CHS GIRLS TRACK REMAINS UNDEFEATED
The Chelsea High outdoor track & field team displayed an overpowering overall effort in a tri-meet with Mystic Valley and Whittier last week to post a pair of convincing victories over their Commonwealth Athletic Conference rivals.
The Lady Red Devils cruised past both foes, 94-37 over Mystic Valley and 104-32 over Whittier. The twins wins maintained the Lady Red Devils’ undefeated record at 7-0.
Martine Simon once again was a dominant force for Chelsea, garnering four first-place finishes — the 100 dash (12.59), 200 dash (26.63), long jump (16’-8”), and triple jump (33’-5”).
Jocelyn Poste was a double-winner in the 400 hurdles (75.28) and the 800 (2:41).
Other first-place finishers for Chelsea in their specialties were: Amanda Dias in the two mile (13:33), Sylvia Agywaa in the 100 hurdles (16.9), Yarid Deras in the mile (6:14), Owliyo Mohamud in the 400 (62.7), Stephanie Simon in the high jump (4’-6”), Alex Martinez in the shot put (27’-2”), and sister Jessica Martinez in the discus (84’-7”).
“The girls’ team continues to work hard and roll,” said CHS head coach Mark Martineau. “It is a special team to have so many great athletes who work so hard to push each other.”
This week promises to be a big week for the Lady Red Devils. They trekked to Greater Lowell this past Tuesday and will travel to Shawsheen Tech to take on Notre Dame of Tyngsboro today (Thursday).
“Our goal all season-long has been to make an impact at the state meet,” said Martineau. “Our girls are starting to get into top form and with more effort and work, we should be able to realize this goal.”
CHS BOYS TRACK TOPS WHITTIER, MV
The Chelsea High boys outdoor track & field team put together a superb performance to come away with wins over Mystic Valley and previously-undefeated Whittier in a tri-meet held last week.
The double victories vault the Red Devils’ season record to 6-1 and places them in a tie for first place in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference with Shawsheen Tech.
Red Devil star trackman Adriel Cedano continued his banner season with a trio of first-place finishes in the 400 dash (54.71), triple jump (36’-4”), and high jump (6’-5”).
Jose Leclerc was a double winner in the two-mile and the 800 (2:13). Freshman Demetrius Martinez won his first mile in a time of 5:25. Nick Ieng won the shot put with a toss of 36’-4”. Bryan Rivas had a great day, taking second in both the 400 hurdles (62.75) and the triple jump (37’1”).
“The turning point of the meet was the first and second we took in the mile,” said CHS track coach Mark Martineau. “The nail that sealed the meet was the first and second we took in the 800.
“The training that we have done this season and in previous seasons is paying off for us,” added Martineau. “We are by far one of the smallest teams in the conference, but we are the most determined. Every boy on this team does multiple events and does them well. We are in much greater shape than our opponents and this team refuses to lose. The boys truly earned this hard-fought win.”
The Red Devils control their own destiny at this point in the race for the CAC title, but were set to take on a tough Greater Lowell squad this past Tuesday.
CHELSEA TRACKSTERS SHINE AT STATE FR/SOPH MEET
It was an outstanding day for the Chelsea High track program at the Massachusetts Large School Freshman/Sophomore Championships held at Acton Boxboro Regional High this past Saturday.
“For the first time ever, we had multiple girls place in this very competitive meet that features all of the Division 1 and 2 teams from throughout the entire state,” said CHS head coach Mark Martineau.
Leading the charge for the Lady Red Devils was sophomore Jessica Martinez, who finished fourth overall in the discus with a toss of 82’-6”.
Bringing home a fifth-place medal in the two-mile run was sophomore Amanda Dias, who set a new CHS school record with a time of 12:08.55.
Freshman Stephanie Simon finished sixth in the high jump with a leap of 4’-7”.
“We brought a total of 15 athletes to this invitational, the most athletes we have ever brought,” noted Martineau. “Hopefully this means good things are in the future for our team.”
CHS BASEBALL TEAM DROPS TWO CONTESTS
The Chelsea High baseball team ran into a rough patch this past week, dropping both of its contests.
In a 14-4 loss to Lynn Tech, bright lights for the Red Devils were Eduardo Nunez, who was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored;. Rafael Otero, who was 1-for -3 with a double, two RBI, and a run scored; and Andrew Falcon, who went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored.
A major factor in the outcome could be seen in the LOB — left on base — statistic in the final box score. Chelsea stranded 13 runners in the contest.
In a 12-2 loss to Shawsheen, offensive highlights were provided by the bats of Ariz Rodriguez (2-for-3 with two RBI), Andrew Falcon (2-for-3), and Manny Ortiz (1-for-1 with two walks). Chelsea again left double-digits of runners — 10 of them — on base.
Coach Alan Beausoleil and his squad, who now are 2-9 on the season, were scheduled to host Maimonides in a doubleheader at Chelsea this past Tuesday. They will entertain Pope John tomorrow (Thursday) and Greater Lawrence this coming Tuesday. They will trek to St. Clement’s next Thursday.