Today, we celebrate impressive, athletic feats.
And we have the TrackTown Summer Series to thank for it all. In an explosive event last Thursday, Icahn Stadium bore host to a plethora of American Track and Field performances, all to test the resolve of participants, and actively promote the future IAAF World Championships. Worry not: TrackTown provided. And we caught it all. It began with Men’s 5000, paving the way for Tommy Curtin to take first place at 14:11.90. And looking at the raw stats, most of the night was accompanied by similar, firm gains.
Women’s 5000k ended with Kim Conley at 16:07.80. Mixed Shot Put Relay landed with Darrell Hill at 20.87m. And the mixed 3000M run – arguably one of the most exciting events of the night – ended with spectacular flair. Results can be found here.
To summarize: TrackTown spectators feasted on the 5K Road Race, various competitive events in the long jump, hammer throw, and hurdle variety, and several community-run contests to raise money; most of which fell to the younger athletes. TrackTown Summer Series started last year, and after a successful first-appearance, decided to take the field for round two. Regarding Thursday night, it was an honor to witness the tribulations of many talented athletes.
The IAAF World Championship will start on August 5th.