The day before Easter brought a smaller number of athletes than usual from the Flyers to the west side of town for the April 4th USATF AZ Regulation Meet at Millennium High School. But the kids who made it out had some very good performances to show for their travel.
8 & Under Division
Isabella Allison is moving up the ranks in the 8 & Under girls javelin, taking 3rd place on Saturday with a new personal best throw of 8.25 meters. Isa also had a new best in the long jump, where she took 8th place and landed with a 2.13 meter jump. Jade Elcock, although she missed the 100 meter race due to the meet’s time change from 8 to 7 a.m., did make it to the 200 where she blasted her personal best by over 4 seconds, with a very solid 49.63 seconds.
Ava Clegg is becoming quite a well-rounded track & field athlete, competing in the shot put, 100 m and long jump on April 4th. Ava came away with a new PR in the long jump (2.52 m), a PR and a 3rd place finish in the shot (3.87 m) and dipped under 19 seconds in the 100 m (18.88). Brynn Pickavance another one of our multi-event athletes, mirrored Ava’s events with resounding success as well. Brynn took 8th in the long jump (2.77 m – also a PR), 4th in the shot (3.60 m) and almost broke the 18-second barrier in the 100, with a new personal best (18.03). Jake Blair showed why he qualified for nationals last year in the mini-javelin with a 1st place toss and new PR at Millennium (24.41 m). Jake also dipped under 90-seconds in the 400 for the first time, with another personal best of 1:28.40.
Levi Shoemaker put it all together on Saturday to get some very nice throws in the mini-javelin that both earned him a 6th place ribbon and a new personal best of 14.74 m. Levi also dipped under 18-seconds again in the 100 meters (17.94) for a very solid overall day. Macy Baerman came ready to compete on the west side with two new very convincing personal bests. Macy dropped below 39 seconds for the first time in the 200 (38.11) and crushed the 400 with a new PR of 1:26.98.
Colorado Stanley had two new PRs on Saturday. He squeaked out a PR in the javelin with a new best of 18.99 (8th) and also jumped over 3 meters for the first time ever (3.04). Reece Johnson came out to run the 100 meters for the second time in her career and just missed besting her time with a 18.18 finish. Peyton Burnside, after a week off of running came out and ran a tremendous PR in the 1500 m( 6:10.50) and came back to run a very strong 800 (3:07.97).
Emily Hancock came out and showed effort in the 100 meter (15.45), 100 meter hurdles (20.99)and 400 meter dash (1:16.44). Cole Shapiro competed in his first track meet for the Flyers with some great success. He took 2nd in the long jump (4.53) and showed some flash in the 100 meters with a strong time of 14.02. Megan Griffith, who has been out sick for some time came back to the track with some nice performances. Megan took 8th in the long jump (3.40) and took 3rd in the triple jump (8.13).
The Flyers next meet is the Phoenix Invitational – one of the biggest meets of the season – on April 18-19 at Mesa Community College.