Track teams participate in holiday Classic Meet

The Everett High boys and girls track indoor teams competed in the Holiday Festival held at Somerville High last week. Teams from Cambridge, Somerville, and Medford also took part.

Among the highlights for the boys was the performance of Ken Bailey who tossed the shotput 42 feet, three inches, to take first place. Peter DuPerier turned in a fine effort in the 300 in a time of 36.88 and was just edged out at the tape for first place. Jepthe Jean ran a good race in the 600 in 1:34.76, an effort that EHS head coach Shelanda Irish noted was a strong time for his first ever competition in that event.

On the girls side,. Kaitlyn Steeves ran the second fastest 300 on the day in 44.01, which also was her personal record. “This was Kaitlyn’s second time running at this distance and she improved a lot from her previous effort,” said Irish. “I’m sure by the end of the season, she’ll be running even faster.”

Irish also lauded the efforts of her 4 x 800 relay team of Jessica Mangan, Melissa Michel, Angele Louis Jean, and Maeve Kernan and the 4 x 400 quartet of Guerdie Valmont, Louis Jean, Tracey Nicholson, and Kernan.

After this week’s GBL Freshmen & Sophomore Meet, the track teams will get ready for a busy schedule with two meets in each of the following weeks. The Crimson Tide will host Revere on Monday and Malden on Wednesday of next week and then Lynn Classical on January 18, followed by a trip to Cambridge on January 21.

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