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Members of the Little River Running Club (LRRC) finished strong at the U.S. Track & Field (USATF) National Youth Indoor Track & Field Championship in Landover, MD. The competition is composed of the nation’s top track & field athletes.
LRRC was established in 2011, as a research-based running program dedicated to the development of youth cross-country and track & field athletes for USATF Junior Olympics National and American Association of Universities (AAU) competition. LRRC is a registered USATF and AAU club with certified level-I USATF coaches.
LRRC is composed of the following athletes: Willie Calloway, Fernando DeLaRosa, Jarod Watson, Jacob Watson, Chuck Pasold and Christian Koon.
Jacob Watson earned a silver medal with a personal best performance in the (15-16 boys division) 300-meter, with a time of 9:20.83. He also placed fifth in the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:28.41.
Calloway placed fifth in the high jump (boys 17-18) with a leap of 1.70. The effort earned him podium recognition and a medal. He also competed in the 55-meter hurdles.
LRRC’s distance medley of Pasold (1200-meters), Koon (800-meters), DeLaRosa (400-meters), and Jacob Watson (1600-meters) earned recognition for the Silver Medal USATF Boys’ Club.
In addition, LRRC’s 4x800-meter relay team of Jarod Watson, DeLaRosa, Pasold and Koon also earned recognition for the Silver Medal USATF Boys’ Club.
During the 800-meter run, boys’ division, 17-18, LRRC’s boys’ placements included: Koon, 12th (personal best, 2:05.32), DeLaRosa, 23rd, and Jarod Watson, 29th. Jarod also placed 18th in the 1500-meter run.
Virginia Meet of Champions
Recently, six members of the King George High School indoor track & field team traveled to Hampton to compete in the Virginia Meet of Champions. The meet was hosted by Milestat.com. Miranda Green, Ashley Perkins, Brittany Williams and Brooke West won first place in the 4x800-meter relay event. Green also placed fourth in the 1000-meter.
Jonathan Graham placed second in the pole vault event with a vault of 13’9. Heidi Colwell, Williams, Perkins and Green placed fourth in the 34x400-meter.