On Thursday, March 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rolesville Elementary competed in the First in Fitness competition at Southeast Raleigh High School and placed ninth out of 23 schools.
Students competed in fitness tests such as the mile run, speed rope, standing long jump, pull-ups, shuttle run, 100-yard dash and triathlon. The students were accompanied on the trip by Meredith M. Barringer, physical education teacher; Brooke Davidson, teacher assistant; and some of the students’ parents.
“Each student that participated was the top boy and girl in their fitness event category from our school,” Barringer said, “and they competed with the top students from other schools in their grade level. So all competitors are first in fitness.”
Second-grade placements: Moiya Sharp, third place, pull-ups. Joshua Carr, third, 100-yard dash. Andrew Chen, fourth, speed rope. Kennedy Lyerly, fifth, standing long jump.
Third-grade placements: Ricky Tawagon, first, shuttle run. Maleigh Dawson, third pullups. Elijah Johnson, fourth, speed rope. Teyana Rogers, fourth, standing long jump. Meredith Wilkins, fourth, 100-yard dash.
Fourth-grade placements: Sieun Lee, third, speed rope. Leila Haynesworth, third, standing long jump. Tristian Pretlow, fifth, standing long jump.
Fifth-grade placements: Michael Keleher, fifth, mile run. Jason Okoro, second, standing long jump. Roman Burton, fourth, pull-ups. Kendall Wilson, fourth, shuttle run.