Girls cross country team knocks off PMA

The Chelsea High girls cross country team has defeated all comers thus far this season and stands with a lofty 4-0 record, leaving the Lady Red Devils in prime position to challenge for a CAC title.

The highlight of the season thus far was their 26-31 triumph over Presentation of Mary, the defending league champions.

“This was one of the biggest wins in history at Chelsea for the girls cross country program,” said CHS head coach Don Fay.

The Lady Red Devils defeated Greater Lowell by the score of 22-38. Senior captain Suzanne Mikalixen won going away in a time of 23:02. Senior captain Jesenia Contreras turned in a time of 25:27. Sophomore Patricia Guardado was next across the line for Chelsea in 25:59. Finishing a second behind her was sophomore, Arandeni Ramos. Clinching the meet for Chelsea was Paola Claros who finished in 26:38. Finishing a second behind Claros was Tatyana Almedia and Wendy Chung turned in a fine effort of 27:31.

The girls ran against Essex Agricultural last Thursday and triumphed by a shutout score of 15-50. Suzanne Mikalixen remained undefeated with a clocking of 23:06, which was only three seconds off her personal record (PR).

Jesenia Contreras finished in second place for the Lady Red Devils, while Patricia Guardado took third with a time of 26:21. Senior Wendy Chung finished right behind Guardado with a time of 26:25 and Tatyana Almedia finished in fifth place, running 26:47. Guardado, Chung, and Almedia all came through with PRs in this meet.

The girls are now 4-0 and have a big meet next week against Mystic Valley on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at Admirals Hill. A victory will put the girls in prime position for their first chance at a league title.

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