Duperier, Dowe qualify for All State track meet; girls set EHS mark in 4 x 200
Everett High indoor tracksters Peter Duperier and Dexter Dowe turned in superlative performances Friday at the Division 1 Meet held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center to qualify for this Saturday’s All-State Meet.
Duperier finished third in the 300 meter dash in a time of 36.33, while Dowe grabbed eighth spot in the shotput with a toss of 47 feet, 8.5 inches.
“Both Peter and Dexter did a fantastic job,” said EHS head coach Shelanda Irish. “Peter was pumped coming into the meet and ran a great race. Dexter has been working very hard every day this season with our field event coach Anthony Comeiro and his hard work has paid off.”
Teammate David Lima also turned in a strong performance with a 13th place finish in the 600 in a time of 1:25.22. “David might have held back just a bit too long before he started his sprint,” said Irish. “But he still ran an excellent race.”
Everett also was represented in two of the relay events by boys’ teams who had qualified for the D-1 meet. In the 4 x 200, the foursome of Carmy Adonis, Stanley LaForest, Widdler Faustin, and Brian Panarese turned in a fine time of 1:40.01. The 4 x 400 quartet of Lima, Andres Tejada, Soufiane Fdal, and Duperier sped home in a time of 3:39.44.
On the girls side, the 4 x 200 quartet of Katie Steeves, Serina Welch-Shull, Delmis Urquiza, and Sashae Walls set a new Everett High School record in a time of 1:54.98, shattering the old mark of 1:56.50 that had been set just recently by the same girls.
“All of our relay teams did a superb job,” noted Irish. “They worked very hard on their handoffs during the week and were very smooth at the meet.”
JV tracksters do well in GBL Meet
The junior varsity members of the Everett High indoor track team turned in some fine performances in the recent Greater Boston League Junior Varsity Meet.
On the boys side, the Crimson Tide swept the 55 hurdles. Tarik Anderson took first in 9.2 seconds, followed by teammates Trevor Freeman in second in 9.3 and Stephen Garrity in third in 9.6.
In the 50 dash, Walles Nogueria took second in 6.2 and Donald Joseph took third in 6.4. In the 300, Kenny Phan grabbed third in 45.7. Freeman came back to win the 1000 in 3:36.4 and Michael Duong took third in the 1000 with a clocking of 3:47.9.
Everett swept the shotput, led by Max Alphonse with a toss of 32-10 and followed by Justin Guevera with a throw of 30-11.5 and Phan with a heave of 30-2.
For the girls, Angel Louis Jean took first in the 1000 in 4:06.9. Lena Nguyen won the hurdles in 9.7 and took second in the shotput with a toss of 22-3. Elsbeth Colson was a second place finisher in the 300 in 52.1. Sheryl Steeves placed third in the 600 in 2:17.6.
The duo of Jessica DeAlmeida and Melissa Michel took first and second in both the mile and two mile runs. Jessica posted times of 7:23.2 and 15:28.1 and Melissa turned in clockings of 7:40.2 and 16:09.4.