Shin­ing on the track

Maryland Independent - - Excelling In The Heat - SUB­MIT­TED PHO­TOS

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 charle­scoun­ty­ or go to www.comet­sofcharle­

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