Bennett Imboden and Michael Dunn of the Western Boone Track Club have qualified for and will be going to the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships.
The meet will take place July 23-29 on the campus of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.
The event is put on by USA Track & Field (USATF), the national governing body for the sport and the same organization that selected the U.S. Olympic Team that will compete in London later in just a couple of weeks.
Imboden and Dunn qualified for the national championships by finishing in the top 8 at the Indiana Association meet in Fort Wayne in June.
From there, they had to place in the top-five sports in the Region 7 Meet (Indiana and Ilinois) in the beginning of July.
The competition takes place in two-year age divisions, with Imboden competing in the Intermediate division (athletes born 1996-1997) and Dunn competing in the Youth division (athletes born 1998-1999).
Imboden will be competing in the intermediate decathlon. He qualified out of the regional meet with a score of 3,090 points.
The decathlon consists of 10 events contested over a two-day period.
The events include: 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-meter dash, 110-meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1,500-meter run.
Dunn will be competing in the youth high jump.
He goes into the national championships with a personal best jump of 4-feet-9.75-inches.