Three Springers qualify for national meet
Five Glenwood Springers Track athletes competed at the United States of America Track and Field Region 10 Junior Olympic Track and Field Championship in Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 7-10.
Three athletes qualified for the USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championship in Sacramento, California, July 25-31 where they will compete against qualifiers from all over the United States.
Jacob Barsness, Benjamin Swanson and Reid Swanson will all be competing and representing the Springers’ track club at the national meet. Barsness was first in the 15-16 boys’ 2,000 meter steeplechase, running a time of 7 minutes, 14 seconds and 83 hundredths of a second.
Benjamin “Benny” Swanson placed second in the 9-10 boys’ 800 meter race, running a personal best of 2:36.71. In the 9-10 boys’ 1,500 meter run, Swanson placed first with a personal best of 5:07, shaving six seconds off of his previous best time.
Reid Swanson placed second in both the boys’ 11-12 3,000 meter run and the 1,500. The older Swanson shaved six seconds off of his previous best times in both races running 10:44.52 in the 3,000 and 4:58 in the 1,500.
Daxton DeHerrera also competed at the meet in the 400 meter dash and the 800 meter run. DeHerrera placed ninth in the 7-8 girls’ 400 with a time of 1:26.08 and 10th in the 800 with a time of 3:18.6. Calvin “the Crusher” Swanson competed in the 7-8 boys’ 800 and 1,500. He placed 13th in the 800 with a time of 3:31 and 9th in the 1,500 with a personal-best 6:32.37.
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