Local club has 71 qualify for Junior Olympics Regionals

The Myrtle Beach Track and Field Club competed in the State Championships of the USATF Junior Olympics program over the weekend in Rock Hill.

The local club had had 10 state champions, broke a few state records and had several runner-up and third-place finishers. Raven Grant shattered the association record by winning the state championship in the Girls 15-16 200 meter dash with a time of 24.73 seconds, and she also won the state title in the 100 meters (12.08).

Kyle Watkins also won a pair of state titles, setting a new association record in the 9-10 Boys 400 meter dash with a time of 1:03.74. He also won the state title in the 9-10 Boys 800 meters with a time of 2:42.61.

Ahmad Nelson (17-18 men’s 100 meters, 11:00), Anna Walker (Girls 11-12 high jump, 4-10); Julian Dent won the state title in the boys Javelin with a toss of 30.10 meters; Braden Poirier (Boys 13-14 javelin, 34.58 meters); Kayla Watkins (13-14 Girls high jump, 5-0); and Serena Elias (Girls 9-10, 1500 meters, 5:59.58)) were the other state champs.

MBTAFC had a total of 71 qualify for this weekend’s Regional Championships in Winter Park, FL. The top five athletes from each event at Regionals will move on to the July 22-28 National Championships in Greensboro, NC.

Listed below are the names, age group, event, place and qualifying time/distance for the MBTAFC’s 71 regional qualifiers:

