Bernardo wins three events to pace EHS to second-place at GBL Meet
The Everett High girls track and field team turned in an outstanding performance at last Wednesday’s Greater Boston League Meet to finish in second place among the eight GBL schools.
The Lady Crimson Tide accumulated 83 points on the day, just eight behind first-place Lynn Classical and 18 ahead of the third-place team, Somerville.
Everett High senior Eduarda Bernardo was the undisputed star performer of the meet, winning three events, the 400 meter hurdles, the 110 meter high hurdles, and the high jump to place 30 points for the EHS column on the scoresheet.
Eduarda won the 400 hurdles in a time of 1:18.8, which was 0.6 of a second faster than the second-place runner.
In the 110 hurdles, she outraced the second-place finisher, teammate Lakisha Kirnon, by 1.5 seconds. And in the high jump, she won the event with a leap of 4’-2”.
Although Eduarda was the only first-place finisher for coach Jehu Cimea’s squad, a number of her teammates turned in superb performances.
In addition to her second-place effort in the 110 hurdles, Kirnon took third place in the long jump to total 14 points for the Everett cause.
Alyssa Hurley also scored 14 points with a second-place in the javelin and a third in the shot-put.
Other point-scorers for the Lady Crimson Tide were: Leslye Rojas Ruel with a fifth in the two-mile; Rejeana Guillaume with a sixth in the long jump; Anaika Accilien with a fifth in the mile; Natalye Anaya with a sixth in the 800; Jessica DeSouza with a fourth in the discus; Gitalia Boyce with a third in the 100 dash; and Ida Bittaye with a sixth in the 200 dash.
The 4 x 100 relay team finished in third and the 4 x 400 quartet finished in fifth.
“It was a great meet,” said Cimea. “The girls did an amazing job, almost winning the meet, losing by only seven points. Eduarda Bernardo was our MVP, giving the girls team 30 points for the day and finishing her high school career with amazing performances. Junior captain Alyssa Hurley also had a great day, PRing in both the shot-put and the javelin.
“The girls’ team returns everyone next year except for senior Eduarda Bernardo and senior captain Lesley Rojas Rujel,” Cimea added.
Previlon sets new EHS mark in 400 hurdles
Everett High star trackman captain Brendon Previlon shattered the Everett High school record in the 400 meter hurdles with a clocking of 57.2 seconds, easily topping the previous school mark of 59.7 seconds, to highlight the Crimson Tide’s performance at last week’s Greater Boston League Meet that was held at Chelsea Stadium last Wednesday.
Brendon’s torrid time handily earned him a first-place finish at the meet, fully 4.3 seconds ahead of his closest rival among the field from the other seven GBL schools.
Brendon also took second place in the 200 meter dash to accumulate 18 points on the day for the Everett column on the scoresheet.
The other first-place finish for Everett came from the 4 x 100 relay quartet consisting of junior captain Brandon Ho, sophomores Carlos Perez and Adam Penaflor, and senior David Matthias. The foursome sped to victory in a clocking of 47.8, which was 0.6 ahead of second-place Somervile.
“David ran an amazing second leg for the boys,” noted EHS head coach Jehu Cimea.
Other point-scorers for the Crimson Tide were: Wensley Monpremier with a fifth place in the two-mile run; Brandon Ho with a third in the long jump; Adam Penaflor with a fifth in the 400 dash and a fourth in the high jump; and a fourth place for the EHS 4 x 800 relay team.
Everett scored a total of 46 points to finish in fourth place at the meet among the eight GBL schools, behind Somerville, Revere, and Chelsea.
“With a short six-week season, both the boys and girls teams went out there and performed to their best,” added Cimea, who noted that many members of the boys’ squad achieved personal records at the meet. “We coaches are so proud of the team and looking forward to the winter season.”