The Tailwind Track Club of Boone competed at the USA Track & Field Youth Region 16 Championships at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C., last weekend.
And Tailwind received five top-five performances as three athletes and a relay team qualified for the USATF JO National Championships in Greensboro in late July. The top five finishers in each event qualify for the national championships.
Chase Perry led the way as he won two events in the boy's 8-and-under age division--the boy's 800-meter run in 2:48, beating his personal best effort by a full four seconds, and the 1,500 in 5:39, shattering his own personal mark by a whopping ten seconds.
Virginia St. Clair qualified in the girl's 8-and-under age division as she finished fifth in the 800 in the time of 3:09 (besting her personal best time by four seconds. Holden Perry finished second in the boy's 3,000-meter run in the boy's 11-12 year-old division. Perry crossed the finish line in 10:59 and bested his old mark by 34 seconds.
The 4x800 team of Hatch Sevensky, Holden Perry, Tucker Brown and Blane St. Clair in the boy's 11-12 age division ran unopposed and qualified for nationals.
Chase Perry (8 & Under Boys):
1st in 800 m at 2:48 (beat his PR by 4 seconds)
1st in 1500 m at 5:39 (beat his PR by 10 seconds)
Virginia St. Clair (8 & Under Girls):
5th in 800 m at 3:09 (beat her PR by 4 seconds)
10th in the 400 m prelims at 1:27
9th in the Long Jump at 8' 7 1/4"
Holden Perry (11-12 Boys):
2nd in 3000 m at 10:59 (beat his PR by 34 seconds!)
8th in 1500 m at 5:20 (PR is 5:15)
Tucker Brown (11-12 Boys):
17th in 1500 m at 5:37
Blane St. Clair (11-12 Boys):
19th in 800 m at 2:57
10th in 3000 m at 12:02 (beat his PR by 12 seconds)
Mary Louise Sprague (11-12 Girls):
9th in 3000 m at 13:30
11th in 1500 m at 6:10
David Sprague (9-10 Boys):
35th in 800 m at 3:12
30th in 1500 m at 7:05