Sahila, Licata pace boys track vs. Gloucester

Freshman Karim Sahila and Vito Licata earned first places for the Revere High boys track team in their meet with Gloucester last week.

Sahila captured the 400 intermediate hurdles in a time of 65.1. The talented freshman not only set a personal record (PR) in the event, bettering by 3.1 seconds his previous best, but he also set a new Revere High mark, topping the former record set last year by Kristian Andino.

Teammate Mike Fitzpatrick, a sophomore, was right behind Sahila with a second place finish in 65.7, which also was a PR, bettering his time last week of 67.7.

“Both Mike and Karim have a lot of natural ability in this event,” said RHS head coach Jack Mosko. “If they continue to work hard, they’ll get even faster.”

Sahila also scored a point with a third in the triple jump with a landing of 33-11, which was a PR., to give him six points on the day.

As for Licata, he captured first place in the discus with a toss of 99-0. Vito also grabbed a third place in the shotput with a heave of 36-0 to put a total of six points into the Revere scorebook.

Vin Dichiara was another outstanding performer for the Patriots, scoring points in four events. He took second in the 100 meter dash in a PR of 12.1; second in the 100 meter high hurdles in 18.7; third in the high jump with a leap of 5-0; and third in the javelin with a throw of 124-6.

Brahim Rahzi was a double point scorer for the Revere cause with a second in the triple jump in 36-4.5, a PR, and a long jump of 16-4, which was good for third.

Chris Panzini grabbed second in the long jump with a leap of 16.5.5 and came in a close fourth in the 100 meter dash in 12.3. Diego Mancia took third in the 200 in 26.2 and Bobby Driscoll rounded out the Revere scoring with a third in the two mile in 11:50.

The boys track team travels to Lynn English tomorrow (Thursday). The NEC Freshman Sophomore Meet is set for Saturday.

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