Seide, Jules pace EHS tracksters at MSTCA
A large contingent of athletes from the Everett High boys and girls indoor track and field teams made the trek to the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury on Saturday to compete in the Large School Division of the Winter Festival sponsored by the MSTCA.
Lucia Seide was the top finisher on the day for the Crimson Tide, taking second place in the 55 meter dash. Lucia stood in fifth place after the preliminaries with a time of 7.89, but bumped up to second in the finals with a sprint of 7.70. Her performance was second only to that of Chelsea High superstar Stephanie Simon, who won the 55 dash in 7.57.
Lucia also placed well in the long jump with a leap of 15’-1.5” that earned her a 15th place ranking. Simon won that event as well with a leap of 17’-4”, a jump that outpaced the field by an amazing 15 inches.
On the boys’ side, Clarence Jules was the top-finishing Crimson Tide performer, taking third place in the 55 dash with a clocking of 6.76. Clarence was remarkably consistent on the day, as he finished in third in the prelims with the same time of 6.76.
Greater Boston League sprinters grabbed four of the top seven places at the meet, with Medford’s Tristan Howard taking first in 6.65 and two Revere boys in fourth and seventh spots.
Also turning in strong efforts for the girls were Jessica Santos, who finished 11th in the 55 dash in 8.09; Lakisha Kirnon, who came across in 12th in the 55 hurdles; and Lyanne Murphy, who finished in 13th place in the 55 hurdles.
Other members of coach Jehu Cimea’s Lady Crimson Tide who took part in the meet were Tanasha Johnson and Eduarda Bernardo in the 300 dash; Rejean Guillaume in the long jump; and Alyssa Hurley and Jegarza Aguirre in the shot-put.
For the boys, in addition to the third place effort from Jules, Ryan Vu turned in a strong performance in the long jump, taking fifth place with a leap of 18’-4.5.”
Brandon Previlon took eighth place in the 300 dash with a clocking of 38.31 and
John Smith Howell finished 13th in the 55 dash with a sprint of 6.7.
The boys’ 4 x 200 quartet of Elijah Auguste, Samy LaMothe, Howell, and Jules grabbed eight place with their time of 1:42.69.
Other members of the boys’ team who competed were: Justin King in the 55 hurdles; Eduardo Chaparro in the 300 dash and the long jump; Kago Gomes and Natinaeal Abebe in the 300; Arthur Rosa in the mile; and Fabrice Jacques, Brandon Ho, Ronald Cruz, Angel Torres, Zach Lamontagne, Alexander Velasco, Jaheim Simon, and Matthew Trill in the 55 dash.
Cimea’s boys and girls squads are scheduled to open their 2020 dual-meet season this evening (Wednesday) when they make the short tip eastward down the Revere Beach Parkway to take on GBL rival Revere.