The Napa Track Club took part in its first big meet of the season, traveling to Union City for the 3M Invitational that featured 40 teams and over 800 California athletes.
The goal of many of the club’s young athletes is to qualify for the Youth National Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which will be held later this summer in Ypsilanti, Mich. To qualify for the National Championships, competitors are required to achieve strict performance standards. Three Napa stars met those standards at this meet.
Competing in the Bantam Girls division, Donna Roscoe qualified in the 1,500-meter racewalk. She won the event in a new personal best time of 9 minutes, 57 seconds.
Claire Miller qualified in two events in the Youth Girls category. Her javelin throw of 83 feet, 10 inches earned her second. Then she had a 32-foot effort in the triple jump to finish sixth.
The third qualifier was Brendan Cardey in the Youth Boys division. He also qualified in two events with a javelin throw of 121 -10 for second place. He finished second in the triple jump at 35 feet. He added a third-place finish in the high jump at 4-10.
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Several other Club members recorded top-10 finishes at the meet.
Erin Mills was second in the Midget Girls 3,000-meter run (12:49) and second in the high jump at 3-8. Sophia Marseilles was third in the Midget Girls high jump, also recording a best of 3-8.
Taylor Hollabaugh had four solid performances in the Youth Girls competition. She was seventh in the long jump (12-8.5), seventh in the 1,500 meters (5:39), ninth in the 800 (2:37), and 10th in the triple jump (29-3.25).
Ashley Augustus had a sixth-place finish in the Youth Girls 3,000 meter run (11:42), while teammate Mackenzie Mills finished eighth (12:36).
Chris Vaziri was seventh in the Bantam Boys 800 meters (2:47). Jared Reich was fourth in the Midget Boys high jump at 4 feet. Sean Carlos Uribe finished eighth in the Youth Boys high jump (4-6).