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Nine members of track club qualify for Junior Olympics

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Members of the Success Performance Track Club include (front row) Addie Moorer, Aniya King and Mia Garate; (second row) Kenzaria Atkins, Asia Munn, Brookelyen Cox, Dakota Smith and Jamie Jamison; (back row) Isaiah Smith, Tyrell King, Olman Pinada, Jawan King and Coach Latesha Short. Nine of the club members have qualified for the Junior Olympics July 25-31 in Sacramento, Calif. (Not pictured: Coach Taylor Short, Alex Brand and Sergio Brand.)

Nine local athletes have qualified for the Junior Olympics July 25-31 in Sacramento, Calif, according to Coach Latesha Short.

They include the following:
Kenzaria (Kenzy) Atkins – Shot Put
Brookelyen Elizabeth Cox – Long Jump & Javelin
Mia Garate – 1500m racewalk
Jamie Jamison – 3000m racewalk
Jawan King – 100m dash
Tyrell King-Javelin & Shot Put
Dakota Smith – Javelin
Olman Pineda – High Jump
Asia Ja’nea Munn – Triple Jump & 400 Hurdles

“Our team has worked very hard and has overcome many barriers to be able to train this summer,” Short said.

“With all of the construction going on the area, our athletes have worked out in the park, at Rehab Specialists, Mineral Springs track, team members’ houses and my house. We’ve had fun doing it. It’s been a great summer. My husband and I are proud of every athlete that has come to train this summer. This group has been very strong both mentally and physically. This experience will be priceless.”

More than 6,000 athletes will compete at this event, and there are numerous college scouts looking for talent, Short said.

Athletes from all 16 regions will participate in an Olympic walk as well as meet and greet during opening ceremonies on Tuesday night, July 25.

“You can watch the entire event live streaming on USATF.TV,” Short said

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