The Chelsea High boys and girls cross country teams both won their two meets last week against Minuteman and Whittier to remain undefeated.
The wins lifted the girls’ record to 7-0 on the season. The Lady Red Devils were set to meet undefeated Shawsheen Tech yesterday (Wednesday) in Billerica. The boys similarly are undefeated at 6-0 and clinched the lower division league title with their win over Minuteman. They also were set to take on an undefeated Shawsheen team yesterday.
In the boys’ 19-43 victory over Minuteman, Red Devil Ugo Cvjetan took first place, edging his closest Minuteman opponent by just two seconds. His teammates came through with nice support, capturing the next five positions and 11 out of the next 12 spots.
Santos Hernandez finished in third place for the Red Devils, while Francisco Colindres, Hector Mendoza, Edgar Ocana, and Joseph Arroyo completed the scoring for Chelsea.
“The team showed a lot of depth in this meet,” said CHS head coach Don Fay. “Our next six runners finished within 22 seconds of each other.” That group consisted of Norbert Simon, Chester Rath, Jamie Aguilar, Eric Alvarez, Eddie Rosales, and Calvin Hernandez.
The girls won their closest meet of the year against the Lady Minutemen. Suzanne
Mikalixen once again won the race and teammate Duska Cvjetan took second overall. Jesenia Contreras of Chelsea was the fourth overall finisher in the meet, but after that things got tight for the Lady Red Devils, as the Lady Minutemen grabbed the next three spots and four out of five.
However, sophomore Tatiana Almedia came home in eighth and sophomore Arandeni Ramos crossed the line in 10th to round out the scoring for Chelsea for a 25-30 triumph.
Last Friday the boys and girls hosted their final home meet of the year against the Whittier Wildcats on a cold and blustery day. The boys cruised to an easy 16-47 triumph and the girls coasted by a margin of 18-41.
Junior Edgar Ocana won his first ever cross country race in a time of 19:54. Junior Francisco Colindres was second overall in a time of 20:10. Third place for Chelsea was senior captain Santos Hernandez who finished in a time of 20:17. Junior Eddy Rosales was fourth overall with a time of 20:25. Hector Mendoza finished the scoring for Chelsea coming in 6th place.
On the girls side, Chelsea won by the score of 18-41 against the Wildcats. Suzanne
Mikalixen continued her impressive running by winning in a near personal best of 23:10. Freshman Duska Cvjetan was second overall in a time of 24:06. Senior captain Jesenia Contreras was fourth overall for the Lady Red Devils in a time of 25:10. Sophomores Patricia Guardado, Arandeni Ramos, and Tatiana Almedia finished 5th, 6th, and 7th respectively to round out the scoring.