Warsame Wins Four Events in Malden Meet
Chelsea High track and field standout Ali Warsame continued to stake his claim as the top performer in the Greater Boston League (GBL) this season with a dominating four-victory performance in last week’s meet with GBL rival Malden.
Ali went a perfect 4-for-4 with wins in the long jump with a flight of 20’-2.5”, the triple jump with a final landing of 42’-0.5”, the 100 dash with a sprint of 10.9, and the 200 dash with a clocking of 23.6.
Teammate Alexander Cano turned in a strong meet, scoring a total of 10 points, with a trio of second-place finishes in the long jump (18’-7”), the 400 hurdles (1:07.9), and the 110 hurdles (20.0) and a third in the javelin (83’-4).
Other first-place winners for Chelsea were:
— Theodore Joseph-Seale, who won the shot-put with a throw of 38’-8.25”. Theodore also took a third in the discus with a spin of 100’-1”;
— Nathaniel Nadow, who won the 800 with a clocking of 2:07.9, a time that was almost nine seconds faster than his Malden counterparts; and
— Jose Amaya, who outran the field in the two-mile run with a clocking of 12:17.5.
Red Devils who scored three points with second-place finishes were: Kyle Leong in the triple jump (33’-7.5”); Jose Olivar in the 200 dash (25.2); and Jose Hernandez in the two-mile (12:17.7).
Adding single points with third-place efforts were: Ariel Aracena in the shot-put (35’-9”) and Austin Freeman in the 400 dash (57.6).
Coach Cesar Hernandez and his crew are scheduled to take on GBL rival Medford next Thursday.
Chelsea Girls Shine in Meet With Malden
Although the Chelsea High girls outdoor track and field team came up on the short end of an 81-54 decision to Malden last week, a number of Lady Red Devils turned in strong performances.
The Chelsea shot-put trio of Dhalia Christmas, Kiara Ramirez, and Lamari Davis swept away their Lady Golden Tornado counterparts to take all nine points. Dhalia led the way with a throw of 29’-2”, followed by Kiara with a toss of 28’-8.75” and Lamari with her throw of 28’-5.75”.
Christmas made it a personal double-victory by winning the discus with a spin of 72’-10”, with Ramirez tying for second in the disc with a toss of 72’-6”.
Chelsea also swept the javelin behind the trio of Anais Artica (68’-1”), Lauren Nadow (58’-8”), and Angely Mejia (54’-2”).
Altogether, the CHS throwing team garnered 25 of the 27 possible points in the three events.
Giselle Olivar scored eight points for Chelsea with a victory in the 110 high hurdles in a time of 18.1 and a second place finish in the 400 hurdles in a clocking of 1:24.8.
Emily Singh grabbed first place in the 400 dash with a time of 1:16.4, which was nine seconds faster than her Malden opponent.
Marcaylla Louis Jean tallied seven points with second-place finishes in the long jump (14’-3.75”) and the triple jump (28’-7”) and a third in the 100 dash (14.6).
Earning three points for the Chelsea cause with second-place finishes were Keiri Hernandez in the 200 dash (31.1) Rosalinda Rojas in the 800 (2:55.1).
Adding single points to the CHS scoresheet with third-place efforts were: Hernandez in the long jump (14’-0”); Nadow in the 110 hurdles (20.2); and Isabela DeMatos in the 200 dash (32.5).
The Lady Red Devils will complete their GBL dual meet season next Thursday at Medford.