Two members of Athletic Lab’s Track & Field Club recently competed at the USA Track & Field Indoor National Championships in Annapolis, MD . Jack Flood and Will Eggers both competed in the heptathlon. The heptathlon is a grueling seven event competition contested over 2 consecutive days. Points are awarded based on the performance in each of the 7 events. The event is the indoor equivalent of the decathlon.
Jack and Will both had banner days and placed 3rd and 8th respectively. Flood set a personal best in the event with a score of 5,714. Will had a seasonal best performance of 5,221.
Jack Flood is a former collegiate Division 3 National Champion for the University of Cortland and has represented the US at the prestigious Thorpe Cup. Will is a former Big East conference champion in the heptathlon.
The Athletic Lab Track Club has a long history of success in elite level Track & Field in general and the combined events in particular. The 2020 USATF Championship marks the 5th time that the club has placed 2 or more athletes at a combined event national championships. In 2008, Athletic Lab Track Club athlete Eric Broadbent won the event. Additionally, Masters athlete Jef Souza has won multiple national and world championships for the club. For more information about the Athletic Lab Track & Field Club click here.