Somerville High School Girls Track News Update

By Charles O’Rourke

The Somerville High School Girls Track Team lost an exciting meet to Malden High School on Wednesday January 6th at the SHS Fieldhouse. The score was 44-42. Winning their events for SHS was Melissa Sanon who won the 50yd Hurdles in a fast time of 7.7 seconds, Melissa also won the High Jump with a leap of 4’10”. Alice Egar won an thrilling Mile race in a time of 6:20 and Gabrielle Etienne continued her dominance in the Shot Put with a winning throw of 36’5″. Second places were earned by Jackie Eloi in the Hurdles and High Jump, Youdine Felix in the Dash, Lourdes Jean-Louis in the 300, Fiona Borondy-Jenkins in the 600 and Isabella Ferrari in the 1000. Third place finishers were Maureen McNabb in the two mile, Jehan Tavares-Mathurin in the Dash, Katia Mathews in the 300 and Leighann Nguyen in the 600. The Somerville High Girls record is now 2-1. Next meet is Thursday January 14th against Greater Lawrence Tech at 3:30 in the SHS Fieldhouse.   
Results from the Dartmouth College Relay Meet. The SHS Girls traveled to Dartmouth College on Saturday January 9th to compete at the Dartmouth Relays which hosts competitors from all over New England and Canada. Gabrielle Etienne showed why she is one of the best Shot Putters in New England with her second place finish. Her throw of 38′ 10 1/4″ is her best throw of the year. Gabrielle is having a super season and is close to her all-time personal best of 40′ 0″. Gabrielle is one of very few Massachusetts girls who have thrown over 37′ this season.  

Also competing at the Dartmouth meet was Melissa Sanon in the High Jump and Hurdles, Jackie Eloi in the Hurdles and Dash and Youdine Felix and Lourdes Jean-Louis who both ran the Dash and the 300. Fiona Borondy-Jenkins competed in the 600m and Isabella Ferrari ran her best time ever in the 1000m. 

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