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.
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
Heptathlon 15-16 Division
1st Hugh Jump (1.55m)
1st 800m (2:18.45)
Eva Bruce, 14 Unattached 4104 points
Javelin Throw 15-16 Division
Jade Kwinn, 16 Tucson Elite 39.27m
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)
200 Meter Dash 9-10 Division
Aliyah Hatchett, 10 Vail Vipers 27.79
200 Meter Dash 17-18 Division Boys
Trayvion White-Austin, 18 Tucson Elite 21.60
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