CHS Improve to 4-0, Shoot for CAC Title
The Chelsea High girls indoor track & field team remained perfect on the season with a 50-36 victory over Greater Lawrence this past week.
Leading the way for the Lady Red Devils once again was Stephanie Simon, who captured three events, the high jump, 55 hurdles, and 55 dash.
Chelsea took first place in eight of the nine individual events and also won the 4 x 400 relay.
The Chelsea point-scorers were:
55h: 1st (Stephanie Simon)
55: 1st, 3rd (Simon, Angeline Nguyen)
300: 1st (Gloria Rodriguez)
600: 1st , 3rd (Ana Chang, Nguyen)
1000: 1st (Gabby Rivas)
1 mile: 1st (Sade Rosales)
2 mile: 1st (Percy Melgar)
High Jump: 1st (Simon)
SP: 2nd (Dhalia Christmas)
4×400 win: Ana Chang, Gabby Rivas, Percy Melgar, Gloria Rodriguez.
“The girls had control of the meet early on, winning every event until only getting second in the shootout,” said CHS head coach Cesar Hernandez. “We have one more dual meet left next week, a tri-meet against Notre Dame and Lynn Tech. If we win those, we will go undefeated in dual meets for the first time since 2018.
“In addition,” Hernandez added, “many of our athletes — Steph Simon (hurdles, dash, high jump), Anna Chang (600), and Gloria Rodriguez (300) — have not lost this season in their events, and we are hoping this to continue throughout the rest of the season.”
CHS Boys Track Edges Gr. Lawrence
The Chelsea High boys indoor track & field team improved its record to 3-1 with an exciting 45-41 victory over Greater Lawrence in a meet that was decided in the final event, the 4 x 400 relay.
Point-scorers for the Red Devils were:
55H: 2nd (Hector Rivera)
55: 2nd (Nasir Adams)
600: Sweep (Nate Nadow, Oscar Amaya, Johnny Maldonado)
1000: 2nd, 3rd (Jazmany Reyes, Ian Padilla)
1 mile: 1st, 3rd (Ruben Padilla, Alex Estrada)
2 mile: 1st (Jazmany Reyes)
High Jump: Tie-2nd (Emmanuel Simon)
Shotput: 1st, 2nd (Rigo Flores, Richard Flores)
4×400: Nate Nadow, Kennedy Lopez, Alex Estrada, Saul Cepeda.
“The depth of the boys really helped us win this meet, as we had a lot of second and third place finishes, some that we did not expect to get,” said CHS head coach Cesar Hernandez. “This was key because some of the events that we expected to win didn’t go our way.
“We had a big day from our throwers, as seven boys hit season-bests, including Rigo Flores (41 feet), whose winning throw was four feet further than the closest Lawrence thrower, and Richard Flores who took second by an inch over the Lawrence thrower who got second,” Hernandez added.
“At the end of the meet, it came down to whoever won the 4 x 400, in which Lawrence was disqualified for running athletes over the max allowed number of running events, giving us the win,” said Hernandez.