ER students compete in national track event

ER students compete in national track event
Posted on 06/21/2022
National Track and Field meet

In June, junior Manny Sepulveda and senior Ian Szemcsak attended the New Balance Nationals Track and Field meet. During the competition, Manny finished seventh overall among the top athletes in all of the US and Ian was the overall winner for the pentathlon!

Going into the competition, Ian had the best performance for the pentathlon in the country. He had set the school record earlier that month, beating Peter Quinzi's performance from 1988. After his win in Philadelphia, he is now considered a National Champion and has All-American designation.

The events of the pentathlon include the 110-meter hurdles, the shot put, the long jump, the high jump, and a concluding 1500 meter run. Every hundredth of a second earns an athlete points, as does every centimeter for the field events.

Congratulations to both Manny and Ian!