USA Track and Field Youth Regional Records Broken!

The Capital City Striders Track & Field teams youth division competed and made a mark at the USA Track & Field Region 5 Championships at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond KY this past week end.


Sprinters Jontavese Brown of Charleston, Torrie Starcher of Ripley and Nathan Barham of South Charleston set  the tone for USATF National qualification with dominating performances in their age groups:


Starcher torched the field in 8 and under girls 100m in 15.49 sec.   and 400m in 1:16.34 

Barham did like wise in the 8 and under boys  100m  15.19 sec. and the 400 in  1:14.73


Both breaking Regional records in the 100M


Young Striders – Samuel Thomas of Charleston  11-12 boys and Jontavese Brown 9-10 captured three Gold Medals each.


Brown in the 10 and under boys 1st  100 14.27 sec.,200m in 29.47  & 400 in 1:08.63

Thomas in the 11-12 boys 1500m 1st  5:12.92 , 3000m in 10:53.60 and lastly the 800m in 2:29.75


Triple qualifications and two Gold by Abe Marinar of Bridgeport  winning the 13-14 boys 1500 1st 4.54, 3000m in 10:47.23 then wrapping it up with a Silver in the 800 2:20.21

Zion Freshour of Charleston 10 – 9 boys  Triatalon 1st  336 points   High Jump 2nd  .96m  Shot Put 6lb  1st  6.69m


Double qualifiers:


Mark Britton, of Pennsboro 17-18 boys discus throw 1st  52.83m and 1st Shot Put at 15.16m       

Trenton Williams of Winfield 10 – 9 boys 1500m 3rd  5:57.15 and 2nd in the 800 in 2:50.61

Jaden Barrett of St Albans  10 -9  boys triathlon  2nd  279 points  High Jump 1st .96m

Cassidy Osborne-Butler of Charleston, 11-12 girls shot put 1st  9.99m and Discus 1st


Other National Qualifiers include:


Ramone Garnett 11-12 boys Shot Put 11.10m

Bethany Drury, St Albans 17 – 18 girls Javelin  1st 24.14m

Bryce Jones, Huntington 13 – 14 boys 100m 3rd 12.03

Aaliyah Dunham, South Charleston  11- 12 girls High Jump  1st 1.15m

Lauren London, Hurricane 13-14 girls Pole Vault 1st  2.6m

Cody Sheppard, Red House  13-14 boys 100m hurdles 3rd  17.81 sec

Alaysia Powell, Dunbar 13-14 girls High Jump 2nd 1.45m

Emily Hudson, Hurricane 13-14 girls 200m hurdles 2nd in 34.01


2nd Place  Boys 4x100 Relay Avery Bruer, Zachary Cohen & Trenton Williams    1:13.96


Daniel Brown of Huntington Tri State AC also qualified in the 100m in 11.02  sec. and 200m in 22.96


Paul Gilmer  389-1982 or 343-0128                                             

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