From Coach Fay:
Last Saturday, eight Chelsea high school runners competed at the Frank Mooney St Coaches meet. There was a freshman race, a sophomore race and a junior/senior race.
In the freshman race Demitrius Martinez went out at a 5:27 mile in the Division I 3k race and finished strong with a fifteenth place performance out of three hundred and thirty five runners in the race. This placement garnered Martinez a medal. Demetrius ran a very aggressive race. It was over a mile shorter than what he is used to so he went out real strong in a very crowded race and finished in the top five percent in the race. I was very impressed with the mile time. I know Demitrius was disappointed with just missing all-star status last week, so this was a good redemption race for him. Freshman Abraham Barrientos finished in one hundred ninety second place with a time of 12:26 out of three hundred and thirty five runners. Freshman Karina Avalos ran 15:52 for the 3k course finishing in one hundred and eighty second place.
Commonwealth athletic conference league champion Yarid Deras finished in tenth place in the Division I sophomore race. She earned a medal for this performance which consisted of one hundred and eighty runners in her race. Yarid went out strong with the lead pack and got pulled along with the fast pace. I was thinking top twenty would be a good race for her but once again she exceeded expectations. Her time of 21:04 was a personal best for 3.1 miles and was also the fastest time ever for a Chelsea girl on the Wrentham course. Wuilfido Hernandex ran 21:50 and finished three hundred out of three hundred seventy eight in the Division I boy’s sophomore race.
The boy’s had three runners in the junior/senior race. Junior Jose Leclerc ran 18:05 for the 5k course. This gave Leclerc sixty fourth place out of five hundred and twenty eight runners. This put Leclerc in the top twelve percent in the race. This was also the fastest time ever by a Chelsea boy on the Wrentham course. Senior captain Adriel Cedano was two hundred and thirty seven in a time of 19:40 while junior Alex Pedrero was two hundred and fifty nine in a time of 19:47.
I thought we had a tremendous day considering the caliber of competition we faced today. We had two medalists, the best freshman times ever and we had had our fastest male and female times today. We represented Chelsea well this weekend.
Next Saturday, the girls will have two competitors at the Division 2 class meet in Wrentham. (Yarid Deras and Jocelyn Poste) The boy’s will have the same six runners from last week competing in the Division 2 5k race, our future looks bright for the boy’s we only have on senior in our top six for next year.
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