Northwest Flyers track athlete Akuira Young, current national champion in the 400m hurdles (15-16 year old girls) signals her finish in the USATF Junior Olympics held at Greensboro, N.C., in July 2013.

 

The Northwest Flyers Youth Track Club will celebrate its 27th Anniversary Season by hosting its annual free registration and information breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 1, for all boys and girls who are interested in joining for this year’s track season.

The breakfast starts promptly at 8:15 a.m. at the Cypress Creek Christian Community Center (5 C’s) Forum located at 6823 Cypresswood Dr. in Spring.

In honor of the club’s 27th anniversary, two of the most decorated track athletes at the collegiate level this past decade, Elizabeth Adeoti (Texas A&M) and Jeomi Maduka (Cornell), will be the guest speakers at this year’s breakfast event. Both athletes will provide a motivational message that will inspire young people to excel in both sport and in the classroom.

The free breakfast is the opportunity for youth athletes to register for the club’s 2014 spring/summer track season, and to meet the Northwest Flyers coaches, staff, and other new and returning athletes. All new parents and athletes interested in joining the Northwest Flyers must attend the mandatory orientation that will also be part of this event.

The Northwest Flyers Track Club is a youth (ages 6 -18) track club, affiliated with USA Track & Field (USATF), that provides a full program of sanctioned “track” events such as sprints, hurdles, middle distance, distance and relays, and sanctioned “field” events such as long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault, shot put, discus and javelin. The Northwest Flyers has approximately 285 members. The club was founded 27 years ago by Olympic gold medalist Fred Newhouse to foster the development of youth track & field in the Northwest Houston area.