NATIONAL CLUB TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS - NEW YORK, NY
The Alliance of Daniel Stahelski, Michael Hibert, and Brandon Palmer put Western Mass on the map at the National Track and Field Club Scene at Icahn Stadium in New York City June 28&29. The Club members competed with the 'spirit of the sport', and earned Western Mass' First National Club Track & Field points in their National debut. Daniel Stahelski, ran his 4th 400m dash under 50 seconds in 2 weeks and proved his talent to be unmistakable. "Robo-Dan" had come off a big weekend placing second at USATF New England Open Championships in both the 400m, and the 200m June 23 at Regis college. Showing nothing but impressive running form, Stahelski is a sure pick for any 400m showdown this summer.
On the first evening, Palmer failed to get a mark in the triple jump on 3 consecutive attempts in trials, and finished last in the competition. In day 2, the redemption began with Palmer's flight to 8th place in the High jump with a personal best of 6'05.50 scoring a point for the Alliance.
Just hours later, Hibert found himself at the center of attention in the sandbox. After hitting the same mark of 6.42 twice in trials Hibert was taken to finals in 7th place. After a foul on his first attempt, he had the crowd in awe. He had Proven the power and height he can generate in his drive phase to be extraordinary, the sunshine came out and he jumped further than the officals raking the pit. Hibert on his last attempt hit the mark of 6.42 again, scoring 2 points and a 7th place finish
With the stage set for next year, indoors and outdoors the Alliance will grow to be champions. The opportunity to compete at a
world class facility with nationally ranked and sponsored athletes makes for a challenge for Western Mass to score points. We'll need your speed,strength, power, endurance in order to achieve national recognition.
Western Mass. Takeover.