Two net top-5s at nationals; MB Track and Field Day set

mbtaf logoTwo local track and field athletes qualified for and competed in the 2014 USATF National Youth Indoor Track & Field Championships over the weekend in Landover, MD.

Anna Walker finished in the top three with a jump of 1.45 meters in the 13-14 age group, and Noah Durant finished fifth with a jump of 1.55 meters in the boys 13-14 age group.

“I think both Anna and Noah did the best they could today and did really well considering the lack of practice we were able to get in the last month due to the crazy bad weather we’ve had lately,” said coach Chris Walker.

Both athletes went up against some of the top competition in the US, and several national records were broken at the event. In the end, both local athletes finished in the top five of their respective age groups.

Walker and Durant compete locally for the Myrtle Beach Track and Field club, which will co-host a free event for local kids ages 6-12 who wish to learn about and take part in track and field. Along with the Coastal Carolina University track and field teams, the MBTAF Club will host Kids Day on March 20. For more information, visit www.mbtrackandfield.com.

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