Quintessentials net 10 first-place finishes at AAU Regional meet

The Quintessentials track and field team turned in a solid performance this past weekend in the AAU Region- als at Twelve Oaks Stadium in Hampton, bringing home 10 gold medals during the four-day meet.

Ten-year-old Dylan Faulkner and 11-year-old Josiah Quinn each won two gold medals.

Quinn won the discus with a distance of 62 feet, 3 inches while also capturing the javelin with a throw of 73-3.

Faulkner dominated the triathlon — consisting of the 400-meter dash, the shot put and the high jump — while posting 855 points, which was nearly 300 more than his closest finisher. The effort was led by victories in the high jump (4-8) and the shot put (31-2) while taking fourth in the 400 (1:12.45).

Faulkner also won the javelin throw with a distance of 80-9.

Aaron Fenimore also captured a gold medal, taking first in the 9-year-old divi- sion in the 6-pound shot put at 23-1. He also was third in the high jump as well as the triathlon and the javelin.

Aaron’s younger brother Cale, age 7, also won gold in the 8-year-old javelin at 52-1, while also placing second in the 1,500 meters (6:12.31). Peyton Laney added to the gold medal medal count in the 9-year-old javelin throw, winning with a distance of 72-5. He also placed third in the 1,500 with a time of 5:46.89.

The Quintessentials also captured a pair of gold medals in the race walk with Samuel Quinn capturing the 9-year-old 1,500-meter race in 9:40.55, and Jaxson Smoak winning the 10-year-old division at 8:20.24.

Quinn added a second-place performance in the high jump, finishing with a leap of 3-2 while also finishing fourth in the javelin among four 9 year-old teammates including Dante Robinson, who was fifth (52-1).

Among 10 year-olds, Smoak was third in javelin (66-9) while Brady Judson was fifth 49-11.

Among girls finishers, Ella Smoak was 10th overall in the 8-under 800-meters, finishing in 3:35.34.

Six-year-old Abigail Quinn and Smoak both turned in top-10 performances in the 1,500 placing eighth and ninth, respectively.

The Quintessentials are now gearing up for the AAU Junior Olympics later this month in Des Moines.



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