Busy week for Chelsea Track!
Wednesday the team competed at the Boston Holiday Challenge. The meet featured teams from all over New England and New York. For the girls the top finisher was junior Martine Simon who finished 10th overall in the long jump with a jump of 15’10”. She also finished 34th in the 55 dash with a time of 7.97. Sophomore Yarid Deras continues to improve every race. She broke her own school record with a personal best time of 5:49.54. Senior Owliyo Mohamud finished 22nd in the 300m with a time of 45.68. Sophomore Jocelyn Poste posted a seasons best in the 1000m with a time of 3:28.41. On the boys side the top performer was senior Adriel Cedano who finished 10th overall in the 300m. Click here for full meet results.
Thursday featured the Greater Boston League freshman sophomore meet. Top performers for the girls include sophomore Amanda Dias who finished second in the 2 mile (14:06), freshman Isha Osman finished 3rd in the dash, sophomore Alexis Shillingford finished 3rd in the 300 (52.0), and sophomore Masireh Ceesay who finished 3rd in the shot put (26’7″). The boys top finishers include freshman Adam Rhobi finished 6th in the 300m (46.8), sophomore Wilfido Hernandez finished 5th in the 600 (1:49), freshman Badreldin Sedik finished 5th in the 1000m (3:15.8), and Abraham Barrientos finished 5th in the mile (5:48). Both boys and girls have solid underclassman that should lead to great teams in the years to come.
Friday the team competed in the MSTCA Speed Classic. The meet features teams from all divisions all over the state. Over 1,700 athletes competed in the meet that features just the 55m, 55 hurdles, 300m, 600m, long jump, 4×200 relay and 4×400 relay. Martine Simon continues to shine as she finished 3rd overall in the long jump with an indoor personal best jump of 16’5.5″ out of a field of 105 jumpers. She also finished 10th in the 55 dash with a time of 7.83 (out of 237 competitors). Also performing well in the dash was freshman Isha Osman (42nd, 8.22) and sophomores Litzy Rodriguez (85th, 8.55) and Alexis Shillingford (86th, 8.55). In a field of 180 competitors Owliyo Mohamud finished 10th in the 300m in a time of 45.54. Junior Awa Bajinka finished 58th in the 300 in a time of 48.34. In the 600, in a field of 170 competitors sophomore Jocelyn Poste finished 32nd in a time of 1:52.72. Fellow sophomores Yarid Deras (44th,1:54.66) and Amanda Dias (90th, 2:00.93) also ran very well. In the hurdles senior Sylvia Agyewaa finished 31st in a field of 130 in a time of 10.35. For the boys Adriel Cedano finished 13th in the 300 (field of 170) in a time of 37.97. Junior Jose Leclerc ran the 600m for the first time ever and did well with a time of 1:34. Overall it was a fun meet with every athlete on the team able to compete. The highlight of the meet was the throws team competing the 55m dash. They had fun and worked hard making coach Aronson very proud. For full meet results click here.
This week marks the half way point of the season. Upcoming for this team is a matchup against division 1 powerhouse Malden on Thursday and that State Freshman Sophomore meet next Sunday at the Reggie Lewis center in Boston.