Warsame Is Double GBL Champ; Sets New School Record in Triple Jump; Aracena Wins Shot-Put Crown
Chelsea High track standout Ali Warsame shone brightly at Monday’s Greater Boston League Meet, winning two 2023 championships and taking third place in another event to tally 26 points on the day.
Ali captured the long jump with a leap of 21”-0.5″, marking the first time that he broke the 21 foot barrier. He then went on to top the field in the triple jump with an incredible hop, skip, and jump of 44′-‘6,” shattering his own previous CHS school record of 43”3.5″ by more than a foot. In addition to the winning jump, Ali had another over 44′ and two more over 43’.
His winning mark also qualified Warsame for the Championship division at the Nike Outdoor National meet.
Ali’s other six points came in his third-place finish in the 200 dash with a sprint of 23.73, which was just .45 off the first-place time.
The Red Devils also had another league champion, Ariel Aracena, who won the shot-put competition with a toss of 41′-1″. Ariel was in third place going into his final throw and came through with a personal record (PR) heave of nearly two feet beyond his previous best of 39”4.5″.
Throwing teammate Theo Seale turned in a pair of PR performances. Theo came through with a discus spin of 112′-1″, five feet better than his previous best, to give Chelsea a fifth place medal in an event in which the Red Devils were not ranked to score points.
In the shot, Theo scored six points with his third-place performance with a PR toss of 39′-9.5″, for a total of eight points that he contributed to the CHS cause.
Nate Nadow was another big point-getter with 15 points. Nate placed second in the 400 hurdles in a clocking of 1:01.74, took third in the 800 (achieving a new PR of 2:06.57 in the process), and anchored the fourth-place 800 relay quartet.
Austin Freeman, who also was a member of the 4 x 800 relay squad, placed sixth in the 800 (2:18.81) to earn a point for the team. Alex Flores and Ivan Irias rounded out the 4 x 800 quartet.
The 4 x 400 foursome of Jose Olivar, Brayan Amaya, Kyle Leong, and Sherwin Kim placed sixth, as did the 4 x 100 squad of Jose Olivar, Alex Cano, Justin Velasquez, and Jaiven Diaz.
Somerville, which was 7-0 in the dual-meet regular season, won the meet with 121 points. Revere was second with 92 points, followed by Everett with 79 points, Malden with 73, Chelsea and Medford with 65 each, Lynn Classical with 15 and Lynn English with 10.
Ali Warsame (TJ, LJ, 200) and Nate Nadow (400H) will represent Chelsea at the MIAA D2 State Meet this weekend.
Ramirez Tops CHS Scoresheet at GBL
Kiara Ramirez placed third in both the shot-put and the discus to score 12 points for the Chelsea High outdoor track and field team at Monday’s Greater Boston League Meet held at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville.
Kiara tossed the shot-put 30′.5″ for her third-place effort and spun the discus 79′-7″ to land in third place in that event.
Teammate Dhalia Christmas finished fourth in both the shot and the disc to tally eight points with throws of 75′-2″ (discus) and 29′-2.5″ (shot-put).
Lady Red Devil Lamari Davis scored two points with a fifth-place effort in the discus with a toss of 73′-7″, a massive throw for Lamari that shattered her own personal record (PR) by almost four feet and marked her first-ever 70’+ throw.
Lauren Nadow added two points in the javelin, finishing fifth with a throw of 72′-7, which was a massive PR by five feet. Lauren turned in another PR in the 100 hurdles to earn a point for sixth place, and would be a part of the sixth place 4 x 800 quartet with teammates Rosalinda Rojas, Reina Moreira, and Ashley Mejia.
Marcaylla Louis-Jean also had a strong day, leaping 31′-10″ (a 2+ foot PR) in the triple jump to finish fourth, and was a part of the fourth place 4 x 400 team with Emily Singh, Keiri Hernandez, and Giselle Olivar.
Kiara Ramirez will represent Chelsea in the shot-put at the MIAA D2 State Meet this weekend.