Red Devil Tracksters Run Past Two Foes

May 12, 2011
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The Chelsea High boys track team rolled past two more foes this past week, defeating  Whittier Tech, 95-40, and Mystic Valley, 90-46. The twin wins kept Coach Don Fay’s Red Devils perfect at 5-0 this season and marked their 30th  straight dual meet victory dating back to April of 2007.

Senior captain Santos Hernandez won both 400 meter hurdle races last week and also won the 110 meter high hurdles in a personal record (PR) time of 17.7 against Mystic Valley. He finished second to Whittier in the same event.

Senior captain Norbert Simon won three events against Whittier and Mystic Valley:  In the Whittier meet, he won the 100 meters with a PR of 11.3, the 200 meters in a time of 23.9, and the high jump with a leap of 5-4. He was also second in the long jump with a PR of 19-11.5. In the Mystic Valley meet, Norbert won the 100, 200, and long jump and took third in the triple jump.

Walter Cortez won the javelin in both meets, throwing a PR of 135-2inches against Whittier.  Christian Ortega won the shot put in both meets with heaves of 38-1 and 37-11.  Francisco Colindres won the 800 meters in both meets. He ran a PR of 2:15 against MV.

Edgar Ocana led a sweep against Whittier in the two mile followed by Hector Mendoza and Tyler Potter.  Joseph Arroyo won the mile against Whittier and beat MV in the two mile with a PR of 11:19, but was disqualified for a lane violation.  Juan Achar won the discus against Whittier with a PR toss of 96-10. Rony Gomez won the discus against MV with a throw of 100-7.

Brandon Rath won the 400 against Whittier and was second to MV in the same event.  Luis Hernandez had four seconds against MV in the 400 hurdles, 110 meter hurdles, the high jump, and the triple jump.  Troy Crossley won the triple jump against MV and was second in the long jump. Troy also had two third places in the 100 and 200 meter dashes.

Other second place efforts for the Red Devils against Whittier were turned in by Yehya Nur in the mile, Brian Pliego in the 800, Crossley in the 200 dash, Rony Gomez in the discus. Third place performances against Whittier were forwarded by Crossley in the 100, John Rodriguez in the mile, Chester Rath in the 400 meters, Mendoza in the 800, and Andy Rath in the shot put.

Finishing in second against MV were Joseph Arroyo in the mile, Chester Rath in the 800, Achar in the shot put, and Cortez in the discus.  Rounding out the scoring for Chelsea against MV with third place finishes were Ocana in the mile, Pilego in the 400 and javelin, Richard Andino, in the discus, and Brian Sosa in the long jump.

“We have two tough meets this week against Shawsheen Tech (4-1) and Greater Lowell (5-0) which will decide the regular season dual meet title,” said Fay. “The boys have worked hard this year and hopefully with some strong performances we can come out on top in what should be very close meets.”


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