CHS girls second at CAC meet; Cabral named CAC track MVP
The Chelsea High girls outdoor track team, which finished in first place in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference with an undefeated dual meet season, took second place in the CAC league meet Saturday.
“We were missing two of our key point-getters from this season, which made it difficult for us, but the girls did very well,” said CHS head coach Amanda Alpert. “We came in second and I am so proud of what these girls accomplished.”
Lady Red Devil Katherine Cabral was named the CAC’s girls’ track MVP, winning both of her track events (and was a candidate for field MVP as well). Cabral now holds the CAC League Meet records in the 400 meter and 200 meter dash events. Katherine won the 400 in 61.45 and the 200 in 27.13. The versatile Cabral also took first place in the long jump with a leap of 15’-1” and third place in the triple jump with a final landing of 30’-5” for a total of 36 points on the day.
Both Cabral, a junior, and teammate Owliyo Mohamud, a sophomore who finished in second place in the 400 just behind Cabral in a clocking of 61.50, will compete in the 400 at the Division 2 State Meet this weekend. Cabral also will be competing in the 200.
Chelsea’s other league champion was sophomore Tracey Flores, who took first place honors in the discus with a spin of 79’-11”. Other Lady Red Devils who scored points at the meet by finishing in the top six were: sophomore Alexandra Martinez with a discus toss of 73’-2”; freshman Martine Simon with a fourth in the triple jump with a final landing of 29’-6 1/4”; sophomore Melanie Nguyen with a fourth in the 400 hurdles in 82.44; senior Steicy Martins with a fifth in the 400 hurdles in 82.5; junior Wendy Becerra with a fourth in the two-mile run in a clocking of 13:34; junior Norell Campos with a third in the 100 high hurdles in 18.39; sophomore Deysanny Da Silva Martins with a fifth in the mile in 6:13 and a sixth in the 800 in 2:52.50; senior Sara Beqo with a fourth in the 800 in 2:50; and the 4 x 400 relay quartet of freshman Awa Bajinka, Beqo, junior Emely Burgos, and Mohamud in 4:49, which was good for fourth place.
In addition to Cabral and Mohamud, other Lady Red Devils who will compete at the State Meet Saturday are Mariama Kamara in the 100 and 200 dashes and the quartet of Kamara, Cabral, Mohamud, and Martine Simon in the 4 x 100 relay.
Estrada named CAC track MVP; boys finish their at CAC Meet
The Chelsea High boys track team placed a fitting exclamation point on their fine season (in which they suffered only one dual meet loss) with a third place ranking behind Greater Lowell and Whittier Tech Saturday at the Commonwealth Athletic Conference League Meet held at the Greater Lowell track and field facility.
The Red Devils turned in many strong performances, led by senior Jeffery Estrada, who finished first in the 110 hurdles in a school record time of 16.33, second in the 400 hurdles (60.24), and sixth in both the long jump (17’-5”) and triple jump (36’-7”) to rack up a total of 20 points on the day. Estrada’s outstanding performance earned him the award as the meet MVP as voted by the CAC coaches.
“This is a great way for Jeffrey to end his four-year CAC career,” said CHS had coach Mark Martineau. “He is the perfect example of an all around track athlete. His leadership and dedication will be missed.”
Cris Sanyet came through with a superb effort, as he has done all season, finishing first in the 200 dash (22.98), third in the 100 dash in a new CHS school record time of 11.12, and third in the long jump (18’-5”) for a total of 22 points for the Chelsea side of the scoresheet.
Other point scorers for Chelsea included: Luka Braga with a fourth in the discus (97’-9”) and a fifth in the shot put (37’8”); Adriel Cedano with a fifth in the triple jump (36’9”); Brian Horn with a third in the 800 (2:14); Sam Hernandez with a fifth in the 800 (2:16); Jose Aguiar with a fifth in the 200 (24.19); Leonardo DeAlmedia with a sixth in the 400 (55.65); the 4 x 800 relay foursome of Sam Hernandez, Ronald Castro, Jay Pedrero, and Chris Lemus with a third place finish in 9:46; the 4 x 400 relay quartet of DeAlmedia, Marcone Correa, Horn, and David Sklodowska (3:50); and the 4 x 100 relay of Cedano, Aguiar, Josue Theosomy, and Lazaro Martinez in 49.15.
“This team was blessed this season with a ton of senior leadership,” said Martineau. “Most of our top performers are seniors so we will be looking for our underclassmen to work hard over the summer to fill those spots for next year.”
A number of Red Devils will be competing Saturday in the MIAA Division 2 meet at Greater New Bedford Regional Technical High School. They are: Estrada in the 110 and 400 hurdles; Sanyet in the 100 and 200 dashes; Cedano in the 100 dash; and the 4 x 100 relay team of Cedano, Aguiar, Estrada, and Sanyet.
CHS baseball team wraps up 2015 season
The Chelsea High baseball team wrapped up its season last week with a quintet of contests.
The lone victory for the Red Devils occurred in the middle of the string of games with a 4-1 win over Pope John XXIII of Everett in the second game of a doubleheader. Jorge Gomez turned in a superlative effort on the pitcher’s mound for Chelsea, tossing a complete game with five strikeouts, to earn the “W.”
The Red Devils scored a run in the second, two in the third, and a solo tally in the fifth. Manny Ortiz had two hits and an RBI for Chelsea. Luis Rodriguez contributed a hit, a walk, and an RBI.
In a 6-2 loss to Shawsheen, the top team in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference, Jorge Gomez pitched a complete game for Chelsea with six strikeouts and allowing only five earned runs. Gregory Cespedes was the defensive star for Chelsea with eight putouts in centerfield, including a double play in the first inning.
Trailing 6-0 going into the sixth, Chelsea scored twice in that frame and had the bases loaded, but was unable to slice any further into the deficit.Tom Melanson led the Chelsea offense with two hits, a walk, and scored a run.
In the first game of the doubleheader with Pope John, Luis Rodriguez pitched a complete game and fanned six opponents in a 3-1 loss. Melanson once again wielded the heavy lumber for Chelsea with two doubles. Jason Mendez drove in the lone Chelsea marker in the fifth. The Red Devils had a chance to even the count in the last inning, but left two men on base to end the game.
The Red Devils dropped the final two contests of the 2015 season by scores of 8-0 to Essex Tech and 11-1 to Cathedral to finish with a 5-13 record.
CAC all-stars were slated to be chosen by the league’s coaches last night (Wednesday) with the league all-star contest set for June 1 at Fraser Field in Lynn.