WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Two brothers from Westchester who star for the Notre Dame Track Club in Yonkers were earned medals at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics National Outdoor Championships.
Jaden and Kyle Snow of Mamaroneck took their talents to Lawrence, Kansas recently, where they both made a coveted trip to the podium after falling behind and storming to strong finishes at the national competition.
Competing in the boy’s 9-10 triathlon - which features the shot put, high jump and 400-meter sprint - Kyle found himself in 10th place after struggling in the shot put. By virtue of a 1:10.73 finish in the 400-meter race, he found himself in third place, earning a bronze medal.
His brother, competing in the pentathlon, struggled early on, landing in 13th place entering the last race, the 1,500-meter race. Jaden ran the fastest time in the event (5:04.23) and catapulted himself into sixth place, good for a spot at the podium.
By virtue of their podium finish, the brothers got to meet one of their favorite athletes, two-time gold medalist Ashton Eaton, a decathlete who has claimed the top prize at the last two Olympics.
“I am still in disbelief that I was able to meet Ashton Eaton a day before my competition,” Jaden stated. “To receive my medal from him the next day was so amazing,”
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