Bay Port's Tinch suspended; likely done for the season
GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Bay Port's Cordell Tinch was expected to at least challenge, if not win, four state titles at the Division 1 state track and field meet this spring in La Crosse, but it appears the senior may not compete.
Tinch was suspended last week for his second code violation this school year, putting his season in jeopardy. Tinch can appeal his suspension but with the regional track and field meet May 21, he has little time for an appeal to be heard.
Bay Port administration would not comment on the situation.
The regional meet is the start of the postseason so Tinch has to compete at the regional meet in order to be able to compete at the sectional meet and then state.
Tinch won state titles in the long and triple jumps last season and placed second in the high jump and 110-meter hurdles. Based off his performances this spring, he seemed in prime position to win four state titles.
Tinch, who signed a national letter of intent with the University of Minnesota for track and field and football, is not listed on the heat sheets for Tuesday's Fox River Classic Conference meet.
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