Ian Syblis and Ken Bailey were individual winners for the Everett High boys track team in their season opening meet last week against Somerville.
Ian sprinted to victory in the 100 meter dash in a time of 11.5 seconds, while Kenny captured the discus with a toss of 104 feet, three inches. Bailey, the Crimson Tide’s field events master, also grabbed a second place in the shotput with a throw of 40-8 to give him a team high eight points on the day.
Syblis further contributed to the Everett score sheet by anchoring the victorious 4 x 100 relay team which finished in a time of 47.7. Other members of the triumphant quartet were Brian Panarese, Jepthe Jean, and Nick D’Angelo.
Another notable effort on the day for the Crimson Tide was turned in by Pete Duperier in the 400. Pete took second place in a fast time of 52.3, a personal record (PR) that also qualified him for the State Meet. “Pete was going up against the Somerville boy who was the State Divisional champ in 600 this winter and, despite suffering a cramped calf, he still ran a great time,” said EHS head coach Shelanda Irish. “Qualifying for the States in the first meet of the season is quite an accomplishment,”
Other second place finishers for the Crimson Tide in the meet were Ivan Velev in the 800 in 2:15.1; Dom Mucci in the 200 in 24.9; and Dexter Dowe in the discus with a twirl of 99-10.
Adding single points for Everett with third place efforts were Ryan Canillas with a throw of 116-10 in the javelin; Stanley LaForest with a triple jump of 36-3; Cody Dingman with a heave of 37-5.5 in the shotput.
Irish and her crew were set to face Lynn Classical on Friday, but the meet was postponed because of the rainy weather. They will next be back on the track tomorrow (Thursday) at Malden.