The Peak Performance Track Club had its strongest showing ever at the USA Regional Junior Olympics Track & Field Championships in Birmingham, Ala., this past weekend, July 8-10.
In all, the team qualified 19 of its 22 participating athletes in 35 events for the National Junior Olympics Championships on July 26-31 in Wichita, Kan.
To qualify for the National Championships, the athletes had to finish in the top five at the regional meet of more than 800 athletes and 45 teams from Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.
The Peak Performance Track Club earned a total of 27 medals — 13 gold, nine silver and five bronze. Adrian Frost also broke a meet record in the high jump's Bantam Girls (9-10) division. Frost cleared 4-feet-0-inches, breaking the old record by 2 inches.
Haley Cohenour in the Intermediate Girls division lead the team in qualifying with four events. She placed first in the hammer, second in shot put and javelin and third in the discus.
Roniesha Walker, in the Bantam Girls division, finished first in the 200- and 400-meter dashes and second in the 100-meter dash. Kimy Daniels, in the Sub-Bantam Girls division, placed first in the shot put and javelin. Brooklyn Smith placed first in shot put and javelin in the Bantam Girls division.
For the Bantam Boys division, Brandon Horne won the 1,500-meter race, and Zorian Littleberry won the javelin.
Alison Green won the Youth Girls division high jump, and Kristen Clark won the Intermediate Girls division javelin. Alli Brasuall won the Young Women's division javelin.
Grace Cohenour took second in the javelin in the Midget Girls division, and Jennie Lee placed third in the shot put in the Young Women's division.
Terry Hicks, in the Bantam Boys division, took second in the 1500-meter race, and Marcus Harvey was the runner up in the Midget Boys division of both the shot put and discus. Christian Colvin took second in the Youth Boys 400-meter dash, while Ahkeem Henderson placed third in the Intermediate Boys 200-meter Dash. Nicholas Horne placed third in the Midget Boys 1500-meter race, and Tim Smith, in the Young Men's division, finished third in the javelin.
The Peak Performance team practices from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at ULM's Brown Stadium.