Here’s Event #2: 2 x 400 Laser-Run Relay. For more videos, see the
Wolfpack Pentathlon YouTube page.
We had plenty of USATF officials on hand at the 2021 Wolfpack All-Comer Track Meet and Laser-Run. Thank you to Jim Manha and all of our USATF volunteers!
It took longer than we expected, but thanks to our volunteers, including Tasaria Kilpatrick, we finally got the entire laser-range set up–12 targets plus one reserve target–and opened it for practice.
We had a large group of competitors for Event #4: 800-Meter Run.
Neallie Gillis-Pade won the U13 Girls division of Event #7: 3 x 400 Open Laser-Run. She cleared her three sets of targets in 25, 32, and 15 seconds!
It looks like Neallie might’ve borrowed a Gold Medal from her sister Aya, who won the Youth Girls 400-Meter Dash and took second-place in the 800-Meter Run.
Kira Bardin (and her dog Wesley) won the 1500-Meter Race Walk, setting a new meet record!
Some photo submissions from Wolfpack Pentathlon Club members have been posted on the
Wolfpack Pentathlon Facebook page. For submissions from Opening Day on November 21, go here. For some additional submissions from December, go here. (When using these photos, please give photo credit to our volunteer photographer and copyright holder: Roy Michael Reyes)
More photos have been posted by Peak Pentathlon here:
Wolfpack Pentathlon Club YouTube page has links to all of the video submissions. The play list is here.
When using these photos, please give photo credit to our volunteer photographer and copyright holder: Roy Michael Reyes
Here is an album of selected color-corrected photos from the 2019 Wolfpack All-Comer Track Meet and Laser-Run:
Here is an album of raw (unedited) photos from the 2019 Wolfpack All-Comer Track Meet and Laser-Run:
Here is an album of our photographer Roy’s top 10 picks:
A link to these photo albums has also been shared on the
Wolfpack Pentathlon Facebook Page.
Here are some of the participants and volunteers from Wolfpack Running Club and Wolfpack Pentathlon Club (back: Kirt Iverson, Renee Felix, Mark McLauchlan, Iver Iverson, Ivy Iverson, Landon Renteria, Tasaria Kilpatrick, Roy Reyes, Marie Iverson; front: Mona Leon, Lisa Renteria, Matt Paquet). Thank you for all of your help!
Mission San Jose High School and friends dominated many of the events, including the 4 x 100 relay and 4 x 800 relay. Great work!
Event #2, the 2 x 400 Open Laser-Run Relay, drew a full field of 12 teams (24 participants).
The level of experience of the competitors ranged from complete novices to elites.
Mark Pohl and his son, Merik, were the overall winners of the 2 x 400 Open Laser-Run Relay. Later in the day, they also won the Bonus 2 x 400 Open Laser-Run Relay that was added to the end of the race program.
Nicolas Sallembien finished strong to take second place for his team in the 2 x 400 Open Laser-Run Relay.
Andy Chan, with his wife Melinda Walker, took second place in the mixed division of the 2 x 400 Open Laser-Run Relay behind the brother-and-sister team of Asutosh and Anshika Jain.
Tasaria Kilpatrick was not just the emcee of the event; she also set a meet record in the 2 x 400 Open Laser-Run Relay (female division) with her partner, Ivy Iverson.
Erik Van Der Burg (age 55) won Event #3, the 800-Meter Run, with a time of 2:20.80, holding off Bob McDonald, Kirt Iverson, and Mike Norcia. The top four finishers in the 800 were 49 or older!
Aneri Sheth, Cheryl Chuang, and Anshika Jain finished 1, 2, 3 in heat #2 of Event #4, the 100-Meter Dash, but Melissa Auchard (pictured below) of heat #1 was the winner of the female division.
All-comers of all ages and experience levels competed head-to-head in Event #5: the 2 x 400 Open Laser-Run.
Ivy Iverson (age 9) won the 2 x 400 Open Laser-Run (female division)
Merik Pohl won the 2 x 400 Open Laser-Run (male division)
The start of Event #6, the 2 x 400 Individual Masters (ages 40-99) Laser-Run, was intense! Kirt Iverson won gold, David Moulton won silver, and Nicolas Sallembien won bronze.
Mona Leon took gold in the female division of the 2 x 400 Individual Masters (ages 40-99) Laser-Run.
Melinda Walker took silver in the female division of the 2 x 400 Individual Masters (ages 40-99) Laser-Run, setting a meet record for ages 50-59.
In addition to the 800-Meter Run, Mike Norcia also competed in the 2 x 400 Masters Laser-Run.
Jeffery Deslich established a meet record in the 2 x 400 Masters (60+) Laser-Run; he also participated in several other events.
Alec Desuasido beat all-comers in Event #7: the 400-Meter Dash (male division) with a time of 58.98.
Melissa Auchard won the female division of the 100-Meter Dash and the 400-Meter Dash. She was also second overall in the 400-Meter Dash.
Joseph Ols took bronze in the 400-Meter Dash and represented the Masters 55+ division in the 200-Meter Dash.
Inderjit Jutla (founder of Aluna) took bronze in the 100-Meter Dash and fifth in the 400-Meter dash.
Asutosh Jain won the 1-Mile Run with an impressive time of 4:49.20.
Matt Paquet won gold in the 1-Mile Elimination Race, using the last two laps to open up some distance between himself and Nikhil Menon (silver) and Mark McLauchlan (bronze).
Lisa Renteria pulled away from Aneri Sheth to win the 1-Mile Elimination Race (female division).
David Moulton was the overall winner of Event #10, the 2 x 400 Age Group Laser-Run; he also participated in almost every Laser-Run event.
Anshika Jain was the winner of the 2 x 400 U11 Age Group Laser Run.
Olivia Veroy took second place in the female division of the 2 x 400 U11 Age Group Laser Run.
Iver Iverson was second in the 2 x 400 U11 Age Group Laser Run, winning the male division.
Merik Pohl, Kirt Iverson, and Nicolas Sallembien finished 1, 2, 3, respectively in Event #11, the 3 x 400 Age Group Laser-Run, with Merik taking gold in the U17 division, Kirt taking gold in the Masters 40-49 division, and Nicolas taking silver in the Masters 40-49 division.
Aneri Sheth took gold in the 3 x 400 U17 Age Group Laser-Run (female division)
Nikhil Menon took silver in the 3 x 400 U17 Age Group Laser-Run (male division)
Roy Reyes won gold in the 4 x 400 U19/Junior/Senior Age Group Laser Run (ages 17-39). Matt Paquet took silver and Mark McLauchlan took bronze.
Lisa Renteria stepped into the 4 x 400 Age Group Laser run and won the female division. Mona Leon took second in the female division.
Renee Felix won the 2-Mile Run with an impressive time of 10:35.20, beating two separate 4 x 800 relay teams in the process!
The Mission San Jose High School Team beat the Wolfpack Team in the 4 x 800 Relay.
… But not without Wolfpack giving Felix one last challenge . . .
A bonus 2 x 400 Open Laser-Run Relay was added to the end of the program.
There was a good battle between the teams.
Mark Pohl put on a clinic at the laser range all day, clearing his targets much faster than everyone else!
Merik and Mark Pohl prevailed for their second 2 x 400 Open Relay win of the day!
Here’s Simon Pitfield of USA Pentathlon reminding everyone of upcoming Modern Pentathlon events at the Davis Fencing Academy.
See you next year!