Steph Simon Paces Strong CHS Showing at Meet
This past weekend a contingent of members of the Chelsea High girls and boys indoor track teams competed in the first Northeast Invitational Meet at the Reggie Lewis Center.
“The meet included many events that are not normally held during the indoor season,” said CHS head coach Cesar Hernandez. “This allowed the team to set four school records that did not previously exist.”
On the opening day of the meet on Friday, Stephanie Simon competed in her first triple jump event of the season. Steph finished in second place with a jump of 37’-10.75”.
“This was a strong start for Stephanie, considering she’s dealing with a nagging hamstring issue,” said Hernandez.
Also turning in impressive performances on the first day of competition were Ian Padilla (5:06.75), Ruben Padilla (5:09.93), and Sade Rosales (6:32.35) in the mile.
The boys DMR combo of Alex Estrada (1200 leg), Nate Nadow (400 leg), Oscar Amaya (800 leg), and Jazmany Reyes (1600 leg), would also break the boys’ indoor school record by four seconds with a time of 11:48.06.
“They were really carried by Jazmany, who had a 4:41 split for his leg, which would be an eight-second PR from his best time last outdoor season,” said Hernandez.
On Saturday, Stephanie Simon competed in the long jump, winning with a mark of 17’-8”. Ana Chang also ran the 300, running a solid 44.43.
On Sunday, Stephanie Simon was joined by brother Emmanuel in establishing CHS marks in the indoor 200 meter event. Steph ran a 26.39, placing fifth overall, and Emmanuel ran a 25.66 to set the boys’ record.
Gloria Rodriguez also ran well, running a 29.90 in the 200.
Hikerth Santizo sets the indoor 400 record at 57.20, and Gabby Rivas did the same for the girls with a clocking of 1:12.04.
Jazzman Reyes ended the meet with a great 800 to break his already-owned record. He ran a 2:04.22 to beat the record he set a few weeks ago by over three seconds.
“These events will happen again next weekend at the East Coast Invite and the team will look to improve each of these records then,” added Hernandez.
CHS Boys Track Tops Northeast
The Chelsea High boys indoor track and field team earned a 51-31 victory over Northeast Regional last week.
The Red Devils who scored points for the Chelsea side of the scoresheet were as follows:
Hurdles: 1st and 3rd (Quan Vu, Hector Rivera)
Dash: 2nd, 3rd (Emmanuel Simon, Nasir Adams)
2 mile: 2nd, 3rd (Johnny Maldonado, Joseph Teruel)
300: 2nd (Hikerth Santizo)
600: 1st, 3rd (Jazmany Reyes, Nate Nadow)
1000: 1st, 3rd (Oscar Amaya, Limilson Tavares)
1 Mile: Sweep (Alex Estrada, Ian Padilla, Ruben Padilla)
Shotput: 1st, 2nd (Richard Flores, Jeffrey Ponce)
4 x 400 win (Jazmany Reyes, Nate Nadow, Alex Estrada, Oscar Amaya).
The Red Devils were set to face Greater Lowell this week.
CHS Girls Run Past Northeast
The Chelsea High girls indoor track & field team cruised to a 55-22 victory over Northeast Regional last week. Stephanie Simon led the Lady Red Devils with 15 points with a trio of first-place finishes in the 55 hurdles, the 300 dash, and the high jump.
The Chelsea girls who scored points were as follows:
Hurdles: 1st (Stephanie Simon)
Dash: 1st (Gloria Rodriguez)
300: 1st, 2nd (Simon, Rodriguez)
600: 1st, 3rd (Ana Chang, Angeline Nguyen)
1000: 1st (Gabby Rivas)
1 Mile: 1st, 2nd (Sade Rosales, Percy Melgar)
High Jump: 1st, 2nd (Simon, Chang)
Shotput: 1st (Jeselle Renderos)
4 x 400 win (Chang, Rivas, Melgar, Renderos)
Coach Cesar Hernandez and his squad were set to face Greater Lowell this week.