Chelsea won a second-straight state title with a dominant performance on Saturday in Louisville. Our standout junior beat out her nearest competitor by almost half a second as she cruised to the Class A 100-meter hurdle title at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association State Track and Field Meet.
Chelsea also finished second in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash and third in the 300-meter hurdles. “I had a pretty clean race,” she said to a reporter about her 100-meter hurdles. “I got over all my hurdles. It went pretty well.” Her time of 15.89 in the 100-meter hurdles broke the school record and was her personal best. She also ran a personal-best and school-record time of 12.54 in the 100-meter dash.
In the 200-meter dash, Chelsea was in third place mid-way through the race, but used a late kick to pass her nearest competitor and finished in a time of 26.44. She got off to a bad start in the 300-meter hurdles; however, Chelsea rebounded to post a time of 48.17.“I wanted to do better in the 300-meter hurdles, but I kind of messed up,” she said. “But, overall I think I did pretty well and met my expectations.”
Led by Chelsea, the Lady Patriots racked up 36 points and finished in seventh place. Model has finished in the Top 10 at the state meet for six-straight years.