Dexter runs second, fourth at SEC Track and Field Championships

Chelsea hosted the annual SEC Track and Field Championships on May 9. Here is how Dexter fared in both the girls and boys meets.


In the eight-team tournament, Dexter ran fourth with 79 points. Pinckney finished first with 151, 2 points, followed by Chelsea (120) and Ypsilanti Lincoln (81.5).

Junior Nathan Larson led the way in the distance events. Larson took 2nd in the 1600m run with a time of 4:30.16, followed by Dreadnaughts Owen Huard for 4th (4:32.45) and Seth Read in 5th at 4:33.87. Larson then finished the day with another 2nd place finish in the 3200 with a time of 9:53.64. Teammates Conor Kolka took 6th (10:03.94), and Nick McKenzie 7th (10:05.33) as well.

Senior Noah Hayter finished the distance placers taking an 8th in the 800m run. Junior Henry Sheldon also had a great day winning the Pole Vault with a jump of 14’6”, and took 3rd in the Long Jump with a leap of 18’10. Pole Vault teammates Oliver Bishop took 2nd. Noah Schultz 4th, Cole Sheldon 5th, and Zach Sawin was 8th.

The team of Liam Buller, Nathan Larson, Seth Read and Owen Huard won the 4×800 meter relay with a time of 8:17.68.

Top Dexter performers:

800m 8th. Noah Hayter (12th) 2:11.35 (PR)

1600m 2nd. Nathan Larson (11th) 4:30.16
4th. Owen Huard (11th) 4:32.45
5th. Seth Read (11th) 4:33.87

3200m 2nd. Nathan Larson (11th) 9:53.64
6th. Conor Kolka (10th) 10:03.94
7th. Nick McKenzie (12th) 10:05.53

High Jump 5th. John Fraser (11th) 5’6” (PR)

Pole Vault 1st. Henry Sheldon (11th) 14’6”
2nd. Oliver Bishop (12th) 14’0”(PR)
4th. Noah Schultz (10th) 13”0”
5th. Cole Sheldon (9th) 12’6”
8th. Zach Sawin (9th) 11’0”

Long Jump 3rd. Henry Sheldon (11th) 18’10”


The Dexter girls finished with 121 points to place second behind Pinckney (157). Chelsea was third with 80 points, just one better than Ypsilanti.

Leading the way for Dexter was senior Nicole Bow who had a double school record breaking day. Breaking her own school fecord, she won the long jump with a leap of 17’4”. Next up was her school record breaking performance in the 300m hurdles clocking a time of 47.08. And to round out her day she took 2nd in the Pole Vault with a jump of 11’0”.

Other top performers of the day were seniors Anna Varitek taking 4th in the 1600m (5:29.28) and 2nd in the 32oom (11:50.51), and Lauren Bazick taking 4th in the 400m with a time of 1:01.71. Sophomores Brooke Steere won the 100m Hurdles with a time of 16.33, and Josie Mettes had the best jump in the girls Pole Vault with 11’6”. Field events took multiple other places in the High Jump; Emma Young 5th, Jennifer Bow 7th, and Emma Young for 8th. Pole Vault took additional places from Sophie Mettes 3rd, Teaghan Holman 5th, Mackenzie Stock 6th, and Annissa Sisson 7th.

Top Dexter performers:

100m 5th. Eva Gaetino (10th) 13.47
7th. Maggie Jordan (10th) 13.59

200m 6th. Faith Jones (10th) 27.80 (PR)

400m 2nd. Lauren Bazick (12th) 1:01.71 (PR)
6th. Jamie Stout (10th) 1:03.23 (PR)
8th Faith Jones (10th) 1:04.83

800m 7th. Ashley Mitchell (9th) 2:38.03 (PR)
8th. Megyn Scafasci (12th) 2:39.04

1600m 4th. Anna Varitek (12th) 5:29.28

2300m 2nd. Anna Varitek (12th) 11:50.51

110 Hurdles 1st. Brooke Steere (10th) 16.33

300 Hurdles 1st. Nicole Bow (12th) 47.08 (School Record)

High Jump 5th. Emma Young (1th) 4’10”
7th. Jennifer Bow (10th) 4’10”(PR)
8th. Emma Hall (12th) 4’10”

Pole Vault 1st. Josie Mettes (10th) 11’6”
2nd. Nicole Bow (12th) 11’0”
3rd. Sophie Mettes (9th) 10’6”(PR)
5th. Teaghan Holman (11th) 9’6”
6th. Mackenzie Stock (10th) 9’6”
7th. Annissa Sisson (9th) 9’0”

Long Jump 1st. Nicole Bow (12th) 17’4” (School Record)


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