The Somerville High Girls Track team won the GBL league meet on Wednesday May 20 at Dilboy Stadium. It is the ninth time in the last ten GBL meets. The only loss at the All-League meet was this past indoor season.
The Girls really came through to beat the regular season Champion Malden High School team. It was a total team effort for the girls led by Captains Saragrace Magre and Catherine Nakato, both of whom will be attending Union College next year. The Teams scores were; Somerville 220, Malden 174, Everett 74 and Medford 33.
First place finishers for SHS were Gabrielle Etienne in both the Shot Put and Discus,Saragrace Magre in the 400m Hurdles and the Triple Jump, Delmi Hernandez in the Mile, Alice Egar in the 2mile, Melissa Sanon in the 100m Hurdles and Brenda Nguyen repeating her 2014 win the Javelin.
Second place Finishers were;Youdine Felix in the 100m dash and the Long Jump,Jackie Eloi in the 100m Hurdles,Melissa Sanon in the High Jump and the Triple Jump, and Tamika Michel in the Discus.
Third place finishers were;Lourdes Jean- Louis in the 100m dash, Savanna Collins Silva in the 400m, Maureen Mcnabb in the Mile, Adriana Massie in the 2mile, Catherine Nakato in the Long Jump, Jackie Eloi in the Triple Jump, and Bianca DeBarros in the Javelin.
Fourth place;Saragrace Magre in the 200m, Jackie Eloi in the 400m Hurdles, Iesha Guerrir in the Shot Put and Catherine Nakato in the Javelin.
Finishing fifth were; Lissa Sanon in the Shot Put and Discus.
Sixth place finishers were;Youdine Felix in the 200m and Ileana Perlera in the 800m.
Our relays ran very well, the 4x400m Relay of Leighann Nguyen, Maureen McNabb, Lourdes Jean-Louis and Savanna Collins-Silva place second. The 4x800m Relay also placed second. Running on that team was Delmi Hernandez, Ana Pleitz-Martinez, Adriana Massie and Alice Egar. The 4x100m team place fourth with Samantha Filmore, Laury Belizaire, Oneda Lalaj and Pamela Lalaj.
Overall the Girls Indoor and Outdoor teams finished with a combined 8-2 record. Winning the GBL League Meet was a nice way to finish off the season for the team. They have worked hard and deserved this impressive win.
Next up for the Highlanders is the Division 1 MIAA state Meet to be held at Cawley Stadium in Lowell on Saturday May 30th. Representing SHS will be Captains Saragrace Magre and Catherine Nakato, along with Youdine Felix, Jackie Eloi, Lourdes Jean- Louis, Melissa Sanon, Gabrielle Etienne and Savanna Collins-Silva.