CHS girls track team improves to 7-0
The Chelsea High girls outdoor track team remained undefeated with victories this past week over five opponents — Mystic Valley, Presentation of Mary Academy, Shawsheen Tech, Greater Lawrence, and rival Notre Dame of Tyngsboro. The Lady Red Devils’ dominance was evident from the average margin of victory — 45 points — during their winning skein.
There were a number of Coach Mark Martineau’s Lady Red Devils, who now stand at a sterling 7-0 on the season, whose performances truly stood out.
Freshman Jocelyn Poste scored four wins and one second in the 400 hurdles (78.04) and another four wins and a second in the 800 (2:42).
Sophomore Martine Simon continues to break records and rack up tons of points. This week Martine scored four wins and a second in the triple jump (34’-1”), five wins in the long jump (15’-10”), five wins in the 200 (28.31), and three second-place finishes in the 100 (13.78).
Freshman Amanda Dias recorded four victories in the two-mile run, setting a new CHS school record of 12:51 in only her third time running this event.
Freshman Gitu Defanga finished first in the 100 hurdles in two meets with a top time of 20.7.
Senior Katherine Cabral swept first place in all five meets in the 400 (64.11) and added two first place finishes in the high jump (4’0”), as well as two first place finishes in the 100 (13.41).
In the throwing events, senior Jazmin Castellon won all five meets in the shotput, including a new CHS record toss of 28’-8”. But Jazmin was not done there. On top of that, she added five more first-place finishes in the discus (78’9”).
“In four of the meets this past week, we swept the discus, taking all three places,” said Martineau. “Only one athlete from Notre Dame was able to break up what might be our team’s best event.”
Martineau and his crew look to continue their winning ways this week against Somerville, Northeast, and Lynn Tech.
In addition, four Lady Red Devils have qualified for the State Coaches Invitational meet this coming Saturday at Acton-Boxboro Regional High School and will compete against all of the top athletes in the state.
CHS boys track team tops three foes
The Chelsea High boys track team enjoyed a successful week, posting wins against PMA (104-16), Mystic Valley (87-41), and Greater Lawrence (70-65), while taking just one loss to Shawsheen, 99-37. The 3-1 week raised the Red Devils’ record to 4-2.
Junior Bryan Rivas turned in a big week, scoring three first-place finishes and one second-place finish in the 400 hurdles with a best time of 63.31.
Sophomore Jose Leclerc scored two first place finishes and two second place finishes in the mile with a best time of 5:17.
Junior Nick Ieng captured four first-place finishes in the javelin with a best toss of 118’2”. Ieng also scored four wins in the 200 dash with a top time of 24.02.
Another Red Devil junior, Adriel Cedano, scored three victories in the 100 dash with a best time of 11.53. Adriel also took two firsts in the triple jump (38’-8”) and three firsts in the high jump (5’-6”).
This week continues to be a busy one for the CHS boys, who were set to meet Somerville this past Monday, Northeast Regional yesterday (Wednesday), and Lynn Tech on Friday.
Simon wins state frosh-soph meet in the triple jump
Chelsea sophomore Martine Simon captured the triple jump at this past weekend’s Division 1 and 2 State Freshman-Sophomore Meet that was held at Oliver Ames High School in Easton.
Martine won the event with a distance of 33’-11.25”, which was two inches longer than her closest competitor, Keira Morris of North Attleboro.
“This meet included the best freshmen and sophomores from throughout the state at the Division 1 and 2 level,” said CHS head coach Mark Martineau. “This is the first time we have ever had an event winner in this very tough state-wide meet.”
Also performing well for Chelsea was freshman Jocelyn Poste, who ran a 2:37.73 in the 800, just missing the CHS school record.
In total, 11 Chelsea athletes qualified for this prestigious meet.
“This is a great sign of good things happening in our future,” added Martineau.
CHS baseball team looking for winning formula
The Chelsea High baseball team dropped a pair of contests this past week.
In a 14-0 loss at Mystic Valley, Tom Melanson was 1-for-2 with a single and Manny Ortiz, Jason Mendez, and Estarlin Martinez reached base via walks.
In a 10-1 loss at Notre Dame/Cristo Rey, highlights were provided by Jason Mendez, who was 1-for-2 with a double, and Luis Jimenez, who was 1-for-1 with a single, a walk, and scored the lone CHS run.
The 2-8 Red Devils’ upcoming schedule is as follows:
5/12/16 – Minuteman at Chelsea – 4:00
5/13/16 – Lynn Tech at Chelsea – 4:00
5/16/16 – Chelsea at Lynn Tech – 4:00
5/17/16 – Chelsea at Shawsheen – 4:00
5/19/16 – Chelsea at Essex Tech – Double Header – 3:30/5:00