Ten Track & Field Athletes Qualify for National USATF Junior Olympics Region 8 Meet in Ames, IA on July 9th -12th

June 16, 2015

The Madison Area Eastside Sharks completed a very successful weekend of competition at the USATF Wisconsin Junior Olympics State Meet. Ten athletics qualified in 25 different events making them eligible for the USATF Junior Olympics Region 8 Meet to be held at Iowa State University, Ames, IA on July 9th -12th. During the state competition the athletes had some outstanding performances with four 1st place finishers, nine 2nd place finishers, six 3rd place finishers, four 4th place finishers and three 6th place finishers.

Those athletes finishing 1st in their events were: John List (15-16) Decathlon, Xavier Campbell (13-!4) High Jump, Jessica Smith (9-10) Triathlon and High Jump. Jessica's High Jump of 4'1-1/4" established a NEW WISCONSIN JUNIOR OLYMPICS STATE RECORD......the previous State Record was 3'9 -1/2".
Congratulations Jessica !!!

Here is a list of the athletes, their age group, events and places they took at the USATF Wisconsin Junior Olympics State Meet:

John List (15-16) Decathlon 1st
Gage Hunter (15-16) 1500m 3rd, 3000m 2nd
Sean Horvath (15-16) Shot Put 3rd, Javelin 3rd
Narik Riak (15-16) High Jump 2nd, Triple Jump 4th
Patrick Horvath (15-16) Shot Put 2nd, Discus 6th, Javelin 4th
Ali Dorn (13-14) 100m 2nd, 200m 4th, 400m 6th
Bryce Doyle (13-14) 800m 3rd, 1500m 7th, 3000m 2nd
Xavier Campbell (13-14) 100 hurdles 2nd, High Jump 1st, Javelin 2nd
Michael Horvath (11-12) Shot Put 3rd, Discus 3rd, Turbo Javelin 2nd
Jessica Smith (9-10) Triathlon 1st, 800m 6th, Long Jump 2nd, High Jump 1st (STATE MEET RECORD)

THE USATF REGION 8 MEET is the last qualifying meet for the USATF National Junior Olympics Meet to be held in Jacksonville, FL at University of North Florida during the week of July 27-Aug 2nd. The top 5 finishers in each event of the six age groups along with the top two in the Combined Events (Decathlon, Triathlon etc) along with any combined athlete that reaches their age group standard qualifies for the USATF National Meet in Florida.
Region 8 is made up of athletes from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Best of Luck to the Athletes!!!

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