|Summer Track results|
|Written by George Browning|
|Tuesday, 11 June 2013 00:00|
The Summer track program at the Eastern High School track is underway. The following are the results for the first meet on June 3.
Pole Vault - Dainah Burnett 7’ 0” and Margaret Olesh NH.
High Jump - Kaelan Harmes 4’ 4”
300 Low Hurdles - Madison Cox 54.9
100 Meter Dash - Samantha Calhoun 16.2; Olivia Sowder, 16.2; Lanie Roberts, 20.2**; Eva Bundy, 20.4; Cole Roberts, 27.0 and Vance Sowder, 1:09.6.
400 Meter Dash - Kaelan Harmes, 1:15.0; Madison Cox, 1:17.0; Samantha Calhoun, 1:20.0**; Lanie Roberts, 1:39.0**; Eva Bundy, 1:51.0 and Cole Roberts, 2:17.0**
3200 Meter Run - David Sowder, 12:05.0**; Margaret Olesh, 15:21.0; Claire Olesh, 15:21.0; Samantha Calhoun, 16:10.0; Olivia Sowder, 16:24.0 and Kaelan Harmes, 17:43.0
** = age group performance medal standard achieved, received medal
The meet schedule is essentially half of a regular track meet with sprint, hurdle and distance races proportioned evenly along with jumping and throwing events in the field.
“In this way, it does not take a long time to conduct the meets and any track athlete should have something each Monday he/she could compete in effectively,” Lewis said.
Awards are in the form of medals and ribbons.
Performance standards are established for males and females beginning at age 3.
Athletes who achieve the standard of a particular event during the summer, will receive a medal.
“If later in the summer they improve on that standard, they receive a blue ribbon denoting that improvement,” he said. “If they don’t achieve the performance standard but later in the summer improve upon the time or distance, they will receive a red ribbon denoting improvement of their efforts.”
Lewis said the objectives of this series is to give athletes of all ages a chance to compete in the optimal conditions of the summer, under the lights and in races where they can be challenged.
Running races are grouped in ability sections and not necessarily by age group.
There is a $1 per event fee for those who participate.
Below is a summer schedule:
Track meets @ Eastern High School, 1100 N. Eastern School Rd., Pekin, IN
Week #1, Monday, June 3, Regular Series (7:30 p.m.),
Week #2, Monday, June 10, Regular Series (7:30 p.m.),
Week #3, Monday, June 17, Regular Series (7:30 p.m.), Events: Pole Vault, High Jump, Shot, 300 LH, 300 IH , 100, 400, 3200 Run.
Week #4, Monday, June 24, Regular Series (7:30 p.m.), Events: Pole Vault, Long Jump, Discus, 110 HH, 100 LH, 50, 800, 200, 1600 Run
Week #5, Monday, July 1, Regular Series (7:30 p.m.), Events: Pole Vault, High Jump, Shot, 300 LH, 300 IH , 100, 400, 3200 Run.
Week #6, Tuesday, July 8, Regular Series (7:30 p.m.), Pole Vault, Long Jump, Discus, 110 HH, 100 LH, 50, 800, 200, 1600 Run
Everyone welcome, please come dressed to participate; Restroom facilities and equipment are available.