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Springfield Track Club competes at junior nationals


The Springfield Track Club recorded 13 top-25 finishes at the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Ypsilanti, Mich., last week.

Seventeen athletes, in all, from the club competed in the event. Coach Anthony Moss said it was the best performance the team has ever had at the junior nationals.

“These kids will be the future track and field stars of Clark County and the state of Ohio,” Moss said.

The team had one first-place finish. Amaya King, 13, won her age group in the shot put with a throw of 42 feet, 11½ inches.

Here are the other results:

• Aaron Norris, 9-year-old age group: 100-meter dash, 51st place, 15.39 seconds; long jump, 21st, long jump.

• Jordan Williams, 11: 80 hurdles, 34th, 17.19.

• Sean Parsley, 12: discus, 45th, 51-11; javelin, 21st, 57-6; shot put, 25th, 30-0.

• Quincy Scott, 13: 100, 50th, 12.87; 200, 54th, 26.04; long jump, ninth, 17-6.

• Jade Cooper, 14: 400, 70th, 59.03; 800, 68th, 2:37; 1,500, 70th, 5:26; 3,000, 40th, 12:09.

• Marcus Holliday, 14: 100 hurdles, 37th, 16.47; 200 hurdles, 34th, 29.5.

• Caleb Phillips, 14: long jump, 68th, 14-9.

• Cory Holliday, 15-16: shot put, 54th, 28-11.

• Emma Castello, 11: 80 hurdles, 16th, 16.85; 4x100 relay, 37th, 58.20.

• Camryn Rakestraw, 11: 80 hurdles, 12th, 16.45; high jump, fourth, 4-6; 4x100 relay, 37th, 58.20

• Tiffany Moss, 12: 80 hurdles, 21st, 15.0; long jump, 16th, 13-7¼; 4x100 relay, 37th, 58.20

• Zaya Redman, 12: 80 hurdles, 39th, 17.53; long jump, 67th, 11-5; 4x100 relay, 37th, 58.20.

• Alona Roebuck, 12: high jump, 38th, 3-6.

• Jamari Mcdavid, 14: 100, 11th, 12.67; 400, 25th, 1:00.69; long jump, 13th, 15-11½.

• Kalesha Mcdavid, 15-16: discus, 47th, 70-9.

• Taylor Middleton, 15-16: 100, 47th, 12.74; 200, 33rd, 25.84.


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