Plenty of firsts for boys track team

Although the Everett High boys track team came out on the short end of an 80-43 decision to Cambridge last week, a number of Crimson Tide came through with first place finishes in their individual events.

Braythener Machado won the 400 intermediate hurdles in a time of 1:32; David Lima captured the 400 meter ruin in 53.0, a clocking that qualifies David for the State Division I Meet; Ian Syblis sped to victory in the 200 meter dash in 23.2; Kenny Bailey took the shotput with a heave of 41-5.5; Ryan Canillas won the javelin with a throw of 114-1; and the 4 x 400 relay quartet of Ivan Velev, Kenny Phan, Machado, and Lima outran their Cambridge counterparts in a time of 4:00.

Velev also added a second place effort in the 800 in 2:15 and scored a point in the triple jump with a third place landing of 36-4.5.

Bailey picked up a point in the discus with a toss of 111-4, while teammate Dexter Dowe also scored in the discus (second place with a toss of 113-1) and shot (third place with a throw of 35-3.5).

Ricky Perez grabbed second in the two mile in 11:28; Francisco Guzman added a third in the 100 high hurdles in 21.7; and Daniel Plunkett took third in the javelin with his toss of 89-3.5.

Coach Shelanda Irish brought a contingent of her team to the State Relays at Durfee High School on Saturday who acquitted themselves well. The quartet of Lima, Jepthe Jean, Dom Mucci, and Syblis ran the 4 x 100 in a time of 47.07, their fastest clocking this season.

The foursome of Pete DuPerier, Stanley LaForest, Mucci, and Syblis turned in a time of 1:36.28 in the 4 x 200. In the sprint medley (which features runs of 400, 200, 200, and 800), Phan, DuPerier, Lima, and Perez finished in a time of 4:05.

Irish and her crew were set to compete in the GBL Meet today (Wednesday) at Somerville’s Dilboy Stadium.

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