Girls Track & Field

#TBT: Anchor Brings Calumet Back

August 8, 2019

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

As we prepare to begin another school year with the first practices for fall sports next week, let’s throw back to an incredible finish from the 2015 Upper Peninsula Division 1 Girls Track & Field Finals.

Then-senior Chelsea Jacques contributed to four first places that day, including an awe-inspiring comeback in the 400-meter relay. Jacques, Calumet’s anchor, took the baton with her team in a distant fifth place and rushed all the way to the front to give the Copper Kings the win in 52.65 seconds, six hundredths of a second ahead of runner-up Marquette.

Jacques also won long jump and repeated as champ in the 100 and 200 sprints during the meet.

PHOTO: Chelsea Jacques powers to the finish during one of her sprint championship wins at the 2015 UP Division 1 Finals. (Photo by Cara Kamps.)