Another Meet, Another Title for Steph Simon
Chelsea High track star Stephanie Simon earned yet more accolades in the young indoor track season last Friday at the Boston Holiday Challenge track meet, which featured top athletes from multiple states in the Northeast.
Stephanie had a great day, winning the long jump with a leap of 18′-2.5″ (currently the number one jump in Mass. and ninth in the nation), taking third in the 55 meter dash in a clocking of 7.56, and then earning fifth place in the high jump with a height of 5′-3″ (her first time competing in the high jump in a big meet this season).
After placing in all three of her events, Stephanie was given the Outstanding Overall Female Athlete of the Meet award. Last year Stephanie was given the Outstanding Field Athlete of the Meet at the same competition.
CHS teammate Ana Chang ran her first 300 this season at the Reggie Lewis Center and turned in a strong time of 44.48, placing 16th out of 108 runners.
On the boys’ side, Red Devil Jazmany Reyes ran the 600 and improved his school record to 1:28.56, placing 16th out of of a field of 60 competitors.
The following day, CHS head Cesar Hernandez and a contingent of Red Devils competed in the Distance Classic, which hosts only distance events and the shot put.
The highlight was Reyes setting a new CHS mark in the 800 (there was not one until now) with a clocking of 2:07.28 that placed Jazmany 11th out of 83 runners.
For the girls, Gabby Rivas also set the CHS 800 record with a time of 2:57.66.
“This was Gabby’s first time running the event and we expect her to improve that mark, as she will have two more chances to run it this season,” said Hernandez.
Teammate Jeselle Renderos turned in a strong performance in the shot-put, placing 14th out of 37 girls in that event.
CHS Tracksters Run Past Nashoba
The Chelsea High girls and boys indoor track and field teams both earned victories over Commonwealth Athletic Conference rival Nashoba Tech in a meet held before the Christmas vacation.
The Lady Red Devils took first place in every event: 50 yard dash (Gloria Rodriguez); 50 yard hurdles (Stephanie Simon); 300 dash (Ana Chang); 600 dash (Jeselle Renderos); 1000 (Gabby Rivas); one-mile (Sade Rosales); two-mile (Percy Melgar); high jump (Stephanie Simon); and shot-put (Jeselle Renderos).
On the boys’ side, first-place finishers were: 50 yard dash (Nasir Adams); 50 yard hurdles (Hector Rivera); 300 dash (Hikerth Sanitize); 600 dash (Jazmany Reyes); shot-put (Richard Flores); and the 4 x 400 relay (Jazmany, Hector, Hikerth, and Nate Nadow).
CHS Girls Basketball Earns First Win of Season
The Chelsea High girls basketball team gave first-year head coach Gena Restiano her first career victory with an exciting 41-39 victory over Mt. Alvernia.
The contest went down to the wire, with Chelsea holding onto the victory when Mt. Alvernia missed a shot at the buzzer.
CHS junior Nancy Galdamez led the way with a fine, two-way effort. Nancy scored a game-high 15 points and made eight steals.