The boy’s and girl’s cross country teams took on two GBL teams last week with both teams beating Everett and both teams narrowly losing to Medford.
In the Everett meet the girl’s took the first six spots to win the meet 15-50. Senior captain Wendy Becerra won the meet in her final race at home in a time of 22:20 ( three seconds off her best performance). Freshman Jocelyn Poste was second overall running 23:53 and bettering her time by 1:27. Junior Melanie Nguyen was third also running a personal best by seven second running 24:02. Senior Cynthia Guzman was fourth with a 46 second personal best. In fifth place was Yarid Deras who ran 25:17 to knock 1:40 off her time. Sophomore Jennifer Navarro ran her best race of the year finishing in sixth place with a personal best of 25:28, over a two minute improvement from her previous best.
In the Medford meet the girls lost by the closest of margins 27-28. Once again Wendy Becerra was the overall winner and Jocelyn Poste finished in second place. However five of the next six spots went to Medford. Melanie Nguyen ran a very gutsy race and passed two Medford girls in the last quarter mile of the race to finish sixth but it was not quite enough. Cynthia Guzman and Jennifer Navarro finished in ninth and tenth respectively to complete the scoring for Chelsea. We had a very tight meet and we ran as well as we could, we just unfortunately came up on the short end of this meet. The girl’s regular season record was 7-3 in the league and overall 8-5. Three of our losses were very competitive. We have done very well for a small team and are running really strong going into the league meet on the 31st.
Last Saturday the girl’s also competed at the first annual John Kent relays. In honor of the former cross country coach who passed away over the summer. The girl’s team consisting of Jocelyn Poste, Melanie Nguyen and Wendy Becerra finished second as a team behind Gr. Lawrence. Each leg was approximately 1.4 miles that each girl ran on the Gr. Lowell course.
Last Monday the boy’s ran to a 22-36 victory over Everett at their last home meet of the year. Senior Jose Aguiar ran a 58 second personal best to secure the victory at 18:23 beating the Everett runner in the last half mile. Jansel Claudio finished third and also set a personal best by over a minute in 19:27. Senior captain Johnny Gomez was right behind in 19:31 with a 34 second personal best. Jose Cintron finished in sixth place in a time of 20:10. Diego Estrada and Adriel Cedano finished in the same time at 20:22. Estrada’s time was a personal best by 1:28 and Cedano’s time was a 27 second improvement.
The boy’s ran very well and most everyone had a significant improvement on their time. We are getting near the end of the season and are beginning to peak and reap the benefits of all our hard work this season.
Against Medford the boy’s lost a very close contest by the score of 26-29. It was a little disappointing because we did have a good chance against them, we let a couple of close races get away from us at the end. Jose Aguiar once again won in a close race to the finish winning in a time of 14:48, beating Medford’s top runner by two seconds. Johnny Gomez and Jansel Claudio finished fourth and fifth for the red devils. However the next three spots went to Medford. Sophomore Diego Estrada was ninth for Chelsea and Adriel Cedano was tenth to finalize the scoring for the red devils.
The boy’s finished 5-5 in the conference and 6-7 overall.
On Saturday the 31st the boy’s will be traveling to Gr. Lawrence to run the league meet. We are hoping Aguiar can crack the top nine to earn all-conference at the league meet.