Wiscasset Parks and Recreation had 11 athletes compete in June at the Maine USATF qualifier at Scarborough High School under the coaching of Josiah Winchenbach.
To qualify, the athletes need to place in the top eight in their event for the age group. They all qualified in at least one of their events to participate in the USATF Junior Olympic Region 1 Qualifier/Championship in Long Island, New York on July 13-14. Region 1 includes 10 different Track Associations from Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Maine.
They all performed very well and eight of the 11 athletes qualified to compete at the Junior Olympics Nationals in Sacramento, California by ranking in the top five in their event to qualify in their age group. Two are also Region 1 champions: Josie Harrington won the 15-16 girls high jump with a height of 5’2” and Carson Gross won the 17-18 boys high jump with a height of 6’5”.
The eight who qualified for nationals are proud of their performance.