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USATF: Trayvion White-Austin, Octavius Thomas, Eric Fike & Johnnie Blockburger win National 4×100 Relay championship

Tucson Elite 4×100 Relay Champions (Courtesy Photo)

USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships
July 22-28: Sacramento

Members of the Tucson Elite Athletic Club ran an amazing 40.96 to win the 17-18 4×100 Relay today at the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships taking place in Sacramento.

Trayvion White-Austin (Sahuaro), Octavius Thomas (Tucson), Eric Fike (Flowing Wells) and Johnnie Blockburger (Tucson) cut down on their time of 42.38 they ran at the state championships in June and the 42.36 the team ran at the Region 10 Championships three weeks ago.

Sunday could be another big day for Southern Arizona with sprints, hurdles, mid distance and field events on tap.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

4×100 Meter Relay 17-18 Division
1 Tucson Elite 40.96 1) Trayvion White-Austin 18, 2) Octavius Thomas 17 3) Eric Fike 18, 4) Johhnnie Blockburger 17

Johnnie Blockburger breaks the tape in lane 2. (Courtesy Photo)

SECOND PLACE

Heptathlon 15-16 Division
1st Hugh Jump (1.55m)
1st 800m (2:18.45)
Eva Bruce, 14 Unattached 4104 points

Eva Bruce (Courtesy Photo)

Javelin Throw 15-16 Division
Jade Kwinn, 16 Tucson Elite 39.27m

Jade Kwinn (Courtesy Photo)

THIRD PLACE

100 Meter Dash 17-18 Division Boys
Trayvion White-Austin, 18 Tucson Elite 10.68

Girls Javelin Throw 13-14 Division
Aislin Martinez-Pompa, 10-Vail Vipers (33.96m)

Aislin Martinez-Pompa (Courtesy Photo)

FOURTH PLACE

200 Meter Dash 9-10 Division
Aliyah Hatchett, 10 Vail Vipers 27.79

Aliyah Hatchett (Courtesy)

FIFTH PLACE

200 Meter Dash 17-18 Division Boys
Trayvion White-Austin, 18 Tucson Elite 21.60

STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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