump and was third in the 200 meter dash.  Kevin Luu hopped, skipped, and jumped to second place in the triple jump, while Edgar Ocana finished in a personal record (PR) to take second in the two mile.  Yehya Nur had a big PR in the mile to finish in second place.  Chester Rath, who was running the 400 meters for the first time, brought home second place in that event.

Other Red Devils who contributed points to the Chelsea side of the scoresheet were:  Andy Rath, who recorded a PR in the shot put for second place;  Juan Achar, who finished third in two events, the shot put and discus;  Adam Umarov, who raced to a PR in the 400 hurdles to finish third;  Hector Mendoza with a third in the two mile;  Edgar Ocana with a third in the 800;  Brandon Elder with a third in the 400 meters; and Francisco Colindres, who finished in second place in the 800 for three points.

“We had a lot of improvements coming off the vacation week,” said CHS head coach Don Fay, “but we need to become more motivated and focused  for our upcoming meets.”

Fay and his Red Devils, who are now 3-0 on the season, will face Whittier Tech next Tuesday at home and then host Mystic Valley on Thursday.

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