* Julian Dent 9-10 Boys Javelin 1st 30.10m Q 2013 State Champion
* Raven Grant 15-16 Girls 200m Dash 1st 24.73s Q 2013 State Champion; New Association Record; USATF World Youth Track & Field Trials Qualifying Time
* Ahmad Nelson 17-18 Men 100m Dash 1st 11.00s Q 2013 State Champion
* Anna Walker 11-12 Girls High Jump 1st 4-10ft Q 2013 State Champion & New State Record
* Braden Poirier 13-14 Boys Javelin 1st 34.58m Q 2013 State Champion
* Kayla Watkins 13-14 Girls High Jump 1st 5-00.25ft Q 2013 State Champion & Tied State Record
* Kyle Watkins 9-10 Boys 400m Dash 1st 1:03.74m Q 2013 State Champion & New Association Record
* Kyle Watkins 9-10 Boys 800m Run 1st 2:42.61m Q 2013 State Champion
* Raven Grant 15-16 Girls 100m Dash 1st 12.08s Q 2013 State Champion
* Serena Elias 9-10 Girls 1500m Run 1st 5:59.58m Q 2013 State Champion
* Angel Perez 15-16 Boys Javelin 2nd 38.78m Q Silver Medalist
* Angel Perez 15-16 Boys Shot Put 2nd 35-05.25ft Q Silver Medalist
* Anthony McAfee 13-14 Boys 4x100m Relay 2nd 50.33s Q Silver Medalist
* Ashtyn Poirier 80m Hurdles 2nd 15.37s Q Silver Medalist
* Austin Goss 17-18 Men 2000m Steeplechase 2nd 8:12.39m Q Silver Medalist
* Austin Goss 17-18 Men 3000m Run 2nd 11:42.67s Q Silver Medalist
* Braden Poirier 13-14 Boys 4x100m Relay 2nd 50.33s Q Silver Medalist
* Brandyn Parker 13-14 Boys 4x100m Relay 2nd 50.33s Q Silver Medalist
* Crystal Shimer 15-16 Girls 2000m Steeplechase 2nd 8:32.80m Q Silver Medalist
* Kyle Bailey 11-12 Boys High Jump 2nd 4-08ft Q Silver Medalist
* Micaela Rayburn 15-16 Girls Shot Put 2nd 23-02.00ft Q Silver Medalist
* Nandi Perez 11-12 Girls 3000m Run 2nd 12:04.11m Q Silver Medalist
* Will Vereen 13-14 Boys 4x100m Relay 2nd 50.33s Q Silver Medalist
* Andrew Bilderback 9-10 Boys 4×100 Meter Relay 3rd 1:03.74m Q Bronze Medalist
* Christian Mills 9-10 Boys Javelin 3rd 22.26m Q Bronze Medalist
* Jill Dudley 13-14 Girls 1500m Run 3rd 5:30.66m Q Bronze Medalist
* Jill Dudley 13-14 Girls 3000m Run 3rd 12:01.46m Q Bronze Medalist
* Julian Dent 9-10 Boys 4×100 Meter Relay 3rd 1:03.74m Q Bronze Medalist
* Kayla Watkins 13-14 Girls Long Jump 3rd 4.70m Q Bronze Medalist
* Kyle Watkins 9-10 Boys Long Jump 3rd 3.95m Q Bronze Medalist
* Micaela Rayburn 15-16 Girls Javelin 3rd 18.34m Q Bronze Medalist
* Nandi Perez 11-12 Girls 1500m Run 3rd 5:36.91m Q Bronze Medalist
* Rhiannon Van Demark 13-14 Girls Shot Put 3rd 9.63m Q Bronze Medalist
* Serena Elias 9-10 Girls 800m Run 3rd 2:54.28m Q Bronze Medalist
* TJ McCallum 9-10 Boys 4×100 Meter Relay 3rd 1:03.74m Q Bronze Medalist
* Will Vereen 13-14 Boys Long Jump 3rd 5.19m Q Bronze Medalist
* William Griffin 9-10 Boys 4×100 Meter Relay 3rd 1:03.74m Q Bronze Medalist
* Ahmad Nelson 17-18 Men 200m Dash 4th 22.65s Q
* Austin Goss 17-18 Men 1500m Run 4th 4:50.41m Q
* Brandyn Parker 13-14 Boys Long Jump 4th 4.86m Q
* Crystal Shimer 15-16 Girls 1500m Run 4th 5:28.25m Q
* Jadyn Parker 11-12 Boys 4x100m Relay 4th 59.44s Q
* Kenneth Solomon 11-12 Boys Long Jump 4th 4.71m Q
* Kenneth Solomon 11-12 Boys 4x100m Relay 4th 59.44s Q
* Kyle Bailey 11-12 Boys 4x100m Relay 4th 59.44s Q
* McKenzie Wilson 9-10 Girls 800m Run 4th 2:54.85m Q
* My’Kah Frazier 13-14 Girls Javelin 4th 22.89m Q
* My’Kah Frazier 13-14 Girls High Jump 4th 4-08.25ft Q
* Omarion Bell 11-12 Boys 4x100m Relay 4th 59.44s Q
* Shelbi Ankiewicz 11-12 Girls High Jump 4th 4-04ft Q
* TJ McCallum (TJ) 9-10 Boys High Jump 4th 3-08ft Q
* Brandyn Parker 13-14 Boys 800m Run 5th 2:28.87m Q
* McKenna Goss 11-12 Girls 1500m Run 5th 5:56.05m Q
* Ashtyn Poirier 11-12 Girls High Jump 5th 4-02ft Q
* Jadyn Parker 11-12 Boys Long Jump 5th 4.67m Q
* Jadyn Parker 11-12 Boys 200m Dash 5th 28.45s Q
* Jill Dudley 13-14 Girls 800m Run 5th 2:37.72m Q
* Nandi Perez 11-12 Girls 800m Run 5th 2:45.17m Q
* Austin Goss 17-18 Men 800m Run 6th 2:20.48m Q
* Crystal Shimer 15-16 Girls 800m Run 6th 2:37.73m Q
* William Griffin 9-10 Boys Long Jump 6th 3.74m Q
* Andrew Bilderback 9-10 Boys High Jump 7th 3-02ft Q
* Cole Poirier 11-12 Boys 80m Hurdles 7th 17.09s Q
* McKenzie Wilson 9-10 Girls 400m Dash 7th 1:14.24m Q
* Omari Perez 8&U Boys Javelin 7th 12.54m Q
* Rebekah Booth 15-16 Girls 800m Run 7th 2:42.08m Q
* Talicia Murphy 17-18 Girls 100m Dash 7th 12.70s Q
* Cole Poirier 11-12 Boys High Jump 8th 3-10ft Q
* Cooper Jennings 9-10 Boys Long Jump 8th 3.46m Q
* Kayla Watkins 13-14 Girls 200m Dash 8th 27.58s Q
* Rebekah Booth 15-16 Girls 1500m Run 8th 6:00.57m Q

Photo courtesy of MBTAFC

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