CrossFit athletes place at regional event

CrossFit athletes who competed are, from left, back row: Matt Ross, Makenzie Pilley, Mollie Pilley and Marissa Parkes; front row: Sydney Din, Tessa Parkes, Makenna Dechape, Payton Parkes, Alton Parkes and Ryan Din. Photo courtesy of Neighborhood CrossFit
CrossFit athletes who competed are, from left, back row: Matt Ross, Makenzie Pilley, Mollie Pilley and Marissa Parkes; front row: Sydney Din, Tessa Parkes, Makenna Dechape, Payton Parkes, Alton Parkes and Ryan Din. Photo courtesy of Neighborhood CrossFit

Teen and pre-teen athletes from Ramona’s Neighborhood CrossFit competed in the Beast League SoCal Regional Championships at Cerritos College in Norwalk, bringing home championships and awards.

Achieving podium finishes at the April 26 event were Matt Ross, first, 18U male division; Mackenzie Pilley, third, 18U female division; Sidney Din, first, 13U female division; Mollie Pilley, third, 13U female division; Ryan Din, second, 11U female division; Alton Parkes, third, 11U male division; and  Payton Parkes, third, 9U male division.

Just missing the podium were Tessa Parkes, fourth, 13U division; Marissa Parkes, fifth, 13U female division; and Makenna Dechape, sixth, 11U female division.

Teams competed in three different events split among five age groups ranging from 9U to 18U. Individual events ranged from a timed 40-yard dash, to Olympic lifts to body weight movements like pull-ups.

Overall placements were determined by an average of each of the athlete’s three performances.

   
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