Eric Senibaldi did his best imitation of legendary U.S. Olympian Michael Johnson, winning the 200 and 400 meter dashes for the Everett High boys track team in last week’s track meet at Cambridge.
Eric outsprinted the field in the 400 in a time of 55.5 seconds and led a Crimson Tide sweep in the 200 with a clocking of 24.2, edging teammates Fritzbert Jonathas (24.7) and Lorentz Etienne (25.1).
“Eric had another great meet, winning both the. 400 and the 200,” said EHS head coach Shelanfda Irish. “That’s a tough double to do, but I wanted both Eric and Jason Hansen to get the speed work in with the 200.”
Other first place finishers for Everett were Etienne with a long jump of 18′-10″ and Stephen Carlin in the 100 high hurdles in 18.7. The 4 x 400 relay quartet of Raphen Vidal, Jason Vo, Alex Burgos, and Carlin also claimed first place with a time of 4:40.
Darren Portillo scored points in two events for Everett, taking second in the discus with a toss of 96′-0″ and a third in the shotput with a throw of 32′-8″. Hassan Harris also scored in two throwing events with a third in the discus (83′-7″) and a third in the javelin (87′-7″).
Other second place finishers for the Crimson Tide were Ilias Djebari in the 100 hurdles in 21.2 and Hansen with a triple jump of 31′-7″.
Everett boys who added points for their third place efforts were: Marlon Flores-Paniagua in the 400 hurdles in 79.4; Jamaal Jeanty in the 100 dash in 12.8; Vidal in the 800 in 2:13.9; Denny Le with a triple jump of 31′-4″; Lucas Tejada with a long jump of 16′-4″; and Jose Innocent with a high jump of 5′-0″.
“The boys team put forth a solid effort,” said Irish. “Stephen Carlin looked really good in the hurdles. Raphen Vidal had a very competitive race in the 800 meter run. He started the season late, but surprisingly his fitness level is pretty good given that.
“Lorentz Etienne scored first again in the long jump. We are hoping he can qualify for states in this event,” added Irish. “Jason Hansen and Denny Le scored in the triple jump and I’m hoping we can improve on their distances this week in that event. Hassan Harris scored in two throwing events for us.”
The next meet for Irish and her crew is set for tomorrow (Thursday) against Malden at 3:45.
Lorjuste wins 200 dash for EHS girls
Djenny Lorjuste sped to victory in the 200 meter dash to pace a sweep for the Everett High girls track team in that event in their meet with Cambridge last week. Djenny, who ran an unofficial time of 29.0, was followed by teammates Laurynns Joseph and Stephanica Janvier.
The Lady Crimson Tide 4 x 400 crew of Elspeth Colson, Debra Matthias, Vesna Imsirovic, and Sharyn Gladstone also took home first place honors with a clocking of 6:01.
Second place finishers for Everett were: Matthias in the 400 hurdles in 86.8; Stephanie Perkins in the 400 dash in 77.4; Jalissa Harding with a triple jump of 25′-0″; Sabrina Moreta with a high jump of 4′-4″; and Debra Iniesta-Lahiane with a discus toss of 73′-4″.
Iniesta-Lahiane also earned a third place point in the javelin with a throw of 55′-6″, as did Andeline Laterion with her high jump of 4-2; Imsirovic in the 100 hurdles in 30.0; Moreta in the 100 dash in 14.6; Jeanine Pham in the 800 in 3:45; Michelle Rodriguez in the two mile run in 18:04; Wendy Ralon in the 400 in 82.6; and Annie Pierreville with a shotput toss of 26′-0″.
“The girls put forth a solid effort,” said EHS head coach Shelanda Irish. “Debra Matthias did a great job running the 400 hurdles for the first time. We have been without one of our co-captains, Elsbeth Colson, in the hurdles due to an injury. She would consistently score points for our team in the hurdles. She’s slowly starting to run again and was able to participate in the 4×400 relay for us.
“Stephanie Perkins looked strong in the open 400 meter. Michelle Rodriguez ran in the two mile and was able to get a third place for us. Debra Iniesta-Lahiane has been very consistent in the discus and javelin,” added the coach.
The next meet for the Lady Crimson Tide is set for tomorrow (Thursday) against Malden at 3:45.