Congrats to Parker Strahler for his victory today at the Colorado State Pentathlon meet. Parker had to compete in the 200m run, discus thro, long jump, high jump, and 1500m run. When all was said and done he scored the most points and he was the winner. There was not a ton of participants in this year's meet, but that doesn't mean that Parker didn't beat some pretty stiff competition. Nice job Parker!
|Parker's first taste of multi-event success!|
Parker was not the only one competing. We had 1 more boy, and 2 girls. Christian Mueller, competing in no events that he normally does, finished 13th in the competition along with a high jump result better than Parker's (I'm sure Christian would want me to point that out, and would not ever stop bugging me if I didn't). On the girls' side we had Julie Mackin and Tesa Woodman. Mackin finished 15th out of 45 competitors. Top 1/3 is not bad considering that she is a sophomore competing against juniors and seniors, and that she only really competes in one of the 5 events regularly, the 200m run (girls competed in the 200m, shot put, high jump, long jump, and 800m run. She also chalked up the highest long jump mark we had as a team the entire spring season 16ft 8in. Woodman was in a tough spot competing as a freshman, yet performed well considering the circumstance (boy, was it hot!). She finished 32nd, but with another year of experience under her belt she may just rocket up those ranks.
At the time of this writing, no official results have been posted on MileSplit, but they should be on the page linked here: http://co.milesplit.com/meets/157653-colorado-state-pentathlon-meet#.U4aSbJRdUqY
Happy summer everyone