Braden Lolli Wins 800 meters! Charlie Allison 3 PRs and Two 2nd Place Finishes!

The Flyers arrived at Chandler high school missing a few athletes due to illness, injury and outside commitments, but the 7 who competed had some strong showings.

With only a month before the Arizona Junior Olympic meet our Flyers are definitely beginning to find their rhythm in many of their events.

Braden Lolli (7) in the 8 & Under boys’ 800 meter smoked the competition with an impressive 3:15.61 debut. This is the Phoenix Flyers Track Club first 1st place finish in a meet this season. Braden also managed a 5th place showing in the boys’ long jump with a mark of 2.46 meters.

Although Charlie Allison (9) didn’t win his events he took home two 2nd place ribbons with PRs in the javelin (25.97 m) and also in the long jump (3.74 m). Charlie ended his day with a strong effort in the 100 meters with a new personal best of 16.12 seconds.

Ava Clegg (6) kept her PR streak alive with a nice improvement in the long jump with a 2.19 meter mark.

Halle Yellowhair (9), even though in the unfavorable outside lane 8, was able to drop her 400 meter time by over a second with a 1:28.13 finish.

Bekkah Weier (11) can’t seem to break that 2.94 meter mark in the long jump with her 3rd meet in a row attaining this distance; but she has found improvement in the javelin each and every meet. This week she managed to take 5th place and improve her throw to 12.38 meters.

Sister, Hannah Weier (8), while not setting any bests around the oval on Saturday was able to manage a PR in the javelin with a 8.64 meter throw.

Christina Diggs, who didn’t compete last weekend, was able to have some solid performances as well in the 400 meters (1:28.87) and in the long jump (2.85 meters) at Chandler.

The Flyers have no meet this upcoming weekend, but will compete next at Central High School for the  last Regulation meet of the season on Saturday, May 18th.

Bekkah Weier Sets 3 PRs at Westwood Regulation Meet

While there were many strong performances this past weekend (Apr. 27, 2013) for our Flyers at Weswood High School, none were more impressive than the 3 personal records set by Bekkah Weier.

While only tieing her long jump PR on Saturday with a solid 2.94 meter jump, Bekkah found herself becoming a bit more comfortable with the javelin technique and took a 6th place finish with a new best of 12.19 meters. Then Bekkah took to the track and ran a strong PR in the 400 meters (1:22.86).

Ava Clegg still kept her streak going of setting a PR in each meet she has competed in by setting a new long jump mark of 2.09 meters.

Braden Lolli had some solid performances on Saturday, but he saved his best for last as he ran a new personal record in the 200 meters with a time of 37.74 seconds.

Charlie Allison, after taking a hiatus from throwing the javelin at the Phoenix Invitational, came back strong this week by taking 2nd place in the 9-10 Boys Division and setting a new personal best by tossing the spear 24.54 meters.

The past two meets, Clay Diggs has figured out how to jump better and better. At The Phoenix Invitational two weeks ago every jump Clay attempted was a  new PR. On Saturday, Clay once again set a new tape measurement in the long jump with a best of 2.72 meters.

Although Sarah Rusanowski had some foot issues, she still managed to take 3rd place in the 800 meters in the Girls 13-14 division, while also besting her 400-meter time with a new personal record of 1:09.04.

This weekend the Flyers head over to Chandler High School for their next Regulation Meet.