McCaulsky advances to states on Districts day one


Photo courtesy of Charlie Burch

Chelsea McCaulsky punched her ticket to the PIAA championships with a second-place finish in the javelin.

Tighe Eaken Jr., Staff Writer

Yesterday was day one of the District 6 track and field championships at Mansion Park in Altoona, and Bellwood-Antis was able to impress and have some athletes place. One, senior Chelsea Mccaulsky, qualified for the state championship meet in Shippensburg.

Chelsea McCaulsky was the only day one B-A athlete that will be advancing to states, due to her impressive performance in the javelin. where she had a personal best throw of 117-1, to place her in 2nd.

“Going to states will be really fun and a great way to close out my senior year,” McCaulsky said. “I never thought I would go this far in track and field, but I am a competitor. It is going to be a great experience with great competition and that’s what I’m most excited for.”

It was the first time the District 6 championship meet was broken into two days of competition, a move done to bring the meet in line with the PIAA championships.

Chance Schreier was able to place 6th in the javelin, with a best distance of 150-8. Along with Chance, the boys 4×100 meter relay team was able to place 8th with a time of 46.06.

The girls team was able to find a little more success on the day with 6 total athletes/relay teams placing.

Avah Hassler (400m dash) and Chloe Stoltzfus (300m hurdles) both placed 8th in their respective events.

Lydia Worthing placed 6th in the high jump with a best height of 5-0 and the 4×100 relay team was 6th with a combined time of 53.00.

B-A record holder Alexis Lovrich placed 4th and just missed states in the 1600m with a mile time of 5:27.70, but will run the 3200 today.

Both teams are preparing to have multiple athletes advance to states today, including pole vaulters Worthing and Dylan Andrews, as well as Lovrich.