CHS boys finish third at GBL Meet; set two CHS records
The Chelsea High boys indoor track and field team turned in a strong performance at last Friday’s Greater Boston League (GBL) Meet that was held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury.
Coach Cesar Herandez’s Red Devils finished in third place in the team standings among the eight GBL schools. Hernandez’s crew compiled 66.75 points, behind only Revere (101.75) and Somerville (100.75).
Among the highlights of the meet for Chelsea was the setting of two new school records.
Emmanuel Simon set a new CHS mark in the 55 meter dash when he sprinted to the finish line in a time of 6.93 seconds in the preliminary heat, topping the former mark of 6.99 that had been held by Nick Ieng.
Emmanuel ended up taking home a fourth-place medal with a time of 7.06 in the final.
Jeffrey Ponce’s toss of 43’-2.75” in the shot-put broke the previous school mark of 42’-7” that had been held by Adriel Rodriguez. Jeffrey was the highest-individual finisher for Chelsea on the day, earning a second-place ribbon.
Both Jeffrey and Emmanuel have qualified for the upcoming Division 2 State Meet.
Other point-scorers for Chelsea in their individual events were: Ali Warsame with a fifth place in the 300 dash in 39.59; Nate Nadow with a third in the 600 (1:34.22); Austin Freeman with a fifth in the 600 (1:37.45); Sebastian Rendon with a third in the 1000 (3:06.97); Ruben Padilla with a fifth in the 1000 (3:10.78); Alex Estrada with a fourth in the mile (5:16.64); Alejandro Zepeda with a fifth in the mile (5:28.57); Ian Padilla with a fourth in the two mile (11:39.52); Johnny Maldonado with a sixth in the two-mile (12:12.41); Markland Richards, who tied for fourth in the high jump (5’-2”); and Simon with a third in the long jump (18’-1”).
The Chelsea 4 x 800 relay quartet of Alex Estrada, Jose Olivar, Ruben Padilla, and Nate Nadow won their race with a clocking of 9:38.43.
In the 4 x 200, the CHS foursome of Carlos Jimenez, Markland Richards, Ali Warsame, and Emmanuel Simon finished fourth in 1:44.12.
The 4 x 400 relay team of Alejandro Zepeda, Austin Freeman, Sebastian Rendon, and Johnny Maldonado also took fourth spot in 4:02.95.
CHS girls finish fourth at GBL Meet; Rodriguez sets CHS mark
The Chelsea High girls indoor track and field team turned in a fine performance at Friday’s Greater Boston League (GBL) Meet that was held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Field Center.
The Lady Red Devils finished in fourth place among the eight GBL schools with 56 points, behind Revere (76 points), Medford (72), and Lynn English (66), and just ahead of Somerville (55 points).
The top highlight for Chelsea was the establishment of a new school record in the 600 meter dash by Gizelle Rodriguez with a time of 1:46.23, breaking the previous CHS mark of 1:48.64 that had been held by Jocelyn Poste.
Gizelle’s superb performance gave her a second-place finish at the meet, just 2.73 seconds behind the winning Medford girl and 6.49 seconds ahead of the third-place finisher.
Gizelle also scored four points with a fourth-place finish in the long jump with a leap of 14’-1.25” and contributed two points as her share of running a leg on the second-place 4 x 400 quartet.
Altogether, Gizelle scored 14 points on the day and has qualified for the upcoming D-2 State Meet in the 600.
Other Lady Red Devils who added points to the CHS column on the scoresheet by finishing in the top six were:
600: 4th from Darily Sanchez (2:04.92)
1000: 4th from Giselle Olivar (3:48.98)
1 Mile: 4th from Rosalinda Rojas (7:13.86)
2 Mile: 3rd Holly Hatleberg (15:38.83)
SP: 2nd Dhalia Christmas (27’0”)
HJ: 6th Jasmine Maradiaga (4’4”)
4×200: 6th (2:14.32) Valerie Ramirez, Lauren Nadow, Hazel Hatleberg, Jasmine Maradiaga
4×800: 2nd (13:26.29) Reina Martino, Reina Moreira, Holly Hatleberg, Rosalinda Rojas
4×400: 2nd (4:51.18) Giselle Olivar, Gizelle Rodriguez, Jasmine Maradiaga, Darily Sanchez
Senior Night tonight for CHS boys basketball
The Chelsea High boys basketball team will hold its Senior Night festivities this evening (Thursday) when the Red Devils host non-league opponent Watertown at the CHS gym. The opening tip is set for 7:00.
Chelsea edged Watertown, 58-54, in their first meeting.
The Red Devils, who stand at 9-9 on the season, will wrap up their regular season next Tuesday afternoon with a contest at East Boston.
Chelsea needs to win one of their final two games in order to secure a spot in the post-season state tourney.