Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Local coach practices what he preaches, wins national title

By MARTY JAMES, Executive Sports Editor

It takes a lot out of a person to do a heptathlon, a combination of seven track and field events over two days.

Just ask Tony Giovannoni of Napa, the winner of the men’s 50-54 age group at the 2010 USA Masters Indoor Heptathlon Championships.

“The throws, sprints and jumps are all about maximum effort, and there’s nothing more taxing on the body,” Giovannoni said after returning home.

“By the end of the hep competition it was starting to look like a MASH hospital with all the wraps and tape and ice on people’s bodies.”

Fortunately for Giovannoni, the owner of HealthQuest Fitness Center of Napa, he not only survived each of the events, but amassed 5,061 points to win a national title and also set personal records in the 60-meter dash and pole vault.

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