TYT dominates at the Junior Olympics in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA.

TIGARD YOUTH TRACK is the Pride of the Northwest at the 2016 Junior Olympics Nation Championships with 3 Gold Medals! As the entire country, fresh off the Track & Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, looks toward the Olympic games in Rio, over 6000 young athletes from around the Nation gathered in Sacramento last week at the annual USA Track & Field Junior Olympics Championships.

For the twelfth consecutive year, Tigard Youth Track Club sent a team to the event to compete among the best. The TYT contingent was the largest from the Pacific Northwest, competed admirably and earned the most medals of any from the region.

Tigard qualified 60 young athletes for the national event with a dominating performance at USATF Regional Championships held in Seattle last month. 50 of those made the trip to California along with several TYT coaches and Tigard Youth Head Coach, Ralph Greene.

TYT captured ten (10) USATF All America Honors rewarding a top 8 finishers in the nation with three (3) Gold Medal National Champions:

• Xavier Simpson: NATIONAL CHAMPION

11-12 Boys 100m

2rd Place. 11-12 Boys 200m

• Koby Kessler: NATIONAL CHAMPION

11-12 Boys High Jump

5th Place. 11-12 Boys Pentathlon

• Lauren McFall: NATIONAL CHAMPION

15-16 Girls Javelin

• Julian Body

3rd Place. 17-18 Mens 400m Hurdles

6th Place. 17-18 Mens 100m Hurdles

• Elizabeth Lea

5th Place. 13-14 Girls Javelin

• Spencer Kuffel

8th Place. 13-14 Boys Pentathlon

• Peyton Kuffel, Chase Pettibone, Hunter Gilbery, Cole Roney

8th Place 15-16 4x800m Relay

Several other TYT athletes delivered top results in the throws, sprints, jumps, long distance and relays. “We absolutely love repping Oregon at the JOs,” commented Greene. “Our athletes work very hard and, after a performance like last week, are now getting a national reputation! We are so proud of Tigard’s All Americans” Tigard Youth Track Club was established in 2004 and currently serves 155 young athletes from all over Portland. TYT Alumni have now gone on to several local High School and College Track & Field programs. Tigard was named USATF Oregon’s Track Club of the year in 2012 and has won the USATF NW

 

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