Big day for Chelsea girls track at the division 2 state championship this past Sunday at Norwell High School. The girls finished with 15 points which placed them 17th in division 2, our highest ever finish. The outstanding performer of the day from Chelsea was senior Mariama Kamara who took 2nd place in the 100m dash. Her time was 12.88. She was narrowly defeated by indoor state champion Ally Isley of Wellesley. Chelsea girls have never had a girl finish this high in any event. This is an amazing achievement for a senior who was battling injuries most of the season. She has come back at the right time and does not seem to have missed a step. By finishing second Mariama is off to the All-State championship this coming Saturday at Westfield State University (my alma mater) to compete against the best from all the divisions throughout the state.
Another outstanding performance was turned in by Sophomore Martin Simon. Martin finished 6th place in two events, the long jump (16’7.5″) and the triple jump (34’11.25″, a personal best and school record). Martin has been improving every week as the season has gone on. A special thanks goes to her jumps coach, Kanku Kabongo, who has been instrumental in the amazing performances that Martin and the rest of the jumping team has been accomplished this season. Martin will have to wait to hear (as this is going to print) if she has qualified for the All-State meet.
Also placing for the Chelsea girls was the 4×100 relay team of Kamara, Simon, Katherine Cabral, and Owliyo Mohamud. The foursome finished 8th with a time of 51.45. Cabral also competed in the 100m (30th, 13.78) and the 400m (10th, 61.64), Mohamud also competed in the 400 (18th, 63.53).
For the boys, the sole qualifier was Junior Adriel Cedano who finished 13th in the triple jump with a personal best of 40’3.5″.
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