Somerville High Girls Track News:Division 2 State Relays


By Charles O’Rourke

The Somerville High Girls Track Team competed in the Division 2 State Relays on Sunday January 11, 2015. The Highlander Shot Put relay Team of Gabrielle Etienne, Iesha Guerrier and Brenda Nguyen finished in 5th place. Gabby threw 33’0″, Iesha threw 27’3″ , and Brenda 26’9″. All of these throws were either a personal best or was very close to a personal best.

This Thursday, January 15th, the Highlanders will face defending GBL Champion Malden HS at 6:30 in the Fieldhouse. On Saturday January 17th, the Highlanders travel to Rhode Island to compete in the East Coast Invitational.

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Community Note: Somerville State of the City Address Scheduled for Jan. 19 at 6 p.m.

The Mayor’s annual State of the City address, and mid-term addresses by the President of the Board of Aldermen (BOA) and the Chairperson of the School Committee will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19 in the Aldermanic Chambers at City Hall, 93 Highland Ave. Members of the public are invited to come for this look back at the past year’s efforts as well as a look forward to City and School initiatives in the coming year. Light refreshments will be served.

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