The Chelsea track teams took on Tecumseh and Pinckney in an SEC White tri-meet last week and both Bulldog boys’ and girls’ teams had one of the closest meets you will see in high school track.

The boys dropped both meets by a total of three points. They fell to Pinckney 67-65 and lost to Tecumseh 69-68.

The girls split their meets, falling to Pinckney 73-64 and defeating Tecumseh 72-65.

Picking up wins for the girls were Sydney Matusik in the 400, Kaehla Manly 300 hurdles, the 4×200 relay, Jordan Holton discuss, and Jenna Gileczek pole vault.


Second place finishes went to Riley Davis high jump, Hailey Neal long jump, Holton shot put, the 4×400 and 4×800 relays, Allison Hause 3200, and Myranda Montoya 400.

Tom Oates led the boys winning the 800, 1600, and 3200 races. Ronnie Buford won the shot put in his first track meet for Chelsea. James Mida won the discus, Kyle Simmerman the high jump and the 4×800 relay team.

Second place finishes went to Jensen Holm in the 1600 and 3200, Mida shot put, and Hunter White 200 and 400.

The girls placed second out of 18 schools at the Corunna True Team Invite. The True Team Invite is a meet where all participants earn points for their teams no matter the finish.

Chelsea finished with 575 points, behind only Corunna with 640.5.

The 4×400 JV relay team of Kasey Matusik, Davis, Neal, and Emily Chizek finished second.

Third place finishes went to Gileczek in the pole vault, the 4×800 relay team of Riley Thorburn, Sydney Matusik, Hause, and Montoye; and the 4×400 varsity team of Sydeny Matusik, Manly, Thorburn, and Montoye. Hause was fourth in the 3200.

The boys took part in Saline’s Golden Triangle meet Friday and Saturday. The Golden Triangle is a non-scoring meet, but many of the top teams in the state participate in preparation for the postseason.

Oates led Chelsea by setting school records in 1600 (4th in 4:13) and the 3200 (3rd in 9:06).

Holm ran the fourth fastest 3200 in school history (4th in 9:15). Mida and Buford both earned medals in the throwing events.


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