The Everett High boys and girls track team competed against Ma;den this past week.
On the girls’ side, the Lady Crimson Tide won three events: Jasmine Harding won the high jump, clearing the bar at 4′-5″; Deborah Iniesta-Lahiane won the discus with a toss of 70′-11″; and the 4 x 100 quartet of Djenny Lorjuste, Laurynns Joseph, Sheryl Steeves, and Sabrina Moreta sped around the track in 57.3 seconds.
Lorjuste and Moreta also did well in individual events. Djenny took second place in the 200 dash in a clocking of 29.2 and second in the long jump with a leap of 14′-4.5″, while Sabrina grabbed second in the high jump with a leap of 4′-5″ and a third in the 100 dash in 14.0.
Other point-scorers for the EHS girls were: Chrystel Ducheine with a second in the 400 dash in 1:13.2; Megan Eugene with a third in the long jump with a distance of 13′-10.5″; Jasmine Harding with a second place triple jump of 26′-8″; and Amber Whitney with a third place in the discus with a throw of 53′-7″.
“Although the girls relay placed first, I think we could have run a lot faster,” said EHS head coach Shelanda Irish. “The first baton exchange wasn’t great and it cost us time, so I’m definitely looking for improvement in that race. Jasmine Harding is close to breaking the school record in the triple jump. Both Jasmine and Sabrina have also done well for our team competing in the high jump.”
On the boys’ side, the Crimson Tide were paced by Lorentz Etienne, who tallied eight points on the day with a first place in the long jump with his leap of 17′-6.5″ and a second in the 100 dash with a clocking of 12.71.
Darren Portillo scored six points for Everett with a first in the discus with a toss of 95′-4″ and a third in the shotput with a heave of 32′-3.5″.
Raphen Vidal scored points in two events, taking a second with his high jump of 5′-2″ and a third in the 800 in 2:16. Jason Hansen also scored points in two events, taking thirds in the 400 meter dash in 1:04.4 and the triple jump with a landing of 30′-6″.
Other point scorers for Everett were: Stephen Carlin with a second in the 100 high hurdles in 19.3; Edwin Gonzalez with a second in the 400 dash in 58.9; Irvin Dorsanvil with a second in the shotput with a toss of 35′-8.5″; Hassan Harris with a second in the javelin with a throw of 91′-4″; and Thomas Wolfe, third in the javelin, with a throw of 86′-0″.
“Both Irvin and Darren have done a great job for us in the shotput,” noted Irish. “Lorentz has continued to be undefeated in the long jump this season. He also had a nice 100 meter race. It wasn’t the ideal temperature outside, but he still did well.
“Raphen Vidal had a hard race in the half mile,” continued Irish. “He held his own and had a nice time. Edwin Gonzalez ran a very good race from start to finish. He’s such a hard worker and he held nothing back in his race.”
Both the boys and girls teams were set to meet Cambridge on the holiday and the GBL Freshman/Sophomore Meet was scheduled for yesterday (Tuesday) at Cambridge.
Softball team falls to Marblehead, 5-2
Despite the six-hit, 10-strikeout, one-walk pitching of Sydnee Bessler, the Everett High softball team dropped a 5-2 decision at Marblehead last Thursday.
In addition to a lack of run support, Bessler also did not receive strong support in the field, as only two of the five Marblehead tallies were earned.
Marblehead took a 1-0 lead in the first frame on a hit and two errors, and then tacked on two more in the third in which some EHS fielding miscues played a large role.
Everett sliced the margin to 3-2 in the fourth when Talia Mirra doubled, Elina Guzman singled, and a double by Erica Ginepra brought both of her teammates across.
However, a Marblehead a home run in the fifth and another marker in the sixth on a walk, an error, and a base hit provided insurance runs for the 5-2 finale.
Coach Stacy Poste and her crew were set to play at Malden this coming Monday and at Latin Academy next Wednesday.