The Revere High boys track team made it two for two thus far this season with a 73-58 win over Beverly last Wednesday.
Although Coach Jack Mosko’s Patriots captured first place in only six of the 15 events (Beverly did not compete in the 4 x 100 relay) , the superior depth and overall quality of the RHS track crew prevailed against their Panther opponents. In all nine of the individual events where Beverly took first place, Revere took both second and third positions to keep the overall margin between the teams close.
Mike Fitzpatrick was a double winner for the Pats, capturing first place in the 400 hurdles in a time of 61.1 and then coming back later in the meet to win the 800 meter run in 2:07.3.
Other first place finishers for Revere were Brian Collins in the two mile run in 11:02; Vin DiChiara with a javelin throw of 115-1; and Karim Sahila in the triple jump with a hop, skip, and jump of 35-3.5. Karim was a major contributor to the Revere cause, adding second place efforts in the 400 hurdles in 64.2 and the 800 in 2:17.9 to contribute a total of 11 points on the day to the Revere side of the scoresheet.
Indeed, the Patriots captured second place in 11 of the 14 individual events in the meet for 33 points, which proved to be an essential component of the Patriot triumph.
Other second place finishers for Revere were: Devin Colon in the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes, in 12.3 and 24.8 respectively, and the long jump with a leap of 18-9; Vito Licata with tosses of 39-4 in the shotput and 91-0 in the discus; Ernesto Bonilla in the mile in 5:12.7; Albion Lici in the 100 meter high hurdles in 19.1; Rawlings Toglon in the 400 meter dash in 59.2; and Tarik Maddrey with a high jump of 5-6.
Revere’s team strength was further demonstrated with 10 third place performances which gave 10 important points to the Patriot score. Had eight of those points gone the other way, Beverly would have emerged victorious.
Placing third for Revere were: John DelloRusso in the two mile in 11:39.6; Ricardo Maldanado in the 100 dash in 12.4 and a long jump of 18-2; Islam Douane in the mile in 5:27; Scott Kane in the 100 high hurdles in 20.3; Edgar Duran in the 400 meters in 60.4; Kyle Gotham in the 200 meters in 26.5; Maldanado and Gotham tied in the high jump with leaps of 5-4; Jeff Simbert with a shotput heave of 34-8; and Nick Romano with a discus throw of 82-7.
The 4 x 400 relay quartet of Toglon, Ben Graciani, Zack Primo, and Douane iced the Revere victory cake with a winning time of 4:19.5 over their Beverly counterparts.
Mosko and his team was set to take on Lynn Classical yesterday (Tuesday).