TRACK & FIELD: The Reno Tahoe Athletics Track & Field Club competed in the Pacific Junior Olympics Championships on June 22-24 in Livermore, Calif., and had seven athletes qualify for the Region 14 Championships.
Athletes from Reno Tahoe Athletics that qualified for the Region 14 Championships include: Joe Bartlett in shot put (gold), discus (silver) and javelin (silver); Kylee Gleason in pole vault (silver), triple jump (sixth) and javelin (fourth); Alexa Anderson in the shot put (bronze), javelin (bronze) and long jump (fifth); Zack Vanden Heuvel in discus (gold), shot put (fourth) and javelin (eighth); Zack DeBoer in javelin (fourth); Alex Higman in discus (third) and javelin (third); and Mike Arnold in pole vault (sixth).
Reno Tahoe Athletics' throwers and vaulters are coached by Jim Vanden Heuvel, Paul Heglar, Kevin Ply and Jeff Weitzman.
The USA Track & Field Junior Olympics program features the best athletes from a region covering Northern California from San Luis Obispo to the Oregon state line and all of Northern Nevada. The Junior Olympics qualifying is a stepped program with the top eight competitors in each discipline moving on to the Region 14 Championships and the top three from the Region 14 Championships qualifying for the Junior Olympic National Championships in Baltimore, Md.
Over the next several weeks, the Reno Tahoe Athletics Club will be competing in the AAU National Club Team Championships at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando and the Track City Classic at the University of Oregon.
The Club hosts all-comer throws meets in July and August with a $5 per event entry fee. Pole Vault will be added to the throws schedule this year with meets to be scheduled from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sundays.
Watch www.renotahoetrack.org for updates.