The Columbus Parker Track Club returned home with a national runner-up.
Tyrek Salley earned the silver medal in the 9-year-old boys 1,500-meter race walk at the National Junior Olympics at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
The CPTC also had several other outstanding showings at the meet. Herbert Jones III was fifth in the boys 12 1,500-meter race walk.
In the girls 8-year-old 1,500-meter race walk, Journei Spratt placed eighth.
Two girls in the 13-year-old competition did well.