CALEDONIA — Tim Chichester doesn’t slow down.

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind for the Mount Morris native, who now teaches science at Arkport Central School and resides in Hornell.

Chichester guided Arkport athletes in the Section V championship meet May 25 in Avon. About 36 hours later, he was getting set to start the Buffalo Marathon. The script was flipped — this time the athletes were the ones cheering on their coach. Chichester won the event after blazing through the course in 2:18:06, good enough to qualify for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon trials.

Chichester was back in the spotlight Friday, this time in Caledonia, where he was inducted into the Section V Track and Field Hall of Fame during the state qualifier meet.

“It’s been crazy. I’ve been on seventh heaven with the marathon, the sectional meet,” Chichester said when The Spectator caught up with the man who rarely stops moving. “I had sectionals on Friday, and then I had the marathon on Sunday. The marathon went pretty well, getting my Olympic trial qualifier and winning the race. Then being inducted into the Section V Hall of Fame is like a dream for me. There’s so many amazing people in the Section V Hall of Fame. It’s an honor to be inducted with them.”

Chichester’s record-setting running career at Mount Morris was just the start of the race. He went on to enjoy a stellar run at SUNY Geneseo, and the Buffalo Marathon victory marked another notch on his running resume.

Last year, Chichester ran the fastest race in Wineglass Marathon history. He’s also run high-profile events like the Boston Marathon and the New York City Marathon, among many others.

The Buffalo Marathon punched his ticket for the Olympic Trials, which will take place in early 2020 at the Atlanta Marathon. He had plenty of support from Arkport students along the route.

“Going into the race, my goal was to go out and hit the Olympic trial qualifier. I knew it was going to be difficult,” Chichester said. “I checked out the elite field before the race and knew that there were only a few guys that had run even close to what I was trying to run. I knew if I was going to do it I’d probably have to do it alone. It was a great day. I had a lot of support out there from the area. Teachers and students came out to watch, which is amazing because the race starts at 6:30 in the morning. It was incredible having so much support from the community.”

Chichester has also enjoyed the support of his wife and family, who were on hand Friday to help induct him into the Section V Hall of Fame. His parents still reside in Mount Morris, with siblings scattered around the east coast.

“My family is so supportive,” Chichester said. “I actually remember watching my little brother break my school record here a couple years ago.”

Chichester was doing double-duty Friday in Caledonia. In addition to the Hall of Fame ceremony, one of his pupils, Jackson Bill, advanced to the state qualifiers in the 100 and the 200.

“It’s nice to be able to be here and support him, and also get inducted into the Hall of Fame,” Chichester said. “I’ve been talking to a lot of coaches that I remember from when I was an athlete, and that I now know through coaching. It’s been great to connect with a lot of people. I’ve been around quite a bit.

“I was at Wellsville and coaching over there at one point, so I was talking to the Wellsville coaches, obviously the Mount Morris coaches, and some of my college teammates from SUNY Geneseo are here because they’re coaching at other high schools now. There’s so many people here, it’s amazing.

“Track and field is a big family. That’s one of the best parts.”