Arariche wins three events, but twists ankle

Souhil Arariche captured first place in three events to lead the Revere High boys track team to a 91-40 win over Lynn Classical last week. However, the meet ultimately proved costly for the Patriots when Arariche twisted his ankle in the triple jump and will be sidelined indefinitely.

“That was a tough break, both for Souhil and the team,” said RHS head coach Jack Mosko. “Souhil was ready to have an outstanding spring season and the team will miss his presence.”

Arariche sprinted to firsts in the 100 meter dash in 11.7 seconds, a personal record (PR), and the 200 dash in 24.2. He then led the field in the long jump with a leap of 18-7. However, it was on the triple jump, in which his effort of 33-10 was good for third place, that he twisted his ankle.

However, Arariche was not alone in the hero’s circle for the Patriots, who posted 23 PRs on the day en route to the convincing victory. Other first place finishers for Mosko’s squad were: Brahim Rhazi, who had been out of action because of appendicitis, in the two mile in 11:17 and in the 400 in 56.7; Bobby Driscoll in the mile in 5:18; freshman Karim Sahilia in the 800 in 2:23.4; Omar Morales with a shotput toss of 36-1 and a discus hurl of 98-0; Vin Dichiara with a javelin throw of 117-.5; and the 4 x 400 relay team of Rawlings Toglon, Driscoll, Jon Tran, and Ernesto Bonilla in 4:06.

Vito Licata would have finished first in both the shotput and discus, but was disqualified on a technicality. In addition, both the Revere and Salem 4 x 100 relay teams received a DQ for a handoff out of the zone.

Second place performances were turned in by: Bonilla in the two mile in 11:35; Chris Panzini in the 400 in 57.5; Toglon in the 800 in 2:24.1; Sahilia in the triple jump with a 33-10; Rhazi with a long jump of 18-6.5; Brandon Bones with a shotput heave of 36-0; Abdul Hamada with a discus toss of 81-7; and Bones in the javelin with a throw of 101-2.

Adding single points to the RHS scoresheet for their third place efforts were: sophomore Mike Fitzpatrick in the 400 intermediate hurdles in 67.7; DiChiara in the 100 dash in 12.3 and the 100 high hurdles in 20.2; Tran in the 800 in 2:25; Panzini in the 200 dash in 27.4; Anthony Cantone Heinz in the mile in 5:36, a PR; DiChiara with a high jump of 5-4; Hamada in the shotput in 32-4; and Tony Sena in the discus with a throw of 80-0.

Mosko in particular noted the effort by Fitzpatrick, whose clocking of 67.7 is just shy of the RHS school mark of 66.6. “Mike should be able to set the record by the end of this season,” said the coach.

Mosko and his crew were set to take on Gloucester yesterday (Tuesday).

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