Landing fifth-grader Jonathan Patino is the first triple record holder for the school’s PACER (Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run) fitness test.
Jonathan recorded the highest scores on the PACER test in grades 3-5, completing 61 laps in grade 3, 70 laps in grade 4, and 83 laps in grade 5. Jonathan’s tenacity and desire for success, along with incredible support from his family, helped him to earn this outstanding achievement.
The PACER test involves continuous running between two lines in time to recorded beeps. The time between recorded beeps decreases each minute (level) requiring an increase in pace. It is part of the health-related fitness concepts taught in physical education. The PACER tests cardiovascular endurance, muscle endurance and overall fitness levels.