Track: RATC qualifies five athletes for USATF Regionals

Zachary Dreska (left) and Ashyley Dwyer (right) will each represent the Rochelle Area Track Club in the USATF Regional Championships in Joliet this coming month. (Courtesy photo)

RTHS junior Goodwin among advancing individuals

LISLE — The Rochelle Area Track Club competed in the 2019 USATF Illinois State Junior Olympic Championships at Benedictine University this past weekend. Five RATC athletes earned top-8 placements and have qualified for the Region 7 Championships at Joliet Memorial Stadium from July 11-14.

Trevor Goodwin finished fifth in the 17-18 boys triple jump competition with a distance of 12.89 meters, while Zachary Dreska placed fourth in the 11-12 boys javelin throw with a toss of 18.98 meters. Dreska also advanced in the discus throw, taking fifth with a mark of 13.68 meters.

Ashyley Dwyer finished seventh in the 13-14 girls javelin throw with a toss of 10.32 meters and eighth in the discus throw with a mark of 8.50 meters. Jacob Nations took sixth in the 17-18 boys high jump with a height of 1.65 meters and Margaret Carter finished sixth in the 11-12 girls long jump with a distance of 4.22 meters.

Carter placed ninth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 14.28 seconds, and Zoe White finished 12th in the 13-14 girls 800-meter run with a time of 3:00.25 and 19th in the long jump with a distance of 2.76 meters. Luis Pizano took 13th in the 13-14 boys 800-meter run with a time of 3:04.93.

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