The Chicopee High Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams took part in the 22nd Annual Ted Dutkiewicz Memorial Races at East Longmeadow High School on Saturday.
Both teams had 2 runners finish in medal positions, led by Mike Barran’s 13th place finish. Ana Figueroa and Hunter Terlik both recorded 14th place finishes while Denisha Moreno’s 15th place finish brought home the last medal for the Pacers.
Ted Dutkiewicz was a Psychology and Government teacher both at Central High and Springfield Technical High. He was Football and Track Coach at Tech as well as Boys Track and Cross Country Coach at Central. He was a certified USA Track and Field Official and served our country at the 1996 SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES in Atlanta. In 1997, he was selected as Boys Cross Country COACH OF THE YEAR by the NFHS.As an educator, he received the BEACON AWARD from the Springfield Public Schools. This was the 22nd year that the “Duck Races” were run in his memory.