Girls’ Chelsea Athletics and Running

Chelsea’s women’s athletics team kicked off their season this week with a pair of invites and are off to a strong start.

The Bulldogs took first place in the Big Division at the Whitmore Lake Relays on Friday. They finished with 85.111 points to be squeaked by Saline with 84.644.

Top spots went to the varsity 4×100 team of Molly Mannor, Makayla Kegerreis, Laney Smith and Aleya Smith; the freshman/sophomore 4×400 team of Natalia DeMea, Sofia DeMea, Paiton Doyle and Madison Morgan; and Mannor’s Shuttle Hurdles 4×100 Team, Leila Wells, Brooke Matusik, Anne King.

The 4×200 team of N. DeMea, S. DeMea, L. Smith and Eva Dewaele finished third, while Audra Guthre finished third in the pole vault. Kegerreis was fourth in the long jump, Wells fourth in the high jump and the 4×400 relay team of Kegerreis, Mannor, L. Smith and Matusik finished fourth.

Fifth places went to Trilian Krug in the 1600 and the DMR team of Kate Gaiser, Guthre, Krug and Julia Kause, Dewaele was sixth in the long jump, Madeline Collins seventh in the high jump and long jump, and Kennedy Anderson seventh in the high jump.

Chelsea sent a small team to the Grass Lake Invitational and finished fifth with 72 points in the encounter Homer won with 91.

The 4×200 team of Kate Krugh, Carlota Benitez Bianchi, Kloi Milliken and Addison Adams finished first, while Ava Woodard finished first in the shot put.

Alyson Baize, Elsa Baize, Brooklyn Nguyen and Milliken finished second, while third place went to Krugh in the 400 and the 4×800 team of Doyle, Tess Wheeler, Claire Zarinnia and Rachel Bullock.

Kaitlin Kubicki was fourth in the 3200, Caitlyn Ash fourth in the 100 hurdles and fifth in the 300 hurdles, Doyle fourth in the pole vault, Woodard fifth in the discus and Bella Hagen fifth in the 3200.

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