The Chelsea track and field teams will be well represented at the Division 2 state finals at Zeeland East High School June 1 when 15 Bulldogs will compete for titles.
The boys will have nine athletes at the event, while the girls will have six.
The Chelsea boys’ team staked claim to its seventh straight regional title at Milan Friday, May 17.
The Bulldogs finished with 89 points, beating out second place Tecumseh with 64.
The 4×800 relay team of Foster Thorburn, Owen Smith, Carson Rabbitt, and Will Scott won the Regional title with a time of 8:26.53.
Rabbitt qualified in three events. He was the Regional champion in the 1600 with a time of 4:20.68 and was part of the 4×400 relay team along with Colton Trevino, Michael Tarasow, and Brennan VanRiper that finished second with a qualifying time of 3:31.39.
Jensen Holm qualified in the 3200 with a second-place finish in 9:47.50, Josiah Fitch qualified in the shot put with a PR of 45-06, and Dominic Guthre PR’d in the pole vault with 11’4″ and a second place finish.
Other medal winners for the boys team were Ryan Scott third in shot put, Ryan Stofflet sixth long jump, Dominic Guthre second pole vault, Van Riper eighth 100, Ben Yeastling sixth 110 hurdles, the 4×100 relay team of Van Riper, Trevino, Taraswow, and Fannin finished 8th, Joseph Norwood 4th, Scott fifth, and Foster Thorburn sixth in the 3200.
The girls finished with 62 points to finish fourth. Tecumseh won the Regional with 88 points.
Chelsea was led by the 4×400 relay team of Makayla KeGerreis, Kendra Patterson, Riley Thorburn, and Myranda Montoye that finished second with a time of 4:14.80.
Jordan Holton finished second in the discus with a season best toss of 104-05.
Reagan Lehman qualified in the pole vault with a PR of 9-03.
Other medal winners for the girls’ team were
-Breanne Black placing fourth in the pole vault and just missed the State qualifying standard (9′ 3″) on her third attempt.
-Riley Davis placed 3rd in the high jump with a height of 5′ 0″.
-The 4x800m relay team (comprised of Riley Thorburn, Natalie Davies, Morgan Kurth, Allison Hause) placed fourth with a time of 10:17.53 (a season-best time).
-The 4x200m relay team (who consisted of Kasey Matusik, Myranda Montoye, Reagan Lehman, and Maykala Kegerreis) placed 8th with a season-best time of
-Kendra Patterson had a very good day. She placed 7th in the 100m
hurdles with a time of 17.16 (near PR) and placed 5th in the 300m hurdles
with a time of 50.63 (a PR).
-Natalie Davies placed 5th in the 3200m run with a time of 12:14.53, while Morgan Kurth placed 8th in the event with a time of 12:22.15. (Both girls came within seconds of their PRs.)
-Makayla Kegerreis placed 8th in the long jump with a distance of 14′ 5.75″
and placed 8th in the 200m dash with a time of 27.36.
-Myranda Montoye placed 5th in the 400m dash with a season-best time of 62.4.