The El Dorado Christian School Track team finished their 2019 season at the National Homeschool Track & Field Finals, hosted by Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar. The two-day event was held on May 8 and 9, where approximately 775 athletes attended, some traveling from as far away as Alaska and Hawaii.
Wednesday, May 8, consisted of; the Triathlon for ages 12 and under, the Pentathlon ages 14 to 18 2400m run and 3200m run.
Thursday, May 9, was not your usual May, track meet; Instead of sunburns and heat exhaustion, the Buffalos were met with high winds, downpours and cold weather. Through it all, the team supported each other, and the ECS athletes brought home 12 medals and one triathlon medal. Seventh grader, Christian Steuck placed 2nd in the Girl’s 12 & under Triathlon with 960 points.
Nationals have been held in Bolivar, Springfield and Liberty, Missouri, for the past 14 years. The ECS track family celebrated as they packed their tents, chairs, spikes, and coolers for the last time; a celebration that felt bittersweet.
Nationals Finals results: Top 12 places
Girls 12 & Under:
Sophia Bryson; 3rd 80m hurdles, 8th triple jump, 10th in 100m, 200m, and 300m hurdles
Christian Steuck; silver in the Triathlon, 1st shot put, 2nd long jump, 2nd 400m, 2nd 80m hurdles, 8th 300m hurdles
Boys 12 & Under:
Camren Reasoner; 8th discus
Girls 14 & Under:
Olivia Bryson; 2nd 800m, 3rd 1600m, 4th 2400m, 5th triple jump, 6th high jump
Lucia Rogers; 4th triple jump, 12th 400m
Boys 14 & Under:
Rylee Bowman; 12th 100m hurdles-Rylee pulled hip muscle and unfortunately missed his additional events.
Brenton LeeMasters; 5th 1600m, 6th 2400m, 9th discus, 9th javelin
Girls 16 & Under:
Isabelle Bryson; 2nd pole vault, 7th long jump, 7th in javelin
Jordanne Steuck; 3rd 800m, 3rd javelin, 3rd triple jump, 4th 400m 7th high jump
Boys 16 & Under:
Tyler Kay; 12th discus, 12th javelin