Northwest Flyers sprinter Sean Walker wins the 200 Meter Dash at USATF Region 12 Championships last week in Arlington. Walker is one of 57 Flyers athletes who qualified for the USATF Junior Olympics, July 26-31, in Wichita, Kan.
The Northwest Flyers Track Club qualified a record number 57 athletes in 81 events for the upcoming USA Track & Field Junior Olympics National Championship, which will be held July 26-31 at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan.
The Northwest Flyers qualified for the Junior Olympics last week at the USATF Region XII Championship in Arlington, which hosted athletes from all over the State of Texas.
In order to advance to the Junior Olympics National Championship, athletes had to place in the top 5 at the regional championship in Arlington. T
he Northwest Flyers had a record number 12 individual athletes earn the Region XII gold medalist title, along with one relay. Region XII Champions include: Bantam (ages 9-10): Emilio Andrean in the 1500 m race walk, Brooklyn House in the shot put, Emerald Carter in the triathlon, and the boys 4x400 m relay (Sebastian Cooper, Dominique Jones, Nicholas Striz and Micaiah Wanza); Midget (ages 11-12): Aiden Vennard in mini javelin and Maitlond Wanza in the shot put; Youth (ages 13-14): Marcus Ripley in the pentathlon, Sean Walker in the 200 m dash, and Cori Runnels in the discus; Intermediate (ages 15-16) Rodney Ripley in the decathlon; Young Men/Women (ages 17-18) Dalton Rowan in the discus, Krystyn Bradley in the javelin throw and Victoria Mack in the shot put.
The Northwest Flyers also sent three athletes to the World Youth Trials in Myrtle Beach, S.C. last month, including Dillon Worley who took first in the 2000 m steeplechase, Leslie Schilsky competing in the 400 m hurdles and Brittney Wooten competing in the pole vault.