Sunday, July 23, 2017

Baldwin City Youth Competes in Junior Olympics Summer Track Events

Press Release and Photos Submitted by Scott Schoenberger

    At the USA Track and Field, Missouri Valley Regional meet at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri, three Baldwin City youths competed for the Ottawa Track Club. The meet was held from Thursday, July 6, 2017, through Sunday, July 9, 2017. Their hope was to qualify for the 2017 USATF Hershey Junior Olympics which are being held at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kansas from July 24-30.
   On Friday, July 7, 2017, Leo Schoenberger, age 9, qualified for the Junior Olympics by finishing second in the 9/10 boys triathlon with an overall score of 459 points.   He placed second in each of the individual events which comprise the triathlon: high jump shot put and 400m dash. Leo also competed in the 9/10 boys 800m run on Saturday, July 8, and finished eleventh with a time of 2:48.53.
     On Saturday, July 8, Ethan Williams, 9, competed in the 9/10 boys 1500m run and finished fifteenth with a time of 6:27.32.
     On Sunday, July 9, Ambrynn Stewart, 14, qualified for the Junior Olympics by finishing fourth in the 15/16 girls 1500m run with a personal record time of 5:07.73. Ambrynn also competed in the 15/16 girls 800m run and finished eighth with a time of 2:33.78.
     Leo's competition in the 9/10 boys triathlon will be held on Tuesday, July 25, beginning at noon.   Ambrynn's competition in the 15/16 girls 1500m run is scheduled to begin on Thursday, July 27 at 8:40 A.M.. with the first round and culminate with the finals at approximately 1:15 P.M. on Sunday, July 30.
 ***    Here is a link for more information on the Junior Olympics - ***

1 comment:

  1. Natalie Beiter will also be competing this week. She'll be running the 4x800m on Tuesday and the 800m preliminaries on Wednesday.


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