Steele, Caron Qualify For State


Gabe Steele qualified for state in the high jump, finishing fourth in the sectional.

Two Chester High School athletes qualified for this week’s Class 1A State Boys’ Track Meet after advancing from the Nashville Sectional on May 19.

Lannin Caron returns to state in the pole vault after clearing 3.04 meters to take second.

Gabe Steele is also making a second trip to state in the high jump. He finished fourth, but his jump of 1.85 meters passed the qualifying standard.

Chester had two near misses in running events. The 4×400 relay of Blake Farmer, Will Schuwerk, Jacob Handel and Gabe Coffman finished third. Their time of 3:35.46 was .29 seconds off the qualifying time of 3:35.17.

Coffman was fourth in the 800 where his time of 2:03.72 narrowly missed the qualifying time of 2:02.82.

Chester had three sixth place finishes. Schuwerk was sixth in the 200 and Shane Bicket placed sixth in the shot put. The 4×800 relay team of Farmer, Coffman, Handel and Ivan Hobbs was also sixth.

Lannin Caron took second at sectional and is returning to the state meet in pole vault.