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Chelsea Boys’ Track and Field Claims SEC White Title

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It took a total team effort by the Chelsea boys’ track and field team to hold off defending conference champion Pinckney when the Bulldogs claimed the SEC White title at Pinckney Thursday May 9.

After finishing the dual meet portion tied with the Pirates, it came down to the league championships Thursday and the Bulldogs outscored Pinckney 147-103 for the title.

“We anticipated that this meet would be a competitive one,” Coach David Slusser said. “It was a cold, damp, all around nasty meet in terms of weather. However, our positive attitude and overall demeanor carried us through the day.”

The Bulldogs dominated the five field events, scoring 76 points which was a big key in the final standings.

All-SEC honors went to the top three in each event with the top six individuals and top five relays earning points for the team.

JJ Turnbow won the long jump to lead the Bulldogs field events.

Indiana Hurst and Auden Howard finished second and third in the shot put with PR’s, while Quinton Carradine was second and Cash Anderson third in the high jump. MoCugliari placed third in the pole vault and Carl Owen Peterson third in the discus.

Connell Alford paced the Chelsea runners by winning the 3200 and was second in the 1600.

Regan Plank was second in the 100, Carradine third in the 110 hurdles, and Jackie Dell third in the 800.

Many other bulldogs had lifetime best performances and scored for the team.

  • Alex Bennett ran lifetime bests in the 110 and 300 hurdles. He placed 4th in the 110

hurdles and 5th in the 300 hurdles. Ethan Kwaske placed 6th in the 100 hurdles as well.

  • The throwers had an incredible day with many PR’s and points. Aside from the all-conference performers, Chase Maihofer threw for 2 PR’s and took 4th in the shotput and

4th in the discus. Caleb Fitch also threw a PR of 104’ 2” in the discus.

  • The pole vaulters showed up to compete as well. Aside from Cugliari’s all-conference

performance, Josh Doyle jumped a lifetime best of 10’ 9” and placed 4th. Nolan Fleszar

placed 5th with a jump of 10’ 9”.

  • Aside from JJ Turnbow’s conference championship performance, the young duo of Luke

Cavanaugh and Gibson Ichesco placed 4th and 5th in the long jump.

  • The high jump crew scored the most points for the team out of any position group. Aside

from Carradine and Anderson’s all-conference performances, JJ Turnbow placed 4th

with a jump of 5’4” and Sam Forehand placed 5th with a jump of 5’ 4”. The high jumpers

scored a combined total of 20 points in one event.

  • The distance crew performed well at the meet. The 4×800 relay team of Alford, Dell,

Miles Dell, and Beckett Boos placed 3rd. Aside from the all-conference performances of

Alford and Jacki Dell, lifetime bests were run by Eric Cameron, Linus Helzerman, Owen

Thorburn, and Leo Alafita.

  • The sprinters had a nice day as well. The 4×200 relay team of Ichesco, Caden Steele,

AJ Smith, and Regan Plank took 3rd with a time of 1:33.95. The 4×100 team of Plank,

Ethan Collins, Steele, and Ichesco took 2nd place with a time of 46.05. The 4×400 relay

team of Jacki Dell, Gus Wehrly, Kai Ziolkowski, and Beckett Boos took 3rd with a time of

3:36.96. Ziolkowski also took 6th in the 200 with a lifetime best time of 23.95.

The Bulldogs host the Division 2 Regional meet Friday.