EHS sprinters shine at the Speed Classic
The Everett High boys and girls track teams journeyed to the Reggie Lewis Center on Saturday to compete in the Speed Classic
The top performer for the Crimson Tide girls’ squad was senior captain Lucia Seide, who finished in fifth place in the 55 meter dash with a clocking of 7.75 and then anchored the 4 x 200 relay quartet that finished in fourth place.
Senior captain Victoria Chaparro also turned in a fine individual performance at the meet. Victoria ran in the 300-meter dash for the first time in quite a while and came through with a season-best clocking of 45.97.
Victoria also ran the third leg of the 4 x 200 relay, along with juniors Dajana Tadic and Jessica Santos and fellow senior captain Seide. The quartet sped to a fourth place ranking with an excellent time of 1:54.46, which was just 2.26 seconds off the winning pace.
Santos also ran individually in the 55-dash and finished among the leaders in the large field with a time of 8.11 that placed her in 23rd position.
In the 55-meter hurdles, Lyanne Murphy turned in a fine time of 11.43.
On the boys’ side, the Crimson Tide saw a great day from Clarence Jules, who finished eighth overall in the 55-dash with a clocking of 6.82. “Clarence’s goal this season is to be one of the best sprinters in Massachusetts,” said EHS head coach Jehu Cimea.
Teammate Brendon Previlon also had a superb day in his specialty, the 300 meter dash, placing 12th overall and running a season-best clocking of 38.14.
Senior captain Mac Shillingford, who is looking to get back into running form, turned in a strong effort of 39.99 in the 300.
Justin King did well in the 55 meter hurdles. Justin’s time of 9.68 placed him 29th among the large field of competitors.
Captain Ryan Vu was among the top long jumpers in the competition. His leap of 18’-7” placed him in 14th position.
The Speed Classic saw a change in the boys’ 4 x 200 lineup, with junior Brendon Previlon running the first leg and senior captains Ryan Vu, Eduardo Chaparro and Mac Shillingford running legs two, three, and four respectively.
“Our new 4 x 200 relay ran an amazing time of 1:39 with no competition, blowing away their heat by eight seconds,” noted Cimea. “With competition, this new relay team can make some noise this year.”
Last Wednesday both the girls and boys opened their dual-meet season at Greater Boston League rival Revere.
For the girls, who came up on the short end of a 60-25 decision, the top performers were Jessica Santos, who won the 50-yard dash, and Kira Gray, who topped the field in the shot-put.
Second-place finishers for Everett who added three points to the Crimson Tide side of the scoresheet were: Lyanne Murphy in the high hurdles; Victoria Chaparro in the 50-dash; Tanashia Johnson in the 300 dash; and Leslye Rojas-Rupel in the mile.
Adding single points to the Everett cause with third-place performances were: Rejeana Guillaume in the 300 dash; Eduarda Bernardo in the 600; and Brian Vilson in the shot.
On the boys’ side, Mac Shillingford finished in first place in the 300 dash and Mario Sheard outdistanced the field in the shot-put.
Captain Arthur Rosa took second place in the two-mile run.
Third-place finishers for Everett were Samy Lamothe in the 50 yard dash; Ryan Vu in the 600 dash; Gabriel Loureiro in the 1000; and Jose Lemus in the mile.
Crimea and his boys and girls squads next meet is set for January 9 at Medford. The Crimson Tide’s freshmen and sophomores are scheduled to compete in the Freshman-Sophomore Meet at the Reggie Lewis Center on January 4.