Archive | February, 2013

2nd Annual GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational Recap from MileSplit.com

26 Feb

The GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational  is in the books. With athletes from both the College and the Highschool ranks getting together to chase the top marks, the meet was a success and great times were had by all. 


Girls

In the 60m hurdles, Nicole laws from Provo won the finals with a time of 9.26 beating out Christine Van Brocklin of Davis. Laws’ time in the prelims was actually faster at 9.13 which is her second best time of the season.

In the Girls 60m Dash, Fatou Trawally of Skyline stood toe to toe with the college girls and actually had pretty good success with it. She ended up 4th behind a BYU 1-2 finish. Nicole Laws came back from her 60H win to place 5th in the 60m Dash.

The results of the Girls 200m dash looked very similar as the BYU Duo of Gowar and Jensen went 1-2 again, this time swapping podium spots. Nicole Laws was again 5th in this event capping of a triple against some very good competition. Mackenzie Bindrup was 2nd of the Highschool Athletes just behind laws.  They ran 26.73 and 26.88 respectively.

In the 400m Dash Lily Huntsman of Highland won, nearly breaking 60 with a final time of 1:00.96. she was followed by a few college athletes and then Mackenzie Bindrup of Northridge.

Boys

Again in the Boys events the college competitors took home most of the hardware but some Utah High School boys were able to bring it against the big boys pretty well.

In the 60m dash finals, Seth Fortin showed that speed trumps experience, as he beat all competitors in a sensational 7.01 which is just .09 off his personal best. Behind him was Dak Kleven and then Sean Barton of Woods Cross. Parker Landgren was the 3rd of the HS Boys.

In the boys 60m Hurdles it came down to the photo at the finish, and the athletes were separated but less than 1/100th of a second. Former Payson star and current UVU Wolverine Chandler Rieske took home top honors. His time of 8.62 is an unconfirmed PR. Also running 8.62 and placing 2nd was Kyle Strauss. Cooper Smith of Freemont was the top High School Athlete at 8.73.

In the 200m dash Parker Landgren came back from his 4th place finish in the 60 to grab 2nd overall with a 22.55.

In the 400 meter dash, former Skyline standout Andy Rounds ran away with the meet in 48.68. Blake Ellis of Lone Peak was able to grab 3rd with a time of 50.86 and Talem Franco of Wasatch was 4th in 51.51.

Source:http://ut.milesplit.com/articles/101120-golden-sprint-challenge-recap

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Picture by Matt Bastian

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Pictures 2nd Annual GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational

25 Feb

Thank you all for coming out to the 2nd Annual GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational. We had a great turnout and we hope to see you again next year. Please visit our Facebook page and flickr page for pictures. We will be adding more.

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2nd Annual GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational winners and volunteers 2013

2013 GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational Best Male and Best Female athletes

23 Feb

The 2013 GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational best male and female awards were presented to:

From left to right : Chandler Rieske, Dak Kleven,  Parker Landgren, Arlene Gowar, Nicole Laws, and Kassie Jensen.

Click here for the 2nd Annual GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational results

2013 Goldensprint Challenge Invitational best male and female awards

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The Story Behind GoldenSprint

22 Feb

The name of the meet, “GoldenSprint,” is one of Frimpong’s nicknames he earned when racing as an illegal African immigrant in the Netherlands. His Dutch coaches gave him golden track shoes after his first Dutch National win. The fastest men’s and women’s sprinters at the GoldenSprint Challenge will follow Frimpong’s footsteps and take home a golden spikes trophy.

The 2nd ANNUAL GOLDENSPRINT CHALLENGE INVITATIONAL

20 Feb

Runners from area high schools and colleges have been invited to compete in the second annual GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational, Feb. 23, at the legendary Utah Olympic Oval. In this track and field event, sprinters will compete in the 60 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters sprints, and the 60 meters hurdles race.

This meet, sanctioned by the USA Track and Field Association (USATF), is the dream of Akwasi Frimpong, Dutch Olympic level athlete and UVU student. He hopes to inspire more youth to participate in sports – especially track and field. He partnered with the Utah Olympic Oval in 2012 and again this year to put together this meet

The name of the meet, “GoldenSprint,” is one of Frimpong’s nicknames he earned when racing as an illegal African immigrant in the Netherlands. His Dutch coaches gave him golden track shoes after his first Dutch National win. The fastest men’s and women’s sprinters at the GoldenSprint Challenge will follow Frimpong’s footsteps and take home a golden spikes trophy.

Top colleges and high schools in the state, including UVU, BYU, Davis High, Riverton High, Herriman High and Alta High will be attending the event. The GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational has quickly gained recognition and support from businesses in the area and international brands, including Nike, Wal-Mart, Neways Inc., Carrabba’s Italian Grill, The Utah Olympic Oval, Runner’s Corner, and McGees Stamp & Trophy. The track meet has also been selected as the 2013 USATF-Utah Association Indoor Track & Field Championship.

“I want to promote sprinting and training in Utah, and involve local students and athletes,” Frimpong said. “With the long winters in Utah, it’s important to be able to train indoors at the legendary Utah Olympic Oval. Plus, it’s a very fast track.”

The GoldenSprint Challenge will be hosted on Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Utah Olympic Oval, 5662 S. Cougar Lane in Kearns. The proceeds from the event benefit the Utah Special Olympics. To register for the meet, visit www.goldensprintchallenge.com. For more information, call Akwasi Frimpong at 801-494-3060 or Robin Bryant, USATF meet director, at 801-636-3949. Information can also be obtained by emailing goldensprintchallenge@gmail.com.

 

2012 GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational best male and female athletes

2012 GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational best male and female athletes

 

60m hurdles

19 Feb

High school athletes, college, masters, and unattached athletes will compete in same events per gender except in the 60m hurdles.

2nd Annual GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational Schedule

18 Feb
Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ Utah Olympic Oval

10:00 am start (Girls first, then Boys)
		60M Hurdle Trials
		60M Trials
		400 M Timed Finals
		60M Hurdle Finals (top 8)
		60M Finals (top 8)
		200M Timed Finals
		Goldenshoe trophy ceremony                       
                       Lunch for coaches and volunteers

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