spring is in the air
Wheeler HS - Spring is here and the Cheetahs are excited about the new season. With several new faces in the sprints and throws, and a year older, The Track Lab meet at Wheeler was a sample of what's to come.
Newcomer Aidan B.(8 & under), threw the turbo javelin 32'4 placing 4th. This was his first meet ever. Twin brother, Amir B. was 5th right behind him. The girls 4 x 400 relay ran an amazing race, winning in a time of 4:41.88, over Striders' TC in 5:02.88.
2017 indoor records fall
Birminhgam, AL - This indoor track season was truly remarkable. The East Cobb Cheetah Track Club showed up and showed out all season long. The TFCUSA National Championship on Sunday January 12th was an exciting finish to the indoor season. Tyanna Carter won the 800M run and set a new record of 2:44.85 shattering the old record of 2:57.60 by more than 12 seconds. James Wainaina was relentless in his events. As a double gold medalist, he won the 800M in a record time of 2:26.82, breaking the old record of 2:38.50 and the 1500M run in 5:06.84. Allyria Mcbride won the high jump and placed 2nd in the 400M with a PR of 103:42.
Earlier in the season, our Boys 13 - 14 division scored in the top 5 every time they hit the track, from the 60M - 1500M run. On January 15th, the won their division at the Alabama Striders Indoor Classic with 38 point over Smyrna Elite Track Club, who finished with 30 points. Winning the 4 x 200M relay indoors was the icing on the cake. Jahlil, Tyler, James, and Tyson ran an amazing 1:50.34, breaking the old record of 2:04.95, considering James is a distance runner. Newcomers: Tyler, Tyson, Jahlil, and Jaheem, along with returnees like James, Gianni, and Zyler are now ready to hit the outdoor stage. Go CheetahNation!
Countdown to indoor track season
December 17, 2016, we begin our Indoor Track season at the Birmingham Crossplex. As we enter year 7 we are excited about what's to come for East Cobb Cheetahs. With many returning athletes and some new faces, we look forward to producing some great times individually and with our newly formed relays. Fall training has been going well and our middle school clan is very focused and ready to continue where they left off in the spring.
What to look for in 2016-2017
ECCTC had a great 2015-2016 year. Allyria (HJ) and Sophie (60, LJ) were All-Americans at the AAU Indoor Championships. Lailah was an 8th place medalist at the AAU Junior Olympics, We had many personal bests, records set, and awesome performances.
Well, on September 19th, we will start with fall training once again. Join East Cobb Cheetahs for the fall conditioning season and/or rev up for the Indoor Track season. We hope to see you in Cheetahs Blue. Go CheetahsNation!!
Lailah Brought Some Hardware Home
Humble, TX - The 2016 AAU Junior Olympics at Humble High School was a scorcher, literally! The temperature every day was upwards of 92 degrees, but when you and the humidity we were over 108 degrees daily. The competition was just as hot. Lailah entered into the games seeded in 9th position, that alone is nerve-wracking. So many things running through her head along with the heat, but she refused to come home empty handed.
Her 1st throw was a sector foul, hitting the cage. Her 2nd throw was on 91', not bad, but not good enough to advance to the finals. Before she made her 3rd attempt, Coach L called her to the side. "This is the show, you are in the hunt, relax and be the thrower you and I both know you are." On her 3rd attempt, she took a deep breathe and let it fly, 101' later we are heading to the podium.
This is Lailah's 3rd Junior Olympic Games. She's been a medalist for the last 3 years. Now she's heading to Campbell High School. In the 2016 track season Campbell was in 6A Division. Her 101' throw places her in the top 10. Can this upcoming freshman upset some upper classmen in 2017. Stay tuned!
On The Road to Humble, Texas
The year is winding down to a close. We just completed the 2016 AAU Club National Championships and we had some ups and downs. Now on to the final Show-Down. We will hit the road for the 2016 AAU Junior Olympics on July 30th. Since this is an Olympic year our sights are set really high. Competing in the AAU Junior Olympics will be Allyria in the Pentathlon, HJ, 400M and 4 x 400 relay, Kya, Tyanna, and Yvohna will complete the 4 x 400 relay. Lailah will shoot for the moon in the shot put, javelin, and discus. In the discus she is a 2x All-American, placing 6th in 2014 and 2015. Zoie is the underdog in the shot put and turbo javelin, she's been shocking people all summer, and she picked up a spot in the 11G pentathlon.
James went to Orlando and added the 13B 800M and he had to work hard to get it. Add the 1500M that he qualified in at Region 8, he is more than ready. Bringing up the rear is Zyler. He's been going head-to-head with some of the best 13B throwers this year, and he refuses to be kicked to the curb. He has upset quite a few veterans.
Small but mighty is what we like to say when it comes to East Cobb Cheetahs. On August 1st, wear your Cheetah shirts with pride, as you rep CHEETAHNATION! Go Cheetahs!!!!
teachers from Brumby Elementary support East cobb cheetahs
Several teachers from Brumby Elementary School show their support of East Cobb Cheetahs. We would like to publicly thank (l to r): Mrs. Rozelle, Ms. Gomez, Ms. Mustoe, Mrs. Palmer, Mr. Watts, and Mrs. McEvoy-Beischer who are pictured above with athletes Aidan McBride and Tyanna Carter. Teachers not pictured: Ms. Hanna, Ms. McNaughton, Mrs. Fleeman, Ms. Jenkins, Ms. Schoening, Ms. Jenkins, Mrs. Rice, and Mrs. Borchardt. Go CheetahNation!!!
Are you interested in running track? Have you noticed that you are the fastest kid on the playground? Then join East Cobb Cheetah Track Club and see how you stack up to other kids in the country. Registration for Fall conditioning and Indoor Track begins September 1st. The first day of practice is Monday September 19, 2016. BE THERE!!!
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS
Well, our season has officially come to an end. We have had many successes this year. Lailah, once again, has claimed an 8th place medal at the AAU Junior Olympics in Humble, TX. Allyria has scored 2,231 and tied for 10th in the high jump, just missing the podium. Check out all our donors who helped us get to TX.
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Damilola & LAILAH Arrive Start High SCHOOL
August 1st - Georgia Middle School State Championships Damilola (Wheeler) and Lailah (Campbell) are officially freshmen in their respective high schools.
However, they are freshman only in the classroom. They have been superstar athletes for the past 3 year. These girls are taking a small break from Track & Field and on September 19th, they will begin training all over again for the upcoming debut into high school Track & Field.
Watch them Run, Jump, Throw! Go CheetahNation!!
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