CHS Girls Finish 2nd at GBL Meet; Rodriguez Double-Champ
The Chelsea High girls outdoor track and field team capped a hugely-successful season with an impressive second-place finish at the Greater Boston League (GBL) Meet that was held this past Monday at Chelsea Stadium.
The Lady Red Devils, who compiled a 5-2 record during the regular season, scored 80 points on the day, behind only undefeated GBL champ Revere, which finished with 128 points. Lynn English was third with 64 points.
Sophomore Gizelle Rodriguez was a double-champion and scored 20 points for the Lady Red Devils. Gizelle claimed the 2022 GBL titles in the 400 dash with a clocking of 1:02.59 and the javelin with a throw of 84’-4”.
The quartet of Giselle Olivar, Jasmine Maradiaga, Rosalinda Rojas, and Reina Moreira also were crowned GBL titlists, winning the 4 x 800 relay with a clocking of 11:59.24.
Junior Dahlia Christmas enjoyed a highly-successful meet with second-place performances both in the shot-put with a throw of 28’-7.8” and the discus with a spin of 77’-2”. Dahlia was the next-leading Chelsea scorer with 16 points.
Sophomore Giselle Olivar finished in second place in the 100 hurdles in a clocking of 19.01 to add eight points to the CHS column on the scoresheet.
Freshman Kiara Ramirez scored six points with her fourth-place finish in the discus (65’-1”) and her fifth-place effort in the shot-put (25’-8.5”).
Junior Jasmine Maradiaga took third place in the 400 hurdles in a clocking of 1:19.45 and scored a point in the 800 with a sixth-place finish in 2:58.16 for a total of seven points on the day.
Sophomore Rosalinda Rojas added two points for Chelsea with a fifth-place in the mile in 6:31.58.
Freshman Holly Hatleberg contributed a point with a sixth-place performance in the two-mile run in 15:36.26.
Freshman Valerie Ramirez scored two points with her fifth-place finish in the triple jump with a final landing of 28’-2”.
Sophomore Darily Sanchez added a point to the Chelsea score sheet with a sixth-place performance in the 400 dash in a time of 1:08.54.
The quartet of Gizelle Rodriguez, Darily Sanchez, Jamairys Rivera, and Jada Amezquita finished in third place in the 4 x 400 relay with a time of 4:37.46.
CHS Boys Finish Fifth at GBL Meet
The Chelsea High boys outdoor track and field team completed their 2022 Greater Boston League season with a fifth-place showing at the GBL Meet that was held this past Monday at Chelsea Stadium.
The Red Devils tallied 55 points on the day behind first place Revere with 128 points, Somerville with 125 points, Malden with 70 points, and Everett with 66 points.
Chelsea finished ahead of Malden, Lynn Classical, and Lynn English.
Senior Emmanuel Simon was the top scorer for Chelsea. Emmanuel tallied 14 points, eight points for his second-place effort in the triple jump with a final landing of 40’-3” and six points for his third place in the long jump with a leap of 18’-10”.
Senior Jeffrey Ponce grabbed a second-place finish to contribute eight points to the Chelsea cause with a shot-put toss of 43’-3.5”.
Junior Ali Warsame finished in third place in the 400 meter dash with a time of 53.67 and took sixth in the triple jump (37’-11”) to tally seven points.
Sophomore Emerson Melgar earned six points for his third-place effort in the discus with a spin of the disc that traveled 102’-9”.
Senior Ian Padilla grabbed fourth place in the two-mile run with a clocking of 11:20.61.
Junior Nate Nadow scored a point with a sixth-place finish in the 800 with a time of 2:15.13.
Senior Alexander Estrada finished in sixth place in the mile in 5:05.23 to add a point to the CHS scoresheet.
Chelsea also did well in two of the three relay events.
The top performance for the Red Devils came from their 4 x 400 relay quartet of Austin Freeman, Ali Warsame, Alex Estrada, and Alejandro Zepeda, who grabbed second place with a clocking of 3:46.11.
Chelsea also did well in the 4 x 800 relay, with the foursome of Nate Nadow, Sebastian Rendon, Ruben Padilla, and Johnny Maldonado finishing in third place with a time of 9:29.70.
CHS Girls Track Rolls Past Medford
The Chelsea High girls outdoor track and field team put the finishing touch on their fine 5-2 dual-meet season with a runaway 86-39 victory over Medford last week.
A number of Lady Red Devils shared in the big victory.
Gizelle Rodriguez won the 400 dash in 1:03.3 and took second place in both the long jump with a flight of 14’-3.75” and in the 100 dash in 13.7.
