There was yet another surprise announcement on day 2 of the 2012 CrossFit Games with organizers announcing a surprise event on the Friday morning.
The Broad Jump event, which was supposed to be held Wednesday at Camp Pendleton, would now be held at 10:30am, before the scheduled Ball Toss and Track Triplet.
Leading into the second day of competition, Chad Mackay led the mens comp and Julie Foucher was the woman to beat. Former Games champions Annie Thorisdottir, Rich Froning and Kristan Clever, however, were all in prime positions to make their attack for the top spot.
2011 Champion Rich Froning was the big mover in the Men’s division, jumping from 5th position at the start of the day to lead the event heading into the final workout to Day 2. Froning finished 3rd in the ball Toss and 4th in the Track Triplet to overtake Kyle Kasperbauer and lead by 11 points.
Aussie Chad Mackay, who was the overnight leader, won the Ball Toss, but struggled in the run/snatch/muscleup workout to fall back to 4th overall. Games veteran Matt Chan continues his climb up the leaderboard, and now sits in 3rd place after finishing 5th in the Triplet Event.
2008 winner Jason Khalipa continues to struggle this year, and despite his 10th finish in the triplet, he’s still 144 points behind Froning in 25th place.
2010 Champ Graham Holmberg is in 6th place, while Chris Spealler is 12th.
Julie Foucher continues to show her dominance in the women’s half, taking out the Track Triplet to increase her lead to 60 points. Talayna Fortunato is second after coming 6th in the track workout. The Ball Toss was won by Cheryl Brost, who now moves to 8th overall.
2011 winner Annie Thorisdottir has made a small climb up the leader board to 5th position, but is now more than 100 points behind Foucher and needs to perform well over the next few events if she is to go back to back in 2012.
Right behind Iceland Annie is 2012 winner Kristan Clever. The Valley CrossFit girl finished 2nd in the Track Triplet to move to 6th place, while Christy Phillips continues her consistent run and is 3rd overall.