CHS Boys Track Cruises to 86-44 Win Over Lynn English
The Chelsea High boys opened its season in resounding fashion with an 86-44 triumph at Lynn English last week.
Ali Warsame was a double-winner for the Red Devils, capturing the 400 meter dash handily by 5.4 seconds in a clocking of 54.7 and the long jump with a leap of 17’-11”. Ali also ran a leg of the victorious 4 x 400 relay team.
Emmanuel Simon won two events, the triple jump with a final landing of 37’-7.5” and the 200 dash in a clocking of 24.8 seconds. Emmanuel also took second place in the 100 dash (12.0) and the long jump (16’-10”) for a total of 16 points on the day.
Other first-place finishers for coach Cesar Hernandez’s squad were Nate Nadow in the 400 hurdles in a time of 1:09; Ian Padilla in the two mile in 11:49.4; Nasir Adams in the 100 high hurdles in 21.5; Jeffrey Ponce with a discus spin of 81’-9”; and Carlos Jimenez with a javelin throw of 102’-3”.
In addition to Warsame, Red Devils who scored in multiple events in addition to their first-place efforts were: Ponce with a second in the shot-put with a toss of 39’-8”; Adams with a third in the triple jump (32’-2.5”); and Nadow with a second in the 800 in 2:19.9.
Chelsea also captured both of the relay events. The 4 x 100 quartet of Nasir Adams, William Rivera, Carlos Jimenez, and Gary Giron edged their Bulldog counterparts by 1.2 seconds in time of 52.4.
The 4 x 400 foursome of Jose Olivar, Alejandro Zepeda, Ali Warsame, and Alex Estrada came across the line in 4:04.1, easily outpacing their English rivals by 55.6 seconds.
Adding three points to the CHS scoresheet for their second-place performances were: Johnny Maldonado in the two mile (12:36.4); Carlos Jimenez in the 100 hurdles in 22.1; Jefrey Lainez in the discus (70’); and Alex Estrada in the mile in 5:29.9.
Contributing single points with third-place performances were Gary Giron in the high hurdles in 22.4; Alejandro Zepeda in the mile (5:30.8); Kevin Cruz in the discus (69’-9”); and Austin Freeman in the 800 in 2:31.3.
The team will seek to make it 2-0 to start the season when they host Lynn Classical today (Thursday) at the Stadium.
CHS Girls Track Team Opens Victoriously
The Chelsea High girls outdoor track and field team opened their 2022 season on a high note with a 67-54 victory over Greater Boston League rival Lynn English last week.
Gizelle Rodriguez won three individual events, taking first in the 400 dash in a clocking of 1:04.9 (which was 6.5 seconds faster than her closest rival), the long jump with a leap of 14’-0”, and the javelin with a toss of 83’-5”. Gizelle also ran the opening leg of the winning 4 x 400 relay team for a total of 16.25 points on the day.
Giselle Olivar was a double-winner for coach Cesar Herandez’s Lady Red Devils, capturing both the 100 (20.2 seconds) and the 400 (1:26) meter hurdles events. Giselle also took third place in the javelin with a throw of 32’-9” for a final tally of 11 points.
Valerie Ramirez scored 12 points in four events, taking first place in the triple jump (27’-4.5”), second in the 200 dash (32.6), third in the 100 dash (15.5), and third in the long jump (12’-5.5”).
Dhalia Christmas won the discus with a spin of 72’-1” and grabbed third in the shot-put with a toss of 26’-1”.
Rosalinda Rojas won her event, capturing the mile in a time of 7:20.1.
The 4 x 400 quartet of Gizelle Rodriguez, Darily Sanchez, Holly Hatleberg, and Reina Moreira came across the line with a clocking of 5:21.5, which was 40 seconds faster than their English counterparts.
Among the second-place finishers for Chelsea, who added three points to the Chelsea side of the scoresheet, were: Holly Hatleberg in the two-mile (17:04); Reina Moreira in the 800 (3:34.5); Lauren Nadow in the 100 hurdles (23.0); and Darily Sanchez in the javelin (52’-0”).
Darily also contributed a point to the CHS cause with a third place finish in the 400 dash (1:12.7), as did teammates Ashley Mejia in the 800 (3:27), and Angelina Agostini in the discus (54’-8”).
The Lady Red Devils are scheduled to meet Lynn Classical today (Thursday) at Chelsea Stadium.
CHS Boys Volleyball Team Tops Medford
The Chelsea High boys volleyball team, which is a new sport at CHS this spring season, posted the first victory in the program’s history with a 3-2 win over Medford this past Monday.
Leading the way for coach Gabriel Morales’s squad were Brandon Rodriguez, who served seven aces and smacked six kills; Jose Melendez Perez, who contributed four aces; and Christian Ortiz, who added six kills.
The Red Devils were scheduled to trek to Somerville yesterday (Wednesday) and will play at Everett on the holiday on Monday.
Although the Chelsea High baseball team dropped its opening two contests of the season to Everett and Boston International last week, CHS head coach Mike Lush has seen promising signs from his young squad.
“We have a young team that is hungry and willing to learn baseball,” said Lush. “This group of young men is enthusiastic and has such a great spirit. They are always upbeat and cheering each other on. We are making great progress and the kids will get there.
“We teach baseball, but our number one goal is to teach these student-athletes how to become better young men in and out of the classroom,” Lush added. “The support that we have received from Amanda (Athletic Director Amanda Alpert) and the rest of the Chelsea High School is unbelievable. Our time will come.”
The Red Devils were scheduled to be back in action yesterday (Wednesday) against Revere and will travel to Medford on Monday and to Lynn English next Wednesday.