Gizelle also led a Chelsea sweep in the javelin with a throw of 84’-8”. Teammates Lauren Nadow (67’-6”) and Darily Sanchez (64’-10”) were second and third in the spear.
Altogether, Gizelle scored 16 points for the Lady Red Devils.
Dhalia Christmas led Chelsea sweeps in the shot-put and the discus. Dhalia won the shot with a toss of 27’-.25” and the disc with a spin of 81’-8”. Teammate Kiara Ramirez took second in both the shot (25’-4”) and discus (58’-2”). Lamari Davis (25’-3.5”) grabbed third in the shot-put and Angelina Agostino took third spot in the discus (55’-0”).
Jasmine Maradiaga won the 400 hurdles in a clocking of 1:21.3 and grabbed third place in the 800 in 3:01.6.
Giselle Olivar took first in the 110 hurdles in a clocking of 19.7 and second in the 400 hurdles in 1:22.4.
Valerie Ramirez won the triple jump with a final landing of 27’-6”.
Other point-scorers for Chelsea were:
— Lauren Nadow finished second in the 100 hurdles in 22.7.
— Keiri Hernandez finished second in the 200 dash in 32.4.
— Emily Singh-Carranza took third in the 200 dash in 33.4.
— Rosalinda Rojas took second in the mile in 6:45.5.
— Holly Hatleberg took second place in the two-mile in 16:04.4.
— Reina Moreira was third in the two-mile in 16:12.9.
CHS Boys Track Edges Medford, 67-60
The Chelsea High boys outdoor track and field team earned a closely-fought 67-60 victory over Greater Boston League rival Medford last Thursday in their dual-meet season finale.
Leading the way for the Red Devils was Emmanuel Simon, who scored 16 points on the day. Emmanuel captured the long jump with a leap of 19’-3” and the triple jump with a final landing of 38’-8”. He finished second in both the 100 dash with a sprint of 11.5 and the 200 dash in a time of 24.60.
Nate Nadow was a double-winner for Chelsea. Nate was the top finisher in the 400 hurdles with a clocking of 1:08.3 and the 800 in 2:15.2 in which he edged his Medford opponent by just 0.3 of a second.
Jeffrey Ponce led a Chelsea sweep in the shot-put with a throw of 43’-1”. Teammates Henry Martinez (34’-.25”) and Theodore Joseph-Seale (33’-3”) were second and third.
Emerson Melgar won the discus with a spin of 96’-6” and teammate Henry Martinez finished third (89’-0”).
Gary Giron won the 110 hurdles in a time of 18.10.
Ali Warsame turned in a strong performance on the day. Ali grabbed third in the triple jump (34’-8.25”), second in the 400 dash (54.00), and ran a leg of the winning 4 x 400 relay.
Adding three points to the Chelsea column with a second-place performance was Carlos Jimenez in the javelin (94’-2”). Carlos also took third place in the 110 hurdles (19.30).
Austin Freeman placed third in the 800 in 2:20.5 and ran a leg of the winning 4 x 400 relay.
Alejandro Zepeda finished second in the mile in 5:12.7 and ran a leg of the winning 4 x 400 relay.
Ian Padilla finished second in the two-mile in 11:36.9.
Johnny Maldonado took third in the two-mile in 12:07.4.
Medford won the 4 x 100 relay, but the Red Devil quartet of Ali Warsame, Alex Estrada, Alejandro Zepeda, and Austin Freeman clinched the meet with a victory in the 4 x 400 relay with a clocking of 3:56.3 compared to the Mustangs’ 4:03.9.
The victory gave the Red Devils a winning record of 4-3 in dual-meet competition vs. their seven GBL rivals for the 2022 campaign.
Simon Sets New CHS Mark in Triple Jump
This past Saturday a contingent of members of the Chelsea High boys and girls track and field teams trekked to the Norwell for the MSTCA’s South Shore Invitational Meet.
The highlight for the Red Devils was the performance of senior Emmanuel Simon, who broke the CHS triple jump record and won the event with a mark of 42’-2.25”. Emmanuel topped the previous CHS mark of 41’-4” that had been held by Adriel Cedeno.
Emmanuel also competed in the 100 meter dash and placed 20th among the field of 99 competitors with a sprint of 11.6 seconds.
Ali Warsame finished 14th in a field of 99 in his first 200 dash of the year in a clocking of 23.77.
On the girls’ side, Gizelle Rodriguez finished 20th in the javelin with a toss of 77’-5”.
Dhalia Christmas (27’-2.5”), Lamari Davis (26’-1.5”), and Kiara Ramirez (25’-6.5”) finished 21st, 31st and 33rd respectively in the shot-put.