By Charles O’Rourke
The Somerville High Girls Track team participated in the State wide Coaches Invitational and Elite meet. The meet was held on Saturday January 23 and Sunday January 24th at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. Participating on Saturday were Youdine Felix and Lourdes Jean-Louis who bothcompeted in the 55m Dash and the Long Jump, along with Jackie Eloi who competed in the 55m Hurdles. All three girls qualified for this meet with the performances throughout the season.
On Sundays Elite Meet, which is a showcase meet for the best track and field athletes in Massachusetts, senior Gabrielle Etienne placed 4th in the Shot Put with a best throw of 38′ 8 3/4″. This was very close to her season best throw of 38’10” which was thrown at the Dartmouth College Relays.
Next up for the Highlanders is the GBL Championship Meet on Saturday January 30th at 4pm at The Reggie Lewis Center.