Steph Simon wins state championship
Chelsea High track and field star Stephanie Simon became the first girl in CHS history to win a state championship when she captured the triple jump at Saturday’s All-State Meet that was held at Westfield State University.
Stephanie topped the field, which featured the best athletes from all divisions across the state, with a final landing of 38’-7.25”, narrowly edging the second-place girl by less than an inch and the third-place finisher by more than six inches.
“This makes Stephanie the first Chelsea female state champion and the first state champion for Chelsea since Bobby Goss in the 1970s,” said CHS head coach Cesar Hernandez.
Simon also won another medal at the All-State Meet, placing fourth in the long jump with a leap of 18’-8.5”, setting a new Chelsea High school record in that event.
Stephanie also placed 12th in the 200 meter dash.
Stephanie will be representing Massachusetts this Saturday when she treks to Thornton Academy in Maine to compete in the New England regional meet.
CHS girls place second in MSTCA North Heptathlon
The trio of Jocelyn Poste, Stephanie Simon, and Ana Chang represented Chelsea High in the annual MSTCA North Heptathlon meet that was held over a two-day period on Monday and Tuesday.
As a team, the three girls took home second-place honors. Individually, Stephanie finished in third place overall. Ana placed 12th and Jocelyn placed 27th out of 81 girl athletes who comprised 27 teams at the meet.
CHS softball team opens tourney Saturday
The Chelsea High softball team will open play in the Division 1 North Sectional of the MIAA state softball tournament Saturday afternoon at 3:30 when the Red Devils host the winner of the contest between Boston Latin and Westford Academy.
Chelsea is seeded eighth among the 24 teams in the D-1 North. The Red Devils completed a fine regular season with a 12-5 record and earned a preliminary round bye.