Brahim Rahzi easily won the mile in a time of 4:45, defeating his closest competitor by 30 seconds, to claim first place for the Revere High boys track in their meet last week against Beverly. The 4:45 clocking was the best of the season for Brahim, who still is trying to get into top form after having had an appendectomy just before the start of the season.
Rahzi also placed third in the long jump with a landing of 18-3 to add another point on the Revere scoresheet and finish with six points on the day.
Another highlight of the meet for Coach Jack Moskoâ€™s Patriots was a new school record set by sophomore Mike Fitzgerald in the 400 intermediate hurdles with a time of 63.6, eclipsing the previous mark of 65.1 that had been set just this season. Mike also turned in a PR run of 55.1 in the 400 meter run for a third place finish.
Vin DiChiara came through with a fine overall performance for his team as he scored points in four events. The multi talented DiChiara took a second in the 100 high hurdles in a personal record (PR) time of 18.5; third in the 100 meter dash in 12.0; third in the high jump with a leap of 5-2; and third in the javelin with a PR throw of 125-6. He totaled six points on the day to tie him with Rahzi for team honors.
Other point scorers for the Patriots were Ernesto Bonilla with a PR run of 11:24 for second place in the two mile and teammate Brian Collins with an 11:45 clocking in that same event, which was good for third place.
Omar Morales took third in the shotput with a PR toss of 40-6; Vito Licata grabbed third in the discus with a throw of 107-10; and Jon Tran finished third in the 800 in 2:20.
â€œThe team has been making tremendous strides each week with a lot of personal records,â€ said Mosko.
Mosko and crew were scheduled to face Peabody yesterday (Tuesday) and then will compete in the all league meet at the Manning Bowl in Lynn on Saturday.