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Tigard Youth Track elite athletes among USATF Oregon Award Winners

September 18, 2016

Tigard Youth Track would like to recognize Julian Body and Xavier Simpson for receiving top honors as USATF Male Athlete of the Year!

Xavier Simpson is the USATF Youth National Champion in the 100M and took 2nd place in the 200M. We look forward to seeing X back on the track in the Spring.

Julian Body is a All-American hurdler placing 3rd in the 400M hurdles and 6th in the 110M hurdles. Good luck to Julian as he is headed to Stanford University on a track scholarship.

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TYT dominates at the Junior Olympics in Sacramento

August 15, 2016

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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Tigard Youth Track Dominates at 2015 National Junior Olympics

August 3, 2015
Amazing showing for TYT Athletes at the Junior Olympics down in Jacksonville, FL this past week.Here’s a complete breakdown of events:

Xavier Simpson 11-12
100- All-American with a 3rd place finish!
200- All-American taking the podium with a 3rd place finish!!!! TYT’s 1st JO Sprint Medal!
4×100- 14th overall with a big PR of 52.78

Hunter Gilbert 13-14
Pentathlon- All-American with a 4th place finish
800- 9th
1500- All-American with a 8th place finish
Pole Vault- 9th

Porter Sullivan 9-10
Long Jump- Huge PR at 11-5 3/4
High Jump- 21st

AJ Carter 9-10
High Jump- All-American with a 5th place finish
Triathlon- 11th
Long Jump- 11th

 

Spencer Smith 15-16
Decathlon 11th Place
Tori Forst 9-10
200- 33rd
400- 12th
800- All-American 2nd place finish with a PR of 2:30.47

Lauren Paven 15-16
100- 40th
200- 42nd
400- 20th

Lauren McFall 15-16
Javelin- All-American with a 5th place finish

Lena Greene 17-18
Long Jump – 41st
Triple Jump- 38th- ankle sprain on her 1st jump and and toughed it out. True competitor

Peyton Green 13-14
400- 41st
4×100 Relay- 25th place

Matthew Otness 11-12
100- 38th
Long Jump- 28th
4×100 Relay- 16th place with a PR of 52.78

Hudson Boyd 8 & Under
Long Jump- 10th place with a PR @ 11’9″
Shot Put- 14th

Hayden Gilbert 15-16
Pole Valut -18th and a HUGE PR @ 11’1″

Jeff Scott 9-10
100- 42nd
Shot Put- 13th

11-12 Boys Relay
16th place with a 52.78 PR
Miles Ward, Matthew Otness, Desmond Jenkins, Xavier Simpson

13-14 Girls Relay
Impressive 25th place finish
Peyton Green, Larissa Chan, Nya Wilson, Emily Simmons

Open House for 2014 New Athletes and Registration

December 16, 2013

It’s here!!!!  On Sunday, January 12th, 2014 Tigard Youth Track will be hosting an Open House for anyone who is interest in learning more about our club. This meeting will be held in the Tigard High School cafeteria starting at 11am.

Registration for ALL NEW athletes will begin on January 13th. Registration forms will be posted on this website and can be downloaded and MAILED into the registrar. We DO NOT offer online registration.

We have a very limited amount of spots in each age group open, so we strongly suggest that you MAIL them in as soon as they are posted.

If you have questions prior to Jan 12th you can contact TigardYouthTrackReg AT gmail dot com

 

TYT Athletes to be Honored by USATF Oregon

September 10, 2012

We were so excited to hear that a large group of our Athletes have been nominated as USATF Oregon outstanding atheltes of the year. Spencer Kuffel … ….

Many of us will head to Salem for the event and will be posting photos, and letting you know the outcome.

 

Tigard Youth Track in the Tigard Times!!!

August 8, 2012

TYT as hot as the heat at nationals

The team gets three All-American performances at the national meet
by: DAVID BLAIR - UP AND OVER -- Tigard Youth Track's Julian Body races through a heat of the high hurdles at the Junior Olympics National Championships in Baltimore, MD.
By: DAVID BLAIR
UP AND OVER — Tigard Youth Track’s Julian Body races through a heat of the high hurdles at the Junior Olympics National Championships in Baltimore, MD.

BALTIMORE, Md. — Tigard Youth Track was just flat hot this summerTYT qualified 45 young athletes for the Junior Olympic National Championships, took 25 of its best on the cross-country trip to Baltimore, and produced a ton of great performances and memories there. The Junior Olympic meet was held July 23-29 at Hughes Stadium on the Morgan State University campus.

“This was one of the club’s most successful seasons to date, if not the most successful,” said TYT coach David Blair, noting that Tigard won a total of three All-American medals at nationals as well as several other top-20 finishes.

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