The Napa Track Club has been extremely successful over the past couple of weeks, sending athletes to a variety of USA Track & Field-sanctioned meets throughout the country.
The first stop was the USATF Youth National Track and Field Championships at the University of Texas in Arlington, June 26-July 1.
The Napa Track Club had Sophia Marseilles, Ashley Augustus and Brendan Cardey making the trip to the heart of Texas to compete.
Marseilles brought home three national championship medals in the youth girls division.
Marseilles started the competition by capturing fifth place in the pentathlon with a score of 2,018 points, then went on to get seventh place in the high jump (4-7) and finished with the triple jump and another fifth-place medal with an effort of 30-9.
Augustus competed in the young women’s division and was able to reach the medal stand in the 2,000-meter steeplechase with a sixth-place finish with a time of 8:42. Augustus also competed in the 800-meter run and just missed making the final 8 by finishing in 11th place during the trials.
Cardey competed in the young men’s javelin and had an outstanding performance. Cardey threw a personal best of 157-6 and was awarded with the silver medal.
The next stop was Tulare, Calif., where Solomon Tinnon, Claire Pirio and Kyle Beaver competed in the Junior Olympic Regional Multi-Event Championships, where the top two finishers qualify for the National Championships in Maryland.
Tinnon competed in the midget boys pentathlon, which consists of the following events: 80-meter hurdles, shot put, long jump, high jump and the 1,500 meter run. Tinnon had a strong showing as he captured the silver medal and will be competing in Maryland.
Pirio competed in the intermediate girls heptathlon, which consists of the following: 100-meter hurdles, long jump, high jump, shot put, 200-meter dash, javelin and finishes with the 800-meter run. Pirio had an exceptional two days of competition and was awarded the gold medal for winning the regional meet with a total of 3,437 points.
Beaver competed in the intermediate boys decathlon, which has the following events over two days: 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-meter run, 110-meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin, and the 1,500-meter run. Beaver was able to reach a point total of 4,508, which secured him a silver medal and a trip to Maryland.
The Napa Track Club made a return trip to Tulare on July 7-8 and qualified eight more athletes to the Junior Olympic National Championships in Maryland.
In the sub-bantam girls division, Sofia Tinnon threw a personal best and won the shot put (20-3) and was third in the javelin (47-5).
In the sub-bantam boys division, Liam Wallace-Harper also qualified for two different events. Wallace-Harper took fourth in the long jump (9-9) and fifth in the javelin (43-11).
In the bantam girls division, Mia Oggenfuss was third in the high jump (3-5) and sixth in the javelin (45-4).
In the midget girls division, Aisley Wallace-Harper threw a personal best (59-1) and took the silver medal in the javelin.
Solomon Tinnon qualified for three more events as he took second in the discus (98-8), third in the high jump (4-5), and fourth in the shot put (32-5).
In the youth girls division, Donna Roscoe was able to bring home the silver medal in the 3,000-meter racewalk.
In the youth boys division, Daniel Harrop was able to grab a third place in the discus (106-7).
The javelin throwers for the track club had a great day as Claire Miller was able to obtain a personal best and claimed the regional championship with a throw of 96-8. Brendan Cardey was also able to claim a personal best while grabbing the gold medal for the young men’s division.