Tsunami Athletes Crushing It

by admin on July 26, 2019

Tsunami athletes participated in a number of meets during the 2019 outdoor track and field season, including our team-hosted meet, several developmental meets, as well as the various rounds of AAU and USATF championship series.  In the process, they realized a range of success.  There have been numerous personal best (PB) performances; three advancements to the USATF regionals; and six advancements from the AAU district qualifier to the AAU regional championships, where four of those athletes then punched their ticket to the AAU Junior Olympic Games.

AAU National Qualifiers

The following athletes placed in the top six at the AAU Region 1 Championships to qualify for the AAU Junior Olympic Games to be held in Greensboro, North Carolina July 27-August 3.

Celine Brown leaped 18′-0″ to win the 15-16 year old long jump, and sprinted 59.92 seconds to claim third in the 400.

Salema Robinson threw a huge PB of 30′-1″ in the 12-year old shot put to place second.

Saketnath Pabba captured fourth place in the 15-16 long jump and bounded to a PB of 19′-5″.

As a testament to his athleticism, 12 year old EJ Brown snagged fourth in his inaugural attempt at the pentathlon, scoring a combined 1564 points in the 80 meter hurdles, 1500 meter run, long jump, high jump and shot put.

Personal Best Performances

E’mony Jones, at 12 years old, made great stride, having dropped her 400 meter PB from 73.06 seconds in the indoor season to 64.74 seconds in the outdoor season.  Similarly, she dropped her PB 200 meter time from 30.33 seconds to 28.35 seconds.

Twelve-year old Kennise Angus lowered her 400 meter PB from 76.97 to 73.33 and her 200 PB from 33.40 to 31.85.

As an 11-year old, Lasha Blair improved her 400 meter PB from 78.37 to 75.74.

Toke Ogunwdere, at nine years old, shows tremendous potential with her 400 meter time of 78.36, down from 83.83; and her 200 meter time of 32.64, down from 35.05.

At seven years old, CJ Sykes experienced his first track season and improved his 400 meter time from 98.19 to 84.23.

We wish our athletes continued success for the remaining meets of the season.

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