Both girls and boys pulled out wins against Gr. Lawrence this past Tuesday. The girls were on the good end with a 95-39 win. The Lady Red Devils had individual winners in every event with the exception of the high jump. Junior Martine Simon continues to roll winning 4 events, 2 of which are now new school records. Martine won the long jump (16’4″), triple jump (33’9.5″), 100m (new school record 12.56), and 200m (new school record 26.53). It was a great day for Martine and she looks ready to have an amazing season. Also winning multiple events was senior Sylvia Agyeiwaa in the 400 hurdles (74.44) and the 100 hurdles in a new school record time of 16.60. Sophomore Amanda Dias was once again a double winner in the tough mile (6:21) two mile (15:13) double. It has been a hard couple of weeks for Amanda. We have asked her to run both races as we are very thin in the distance events right now. As we get healthier as a team she will be able to focus on just one to get ready for the championship meets later in the season. Other individual winners include: Owliyo Mohamud in the 400m (63.22), Jocelyn Poste in the 800m (2:48), Alex Martinez in the shot (27’11”), Masireh Ceesay in the discus (83’8″), and first time winner sophomore Jessica Martinez in the javelin (55’9″). The girls have a big early season matchup next Tuesday vs. Essex Tech & Shawsheen which will go a long way in deciding who the conference champions will be this season. Shawsheen finished second last year and Essex Tech is the reigning Cross Country Champions. It should be an exciting meet.
The boys won a back and forth affair, pulling out a 72-64 win in the last couple of events. Senior Adriel Cedano led the way winning four events (100m 11.34, 400m 54.57, triple jump 39’3″, and high jump 5’6″). Adriel is off to a great start this season. In addition to the triple jump Adriel is looking to perform well at the state meet in either the 200 or the 400. That decision will be made as the season progresses. Senior Nick Ieng was a triple winner (200m 23.8, Javelin 123′, shot put 37’9.5″). Nick is so versatile, he is a pleasure to have on the team, it seems that no matter what event you put him in he wins. Jose Leclerc was again a double winner in the 2 mile (11:58) and the 800m (2:18). With the boys team being so short handed this season Jose has been unable to run his best event, the one mile. He will get his first crack at it next Thursday in a meet at Salem. Other winners for Chelsea included: Walid El Mellouki in the mile (5:23), and Nelson Hernandez in the discus (102’4″). The boys also travel to Essex Tech next Tuesday to face Shawsheen and Essex Tech. The boys will be even more short handed than usual so it will be all hands on deck to try and pull out a couple of wins.