Junior Highlanders qualify for national competition

Jul 23 2019 | 05:53 AM

Over the three days of July 12-14, 16 Jr. Highlander Track Club athletes competed at the USATF Northeast Region Jr. Olympics at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.
The Jr. Highlanders showed up to compete, with 11 athletes in 13 events qualifying to compete at the USATF Jr. Olympics in Sacramento, California from July 22-27.
Additonally, most athletes achieved personal best/records (pr) during the regional meet.
Athletes placing within the top five for their event within their age group qualified for national advancement.
In it's second year of existence, the program doubled the amount of athletes that qualified to compete at the national level.
USATF Northeast Results: (pr) indicates a personal best record in that event.
National Qualifiers:
1st place:
Bryce Leslie - javelin (meet record) (pr)
Henry Struble - discus
2nd place:
Bryce Leslie - Shot put (pr)
Lucas Mora - Triple Jump (pr)
3rd place:
Ryan Escolano - Long Jump
Lucas Mora - Long Jump (pr)
Sierra Gerety - Triple Jump (pr)
Gabriella Carbone - 800m (pr)
4th place:
Peyton Lowenstein - Shot put (pr)
Lorenzo Andrade - 200m hurdles
5th place:
Jonathan Andrade - Long Jump
Lucas Mora- 100m hurdles
Tyler Meier- High Jump
Additional Northeast Region Placements:
6th place:
Peyton Lowenstein - javelin (pr)
Victoria Van Tassel- Shot put (pr)
Evan Redl- Long Jump
7th:
Jonathan Andrade - javelin (pr)
David VanTassel- shot put
Nathan Niskach - Long Jump
Nicholas Carbone - High Jump (pr)
Laurel Space - Triple Jump (pr)
Lorenzo Andrade - Triple jump (pr)
9th:
Tyler Meier - javelin
Sierra Gerety- High Jump
12th:
Sierra Gerety - Long Jump
13th:
Gabriella Carbone - Long jump