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.
â€œThat was a tough break, both for Souhil and the team,â€ said RHS head coach Jack Mosko. â€œSouhil was ready to have an outstanding spring season and the team will miss his presence.â€
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 heroâ€™s circle for the Patriots, who posted 23 PRs on the day en route to the convincing victory. Other first place finishers for Moskoâ€™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. â€œMike should be able to set the record by the end of this season,â€ said the coach.
Mosko and his crew were set to take on Gloucester yesterday (Tuesday).