The Napa Track Club had two athletes compete in the USA Track & Field Region 14 Multi-Event Championships. The meet was held south of Fresno at Hanford High School, and was open to competitors from Northern and Central California.

In the 13-14 year-old boys age group, Solomon Tinnon won the gold medal in the five-event pentathlon. His victory secured him a spot in the Junior Olympics National Championships, which will be held in late July in Houston, Texas.

The incoming Napa High School freshman opened his day by winning the 100-meter high hurdles (16.71), and never relinquished his lead.

He followed that up with a second-place finish in the shot put (32-4), victories in the high jump (4-10) and long jump (15-9), and finished his day with a fifth-place finish in the 1,500-meter run (6:04.75).

The 2,094 points he earned for the five events is the second-highest total for his age group in the Napa Track Club record books.

Madison Klungel, competing in the 11-12 year-old girls pentathlon, also recorded one of the club’s best all-time performances. Her 1,811 points earned her the bronze medal at the meet and was also the second-best total in the club’s history.

Klungel opened the day with a second-place finish in the 80-meter hurdles (16.27), won the shot put (21-2), tied for first in the high jump (4-4), was third in the long jump (12-2), and fifth in the 800 meters (3:09.06).

The club’s other athletes will begin trying to qualify for the Junior Olympics in individual events this coming weekend.

The first round of competition will take place in Livermore at the Pacific Association JO Championships. The top eight finishers there will move on to the next round of regional competition.

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