The Napa Track Club recently competed in the 2013 edition of the Pacific Association Junior Olympic Championship meet at Chabot College in Hayward.
The club had 21 athletes compete and advance to the Junior Olympic Regional Meet, which is the platform to qualify for Junior Olympic Nationals in Greensboro, N.C.
Claire Pirio and Julia Grimm led the way, each qualifying in four events in the 17-18 division. Pirio placed first in the javelin (102 feet, 1 inch), third in the 100-meter hurdles (17.65 seconds), third in the long jump (16-1) and third in the high jump (5-0). Grimm captured the silver medal in the javelin (96-5) and also qualified in the long jump, discus and 100-meter dash.
Madison Klungel, Austin Steed, Madison Mott, Solomon Tinnon and Kevin Tunnell each qualified for the regional meet in three events.
Klungel captured the silver medal in 11-12 girls high jump (3-10) and also qualified in the 80-meter hurdles and the long jump.
Austin Steed brought home the bronze medal in the hammer throw (90-2) and moved on in the discus and shot put, as well.
Madison Mott was able to capture the gold medal in the 15-16 girls hammer throw with a personal best (117-10) and also moved onto the regional meet in the discus throw and the shot put.
Tinnon was able to get the bronze medal in the discus (96-6) and also advance in the 100-meter hurdles and the high jump.
Tunnell’s effort in the javelin was a lifetime best (110-0) and he also moved on in the shot put and the discus throw.
The club had three other gold medal winners at the meet along with their advancement to the Region 14 qualifier. Donna Roscoe finished first in the 13-14 girls 3,000-meter race-walk with a personal best (19:46). Natasha Beitz jumped to first place finish in the 9-10 girls high jump. In the 17-18 division, Jack Kobylka had a strong showing in the 1,500-meter run with a gold medal-winning time (4:18.57) and also advanced in the 800-meter run.
The Oggenfuss family had everyone move on to the regional meet. Angelina led the way with a silver medal in the 9-10 high jump, while Mia also moved on in the 11-12 high jump and recorded a personal best in the 80-meter hurdles. Isabella qualified in the 13-14 high jump and the 100-meter hurdles.
Liam Wallace-Harper, Ben O’Dwyer and Brendan Cardey each had silver medal performances and moved onto the regional meet — Wallace-Harper in the 9-10 high jump, Cardey in the 17-18 javelin, and O’Dwyer in the 15-16 high jump and javelin.
The Lopez family had both members move onto the regional meet. Angelique had the second-fastest time in the 17-18 100-meter dash, and younger brother Inami also qualified in the 100-meter dash.
Owen Richter scored a personal best in the 800-meter run and qualified for the regional meet.
Cailey Eade had strong performances in both the 800-meter and 1,500-meter runs. In the 800, she broke her own club record with an outstanding time of 2:25.37 and will compete at the regional meet. In the 1,500-meter run, Eade also posted a personal best, but was just outside the qualifying window.