Students in the third through fifth grade competed in a Lower School track meet recently. There was the long jump and softball throw for distance. The runners competed in the 50-meter dash, the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the 400-meter, and the 800-meter. Teams of four competed in the 4x100 relay to end the day with excitement. Dennis Mitchell, U.S. Olympic Relay Team Coach for the 2016 Olympic games, provided students in the relay the opportunity to use batons that were used by the U.S. Olympic Track Team in training for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic games.
The weather was beautiful and the students enjoyed being cheered on by family and friends as they raced around the track. Star Athletics facilitated the meet by keeping time, providing medals and encouraging the competitors. The professional athletes and Olympians assisting with the meet included: Dennis Mitchell, Damu Mitchell, Justin Gatlin, Aaron Brown, Dezerea Bryant, Maurice Eady, Charief Lewis, Kaylin Whitney, and Isaiah Young. Thank you Star Athletics!
A big thank you to Coach Golden, Ms. Cunningham, Coach Treweek and the volunteers who made the event run so smoothly.