Shining on the track
On a hot and humid June 11, some of the area’s top youth track and field athletes met at Thomas Stone High School for the first Comets of Charles County Developmental Track and Field Meet. The meet featured over 10 teams and, according to Comets coach and meet director Rob Watson, featured several hurdle events. He said, “For this meet we really wanted to bring something different so we added various hurdle events such as the 60-meter hurdles and 3,000-meter run.” Soldiers from the 253rd Engineer Company supported the event by assisting athletes to the track. “This is a great opportunity for young athletes to interact with members of the Armed Forces,” said James Proctor, Comets community liaisons organizer. Watson said that the club plans to make this an annual tradition and knows that it will only continue to grow. “We take great pride in bring this event to the entire Charles County community,” he added. To learn more about the Comets of Charles County, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.cometsofcharlescounty.org/.