Rhodes Sets Club Record in 100 meters
It started out as a very cool morning, but turned into a beautiful day to compete for the USATF AZ’s first regulation meet of the 2019 season at Mountain Pointe High School.
Only 8 Flyers competed, but those who did had a great start to their season.
8 & Under
Antonio Arana came out guns-a-blazing on Saturday in the 100 meters. Not only did Antonio run a new personal record for himself (17.39 seconds), but he also took 3rd overall and attained his first ribbon of the year! Alex Schlue, who is one of our new Flyers this season, ran a very strong race as well, clocking 19.60 in the 100 meters for an 18th overall finish.
9 and 10
Emerson Rhodes looks like she is ready for an awesome 2019 track and field campaign. Emerson ran two personal records (PR) on Saturday, with one being a new Flyers Club record. Emerson ran 16.18 in the 100 meters (club record) and followed it up with another huge PR in the 200 m (35.08). New member, Citta Anspach (pronounced “Chee-tah”) had a strong first outing as well. Citta ran a quick 17.31 seconds in the 100 meters and came back strong in the 200, running a 35.31 time.
10 and 11
Micah Newkirk, one of our 11-12 phenoms from last season, came back with little training and took 3rd place overall in the 800 meters with a good early season time of 2:49.06. Dylan French, who has the unlucky fortune of a December birthday, will be competing in the 11-12 division all season even though he won’t be 11 until mid-December. But, Dylan seemed unaffected by his calendar circumstance and looked to be having fun competing in the 100 m (18.35) and 200 m (42.91) on Saturday.
13 and 14
Braden Lolli, one of our original Flyers, has moved up to a new age division and came out to see where his legs were early in the season in the 400 m. Braden got out strong and finished with a solid time of 1:07.68. Alex Columbus, like Braden, is also in a new age group and looked smooth in his opening 200 meters with a fine finishing time of 30.86.
The Flyers next meet will be on February 9th at McClintock High School.