A lot of valiant efforts took place in the blistering heat of New Orleans and we managed to claim at least a little bit of the hardware: Midget Girls 4×800 relay took 6th place, Youth Boys 4×400 relay placed 3rd, and Jeremy Smith finished 3rd in the Youth Boys 100m Hurdles. Complete results from the meet can be found here.
We look forward to seeing you all again next year and achieving even greater accomplishments!
Upon arrival in New Orleans, please contact Coach Bert Bilton, 832-438-4272 or 832-256-7264, in order to coordinate plans for the athletes and their events. He will be staying at the Quality Inn and Suites, 8400 I-10 Service Road (map).
Based on their performances in last weekend’s national qualifier meet, the following 45 Sonics athletes have qualified for the AAU Junior Olympics to be held next month in New Orleans:
Tia Mitchell: 400, 800, 4×100 relay
Hannah Nicholas: 4×100 relay
Trinity Pretlow: 4×100 relay
Nylah Raspberry: 800, 4×100 relay
Carson Adams: 400, 4×100 relay, 4×400 relay
Clarke Adams: 4×100 relay, 4×400 relay
Michelle Mayer: 400, 800
The AAU Area 13 National Qualifier meet is coming to Atascocita High School next week beginning Wednesday, June 29 and finishing Saturday, July 2. The event schedule for the meet can be found here (updated 6/18/2011). The top 5 places in individual events and the top 4 in relays and multi-events will earn the right to advance to the National Junior Olympic Games in New Orleans. More details about the qualification process can be found here.
Sonics coaches are reminding the athletes that this meet will result in some long, hot days on the track, so proper hydration and minimizing exposure to the sun are of critical importance.
For those parents considering to attend the AAU Junior Olympic Games in New Orleans (July 29 through August 6), Coach Camille is advising that hotel rooms be reserved now in the event that your child ends up qualifying. If possible, please reserve as many double rooms as you can to either give away or cancel prior to the reservation date. An updated list of hotels with room availability can be found here.
Please make sure you find out what your hotel’s cancellation deadline is and make changes accordingly; Sonics Track Team is not responsible for any cancellation fees incurred. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Coach Camille or Coach Ken.