CHS Boys Track Team Tops Malden
The Chelsea High boys indoor track and field team earned a 46-39 victory over Greater Boston League foe Malden this past week.
Leading the way for coach Cesar Hernandez’s Red Devils with first-place performances in their events were:
Jeffrey Ponce in the shot-put; Emmanuel Simon in the 55 dash; Ali Warsame in the 300 dash; Nate Nadow in the 600 dash; and Alex Estrada in the mile.
A host of Red Devils added three points to the Chelsea cause with second-place finishes: Nasir Adams in the hurdles; Markland Richards in the 55 dash; Austin Freeman in the 600 dash; Sebastian Rendon in the 1000; and Johnny Maldonado in the two-mile run. In addition, the duo of Simon and Richards joined in a three-way tie for second in the high jump with a Malden boy.
The final point for Chelsea was earned by Jeffrey Lainez with a third-place performance in the shot-put.
CHS Girls Track Falls Just Short, 43-42, vs. Malden
The Chelsea High girls indoor track and field team dropped its first meet of the season by the narrowest of margins, falling by a score of 43-42 to Greater Boston League rival Malden.
First-place finishers for coach Cesar Hernandez’s Lady Red Devils were: Gizelle Rodriguez and Jasmine Maradiaga, who tied for first in the high jump; Rodriguez in the 1000; Maradiaga in the 600 dash; Dhalia Christmas in the shot-put; Holly Hattleberg in the two-mile; and the quartet of Gizelle Rodriguez, Giselle Olivar, Darily Sanchez, and Maradiaga in the 4 x 400 relay.
Adding three points to the CHS side of the scoresheet with second-place performances were Sanchez in the 300 dash and Rosalinda Rojas in the mile.
Scoring one-point for the Cheslea cause with third-place efforts were Lauren Nadow in the 55 meter hurdles, Valerie Ramirez in the 55 dash, and Olivar in the 1000.
CHS track man Emmanuel Simon set a new Chelsea school record in the triple jump at this past weekend’s Northeast Invitational Meet at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.
Emmanuel finished eighth overall among the large field with a leap of 37’-9” to establish the new CHS record.
Simon then reset his own school record in the 200 dash, which Emmanuel had established two years ago, with a time of 25.22.
Simon also is closing in on the CHS mark in the 55 meter dash. He finished 16th overall among the huge field of 184 sprinters with a clocking of 7.02 seconds to set a new personal record (PR) that is just .03 off the CHS record.
Teammate Ali Warsame also set a new CHS record at the meet in the 400 meter dash with a time of 56.51. Nate Nadow also broke the previous 400 school record, running 56.95. On the girls’ side, Gizelle Rodriguez set a new CHS record in the 800 with a run of 2:37.12