Simon wins long jump at East Coast Invitational
Chelsea High track star Stephanie Simon continued to rack up the medals and accolades with another outstanding performance this past Saturday at the East Coast Invitational that was held at the Providence Career and Technical Academy.
Stephanie took first place in the long jump with her season-best performance of 18’-4” and placed second in the 200 meter dash with a sprint of 26.57.
Other highlights for the Red Devils included Ana Chang breaking the CHS 400 meter indoor record (which had been set earlier this season by Gabby Rivas) with a time of 65.09, placing Ana 11th among the field of 55 competitors.
Rivas set a school record in the 800, lowering her previous CHS mark in the indoor 800 with a clocking of 2:57.02.
Gloria Rodriguez also ran well at the meet, turning in a personal record (PR) in the 55 meter dash. Sade Rosales ran a PR in the mile.
On the boys’ side, two PRs were set by Chelsea runners: Nasir Adams in the 55 dash and Ruben Padilla in the mile.
Also competing at the meet was Alejandro Zepeda, an eighth grader at the
Browne Middle School. Alejandro competed in the youth mile (grades 5-8), earning himself a medal by placing fourth overall in a fine time of 5:27.97.
Close meet for CHS boys vs. Greater Lowell
The Chelsea High boys indoor track & field team came up just short for their first loss of the season, dropping a 49-37 contest to Greater Lowell.
Red Devils who earned points for the Chelsea side of the scoresheet were:
Two mile: 1st, 3rd (Jazmany Reyes, Johnny Maldonado)
55H: 3rd (Hector Rivera)
55: 1st, 2nd (Nasir Adams, Emmanuel Simon)
300: Tie for second (Kennedy Lopez)
600: 1st, 3rd (Jazmany Reyes, Nate Nadow)
1000: 2nd, 3rd (Ruben Padilla, Oscar Amaya)
1 mile: 3rd (Alex Estrada)
Shotput: 1st, 2nd, 3rd (Rigo Flores, Richard Flores, Jeffrey Ponce)
“The boys had a really close meet,” said CHS head coach Cesar Hernandez. “We were tied going into the mile, and knowing we didn’t have the team to beat Lowell in a 4 x 400, needed to place second in the mile to win the meet. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to make that happen.”
CHS girls track edges Greater Lowell
The Chelsea High girls indoor track & field team remained undefeated at 3-0 on the season with a 47-39 victory over Greater Lowell in a meet that came down to the final event, the 4 x 400 relay.
Steph Simon led the way for the Lady Red Devils, winning three events to tally 15 points for the Chelsea side of the scoresheet.
Point-scorers for Chelsea were:
2 mile: 2nd (Percy Melgar)
55H: 1st (Stephanie Simon)
55: 1st (Stephanie Simon)
300: 1st (Gloria Rodriguez)
600: 1st (Ana Chang)
1000: 2nd (Gabby Rivas)
1 mile: 2nd (Sade Rosales)
Shotput: 1st, 2nd (Jeselle Renderos, Dhalia Christmas)
High Jump: 1st (Stephanie Simon)
4×400 win: Ana Chang, Gabby Rivas, Gloria Rodriguez, Percy Melgar “The girls had a really close meet,” said CHS head coach Cesar Hernandez. “Going into the meet, we knew it would not be easy to win, as it seems Lowell is our toughest competition on the girls’ side. It ended up coming down to the 4×400 to win the meet, and our girls pulled it off.”