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Chesterfield High School

Chesterfield boys track off and running

By Ken Buck

Staff Writer

Chesterfield— The Chesterfield High boys track team, under Head Coach David McCarthy, are off to an encouraging start to the season while also challenging themselves against larger schools in meets.

McCarthy said that the strength of the team lies in the sprints and in the field events.

Senior Michaell Wall is a thrower that should finish in the top three in the state and have a chance to win shot put.

“We are working a lot in the discus and are trying to get him to where he qualifies for both throwing events in May,” says McCarthy. “He has gained some interest to throw at the collegiate level.”

 Senior Shyhiem Rivers finished second last year in the triple jump and has a very good chance to win it this year.

“Senior De’onta Bowen is a kid that can be a top athlete in every event but is of course limited to four events,” says McCarthy. “We have moved him to the high jump instead of just being a sprinter in hopes of scoring points in that event this year.”

Junior Josh “Bruce” Ellerbe is a top sprinter on the team for the 100, 200, and 400m sprints. He is also the second leg of the 4x100. He should finish in the top 2-3 spots in all of his events this year in the region.

Sophomore Tyler McCoy is our top hurdler and should qualify for the 110 and 400m hurdles. He finished seventh in the state last year in the 400m hurdles and has improved this season in the 110. He is also on the 4x100m team as the third leg. 

Sophomore Jalen Thompson is a jumper and sprinter.

“He is a kid that has continually improved in both the long and triple jump and pushes Rivers for the top spot in the region for the triple jump,” says McCarthy. He will also run the 200m and is the first leg of the 4x100m relay team.

 

 

 

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