Boys track team takes three firsts

January 27, 2010
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Pete Duperier, David Lima, and Ken Bailey took first places in their respective events for the Everett High boys indoor track in their meet against Cambridge last week.

Duperier sped to victory in the 300 meter dash in a time of 40.4, which was a personal record (PR). Lima captured the 600 meter run in 1:35, which also was a PR. Bailey continued to show that he is the best shotputter in the GBL with a toss of 44 feet, three inches for his first place effort which also qualified Ken for the state meet.

Cody Dingman took second in the shotput with a throw of 41-4.5, while teammate Ashmad Conde almost made it a sweep in that event with his heave of 35-11 that was only one inch short of third place.

Other Crimson Tide competitors who earned a point for their third place efforts were Brian Panarese in the 50 yard dash in a PR time of 6.0; John Lones with a run of 3:09.8 in the 1000; Matt Huse with a high jump of 5-0; Ricky Perez with a PR of 12:08 in the two mile; and Ivan Velev with a run of 1:41.3.

“Ivan did a great job for his first race of the season,” noted EHS head coach Shelanda Irish of one of her top performers, who has been sidelined with illness for most of the season.

A contingent of the boys also made the trek to the Reggie Lewis Center on Sunday to compete in the State Relays. Irish had to juggle her lineups because of illnesses that kept some of her charges at home.

The quartet of Panarese, Jepthe Jean, Kenny Phan, and Bailey completed the 50 yard relay in 24.38. The 4 x 200 saw the foursome of Soufiane Fdal, Domenic Mucci, Panarese, and Duperier circle the track in 1:42.13. In the 4 x 400, Lima, Fdal, Jean, and Duperier finished in a time of 3:52.28.

The shotputting trio of Bailey, Dingman, and Conde finished in 17th place overall with their combined top throws of 117-4.5.

Irish and her team will travel to Somerville this evening (Wednesday) and will host Lynn Classical Monday.