It was a cold day and the Amidon-Bowen Elementary School’s boys’ and girls’ track teams had arrived at Prince George’s County Track and Field Center in Maryland. The children were both nervous and excited.
The indoor track championship started at 1 p.m. on January 10 and ended at 5 p.m., but the buses were late so the track kids waited until 5 p.m.
There was a lot of hard work that had to be put out on the track field because at the end of the track meet Drew Elementary School came in first for the boys and girls.
Amidon-Bowen’s track team did all the events at the indoor track championships. Here are some of the events where Amidon-Bowen track team members competed:
-The longest event was the one mile, the shortest event was the 55-meter dash, and some jumping events like the high and long jumps.
-Khalil Brooks placed first in the shotput and he threw a remarkable 27 feet. Brooks came in second for the triple jump, jumping 21 feet. Antonio King placed first in the high jump and came in first in the long jump. Also, Emorean Thomas came in third in the 400-meter dash, first in the 800 meter, and first in the 1600 meter.
-Quartney Devore came in first in the high jump for the girls.
Coach Chris was happy with the girls and boys after the championships because even though the girls’ team was small they still scored many points and Coach Chris also said even though the boys were inexperienced, he still thinks they will do better in outdoor track.
By: Robert Welles and Asher Roby
Fifth Grade, Amidon-Bowen Elementary School