Eight Colchester athletes recorded top-six finishes at the Essex Invitational last Saturday to qualify for the New England Championships, held June 10 in Norwell, Mass. Qualifiers included: Alicia Tebeau-Sherry (fourth in 800m, 1500m), Myla Jacobs (sixth in 1,500m), Amber Sicard (third in 100m hurdles and long jump), George Cummings (fifth in 300m hurdles) and the 4x100m boys relay team of Sam Spates, Matt Hesford, Duy Pham and Bailey Olson, which placed fourth.

Amber Sicard flies over a hurdle at Essex High School. (Photo by Josh Kaufmann)

George Cummings skies during the long jump event. Bottom right: Matt Hesford hands the baton to Bailey Olson. (Photo by Kyle St. Peter)