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Tracksters earn medals
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Kevin Hallmon, No. 5, wearing the blue singlet and black shorts, had the third fastest time Saturday at the North Carolina United Youth Indoor Meet in the 60-meter dash (7.01). - photo by Photo provided.

District 9 Track Club participated in the North Carolina United Youth Indoor Meet on Saturday.

The track meet is the second of the five meets on the indoor circuit. The invitational was at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, which has hosted several collegiate meets and open races with Olympians.

This year, the meet had more than 500 athletes from three states competing in 11 events.

Medals were awarded to the top three individuals in each event in five age categories (8 and under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-18). Several local athletes won medals.

Standout performances included Kevin Hallmon placing third amongst 33 runners in the 15-18 category in the 60-meter dash. Chris Jackson placed fifth among 33, running the 60-meter dash in 7.06 and qualifying him for the New Balance National Indoor meet in New York.

Alyisha Anderson placed first in the triple jump, 15-18 category. And Daijah Robinson finished in the top three in both the 800-meter dash and 1,600-meter run, 13-14 group.

The next meet in the area club’s series will be at the University of Florida in Gainesville on Feb. 6.

Alyisha Anderson (15-18 girls)
Triple jump — first (35-10)

Kevin Hallmon (15-18 boys)
60m dash — third (7.01)

Daijah Robinson (13-14 girls)
800m run — second (2:47)
1 mile run — third (6:20)

Aixa Santiago (11-12 girls)
1 mile run — third (6:36)

Complete Results can be found at: http://jdl.livere track-and-field-classic

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