Freshman Duo Impact Academy Record Book
SAN DIEGO, California – Newbies Katie Thompson and Braeden Holcombe made four improvements to the Academy Record Book this afternoon (March 26) as a quartet of athletes on the track and field team made their multi-event debuts at the Aztec Invitational in San Diego.
Thompson placed her name in three places in the academy’s overall standings on the final day of her first college heptathlon. The newcomer opened the morning with a distance of 18’5¼ “in the long jump. With this distance – the highest grade of the meeting – Thompson was the third best overall jump in the history of the academy, crushing the 16-year-old of the heptathlon sub-event program. Record. With an 86’5 “throw in the javelin and a 800 meter time of 2: 39.34, Thompson scored 4411 points – the seventh best total in the history of the Academy – and finished third in the field and only become second Falke since 2013, which influences the top 10 placement of the seven-event competition.
Holcombe broke the academy’s freshman class record in the decathlon on Friday after scoring 6,593 points on his college debut to finish second in the 10-event competition. That record, an 89-point improvement over the record originally set in 2019, included the field’s highest score in the 1,500-meter run (4: 42.71) and an outdoor debut in the 110-meter Hurdles (15.45), discus throw (112’0 “), pole vault (13’1½”) and javelin throw (149’11 “).
Competitor Brian Hubbard reached 5671 points in his decathlon debut and was fifth overall. Before Hubbard helped the Air Force achieve two of the top three points in the 1,500-meter run (5: 04.94), he was also in the 110-meter hurdles (16.25) and the discus throw (82: 0 ) responsible for the outdoor debut. ), Pole vault (11’5¾ “) and javelin throw (140’2”).
Junior Kendra Middleton also took part in the heptathlon in the last two days and finished eighth with 2877 points (six of the seven events). During the action on Friday, Middleton took part in the first outdoor long jump (15’6¾ “), the javelin throw (85’2”) and the 800-meter run (2: 53.05) of her career.
While the hammer throw will take place later today in Chula Vista, the Aztec Invitational will end tomorrow (March 27th) with the rest of the athletics events on the Aztrack Sports Deck. In addition, members of the middle distance and distance team travel to Pueblo, Colorado to attend the Spank Blasing Invitational at the Neta and Eddie DeRose Thunderbowl.