Lucia Seide finishes fourth at D-1 State Meet
Everett High star sprinter Lucia Seide finished in fourth place in the 55-meter dash at last week’s Division 1 State Meet that was held at the Reggie Lewis Center.
Lucia qualified for the final with a third-place finish in the preliminaries to earn a spot in the eight-girl final. Her sprint of 7.510 seconds in the final was just .002 behind the third-place finisher, who officially was clocked in 7.508.
Lucia brought home a fourth-place medal for her efforts and earned the Lady Crimson Tide five points in the team standings.
“Lucia had a great meet at the D-1 State Meet,” said EHS head coach Jehu Cimea. “Even running injured, she still was able to have a great performance, running a season-best of 7.51. Lucia’s focus is now towards the outdoor season, a season she didn’t start last year due to injury.”
Seide also was a member of the Everett girls’ 4 x 200 relay team. Lucia ran the anchor leg for a quartet that included fellow Captain Victoria Chapparo, junior Dajana Tadic, and sophomore Rejeana Guillaume. The foursome finished in 13th place with a time of 1:52.12, which was exactly one second faster than their previous top performance during the season.
Kira Gray also represented the Lady Crimson Tide at the meet, which requires all contestants to qualify via pre-determined standards. Kira finished in 19th place in the shot-put with a toss of 29’-0.25.”
Girls basketball splits two contests, awaits state tourney pairing
The Everett High girls basketball team split its two games this past week against a pair of non-league rivals, defeating Arlington Catholic, 68-58, last Wednesday, but falling to North Reading, 63-50, this past Saturday.
The win over Arlington Catholic was a bit of sweet revenge for coach Tammy Turner and her crew. Arlington Catholic had handed the Lady Crimson Tide one of their two losses (at the time) in their first meeting this season.
Everett now stands at 16-3 on the year and was set to wrap up its regular season schedule last night (Tuesday) at Saugus. The Lady Crimson Tide defeated Saugus in their first encounter, 50-36.
Turner and her squad then will await the announcement of their seeding and opening-round pairing in the Division 1 North Sectional of the MIAA girls state basketball tournament.
The Lady Crimson Tide punched their ticket for a Journey to the Tourney two weeks ago and should expect either a bye or a home game in the first round. If they defeat Saugus to finish the season with a mark of 17-3, they also should have a home game in the quarterfinal round of eight.
EHS hockey team faces Northeast
The Everett High hockey team will face Northeast Regional today (Wednesday) at 5 p.m. at Allied Veterans Rink in the consolation game of the annual James Mulloy Tournament.
The Crimson Tide came up on the short end of a 6-2 decision to Somerville in the tourney’s opening round on Monday. Somerville will meet Essex Tech, which defeated Northeast in its preliminary game, for the tourney title.
The local tournament is named after James Mulloy, a great friend of high school ice hockey and an outstanding educator. Mulloy served as a teacher and administrator for more than 37 years in the Everett public schools. He also served a total of 24 years as a varsity hockey coach at three schools, Dom Savio, Malden Catholic, and Everett High School, and was honored as a member of the Massachusetts State Hockey Coaches’ Hall of Fame.
Coach Alex Naumann and his squad now stand at 12-6-1 on the season and will await word at the end of the week of their seeding and opponent in the opening round of the Division 1 North state hockey tournament.