Mount Pleasant Track Club eyes eighth straight state title
The Mount Pleasant Track Club hosted the ninth annual Track Invitational on May 19, with more than 750 athletes and 12 teams from all over the state.
The track club is preparing to compete in the Junior Olympic USATF state meet June 8-10 in Myrtle Beach and is vying for its eighth straight state title. The state meet is the qualifier for the Junior Olympic USATF region meet to be held July 6-8 in Newport News, Va.
Region 3 comprises South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, Georgia, Virginia and the District of Columbia. The top five at the region meet advance to nationals in Baltimore on July 23-29.
With more than 276 athletes, MPTC has the largest team in the state. The following are the individual champions representing MPTC in each age group:
Sub-Bantam Girls (8 and under): Ally Dominiak (800 meters, 3:14.6), (1500m, 6:43.2), Ginger Arnold (javelin, 9.75m)
Sub-Bantam Boys (8 and under): Caleb Boykins (800m, 3:02.9), (1500m, 6:28.4), Xavier Kent (shot, 5.59m)
Bantam Girls (9-10): Chloe Berda (800m, 2:54.8), (javelin, 14.75m), Jayla Grant (shot, 5.82m), Adrianna Loor (high jump, 3 feet 7 inches)
Bantam Boys (9-10): Christopher Corgill (high jump, 3 feet 11 inches)
Midget Girls (11-12): Lily Heinold (80m hurdles, 16.25)
Midget Boys (11-12): Noah Spencer (800m, 2:39.25), (1500m, 5:14.87), (3000m, 11:05.35), Trent Courville (high jump, 4 feet), Ryan Loud (discus, 17.34m), James Corgill (javelin, 32.48m)
Youth Girls (13-14): Emma Friedman (100m Hurdles, 19.06), Meagan Caraway (3000m, 12:37.3), Erika Andrade (long jump, 4.29m), Lauren Jung (high jump, 4 feet 5 inches), Eileen Stribling (discus, 23.25m)
Youth Boys (13-14): Noah Barnhart (100m hurdles, 19.62), Scott Sawyer (1500m, 5:16.57), (3000m, 10:50.29), Austin Marshall (long jump, 5.19m), Scott Sawyer, Evan Bailey (pole vault, 8 feet 6 inches), Liam Christensen (javelin, 27.89m)
Intermediate Girls (15-16): Caitlin Corgill (long jump, 4.25m), Becca Brantley (pole vault, 8 feet), Molly VanVliet (discus, 19.45m)
Intermediate Boys (15-16): Aidan Hekker (110 hurdles, 18.19), AJ Gawryluk (800m, 2:08.69), (1500m, 4:33.42), (3000m, 9:29.04), Terrell Venning (long jump, 5.59m), John Torlay (pole vault, 11 feet 6 inches), Michael Krivohlavek (high jump, 4 feet 3 inches)
Young Women (17-18): Anna Fairey (3000m, 11:00.18)
Young Men (17-18): Jacob Kitten (javelin, 17.89m), Hampton Harvin (high jump, 5 feet 9 inches).