Lawrence Vocational Tech are in the GBL for track during the Indoor season. There are 6 schools-SHS, Medford, Malden, Everett, Chelsea and GLVT. Chelsea was in the GBL up until the 90’s , so this is first time that we have competed against them in years. We have a large Girls team(70) with a lot of young athletes so it should be an interesting season. Captains this year are Saragrace Magre and Catherine Nakato.
It was good to get a Victory to start out the season. Chelsea is new to the GBL this year and we didn’t know what to expect. We have a nice mix of experience and youth and I look forward to seeing the new Girls improve. Sophomore Alice Egar set the tone for the meet against Chelsea when she won the two mile which was the opening event. Newcomers who won their events for us were Frosh Youdine Felix in the 55m Dash, Sophmore Priscilla Jovel in the 600m and sophmore Xiomara Iraheta. This along with wins by Captains Saragrace Magre and Catherine Nakato helped the Highlanders to a 58-28 win.
At the non scoring GBL Open held at Tufts on Saturday Dec 13, we had several girls win their events. Brenda Nguyen in the 55m Hurdles and Youdine Felix-55m dash. Other strong performances for us were; Frosh Jackie Eloi in the Hurdles, Isabella Ferrari and Fiona Borondy-Jenkins in the 600m, Xiomara Iraheta in the 1000m, Melissa Sanon in the High Jump, Gabrielle Etienne in the Shot Put.
We face Medford on Wed Dec 17th at 3:30 in our Fieldhouse.