Rahzi, Licata take first for boys track

Brahim Rahzi and Vito Licata brought home first place finishes for the Revere High boys track team in last week’s meet against Lynn English.

Brahim set the pace in the mile with a clocking of 5:04 and Vito won the discus with a toss of 98 feet. The talented Rahzi also scored in three other events, taking second in the 400 in 55.7; third in the long jump with a leap of 17-2.5; and third in the triple jump with a landing of 38 feet. Licata also added points to the Revere scoresheet with a second place shotput throw of 38-0.

Although those were the only first place finishes for Revere, a number of Patriots came through with fine second and third place performances. Bobby Driscoll ran what RHS head coach Jack Mosko termed “the best race of his life” with a 5:16 effort in the mile in which Driscoll held off an English runner down the stretch in an all out sprint to secure second place.

The multi talented Vin DiChiara contributed mightily to the Revere cause with second places in the high hurdles in 18.9 and the long jump with a leap of 17-7, plus a third in the high jump, clearing the bar at 5-2.

In the 400 intermediate hurdles, the sophomore/freshman duo of Mike Fitzpatrick and Karim Sahila finished 2/3 in times of 67.1 and 68.0 respectively.

Sahila also took a second in the 800 in 2:25. Other second place finishers for Revere were Ernesto Bonilla in the two mile in 11:41 and Souhil Arachiche in the 100 dash in 11.4. Souhil, who is on the mend from an ankle injury, also earned a third in the 200 in 23.8.

Also adding points to the Revere total with third place efforts were: Omar Morales with a throw of 87-0 in the discus and a heave of 37-0 in the shotput; Tuyen Tran in the 100 hurdles in 19.9; Brian Collins in the two mile in 12:17; Chris Panzini in the 400 in 57.9; and Rawlings Toglon in the 800 in 2:26.

Although the 4 x 100 relay team of Panzini, Diego Mancia, Christian Ortiz, and Nick Romano finished second to their Lynn English counterparts, Mosko was impressed with their showing. “They ran a 51.1, which is just short of the state qualifying time of 51.0,” said Mosko. “English has some excellent sprinters, but our guys did a nice job.”

Mosko and his troops were set to be back in action this past Monday at Salem.

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