It was another day of classic track and field today ladies and gentlemen! If you wanted your blood pumping, your adrenaline racing, and a touch of inspiration on the side, then look no further than the extravaganza that was our athletes coming together once again. Whether it was flexing their gigantic quads (gotcha Trae!), or causing an earthquake on the track, everyone had a special talent to showcase.
The Open 100m boys are legends in our club, and apparently in the spirit world. The sky opened up early morning, and a divine ensemble of angels descended, perching gracefully on the roof of the grandstand to see what all the buzz in heaven was about. They heard about these quads that defied explanation, and an athlete who was two parts "Hart" and one part "Mann." The stage was set for a classic day.
There were numerous heats for the Open Men's 100m prelims. In heat 4 we had two exceptional athletes compete. First off we had Justin Cavanagh running. Now, Justin has run some outrageously quick times this season, and today was no exception, running 10.64 seconds, placing him third in his heat, and providing an immediate qualification for semis. Justin has the speed, he's got the agility, and a calm, reserved sophisticated nature, that makes it impossible to not pay him due respects, and shake his hand. Justin I will indeed be doing that next time I see you.
In the same heat as Justin we had Alex Hartmann running. Now the angels may have heard about Alex being all heart, but I do no think they accounted for the speed or the force at which this man could travel. The angels originally thought there was an earthquake, but it was just Alex's two feet connecting with the track. If they came to more meets they would have known. Alex immediately qualified for semis, coming second with a time of 10.64 seconds. You don't have to be a mathematician to know that is close to Justin's 10.63 seconds. Bravo lads!
In the fifth and final heat for the Open Men's 100m we had another celebrity compete. Trae Williams, aka Quadzilla, aka a man I can respect, was absolutely sensational. I have previously described Trae as a monster on the track, and tonight that monster finally justified his expenditure on all the peanut butter tubs he ferociously consumes. Yeah that's right Trae - Alex told me about your filthy habit. Trae placed second in his heat, with a time of 10.44, qualifying for semis. This was the exact same time as Jake Doran who placed first but just crossed the line before. Trae, you are an absolute legend and I think you're going to show everyone once again that those quads are not just for aesthetic purposes in your upcoming races. Bravo to the Open's boys!
In the Women's Open 100m we had another exceptional athlete compete. Naa Anang put it all on the track tonight, coming second in her heat and qualifying for semis with a time of 11.87 seconds. Naa has also qualified for the Long Jump final today jumping 6.27m to come first in prelims. Is there anything Naa can't do? I've seen her jump astonishing distances in Long jump and Triple jump. To top it all off, she even has great hair! Talk about having it all. Leave something for the rest of us. Nah, Bravo Naa and can't wait to see you in semis.
In the Heptathlon Vicky Clark continued to impress, competing in the Long Jump (4.69m), and Javelin events (41.94m). Meanwhile in the Decathlon Marty Clark pushed it to the limit in the 100m hurdles (16.56 seconds), Discus (39.76m), Pole vault (4.10m), Javelin (48.25m) and 1500m (4:33.49). Both athletes have now concluded their respective Heptathlon and Decathlon events. Congratulations on excelling in events that push you to your limits and make the visiting angels bow reverently.
Additional mention should be made to Josh Cowley who in a grand display of athletic beauty qualified for the long jump final. That boy belongs in the air! Jessie Harper has also advanced to the finals for the Long Jump. Meanwhile, Rogan Ross also impressed in his long jump event, performing at an exceptional standard. Bravo to our long jump boys!
That's it for day 5 ladies and gentlemen. We now only have two days left. Yes, I know it's sad, and no I can't change it, even if I brought in Alex as hired muscle to intimidate the relevant decisions makers. All good things must come to an end. The angels tried to take some of our athletes today but Casey Sims informed them that this would not be happening. Hats off to the president for standing her ground. Yehhaww.