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Another perfect regular season in the books for Revere girls track

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By Dom Nicastro


  The Revere High School girls track program just doesn’t lose. Period.

The Patriots won another Greater Boston League regular season title with a 7-0 mark after a win over Malden on Tuesday, May 14. That is the second consecutive season the Patriots finished perfectly in the dual meet regular season. They did so also in the winter indoor track season. And they even topped that off with a Greater Boston League meet championship in the winter, completing the ultimate sweep.

“Really it all comes down to the incredible work ethic this team has had throughout both indoor and outdoor seasons,” Revere coach Racquel MacDonald-Ciambelli said. “They show up to practice ready to work every day and always have the goal to better themselves. Each girl is willing to try new events and go the extra mile for this team, and that’s what has helped us be so consistent and strong for all of 2024. I always tell the girls that if they improve themselves, they will improve the team, and that has been true this whole season. These girls deserve the back-to-back titles, and I consider myself very lucky to coach such a great group of young female student-athletes.”

Revere has the chance to do the same sweeping it did in the winter when it competes in the Greater Boston League meet on Monday, May 20 at Somerville.

Revere also picked up a win last week versus Chelsea with a final score of 96-34.

“Huge shoutout to all our seniors at their last meet at Harry Della Russo Stadium,” MacDonald-Ciambelli said.

Gemma Stamatopoulos was the top scorer for the team, tallying 16 points in total. She took first in both the 400 hurdles (new PR) and the 800. She also had two second-place finishes in the high jump and long jump.

Close behind in points with 15 total was Liv Yuong, who took home three first-place finishes in the 100 hurdles, high jump and long jump. Senior captain Giselle Salvador took home two first-place ribbons in the 100 and 200 and added a total of 10 points for the team. Junior Marwa Riad took home a second place (800) and third place (long jump) for the team and was a part of the 4×100 winning team.

“Marwa jumped into the 800 for the team for the first time and absolutely excelled in it, especially considering we decided only 10 minutes before the gun went off that she would run it,” MacDonald-Ciambelli said. “This really epitomizes the mentality of the team this year; they are all so willing to try new things and excited at the thought of expanding their skills.”

Other first-place efforts for the team included Rania Hamdani in the 400, Genevieve Zierten in the mile and senior captain Rocio Gonzalez in the 2-mile.

This past weekend, Revere had five girls compete at the MSTCA Coaches Invitational in Braintree. Stamatopoulos tied for 13th place in the high jump with a jump of 4-8. “I’m super excited about her consistency at this height, and I am confident that 4-10 is right around the corner for her,” MacDonald-Ciambelli said. “The height is there; we just need to fine-tune the arc.”

Ashley Cabrera Rodriguez placed 20th in the triple jump with a leap of 30-08.25. The 4×100 quartet of Salvador, Riad, Jaliyah Manigo and Cabrera Rodriguez ran a season-best 54.95, which got them 18th place.


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