Duperier, Dowe are GBL champs

February 16, 2011
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Peter Duperier and Dexter Dowe captured Greater Boston League titles at last week’s GBL all-league meet. Peter won the 300 meter event in a time of 36.29, while Dexter captured the shotput with a toss of 46 feet, six inches.

“Both Peter and Dexter turned in great efforts,” said EHS head coach Shelanda Irish. “Peter was not seeded first coming into the meet, but he ran a superb race to win and was the only boy to break 37 seconds.

“As for Dexter, he won the event on his final throw, which just goes to show that if you have determination and confidence in your ability, you can achieve great things,” added the coach, who noted that Dowe set both a personal record (PR) and a new Everett High School record, breaking his previous best of 46-2 by four inches, with his winning heave.

Both Dowe and Duperier are headed to the upcoming State Divisional Meet Friday afternoon at the Reggie Lewis Athletic and Track Center. They will be joined by teammate David Lima, who took second place in the GBL meet in his specialty, the 600, with a time of 1:26.48.

“David ran an incredibly smart race,” said Irish. “He knew he had to stay close to the front runners and he hung back in fourth until the final 50 meters when he sprinted into second.”

Two of the Crimson Tide relay teams also will head to the divisional meet. The 4 x 400 relay foursome of Lima, Soufiane Fdal, Andres Tejada, and Duperier captured second place in th GBL meet in a time of 3:43.94. In addition, the 4 x 200 quartet of Carmy Adonis, Stanley LaForest, Widdler Faustin, and Brian Panarese will compete on Friday.

Other members of the Crimson Tide boys team who earned points at the GBL meet were LaForest with a fifth in the 55 meter hurdles in 8.66 and a fifth in the high jump with a leap of 5-8; Adonis with a fourth in the 55 dash in 7.11; Panarese with a fifth in the 55 dash in 7.14; Tejada with a sixth in the 300 dash in 39.05; Duperier with a third in the long jump with his leap of 19-8; and Tejada with a sixth in the long jump with a leap of 17-9.

Walls takes two seconds at GBL meet

Sashae Walls turned in a strong performance at Friday’s Greater Boston League meet to bring home a pair of second place ribbons. Sashae took second in the high jump with a leap of 4-10 and did likewise in the 300 dash in a time of 45.19.

“Sashae had a great meet,” said EHS head coach Shelanda Irish. “Both of her performances were personal records (PRs).”

Walls also was part of the 4 x 200 relay quartet with teammates Katie Steeves, Serina Welch-Shull, and Daryl Colson that brought home a second place ribbon with a time of 1:56.88.

The Lady Crimson Tide 4 x 400 foursome of Ducylia Johnson, Delmis Urquiza, Jennifer Kitembo, and Welch-Shull also earned second place honors with a time of 4:49.19.

Other point scorers for the Lady Crimson Tide in the GBL meet were Maeve Kernan with a third in the mile in 5:54.62, which was a PR; Katie Steeves with a fifth in the 300 in 46.42, which also was a PR, and a third in the long jump with a leap of 12-10; Daryl Colson with a fourth in the 55 meter hurdles in 10.96; and Jess Mangan with a sixth in the mile in 6:32.99.

The 4 x 200 team of  Steeves, Welch-Shull, Urquiza, and Walls will represent Everett at the divisional meet Friday afternoon at the Reggie Lewis Center.

Walls, Kernan take firsts vs. Cambridge

Sashae Walls and Maeve Kernan captured first place honors for the Everett High girls indoor track team in their meet last week with Cambridge.

Sashae took first in the high jump with a leap of four feet, eight inches, while Maeve outran the field in the mile in a time of 6:13. Sashae also took a second in the 600 in 1:47.1.

Other point scorers for the Lady Crimson Tide were: Daryl Colson with a third in the 50 yard hurdles in 9.1;  Siyeeda Ross with a second in 6.6 and Jennifer Kitembo with a third in 6.7 in the 50 yard dash;  Katie Steeves with a second in the 300 in  43.9; Jannifer Ho with a third in the 600 in 1:55.0;  Delmis Urquiza with a third in the 1000 in 3:32.8;  Jess Mangan with a second in the mile in 6:29.5; Jessica DeAlmeda with a third in the two mile in 15:38.6; and Daryl Colson in the shotput with a third with a throw of  27-11.

Boys do well in meet vs. Cambridge

The Everett High boys track team turned in a number of first place efforts in their meet last week with Cambridge.

Stanley LaForest took first in the 50 yard hurdles in a time of 7.3 and tied for first in the high jump with a leap of 5-8, his bests of the season; Peter Duperier outsped the field in the 300 in 36.6; David Lima was first to cross the line in the  600 in 1:25.8; and Dexter Dowe won the shotput with a heave of 44-10.

The Everett boys also won the 4 x 400 relay as the foursome of  Soufiane Fdal, Jose Duran, Kenny Phan, and Widdler Faustin finished in a time of 4:28.9.

Other Crimson Tide performers who put points onto the Everett side of the scoresheet were Ricardo Perez with a second in the mile in 5:13.6; Francisco Guzman with a third in the hurdles in 10.0; Carmy Adonis with a third in the 50 yard dash in 6.2; and Andres Tejada with a third in the 300 in 37.6;

EHS sports schedules

The Everett High boys basketball team hosts East Boston tomorrow night (Thursday) at 7:00. They travel to Waltham Saturday and host Salem next Wednesday,

The Lady Crimson Tide basketball girls played at Haverhill last night (Tuesday). They travel to Waltham Friday evening and to Whittier on Monday.

The EHS girls hockey team has a full schedule on tap. They host Shrewsbury tonight (Wednesday) at 8:00, host Marblehead Saturday at 1:20, travel to Chelmsford Monday, and journey to Gardner next Thursday.