ALMONT — Matthew Bacholzky, a freshman at Almont High School, competed at the USA Track and Field National Youth Indoor Championships recently.
The meet was contested March 17-19 at the Norton Healthcare Sports and Learning Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
Competing in the 15-16 age group, Bacholzky obtained a third in the long jump (19 feet 1 1/4 inches) and registered an eighth versus 400-meter dash foes (55.91 seconds). He reached the 400 dash finals with a preliminary clocking of 55.13 seconds, a personal-best.
The top-six finishers in each race earned medals for their performances and received All-America honors from the USATF.
Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.