Chelsea High track and field star Ricky Maldonado competed at the Division 2 state meet at New Bedford Vocational Tech this past weekend and came home with a medal for his eighth place finish in the high jump, earning a point for Chelsea High.
Ricky, who was named the Most Valuable Performer in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference this past season, cleared the bar at 5’-10” to take the eighth spot. Medals are awarded in each event to the top eight finishers, who also earn points toward their team’s total.
“Ricky had a couple of good attempts at 6’-0”, but didn’t quite make it,” said CHS head coach Don Fay of his talented senior, who next year will be going to UMass- Boston where he will be competing on the track and field team.
Girls 4 x 100 relay team narrowly misses medal; sets new CHS record
The Chelsea High girls 4 x 100 relay quartet of sophomore Katherine Cabral, senior Joana Arevalo, senior Sarah Bourouis, and sophomore Mariama Kamara came within 0.04 of winning a medal at this past weekend’s Division 4 State Meet. The girls finished ninth at the State Meet after being seeded 16th, just finishing short of a medal, which is awarded to the top eight performers in each event. In addition, the foursome’s clocking of 51.76 bested their earlier-season time by over a second and set a new Chelsea High School record.
In the individual events, Kamara turned in her best effort of the season in the 100 meter dash with a 13.00 performance to finish in 11th place. Bourouis recorded a personal best time in the 200 meter dash in 27.00, landing her in 13th position. Sarah also competed in the 100 dash, finishing with the 18th best time of 13.36.
“I’m proud of the girls’ performances at the state meet,” said CHS had coach Kimhuffer. “The girls prepared well and gave a 100% effort on the track. The 4×100 relay team remained poised and posted an amazing time. Although we will say goodbye to the seniors, I’m looking forward to where this team will grow and improve next season.”