Steeves, Faia, Kernan triumph against Malden

Maeve Kernan, Katie Steeves, and Cristian Faia turned in first place performances for the Everett High girls indoor track team in their meet last week against Malden.

Steeves captured the 300 dash in a time of 45.6 seconds. Faia topped the field in the high jump with a leap of four feet, four inches. Kernan won the two mile run in 13:53.4 in an exciting race in which she sprinted at the end to defeat her Malden rival. "Maeve turned in a gutsy performance," noted EHS head coach Shelanda Irish.

Other members of the Lady Crimson Tide who earned points for their team were Guerdie Valmont with a second in the 300 in 46.7, a personal record; Vanessa Tejada with a second in the 600 in 1:54.7; Delmis Urquiza with a second in the 1000 in 3:27.9, which was the first race for Delmis, who is recovering from a injury, in quite a while; Jessica Mangan with a second in the mile in 6:51.5; and Tracey Nicholson with a third in the 600 in 1:57.3

In a meet last Monday with former GBL foe Revere, Faia grabbed a second in the high jump with a leap of 4-4 and a third in the 50 yard dash in 7.1; Mangan a second in the mile in 6:51.3; Kernan a second in the two mile in 13:59.8; Naeva Richemond a third in the 300 in 50.0; Darryl Colson a third in the shotput with a toss of 24-4; and Tejada a second in the 1000 in 3:34.2.

The girls will take on Cambridge tomorrow (Thursday) and then compete in the State Relays Sunday at the Reggie Lewis Track Center. Shelanda said she will enter teams in the 4 x 200, the 4 x 400, and the 4 x 800.

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