CHS Roundup

Simon Earns Three Medals at GBL Meet

Chelsea High freshman track star Thania Simon earned three medals, scoring a team-high 22 points, to lead the Lady Red Devil indoor track and field team to a solid third-place finish in the All-Greater Boston League Meet that was held last Friday at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston.

Thania earned second-place medals in the long jump with a leap of 15’-6” (which was just 1.75” off the first-place jump) and in the 300 dash with a clocking of 44.87 (which was 0.81 off the first-place time). She also grabbed third place in the 55 meter dash with a sprint of 7.74. Her 22 total points ranked Thania as the third-highest point-scorer at the meet among both the girls and boys teams.

The other point-scorers for the Lady Red Devils were:

— Marcaylla Louis-Jean contributed a point in the long jump with a 6th place finish;

— Giselle Olivar earned a second-place medal in the 55 hurdles, with a personal record (PR) clocking of 9.73;

— Freshman Hazel Hatleberg took home a medal with a third place in the 1000 with a PR of 3:46.16;

— Iyssis Henderson added another third-place in the 2-mile with a PR of 14:31;

— Kiara Ramirez and Lamari Davis both earned points for Chelsea in the shot-put with second and fourth place finishes, respectively; and

— Gizelle Rodriguez finished fourth in the 600 with a season-best time of 1:52.18 to add four points for the Chelsea cause.

The quartet of Keiri Hernandez, Meleny Rodriguez, Jada Amezquita, and Giselle Olivar finished fourth in the 4 x 400 relay and the foursome of Katherine Benitez, Gizelle Rodriguez, Hazel Hatleberg, and Iyssis Henderson finished second in the 4 x 800 relay.

The Chelsea girls tallied 71 points, behind GBL champ Revere (106.33 points) and second-place Medford (91 points) among the eight GBL schools

Aracena Sets New CHS Shot-Put Mark at GBL Meet

Ariel Aracena established a new Chelsea High record in the shot-put at last Friday’s All-GBL Meet that was held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston.

Ariel’s toss of 48’-5.75” was good for second place at the meet. He was joined on the medalist podium by teammate Theo Joseph-Seale, who finished in third place in the shot with a throw of 43’-5.25”. 

Alex Flores was another top performer for the Red Devils, earning a second-place medal in the 2-mile run with a time of 10:51.6. Alex also ran a leg of the 4 x 800 relay team that placed third.

Alejandro Zepeda turned in a huge, four-second personal record (PR) of 1:31.91 to finish fifth overall in the 600, an event the boys were not expected to score points in based off the performance list.

Ivan Irias came through with a PR of 5:14.71 in the mile to finish in sixth, earning a point for the Red Devils.

The boys 4 x 800 relay quartet of Alex Flores, Alejandro Zepeda, Ivan Irias, and Sherwin Kim earned a third-place medal and the 4 x 400 team of Joao Cassim, Austin Freeman, Luis Hidalgo, and Xavier Guzman finished fourth.

The Red Devils finished fifth among the eight GBL schools with 35 points.

“Overall, the team had very solid performances from both the girls and boys,” said CHS head coach Cesar Hernandez. “Looking at the results, the majority of kids either had a PR or season-best time/mark, showing that they showed up with their best performances at the championship meet.”

CHS Boys Ready for Playoff Push

The Chelsea High boys basketball team, which split its two contests this past week, defeating non-league opponent Brighton and falling to Lynn English, the first-place team in the Greater Boston League (GBL), is set to open its run to qualify for the post-season state tournament.

In the  71-43 win over Brighton, Moe Osman topped the CHS scoring chart with 25 points. “Everyone was able to play,” noted Castro. “It was a collective team effort.”

Coach Cesar Castro’s squad stands at 6-10 on the season and needs to win its remaining four contests in order to attain the .500 record that is required to punch a ticket for a Journey to the Tourney.

The Red Devils’ quest begins tonight (Thursday) when they will host GBL opponent Lynn Classical at 7:00. They will make the short trip across the Parkway to face GBL foe Everett for a Saturday evening contest at 5:30 and will return home to host non-league riva lEast Boston on Monday at 7:00. They will close out their season next Friday (February 16) with a home contest against Boston Tech.

“We are trying to make this playoff push,” said Castro. “It is  possible. I am confident in my guys. On Tuesday we had one of our best practices of the year. That is what it’s all about, getting better everyday, brick-by-brick. Every day is an opportunity to get better.”

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