Last Wednesday both girls and boys came away with victories against Gr. Lawrence at Somerville. Both teams won by a 53-32 score. The girls took first place in all but 2 events. Individual winners included Amanda Dias in the 2 mile (13:49), Sylvia Agyeiwaa in the hurdles (8.14), Martine Simon in the dash (6.57) as well as the high jump (4’4″), Owliyo Mohamud in the 300 (43.00), Jocelyn Poste in the 1000 (3:17), and Yarid Deras in the mile (6:15). Other point getters included Karina Avalos 3rd in the 2 mile (15:45), Isah Osman 2nd in the dash (6.84), Awa Bajinka 3rd in the 300 (45.79), Marcella Castillo 2nd in the 600 (1:56), Raquel Estrada 3rd in the 600 (2:03), Masireh Ceesay 2nd in the shot (27′.25″), Alex Martinez 3rd in the shot (26’4″). Capping off the strong day was a win in the 4×400 relay by Simon, Bajinka, Poste, and Mohamud (4:48.79). The girls thus finish the dual meet season in the last year of the GBL with a 3-2 record, only losses coming to Somerville and Malden. It has been a very impressive year for this squad. Considering there are only 25 girls on this team the results are amazing. I am so proud of how hard and dedicated this team is on and off the track. The GBL championship meet will be held 2/11/17 at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.
The boys finished off the season with a hard fought win. Individual winners included Nick Ieng in the dash (5.91) and the shot put (37’10.25″), Adriel Cedano in the 300 (36.89), Isaac Colcord in the 600 (1:29.05), Wallid Elmellouki in the 1000 (2:52), Jose Leclerc in the mile (5:19), and the 4×400 team of Cedano, Ieng, Pedrero, and Rivas (4:08.81). Other point winners included Abraham Barrientos in the 2mile (2nd, 12:41), Rivas in the hurdles (2nd, 8.12) and shot put (3rd, 29’8), Pedrero in the hurdles (3rd, 8.41), Wuilfido Hernandez in the 600 (3rd, 1:33.22), and Colcord in the shot (2nd, 33’1.5″). This was a whole team effort with most of the boys on the roster scoring and all playing key roles in the meet. This team has trained so hard through the year and it showed as we were able to move athletes around and have them compete in multiple events to insure a victory. Like the girls we are so proud of the effort and hard work this team has put in. Indoor track in Chelsea means outdoors every day unless its a meet day. This helps built the mental toughness we need to win close meets. This also helps prepare student athletes to overcome all kinds of obstacles they will face both in and out of the classroom. Its not a coincidence that 100% of our graduating seniors go on to some form of higher education after high school. I cant say enough of how proud we are of both the boys and girls teams.
After the Gr. Lawrence meet we had the State Coaches Invitational this past Saturday. Only a handful of kids qualified for this elite meet. Our top finished was Junior Martin Simon who took 7th overall in the long jump with a jump of 16′. Simon also finished 29th in the dash in a season best time of 7.77. Freshman Isha Osman also had a season best in the dash finishing in a time of 8.16. Senior Owliyo Mohamud ran a personal best in the 300 with a time of 42.23. Sophomore Jocelyn Poste ran a personal best time of 1:50.26 in the 600m. Yarid Deras ran the mile in a time of 6:00.03. The 4×200 team of Mohamud, Sylvia Agyeiwaa, Osman, and Alexis Shillingford ran a seasons best time of 1:54.8. For the boys senior Nick Ieng competed in the dash (7.11) and Junior Jose Leclerd competed in the 600 (1:34.16). Just making it to this meet is quite an accomplishment. These are the best teams from division 1 and 2 from the entire state, not just eastern mass. Click here for full meet results. Our team looks to be peaking at the right time. This Saturday we are traveling to Reggie Lewis for our last qualifier meet before the GBL championship 2/11.