Jordans lead MBTFC to wins at Junior Olympics

The Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club was represented by 18 athletes at the USATF South Carolina Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships, held June 21–23 on the campus of Winthrop University in Rock Hill.

MBTFC’s Savannah Jordan won the state championship in the javelin in the Girls 15-16 age group, and Sam Jordan took second in the triple jump and third in the 100 meter hurdles in the Boys 13-14 division.

The following club members placed in the top 16 of their age group event(s) and earned the right to advance to the USATF Regional Junior Olympic Championships, also being held at Winthrop on July 4-7.

Athletes placing in the Top 4 of their age group event at the Regional Championships earn the privilege of advancing to the USATF Hershey’s National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships to be held in Sacramento, CA from July 22-28.

GIRLS:
Kennedy Bassard G17-18 800m 4th
Simone Frederick-Pearson G9-10 LJ 13th
Savannah Jordan G15-16 200m 14th , Jav. 1st
Ryann Secrist G11-12 4oom 15th, Jav. 7th
Aubree Oles G8&U 200m, 9th, 1500m 7th, Jav. 4th
Kenadi Wallace G9-10 100m 6th
Keniah Wallace G17-18 100m 3rd , 200m 11th
Ava Weeden G9-10 HJ 16th
Macy Werner G15-16 PV 3rd

BOYS:
Caleb Autry B13-14 400m 13th, LJ 5th
Ashton Bassard B17-18 400m 7th
Andrew Bilderbank B15-16 LJ 7th, TJ 5rd, Jav. 8th
Sam Jordan B13-14 100mH 3rd, LJ 11th, TJ 2nd
Collins McCallum B13-14 100mH 4th, LJ 9th
T’Mars McCallum B15-16 HJ 6th, LJ 5th, TJ 3rd
Payton Oles B9-10 200m 12th, 400m 7th
Nicolaus Reddick B17-18 100m 12th
Zachary Weeden B11-12 800m 12th, HJ 7th, Jav. 5th

As the track & field meet season winds down, focus shifts to the cross country season, beginning in mid-August. New members are always welcome. For more information, please email MBTFCinfo@gmail.com.

Photo courtesy of MBTFC

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