BRIGHTON — On March 1, Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School held the annual Hershey Track and Field Day.
To prepare for the track and field events, physical education teachers at PECS spent several weeks preparing students by focusing the P.E. hour around the events that would take place at the track meet. Students practiced each event and received tips on how to improve their skills and technique in running, jumping and throwing.
The Brighton Ball Field was filled with parents, family and community members who came to root for the athletes.
On the day of the competition, students participated in the 50-meter dash, 100-meter dash, 200-meter run, 800-meter run, 1,600-meter run, standing long jump, softball throw and four-person relay race.
The top two winners in each category advance to the District Hershey Track and Field Meet in Okeechobee.
At the district meet, students have the opportunity to qualify for the state Hershey event held during the summer.