Jones Wins GBL Long Jump; Everett Boys Finish Fourth
The Everett High boys indoor track and field team turned in a strong performance at Friday’s Greater Boston League championship meet that was held at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center.
Coach Jehu Cimea’s Crimson Tide finished in fourth-place overall with 73 points, behind Revere with 89 points, Somerville with 87, and Medford with 81.
Leading the way for Everett was junior Jalen Jones, who captured first-place in the long jump with a flight of 20’-5.5”, the only competitor to break the 20-foot distance in the event.
In addition, Jalen also brought home a fifth-place ribbon in the 55 meter dash with a sprint of 6.90 to add two points for the Everett tally.
Jones also ran a leg of Everett’s winning 4 x 200 relay quartet that topped the field with a time of 1:35.67. The other members of the champion 4 x 200 squad were freshman Kayshaun Eveillard, junior Jayden Prophete, and senior captain Omar Marshall.
Altogether, Jalen accumulated 14.5 points for the Crimson Tide.
There were a number of other notable performances by the Tide boys.
Prohete finished as the top point-scorer for Everett with 16.5 points. Jayden sprinted to a second-place medal in the 55 meter dash with a clocking of 6.87 to score eight points and took third in the high jump with a leap of 5’-6” for six points. He also ran a leg of the winning 4 x 200 foursome for 2.5 individual points.
Junior Donald Michel scored points in two events, taking second in the high jump with a leap of 5’-8” and grabbing sixth in the 55 meter hurdles in 9.63.
Matth Telson scored six points with a third-place finish in the 1000 meter run in 2:55.27.
In the long jump, Adail Costa Fernandes scored six points for Everett with a third-place leap of 19’-5”.
In the 300 dash, senior captain Omar Marshall took fourth place in a time of 37.90 and freshman teammate Kayshaun Eveillard was right behind in fifth spot in 37.98.
Shinay Aristhene brought home a fourth-place ribbon in the 55 meter hurdles with a clocking of 9.28.
Samuel Desir-Mafouana earned a sixth-place medal in the mile in 5:12.37.
In the 4 x 400 relay, the all-senior Everett quartet of Reklov Lageroy, Shinay Aristhene, Angel Torres, and Fludjy Moise finished fourth with a clocking of 3:49.99.
The boys’ 4 x 800 team of senior captain Samuel Desir-Mafouana, junior Nischal Tamang, senior Aadit Manandhar, and senior Matth Telson scored a point with a sixth-place effort in 10:50.02.
Other impressive performances for Everett were turned in by Angel Torres, who finished in seventh place in the 600 meter dash in 1:34.71, which was just .07 from the sixth-place time; Nischal Tamang, who likewise finished just out of the money in seventh place in the 1000 meter run in 3:06.30, just .21 behind the sixth-place boy; and Anthony Cooper with a seventh-place clocking of 11:59.11 in the two-mile run.
Betamncur-Cardona Takes First at GBL Meet, Sets New Girls Shot-Put Mark
Junior Layla Betancur-Cardona took home the first place medal in the shot-put at last Friday’s Greater Boston League Meet at the Reggie Lewis Center, and in the process established a new Everett High record with a toss of 31’-11”.
Layla’s championship throw topped the previous EHS school record of 31’-8.25” that had been set by fellow junior Darrynn Desrameaux just two weeks previously. Fittingly, Darrynn earned a second-place ribbon at the GBL Meet with a throw of 31’-1”. The duo were the only girls to surpass 30 feet at the meet.
Teammate Julianna Edwards almost made it a 1-2-3 sweep for the Lady Crimson Tide, earning a fourth-place ribbon with a throw of 28’-1”.
A number of other Lady Crimson Tide also turned in exceptional performances at the championship meet.
Senior Nyla Crowder scored a total of seven points in two events with a third-place finish in the 55 meter dash with a sprint of 7.94 and tallied a point with a sixth-place effort in the high jump with a leap of 4’-8”.
Junior Nicole Brandao added six points to the Everett cause with a third-place in the 55 meter hurdles in 10.11.
Teammate Ida Bittaye earned four points in the hurdles with a fourth-place performance in a time of 10.26.
Sophomore Yelsa Garcia earned a fifth-place ribbon in the 300 dash with a clocking of 47.01.
Junior Suzanne Maharjan brought home a sixth-place medal in the two-mile run with a time of 16:05.91.
The Everett girls tallied 10 points in the relays. The 4 x 200 quartet of sophomore Yelsa Garcia, junior Victoria Maca, senior captain: Ida Bittaye, and senior captain Nyla Crowder earned third-place medals with a superb effort in which they came across the line in a time of 1:56.58, which was just .03 behind the second-place Lynn English team and only 1.85 seconds behind the first-place Somerville squad.
The 4 x 400 foursome of sophomore Alisha Lafontan, sophomore Milena Antoni, senior captain Luca Jean Noel, and senior Selma Moutaouakkil earned medals for their fourth-place effort in a clocking of 5:04.08.
Other notable individual performers for Everett included senior Selma Moutaouakkil, who narrowly missed scoring a sixth-place medal in the long jump. Her leap of 13’-3.5” was just one inch shorter than the sixth-place jump.
Luca Jean Noel also fell just short of the medalist podium with a seventh-place in the mile in 6:32.61.
Coach Jehu Cimea’s Lady Crimson Tide placed fourth overall among the eight GBL schools with 52 points, behind Medford (103), Somerville (73), and Revere (61).