Tuesday, May 17, 2011

May 12-15 Results

Here are some updates from the recent meets our Chula Vista Elite team members have competed in around the world!

Consuella Moore and Yvette Lewis ran in Daegu, South Korea in the same stadium in which this summer's IAAF World Championships in Athletics will be contested.  Connie covered 100m in 11.41 seconds to place fourth and 200m in 23.16 seconds for second behind Allyson Felix.  Yvette placed sixth in the 100m hurdles in 13.14 seconds.

Sheena Tosta raced the 400m hurdles in the 5th Ponce Grand Prix in Ponce, Puerto Rico.  She ran her race in 55.65 seconds.

Brianna Glenn competed in Belem, Brazil on Sunday.  She came out on top of her competition in the long jump, recording a distance of 6.74m.  Read her blog post on her victory here.

At the most recent installment of our Thursday field event meets here at the Olympic Training Center, Ian Waltz threw the discus 62.99m.  Russ Winger competed in both the shotput and discus.  In both events, he recorded season best throws, putting the shot 19.94m and heaving the discus 62.22m. 

Becky Holliday cleared 4.50m in the pole vault on Thursday.  She won the women's competition with that mark, which is her event's World A Standard for 2011.  Good job, Becky!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Updates and a World Record

There sure have been a lot of competitions going on lately! 

We had athletes compete well at Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, California on April 14-16.  Kansas Relays were at Kansas University April 20-23, and Drake Relays happened in Des Moines, Iowa April 28-30. 

We have also been having discus and pole vault meets regularly here in Chula Vista on Thursdays.  Becky Breisch has thrown over 62m (the World A Standard) in the women's discus three times already this season!

Sean Furey and Tora Harris did very well at Mt. SAC.  Sean threw a personal record 81.62m to win the invitational/elite section of the men's javelin.  That is only 38 centimeters short of the World A Standard required to compete at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.  Tora placed second in the men's invitational/elite high jump with a World A Standard clearance of 2.31m (7'7")

At Drake, Russ Winger topped the field in the men's University/College discus throw with a toss of 61.40m (201'5").  Watch his interview hereJamie Nieto cleared 2.28m (7'5.75") for third place in the men's special high jump event.
Lex at practice in Chula Vista.  Photo courtesy of East Carolina University.
On Saturday, May 7 at the Desert Challenge Games in Mesa, Arizona, Lex Gillette (our completely blind Paralympic athlete) competed very well.  Lex, already the American Record Holder in the long jump for completely blind athletes, broke his event's World Record!!  He leapt 6.73m on Saturday.  Results here (scroll down to event 12, Men 14+ Long Jump F11).  Awesome job, Lex!

Also on Saturday, Alice Schmidt ran her first 800m race of the season at the Occidental Oxy Invite.  She cruised to an easy victory in 2:01.94.