Ft. Bend Marshall and long-time Sonics athlete, Amira Chatman, recently became a finalist in VYPE Houston’s 2020 Girl’s Thrower of the Year award. So we are encouraging everyone to visit the site and cast their vote! https://www.vype.com/vype-houston-2020-girls-thrower-of-the-year-fan-poll
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Breaking national records is nothing new for 9-year old Octavia Gee, but this time it appears she has her first WORLD age division record. Competing in the Texas vs. The World All-Comers meet in San Marcos, TX, Octavia has established a new mark in the 4-kg shot put for 9-year olds with a throw of 7.28 meters (23′ 10-1/2″). There was no pre-existing world record for 9-year olds using a shot of this much weight (in US competitions, this age division typically uses the 6-lb shot), but the European record for 10-year old girls is only 7.05 meters, so her performance has been deemed the de facto world record for 9-year old girls which should soon be published at this site.
UPDATE: Here’s an excellent write-up on the story from the Sugar Land Sun.
UPDATE 2: Texas District 22 Representative Pete Olson congratulates Octavia in a statement presented to the House of Representatives on Wednesday, October 7.
UPDATE 3: Photos of Octavia with the documents presented to her by Representative Olson.
The Sonics finished strong on Saturday with three more medals pushing their cumulative total to NINE! Our 10-year old superstar quartet of Nylah Raspberry, Tyra Hudson, Trinity Pretlow, and Tia Mitchell claimed medals in the both the 4×100 and 4×400 relays, finishing 5th and 2nd, respectively. And rounding things out were the 17-18 women’s team of Jaelin Hatton, Mohogany Antoine, Liniuska Mendoza, and Lauren Thames who took 5th place in the 4×400 relay.
Here’s a summary of all the medal winners:
Davon Beckles, 8th place in the 11-year old boys 3000 meter run
Octavia Gee, 1st place in 8-under girls shot put (national record!) and 2nd place in turbo javelin
Tia Mitchell, 6th place in 10-year old girls 400 meter dash
Amira Chatman, 4th place in 11-year old girls shot put
Michelle Mayer, 7th place in 12-year old girls 800 meter run
9-10 year old girls, 5th place in 4×100 relay and 2nd place in 4×400 relay
17-18 year old women, 5th place in 4×400 relay
Complete results for the Junior Olympics can be viewed here.
Congratulations to all you exceptional Sonics athletes who have the 2014 season such a joy to be a part of. See you all next season for even greater accomplishments!
Amira Chatman took fourth place in the 11-year old girls shot put Tuesday to push the Sonics medal count to four. Her throw of 30′ 10-1/2″ was a personal best.
After breaking records at the AAU Primary Nationals and the USATF Junior Olympics, Octavia Gee hit the trifecta by setting the 8-under Girls Shot Put national record at the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines, IA. Her winning throw of 27′ 6.5″ beat the previous standard by an inch and a half. The final results are posted here. This was the Sonics’ second medal winning performance of the Games thus far.
Octavia Gee continued her assault on the record books by demolishing the USATF national record in the 8-Under Girls Shot Put event. Her winning throw of 26′ 7-1/4″ bested the previous record by over two and a half feet! Final results of the event can be viewed here.
Octavia Gee added her third gold medal and second record performance at the AAU Primary Nationals, this time in the turbo javelin event. Her throw of 52′-7″ demolished the previous record 42′-4″ set last year.
Not to be outdone, young Jayden Chargois set a record of his own in the 5-year old boys shot put. His winning throw of 11′-11″ crushed the last year’s record of 8′ 7-3/4″.