Girls: Last Wednesday the girl’s hosted Whittier Tech at Admiral’s Hill. Senior captain Wendy Becerra was the overall winner in a time of 22:45 on the 3.1 mile course. Finishing fourth overall was sophompre Clarissa Sosa who ran a personal best of 24:02. Junior Melanie Nguyen was the third Chelsea finisher and fifth overall running a personal best of 24:51. Next for Chelsea was freshman Jocelyn Poste who ran a personal best by over four minutes, running a gutsy 25:31 for sixth place. Finishing the scoring and clinching the meet was senior Cynthia Guzman running 25:57 for eighth place and also a personal best. The final score was Chelsea 24- 31 Whittier. “Coming into this meet I thought it would be a very competitive meet. We finished strong in most of our races and most of the girls had a significant personal best. Whittier is a good barometer for us and hopefully we can continue to get stronger and faster” remarked Coach Fay.
Boys: In the boy’s race both meets were competitive and close. The boys were on the wrong end of both scores though. The Whitter boys beat Chelsea 23-33 and Lynn Tech squeaked by Chelsea with the score of 26-29. Senior Jose Aguiar ran a personal best of 19:21 to finish second overall in the tri-meet. Senior captain Johnny Gomez finished fifth overall in a personal best of 20:05. After this point three Lynn Tech and three Whittier Tech runners finished before the next Chelsea runner, ultimately leading to defeat for Chelsea. Jansel Claudio was twelth overall in a personal best of 20:42. Jose Cintron was thirteenth in 20:51. Adriel Cedano was fifteenth in a personal best of 21:17. “We ran much better than last week and I was very happy with the effort that we put out there. As a team though we need to run and stay together as a pack to win these close races. That is something that we have been woking on in practice” commented Fay.
Full meet results can be found on the home pages for both the girl’s and boy’s cross country.