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Chelsea boys track and field finishes third in Chelsea Relays

Photo by Katherine Snyder. Brandon Snyder competes in the long jump at the 2019 Chelsea Relays.

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Eric Swager for the information in this story.)

A soggy day Thursday greeted the seven teams attending Chelsea Relays 2019.

The Bulldogs finished third behind Division 1 powerhouses Holt and East Lansing.

“It gave us a chance to run some different lineups and try different combinations throughout the day,” said coach Eric Swager, adding, “And the open 3200 run was a bunch of fun for all ages – sprinters included.”

Chelsea had several medal-winning events, including the champion 4×3200 relay as well as the Kruse Relay and the shot putters.

Photo by Katherine Snyder. Josiah Fitch, who has a lifetime best throw of 43′ in the shot put,  competes in a relay race at the 2019 Chelsea Relays.

Individually, the coach wanted to mention just a couple guys:

Josiah Fitch had another lifetime best in the shot put with his 43′ effort

Foster Thorburn ran 2 consecutive life-time best 800 splits

Carson Rabbitt had near life-time best splits in both of his relays.

“Overall, a positive event,” Swager said.

He also wanted to “sincerely thank the administration, coaches, fans, and especially all the volunteers that made Chelsea Relays 2019 another success.”

Complete results can be found below.

Chelsea Relays results 2019 - Sheet1 (2)
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