Seven members of the Blazin’ Jaguars track and field club of Tracy won a chance to enter national Junior Olympics competition based on their showing at the AAU West Coast Junior Olympics in Reno, June 27-30.
Athletes finishing in the top five in their events qualified for the national 2013 Junior Olympic Games in Detroit from July 24 to Aug. 3.
Jasmine Johnson won the 8-and-under 800-meter run in 3 minutes, 4.42 seconds and was third in the 400 (1:24.53),
D’Asia Gonzales, competing in 10-year-old girls division, was third in the 400 (1:09.92), and third in the shot put (25-03.75)
Shaelyn Hawkins placed second in the 13-year-old girls high jump (4-8) and was fifth in both the 400 (1:03.25) and the 800 (2:46.59).
Destiny Sandridge placed third in the 14-year-old girls shot put (30-3.75) and fourth in the discus (58-11).
Competing in the 15-16-year-old girls division, A’Leia Terry was second in the 800 meters (2:48.72) and fourth in the 400 hurdles (1:12.70). Danielle Hopkins placed fourth in the high jump (4-6).
Deion Lightfoot-Shelton, 15-16-year-old boys, placed second in both the 110 hurdles (15.88), and 400 hurdles (1:01.86).
The team is also sending athletes to the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics in North Carolina from July 22 to 28 and the Track City International Classic from July 13 and 14 at University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore.
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