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.
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