Hayward sixth in 300 meters at New England meet
Litchfield High sprinter Chelsea Hayward, far left, with the top finishers in the 300 meters at the New England Interscholastic Indoor Track and Field Championship meet in Boston on Saturday. Contributed photo
Litchfield High School senior Chelsea Hayward raced to a sixth-place finish in the 300 meters at the New England Interscholastic Indoor Track and Field Championship meet at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston on Saturday.
Hayward's time in the 300 was 41.25 seconds. She also finished 11th in the 55 meters in a time of 7.41 seconds.
Hayward qualified for meet by finishing second in the 300 and fifth in the 55 in the State Open. She was the first Litchfield High athlete to compete in the New England meet in the 21 years Brent Hawkins has been coaching the team.
"She had a great indoor season and I can't wait until the snow melts to see what she does outdoors," said Hawkins, who attended the New England meet.