Young athletes win medals

Young athletes  win medals
March 02
00:00 2013

Members of the Next Level Track Club competed earlier this month at the USATF South Zone Indoor Youth Track & Field Championships at the JDL Fast Track indoor facility in Winston-Salem.

Christian Beal, 13, led the way for the team, winning two gold medals and a bronze. One of the golds was earned when Beal joined Preston Alston, Markie McRae and Bryan Lucas to win the 4 x 200m relay.

In the 11–12-year-olds age group, the quartet of Dillon Lucas, Ahmani Marshall, Jayden King-Penn and Ahmad Townes combined for a total of nine medals, four of them gold.

Not to be outdone by the boys, 10-year-old Asia Phillips brought home three medals, including individual ones in the 55m dash and 200m dash. She teamed

Asia Phillips

Asia Phillips

with Kimani Alexander, Noel McMiller and Madison Minge-Perry for third place in the 4 x 200m relay.

Deja Reid won a bronze medal in the long jump.

Among the other notables was Elijah Johnson, 7, who won his first-ever medal in the long jump. The team will next compete in the USATF Youth National Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex in Landover, Md. from March 9–10 of this year.

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