Last Wednesday, Chelsea hosted Whittier Tech and Presentation of Mary.
On the girl’s side Yarid Deras remained undefeated with a wire to wire win in a personal best of 22:50 on the 3.1 mile course. She was over a minute faster than the second place finisher from PMA. Sophomore Jocelyn Poste ran a strong race to finish third overall in the race with a time of 24:26. Senior captain Melanie Nguyen was right behind Poste in fourth place in a time of 24:49. Freshman Karina Avalos was the fourth Chelsea finisher and freshman Sandra Tun was twenty seconds behind to round out the scoring for the lady red devils. Both meets were very close, Chelsea beat Whittier 27-30 but lost to PMA 31-28. (low score wins the meet). The girl’s are now at 2-1 on the year and travel to Pine Banks in Malden to face Mystic Valley. “I was very happy with how we ran” says Coach Fay. “Everybody improved significantly from last week’s meet at home and our first three placed in the top four in the meet. They all ran aggressive and took advantage of being at home. We don’t have a big team but we have a hard working, committed team that wants to get faster every week.”
On the boy’s side, freshman Demitrius Martinez was fifth overall in the three team meet. He had a personal best by over one minute from last week’s meet against Everett. Alex Pedrero was third against PMA in a personal best of 21:07. Senior captain Adriel Cedano finished fifth overall against PMA. Freshman Abraham Barrientos was the fourth Chelsea runner and senior Issac Colcord was the fifth Chelsea runner. Unfortunately for Chelsea they lost to PMA by one point 27-28. Against Whittier they lost by the score of 18-44. “Everyone ran better than last week and our top five were much closer to each other than last week. We just have to keep working hard and getting better week to week. We have two freshmen in our top five so I’m happy with the youth because we have had trouble getting freshmen boys out for cross country. I am excited to see what the future holds for them.” The boys will also be at Pine Banks in Malden next Wednesday and then will host Medford at Admiral’s Hill on Friday.