For the second time in 3 years, Matt Leavitt qualified for the Hershey National Meet in Hershey PA on August 2. Matt qualified for two events the 400 and the 800. He is chose to do the 400 meter, as he had to pick one. He ran a 1:02 in the 400 and 2:26 in the 800.Congratulations to Matt and good luck!
Friday went well as CLCF recorded points in 11 events. Some of our runners competed in events such as the hurdles and high jump for the first time, and did well.
On day 2, the Panthers continued to shine with runners making PR's in different events as well as scoring against some stiff competition. Not only that, many runners tried their hand in various events that they had not done in official competition. As a team, the Panthers finished 9th overall today!!
CLCF track and field is part of the non profit, volunteer organization known as Cranston's League for Cranston's Future (CLCF). CLCF promotes healthy wellness, sportsmanship, and activity in children. The program gives the youth in Cranston and its surrounding areas a chance to learn about the sport of track and field, make friends, and have fun. It is for ages 7-14 and runs from April until June.
CLCF Track and Field
Panthers Running Club
Junior Olympics Regioinal Meet-July 10-13, 2014
CLCF Panthers had a strong showing this weekend.
Alex Delnigro finished 7th in the long jump and 9th in the shot put with a personal best of 5.50 meters. He ran a strong 100 meters with a time of 17.2
Nick Delnigro finished 4th in the discus, 3rd in the shot put, and ran 14.4 in the 100 meter.
Zach Leavitt 4th 3000-10:53 and 3rd in the 1500 meter with a time of 5:09. He went from 9th to 3rd place in the last 400 meters. Great job!
Deondre Soares ran a 30.31 in the 200 meter finished 9th. He also finished 9th in the long jump.
Jaylin Bartley ran 55 seconds in the 400 meter -a personal record.
Blake Santos 5:51 in the 1500 after being tripped at the start of the race and being injured.
Zack Notarianni ran 33.46 in the 200 meter.
Matt Leavitt finished 4th in the high jump with a jump of 4'3". 2nd in the 800 with a time of 2:25 and 1st in the 400 1:04.
CLCF had a strong showing at the meet last night taking home 23 medals. The medals included 14 bronze, 6 silver, and 3 gold.
All the athletes ran hard and competed admirably against some stiff competition. Currently, we await to see if Matt Leavitt has qualified for the national meet in Hershey, PA for either the 400 meter or 800 meter. Good luck to Matt and congratulations to all of the runners.