Fifty area athletes representing the Peak Performance Track Club qualified to participate in the USA Region 6 Junior Olympics Track & Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama, July 10-13.
They will be competing for a top five finish in their events in hopes of qualifying for the National Junior Olympics Championships on July 21-27, 2014 in Houston, Texas.
To qualify for this Regional meet, the athletes had to finish in the top eight places at the Southern Association Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships on June 21-22 in McComb. The meet consisted of 43 teams and 1,110 participants representing teams from Mississippi and Louisiana. In all, the team qualified 50 athletes in 83 events. The total medals won were the most ever won by the team with 20 Gold medals, 11 Silver medals, and 12 Bronze medals..
The team was lead in qualifying for the Regional meet by 10 athletes that won a gold medal(s) in the meet. Leading the way was Kennedi Sanders who won first in three events in the 11-12-year-old age group. She won the 100, 200 and 400 Meter Dash and broke local Olympic gold medalist athlete Bianca Knightís Association Junior Olympic record in the 200 Meter Dash by running 26.05. Kennediís times in the 100 & 400 Meter Dash were 13.24 and 1:02.59. Winning two gold medals were Kimora Daniels (9-10), Sarah Aldredge (13-14), Thaddeus Land (13-14), Asia Poe (15-16), Erica Bynum (17-18), Justin Bynum (15-16), and winning one gold medal was Michiah Keyton (9-10), Sloan Vinson (9-10), Javion Lee (17-18).
The other qualifiers for the USA Region 6 Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships are:
Kacee Johnson (7-8) Chloe Marcus (13-14) Sydney Mann (15-16)
Ania Thomas (9-10) Emory Rhodes (13-14) Elizabeth Miller (17-18)
DíAmbrah Watts (9-10) Briana McMichael (15-16) Shenedra Ervin (17-18)
Olivia Dampier (11-12) Dayjah Jackson (15-16) Benjamin Owens (9-10)
Lauren Palmer (9-10) Destine Jackson (15-16) Ethan Blaylock (9-10)
Asia Rodgers (11-12) Derykah Watts (15-16) Adrian Land (11-12)
JaMya Bell (11-12) Michaela Keyton (15-16) Andre Mack (11-12)
Bailee Gregg (13-14) Raven Land (15-16) Ethan Vaughn (11-12)
Jacob Handler (11-12)
Jamal Hoard (11-12)
Larry Day (11-12)
Rayf Vinson (11-12)
Adrian Harris (13-14)
Christian Wade (13-14)
Erick Watson (13-14)
William Malone (13-14)
Wynton Calhoun (13-14)
Zorian Littleberry (13-14)
Harvey Marcus (15-16)
Brett Murphy (17-18)
James Malone (17-18)
Shandon Lee (17-18)