Explosion club members wasted no time, turning in impressive performances on the first day of the meet. Emma McGowan, Lee Bridges, Jay Williams, and yours truly, Ed Rhyne, all competed in the 400 meter dash. All four members placed, with Emma and Lee winning gold, Jay placing 6th, and yours truly winning silver.
Day one action also included Kerry Sloan in the pentathlon. The multi-event competition, including 60 meter hurdles, long jump, shot put, high jump, and 1,000 meter run is a grueling display of speed, strength, agility, and endurance. Kerry ran, jumped, and threw his way to 3,196 points and a silver medal.
Day two action featured Leo Worsley and Emma in the 60 meter dash and Kerry in the 60 meter dash and the 60 meter hurdles. Leo ran a near-personal record (PR) of 8.03, but narrowly missed the finals, placing 9th. Once again, Emma sprinted to victory, earning another gold. Kerry didn’t advance to the 60 meter dash finals, placing 14th, but he captured his second medal in the 60 meter hurdles earning the bronze.
The final day of the meet included club members running the 200 meter dash and the 800 meter run. Lee won silver with a PR of 23.34 and yours truly earned bronze with a PR of 24.06. Leo placed 12th and Jay placed 14th. Once again, Emma ruled the day winning gold and securing the sweep.
The performance was a team effort. Five out of six Explosion club members contributed to the team point total. The team scored 59 points to place 19th out of more than 80 teams. Congratulations everyone.