The Chelsea High boys track and field team competed in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference Meet Saturday at Greater Lowell. The Red Devils finished in fourth place among the nine teams at the meet, finishing behind Greater Lowell, Whittier and Gr. Lawrence.
“We had very close dual meets with Whittier and Gr. Lawrence and unfortunately they bested us today along with Gr. Lowell,” said CHS head coach Don Fay. “It’s been three years since we won the league title, but I feel we took some strong steps this year and made progress towards that goal.”
Leading the way for Chelsea was Ricky Maldonado, who captured the championship in the javelin with a toss of 145′-7″. Rickey also medaled in three other events, placing second in the high jump with a leap of 6′-0″ (he jumped the same height as the Lynn Tech athlete, but had one more miss); third in the 400 dash in 54.1; and anchoring the 4 x 400 quartet (with teammates Mohamed Qasim, Marcone Correra, and Alecio Dasilva) which ran 3:46 to finish third.
Maldonado’s efforts on the day, which totaled 25.5 points, earned him the CAC league MVP. “Ricky had a very good day,” said Fay. “He had a clutch throw in the javelin to win and two close results in the high jump and 400 meters which were very close to being wins.” Maldonado will be competing at Braintree High next Sunday at the State Divisional Meet in the high jump.
Mohamed Qasim finished second in the triple jump, bounding 37′-9″, and was a sold fifth in the 400 meters, running a personal best of 55.8.
Junior Jeffrey Estrada collected two third place medals, one in the 400 intermediate hurdles in 63.1 and the other in the 800 meters where he ran a personal of 2:11.
The boys 4×100 team of Mohamed Mohamed, Cris Sanyet, Josue Theosmy and Jose Aguilar had terrific handoffs and medaled with a third place performance of 48.4.
“This was not a big team this year (28 athletes), but they all played a pivotal role on this team and improved greatly during the year,” noted Fay. “As always, we had a very respectful team and most of the athletes were committed day in and day out to getting better.”
Cabral sets CHS mark in 400 and is named CAC MVP
The Chelsea High girls track and field team turned in an impressive performance at Saturday’s Commonwealth Athletic conference Meet that was held at Greater Lowell Saturday.
The Lady Red Devils finished in third place at the meet behind Whittier and Notre Dame. “We took our smallest group of competitors to the CAC Meet in recent years, but this small group of girls had an amazing day,” said CHS head coach Kim Huffer, who noted that her squad recorded 17 personal records (PR) on the day.
The highlight of the meet for Chelsea was the performance of sophomore Katherine Cabral, who set a new Chelsea High school record in the 400 dash in a time of 63.8 seconds, an effort that captured first place. Cabral also took second place in the 200 dash, third in the long jump, and third in the triple jump to score a total of 30 points at the meet. Cabral’s prodigious output at the meet and throughout the season earned her being voted the MVP Award for the league.
In addition to Cabral, Sarah Bourouis claimed a CAC championship in the 200 meter dash.
The complete list of Lady Red Devils who earned medals and added points to the CHS scoresheet for finishing in the top six in their events were:
Shot Put – 6th place – Christina Fernandez
Long Jump – 3rd Place – Katherine Cabral
Triple Jump – 3rd Place – Katherine Cabral
High Jump – 4th Place – Sarah Bourouis
400 Hurdles – 5th Place – Gabriela Ramirez
2Mile -6th Place – Wendy Becerra
100M – 2nd Place – Mariama Kamara…. 5th Place – Sarah Bourouis
Mile – 4th Place – Wendy Becerra
400M – 1st Place – Katherine Cabral…. 6th Place – Owliyo Mohamud
200M – 1st Place – Sarah Bourouis…. 2nd Place – Katherine Cabral … 3rd Place – Mariama Kamara
4×400 Relay -5th Place (Sara Beqo, Kiya Gugssa, Sylvia Owusu, Owliyo Mohamud)
At the upcoming Division 2 State Meet on Sunday in New Bedford, a number of the Lady Red Devils will be competing: Sarah Bourouis in the 200M; Mariama Kamara in the 100M; and the 4 x 100 relay quartet of Sarah Bourouis, Mariama Kamara, Joana Arevalo, and Katherine Cabral.
“The girls worked hard this season, noted Huffer. “We will be saying goodbye to six seniors who have been key members of our team, but am excited about the potential in the underclassmen as they continue to improve next season and beyond.”
Huffer named Coach of Year in the CAC
CHS girls head track coach Kim Huffer was named by her peers in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference as the Coach of the Year.
The Lady Red Devils also earned the MVP Award, which was voted to be given to sophomore Katherine Cabral.
“I am humbled and excited. It was a really great season for the girls,” said Huffer.
CHS baseball team concludes season
The Chelsea High baseball team wrapped up its 2014 season season with a 7-4 loss to the Maimonides School last Wednesday evening under the lights at the CHS ballfield.
After a scoreless initial three frames, Maimonides scored twice in the fourth and fifth innings and then added three more in the sixth to take a 7-0 lead.
However, the Red Devils refused to quit and mounted a big rally in the final frame that produced four runs and brought the tying run to the plate. Armando Montes led off with a double and promptly came home on a base hit by Carlos Vega. Carlos Ramos and Orlando Rodriguez drew walks to load the bases and a ground out by Luis Martinez rescued Vega. Base hits by Luis Rodriguez and Luis Jiminez scored two more CHS runs, but that would prove to be as close as the Red Devils would get.
“It was nice to see the team battle all the way to the last out of the last inning of the season,” said CHS head coach Alan Beausoleil.
Two Red Devils, seniors Vega and Montes, were selected to the CAC all-star team. Vega pitched a 1-2-3 inning in the all-star game Monday to help his team to a 5-4 victory.