A new local track team is placing well in statewide competitions.
The District 9 Track Club, coached by former Bradwell Institute track standout Jammorris Hill, with assistance from current BI cross-country coach Brian Williams, has one meet under its belt and is preparing for more summer events.
The team competed in the USA Track and Field Georgia Association Area A Meet June 6 at Marietta High School, which drew 947 athletes. According to Williams, several athletes from the District 9 team came home with awards. Medals were given to athletes who placed in the top eight in their age categories.
Qualified athletes advanced to this weekend’s Georgia Association Junior Olympic Championships at Mill Creek High School in Hoschton.
From there, finalists will advance to the Region 4 Championships on July 8-12 at the same location.
The team is looking to place well and score qualifying points for the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympics Championships set for July 27 through Aug. 2 at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.
District 9 Club
Area A Meet
June 6 at Marietta High
Ta’tyana Anderson — 100-meter dash (seventh place), 17.37 seconds; 400 dash (seventh place), 1:21.15
Trevon Coleman — 1500 run (eighth place), 5:35.42
Isaac Coleman — 1500 run (sixth place), 4:48.9
Chris Jackson —
100 dash (first place), 10.75; 200 run (sixth place), 22.74
Kevin Hallmon — 200 run (first place), 21.65; 100 dash (third place), 10.89
Terrius Crimiel — 100 (seventh place), 11.19; 110 hurdles (fourth place), 15.61; Long jump (fourth place) 5.96 meters
Harold Flowers — 800 (sixth place), 2:04.74
Eric Sanchez — 1500 run (eighth place), 4:58.87
Christian Evans — Long jump (first place), 6.43
Isiah Barnes — Long jump (seventh place), 5.42
Christian Evans, Jarquez Richardson-Frazier, Kevin Hallmon, Chris Jackson — 400 relay (second place), 42.19
Full results can be found at: http://ga.milesplit.com/meets/212025/re
Girls’ roster (age group in parentheses): Ta’tyana Anderson (8U), Talia Crimiel (9-10), Aixa Santiago (11-12), Daijah Robinson (13-14), Talisha Pope (13-14), Jayda Daniels (13-14), Tamera Pope (15-16), Anyah Brooks (15-16) Elizabeth Santiago (17-18), Michaela Calvin (17-18), Alicia Santiago (17-18), Natalia Ocasio (17-18)
Boys’ roster: Trevon Coleman (11-12), Isaac Coleman (15-16), Isiah Barnes (17-18), Kevin Hallmon (17-18), Chris Jackson (17-18), Christian Evans (17-18), Eric Sanchez (17-18), DaShawn Ricketts (17-18), Harold Flowers (17-18)