Under warm sunny skies on May 3, about three dozen Peabody people took part in the first Community Track Meet, organized by Peabody-Burns track coach Brian Lightner to promote community sports and healthy activity for all ages.
All ages were well-represented, from the pre-kindergarten/first graders to the 60 and older group.
Events began at 10 a.m. and continued until late afternoon. The competitions were designed to be age appropriate. For instance, very young children started the throwing competition with a tennis ball throw. That evolved into a softball throw for older children and ended with competition in the shot put and javelin for adults.
“For a first year I thought we had a pretty good turn out,” Lightner said. “I think it was successful enough to try it again. Everyone seemed to enjoy it.”
Those who competed and placed first, second, or third in their events were Isaac Burnett, Logan Esau, Johnathan Glover, Jefferson Glover, Lindsay Hutchison, Brian Lightner, Weston McFall, Luke Partridge, N.M. Patton, Daryl Regier, Fancy Reynolds, Noal Reynolds, Brian Simmonds, Sheryl Simmonds, Virginia Skinner, Christopher Spencer, Lukas Spencer, Sarah Spencer, Tom Spencer, Tina Spencer, Patti Traxson, Carrie Truax, Jim Truax, Annette Voth, Evan Yoder, Becki Yoder, Rylee Yoder, Jacob Yoder, Alex Young, Philip Young, Adyson Winter, and Mya Winter.