(Chelsea Update would like to thank Eric Swager for the information in this story. Full results are at the end of the story.)
Coach Eric Swager said, “We got a stern test from a much improved Tecumseh squad,” in summing up the Bulldog’s 73-64 season opening win.
“We managed to piece together a victory to start the season, however,” he said, adding, “Our success was anchored by the distance runners, who outscored the Indians 32-0 in those events.”
Tom Oates won 2 events, while Jensen Holm won the 3200.
The senior sprinters scored crucial points, highlighted by Chris Roush and Lawrence Buckley going 1-2 in the 400—both under 52 seconds.
Josh Wilkerson won the Pole Vault, and James Mida won both the shot and discus.
“Looking at a little history, this victory brings our dual meet W-L to 30-1 since 2011 in the SEC,” Swager said. “It is never easy in this league, but we seem to rise to the occasion when necessary.”
The Bulldogs host nemesis Dexter at home on Tuesday at 4:30, then host the prestigious Chelsea Relays next Thursday afternoon – action begins that day at 2:30.
Everyone is invited to cheer on the 4-time defending regional champ Bulldogs in what Swager called, “spring’s most exciting sport.”Boys Tecumseh 2017 4-11-2017 - Sheet1 (2)