Bayou Young Runners, a youth track and field club in Lake Charles, recently attended the AAU region 11 Junior Olympic Qualifiers. Of the 15 local athletes that were brought, 13 qualified in 27 events.




The AAU Junior Olympic Games will be held in Houston, July 30 through August 6.

The Bayou Young Runners' Facebook page can be found here. You can aid the track team cover entries, training and equipment needed by texting BYR to 33923 or by visiting:

Below is a list of the Bayou Young Runners who qualified for the Junior Olympics:

Aniyah Batiste 13 y/o - pentathlon

Arden Turner 13 y/o - 100m hurdles

Brianna Underwood 11 y/o- discus, shot put and javelin

Charlie Maze 11 y/o - long jump, 80m hurdles

Jailyn Underwood 12 y/o - 1500m race walk

Mollie Maze 11 y/o - 800m run, 1500m run and 3000m run

Skylar Howze 10 y/o- 1500m run

Sunny Woodcock 9 y/o - 1500m run, javelin

Derrick "DJ" Williams 12 y/o - 80m hurdles, shot put and discus

Gavin Eckard 12 y/o - 1500m run, 3000m run

Payton Foreman 13 y/o- 800m run, 1500m run and 3000m run

Sam Capel 12 y/o - 1500m run and 3000m run

Wesley Maze 14 y/o - 100m hurdle, shot put and discus