Today was Day 3 at the Jr. Olympics and it was fantastic for our Quickfeet athletes!! We had several PR's in the 800! Carter Slack got our day off to a rocking start with an 8 sec PR in his race. He came in ranked 47th but finished in 23rd place! Sophia tried to set a new record on who could throw up the most and still set a new PR. She did both! Jacob ran a gutsy fantastic race even though he came up just short in the PR dept. Emme Leavitt finished 4th in her heat and 17th overall with a new PR of 2:25.42! Her previous SB (Seasons Best) was 2:29 so this was a HUGE run for her. She has another year in this age group so look out for next year ladies cause Emme is coming for ya! To finish our 800 meter runs for the day was Connor Poulsen (13-14 Boys) who came in tied for 20th out of 54 boys entered with a time of 2:09.63. Connor decided that he wanted to race in the finals and become an All-American so he went out and ran a 2:06.05 800 and finish with the 5th fastest time in the meet! Ya that is an almost 4 sec PR and puts him in the FINALS on Saturday!! Our first athlete to qualify for the Finals!
In the 200's Oliver Jensen did an amazing job and ran a new PR of 27.92. Oliver came in 57th of 58 athletes and finished in 46th place. Kylie and Abby gave it everything they had in their 200's and did a great job!
To finish our day we had the 13-14 Girls 4x800 team compete……and compete they did!! They came in 19th of 27 teams and had to run in the slowest heat. The won their heat by 31 seconds SHATTERING their previous record and Utah State Youth Record of 10:58.51 with a 10:20.89 to finish 6th in the nation and become JR.OLYMPIC ALL-AMERICANS!!!!! The team was made up of Lilly Poulton, Myley Alexander, Ashlyn Redfearn and Emme Leavitt!!! So extremely proud of all our athletes and they way in which they are competing!! Lets do it again tomorrow TEAM!! Here is the schedule of events and athletes who are competing:
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7:00am Abby Taylor (17-18 Girls) Long Jump
9:50am Kaylee Carter (15-16 Girls) 100 Hurdles
9:50am Olivia Leavitt (17-18 Girls) 100 Hurdles
11:30am Jaslyn Gardner (13-14 Girls) 100 Meters
11:30am Samson Doyle (13-14 Boys) 100 Meters
12:00pm Starlee Woodbury and Kylie Dorius (15-16 Girls) 100 Meters
12:30pm Oliver Jensen (11-12 Boys) and Abby Taylor (17-18 Girls) 100 Meters
4:00pm Myley Alexander, Laveni Vaka, Daviana Vaka and Jaslyn Gardner (13-14 Girls) 4x100 Relay
5:00pm Lexi Olds, Kaylee Carter, Kylie Dorius and Starlee Woodbury (15-16 Girls) 4x100 Relay