Multi-event athlete Jack Flood lead the Athletic Lab Track Club to bring home a bronze medal in the heptathlon at the USA Track & Field Indoor National Championships in New York City. The heptathlon is comprised of seven events and is the indoor equivalent of the outdoor decathlon event. Flood set personal bests in the 60m Hurdles (8.08 seconds) and Pole Vault (4.60m) on his way to a personal best overall score of 5,701 points. Teammate and Athletic Lab coach, Devin Cornelius, also competed in the heptathlon. Cornelius finished in 9th place with a score of 5,267. Athletic Lab Track Club’s Nate Bruno competed in the 600m and finished in 1:20.23 seconds.
The Athletic Lab Track Club has a long history of success at the national and international level. This is particularly true in the heptathlon and decathlon with 5 athletes having won National Championships or Masters National Championships and 1 having won a Masters World Championship. Most notably, Eric Broadbent won the 2012 Indoor National Championships in the heptathlon with a score of 5,908 and competed in the 2012 Olympic Olympic trials. Also, Jef Souza is the current American Masters record holder in the Pentathlon in 2 age categories and has won multiple National and World Championships in the multi-events.