Stephanie Simon performs well at Last Chance Meet
CHS track star Stephanie Simon prepared for the upcoming Division 1 State Meet by competing in the long jump and 55-meter dash events at this past weekend’s Last Chance Meet held at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.
Steph turned in her best performances of the season in both, leaping 18’-5” in the long jump and sprinting the 55 dash in 7.5 seconds.
Her brother, Emmanuel Simon, also had a strong meet, setting a personal record of 7.11 in the 55 dash.
“Emmanuel is only .12 seconds off the school record,” said CHS head coach Cesar Hernandez. “He is only a sophomore and he will be trying to break this record next year.”
CHS girls basketball is on an upward trend
With victories this past week over Commonwealth Athletic Conference opponents Nashoba and Lynn Tech, the Chelsea High girls basketball team, under first-year head coach Gena Restiano, has doubled its win total compared to last season.
The 34-26 triumph over Lynn Tech, a team that Chelsea has not beaten in quite a while, was particularly impressive.
Senior captain Kiara Torres led the way for the Lady Red Devils in the scoring department with 15 points. Junior captain Elena Ruiz played a key role in the victory, contributing eight points on offense, but also playing a big part of the Chelsea success on defense.
Elena was assigned to guard Tech’s top scorer, Alondra Sanchez, and she did a superb job, limiting Sanchez to just 12 points on the night. In addition, Elena also pulled down an amazing 14 rebounds, even though she is one of the smallest players on the Chelsea team.
“All of our kids play with a lot of heart and hustle, “ said Restiano. “The new and improved Chelsea High girls basketball program is well on its way to being rebuilt.”