As the heat index rose and summer vacation started to take hold, many of the Flyers did not compete at the USATF AZ State Meet last weekend (June 1-2, 3013). But for those who did, great results did follow.
Halle Yellowhair, who had a very solid performance in the 200 meters (40.96), really showed great improvement in the long jump. She jumped a season long of 2.31 meters, besting her former PR by over .3 meters (1.98).
Braden Lolli, in his last meet of the season, laid it all on the line when he came up with two PRs for the weekend. In the long jump, he squeaked a .01 meter PR by jumping 2.65 meters for the day. But his best performance came in the 400 meters where he broke the 1:27 mark by running a new season best of 1:26.7. Braden also ran a smart race in the 800 meter, by placing 2nd in the 8 & Under Boys’ age group with a confident run of 3:17.3.
Charlie Allison, although he couldn’t find his steps in the long jump and had to settle for a 3.31 meter performance, did not have any issue in finding his groove in the 9-10 Boys’ mini-javelin. He won the event by throwing over a 4-meter PR (32.04) in his 5th throw, after falling behind to Do-Right’s top thrower, who had just tossed the implement 30.44 meters and taking hold of 1st place, temporarily.
This week the team goes back to Mesa Community College to compete in the Arizona Junior Olympic meet. Top 4-finishers in each event will move on to the Junior Olympic Regional meet during the July 4th weekend back at Mesa Community College.