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Tadd Metzger / Take Notice Sports Management Elite Invitational Recap

Published: Sun, Jan 29th, 2012



Date and Time: January 27, 2012
Location: Carthage College
Event Info:

If you missed it, you missed a good one. A track meet that had 7 nations being represented; The Take Notice Sports Management Elite Invitational had three performances that were top 25 performances in the world at the time. Highlighted by a National Record for Holland in the Men's triple jump, by Fabian Florant 16.75m (and ranks as the 5th best triple jump in the world right now. Second place finisher in the Men's triple jump Brandon Roulhac had the 13th best jump in the world with a jump of 16.25m.

A duel in the Men's Long Jump between Norris Fredrick (#2 performance in the world this indoor season) and JaRod Tobler came down to .03cm with Tobler prevailing and winning with a jump of 7.77m ranking him 25th in the world at the time. There was a blanket finish in the Men's 55, but Shane Crawford beat out Take Notice Sports Management's Kyle Stevenson, Jerel Hill, Babatunde Ridley and JaRod Tobler to win the men's 55 in a time of 6.29 seconds. The surprise in the Men's Long Jump came from the lone collegiate in the field, James McLachlan from Loyola. He jumped 7.72m to place third and now has the leading jump in the UK with that performance.


The Women's Events had 3 National Qualifiers in the Women's Long Jump Amber Bledsoe jumped a USA Indoor National qualifying mark of 6.32m. The women's 55 was a rematch of last year's 55 Final between Take Notice Sports Management's Alie Israel and Tangela Neal. Neal evened the score at the Take Notice meet this year beating Israel 6.85 to 6.96. Both women qualified for the USA Indoor Championships. 

In all there were 11 National Qualifying Marks that were capped off by the great world ranking performances.

Take Notice Sports Management would like to thank the Candlewood Suites Kenosha (262) 842-5000 http://www.candlewoodsuites.com/kenoshawi for their support of this event. Ellie Bush and the staff at the Candlewood were so welcoming and supportive of our event and we just want to say thank you.

We also want to thank Bowa Constructionhttp://www.thebowagroup.com/ (312) 404-7574, for sponsoring the Men's Triple Jump and what an event to sponsor with the performances that came out of that event. 

In addition we also want to thank Crown Trophy of Kenoshahttp://www.crowntrophy.com/store-74 for providing the awards that were given out at the meet for all of the Invitational events. 

There are more pictures and videos coming soon on the webiste and the company Facebook page (Take Notice Sports Management). Please give us time to load them all so you all who missed it can sit back and Take Notice. 

A special thanks to William "Cody" Dagen IV / KODI Designs for filming this event, John Blu and AAU Records for allowing us to use the song "Harder"

See the recap video here. http://youtu.be/A9mP9pMcy0w


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