CHS girls track team now at 9-0
The Chelsea High girls track & field team continued its winning ways with a pair of dominating victories over Northeast Regional, 96-38, and Lynn Tech, 106-24, this past week. The Lady Red Devils now stand at 9-0 on the season.
Individual Lady Red Devil winners in the Northeast meet included: Amanda Dias in the two-mile race (13:41); Sylvia Martin in the 100 hurdles (18.38); Martin Simon in the 100 (13.22), 200 (27.39), and the triple jump (34’); Yarid Deras in the mile (6:37); Katherine Cabral in the 400 (62.67) (Katherine also finished second in the 100 [13.4] as well as third in the high jump [4’2”]); Alex Martinez in the Javelin (59’); Jazmin Castellon in the shot put (28’11”); Xiana Herasme in the discus (72’10”); and Jocelyn Post in the 800 (2:44), as well as a second in the 400 hurdles (75.62).
Other point-scorers included Melanie Nguyen, who was third in the 400 hurdles (80.09), third in the 100 hurdles (20.32), and third in the triple jump (25’6”). Wendy Becerra was second in the two mile (14:04). Cynthia Guzman was second in the mile (7:03) and Jessica Ponce was third (7:34). Owliyo Mohamud was second in the 400 (63.4) and Awa Bajinka was third (72.26). Emily Burgos was second in the 800 (2:59). Ana Davies was third in the 200 (29.81).
Similarly in the Lynn Tech meet, Chelsea’s team depth was evident as the Red Devils swept or went first and second in all but four events. Further,
Chelsea took first place in every event with the exception of the discus and high Jump. Individual winners included: Jocelyn Poste in the 400 hurdles (75.9) and the 800 (2:41.3); Yarid Deras in the 2 mile (14:03); Sylvia Martin in the 100 hurdles (19.7); Katherine Cabral in the 100 (13.3), 400 (61.9), and the triple jump (29’6”); Owliyo Mohamud in the 200 (28.1); Martin Simon in the long jump (16’10.5”); and Alex Martinez in the Shot Put 29’4” and in the Javelin 66’10”.
“Most of our girls are peaking at the right time,” said CHS head coach Mark Martineau. “If we can stay healthy this last week, we should be able to put ourselves in a position to win the CAC dual meet title (which was on the line this past Tuesday with a meet at Greater Lowell) and fight for the CAC league meet title Saturday at Essex Tech.”
Lady Red Devils do well at State Coaches Meet
This past Saturday was the State Coaches Invitational at Acton-Boxboro Regional High School. The meet is open to schools from all divisions throughout the state and is a preview of the state meets to come.
A number of members of the CHS girls track team competed in the meet. Owliyo Mohamud finished 20th among a field of 60 competitors who qualified in the 400. Owliyo’s time was 62.84.
Katherine Cabral finished 26th out of 60 athletes in the 100 (13.51); 27th out of 45 in the 200 (27.03); and 21st in the long jump (15’4”).
Martin Simon continues to shine at the state level. Martin finished 10th in the triple jump (33’3”) and took sixth in the long jump (16’2″).
CHS boys track team tops N.E. Voke
Last week the Chelsea High boys track team defeated Northeast Regional, 86-49. Bryan Rivas was a double-winner in the 400 hurdles (64.62) and the 400 (59.47). He also finished second in the triple jump with a leap of 37’7″. Adriel Cedano was also a double-winner in the 100 (11.44) and the triple jump (39’6″). Adriel added a second place in the high jump (5’2″).
Senior Jose Aguiar returned from a nagging injury to win the 800 (2:20). Sophomore Luqman Shariff scored his first victory of the season in the long jump (17’7″). In the throws, senior Luka Braga was a double winner in the shot put (37’11″) and the discus (98’10”). Finishing second in both the shot and the disc was sophomore teammate Nelson Hernandez (35’4″ in shot & 95’8″ in the disc). Scoring two second-place performances was junior Nick Ieng in the 200 (24.07) and Javelin (109’).
Sophomore Alex Pedrero had a good day, taking third in the 400 hurdles ( 71.71) and second in the 110 high hurdles (19.08). Rounding out the scorning was sophomore Jose Leclerc, finishing second in the mile (5:17).
On Friday the boys traveled to meet a much-improved Lynn Tech team and dropped a 94-54 decision. Top point-getters for Chelsea were Luka Braga, who won the shot put (39’2”) and Nelson Hernandez, who captured the discus (104’1”). The only other individual winner was Jose Leclerc in the mile (5:19). Jose also finished third in the 800 (2:16).
Bryan Rivas was second in the 400 hurdles (64.3) and in the 400 (57.0). Senior Captain Johnny Gomez was second in the two mile (12:25). Alex Pedrero was second in the 110 high hurdles (19.1). Jose Aguiar finished second in the 800 (2:15).
“Lynn Tech has come a long way in the past couple of years,” said CHS head coach Mark Martineau. “Their squad is well-coached and has the reigning New England champion in the high jump.”
The CHS boys’ record now stands at 5 – 3 as they head into their last week of league competition. Martineau and his crew were set to travel to undefeated Greater Lowell this past Tuesday and on Saturday they are off to the CAC championship meet at Essex Tech.
CHS baseball wraps up season this week
The Chelsea High baseball team will conclude its season in the coming week with five games in a 10 day stretch.
The Red Devils were set to face Shawsheen Tech this past Tuesday and will play a doubleheader at Essex Tech today (Thursday). They will host Notre Dame/Cristo Rey Tuesday and travel to Greater Lowell next Friday for the season finale.
In their games this past week, the Red Devils dropped a 7-4 decision to Minuteman Regional. Luis Jimenez turned in an outstanding all-around performance for Chelsea. At the plate, Luis went 2-for-4, scored a run, and stole four bases. He also delivered in a superb effort on the pitcher’s mound, tossing a complete game and giving up only two earned runs with four strikeouts.
Eduardo Nunez also shone for Chelsea. Eduardo went 1-for-2, scored a run, stole two bases, walked once, and was hit by a pitch.
In a 15-11 free-for-all with Lynn Tech, Tom Melanson went 1-for-3 with a triple, three RBI, two runs scored, a walk, and a stolen base. Andony Turcios was 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored.
In a 10-3 setback at Lynn Tech, Jimenez had a hit, a run scored, a walk, and two stolen bases. Manny Ortiz went 1-for-3 with a two-RBI single, a walk, and a run scored.