Countdown to Indoor Track Season
December 15, 2018, we begin our Indoor Track season at the Birmingham Crossplex. As we enter year 9, 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 will begin Oct. 23rd and our middle school clan is very focused and ready to continue where they left off last the spring and summer.
Got Young Athletes
Coaching is more than writing a workout. You find yourself playing the mother/father role in your young athlete's life. How many time have you said, "Skylar, please tie your shoe." Just for her to reply, "I don't know how." Well, ECCTC has been fortunate enough to find the best company on the planet for our little ones. U-Lace is provides laces in multi-colors, that you tie once and never tie again. Don't believe us, then visit U-Lace and see for yourself. Kassie (W7) love them!!
Cheetahs Rest & Regroup
Marietta, GA - East Cobb Cheetahs are finally off the road and settling into the fall season. School has started, and many new things are on the horizon for these athletes. They are a year older, more mature, more experienced, and deserving of a 2 month break. However, here are some outstanding things hat have happened over the summer.
Sometimes to motivate your athletes you have to surround them with good company. Patrick has had a wonderful season. Finishing his 2nd season of track, has elevated this your man. This year he has embraced the triple jump and the 400H. This year he is officially an AAU All-American in the triple jump with a personal best of 46'1". After having a conversation with the 400H World Record Holder, Kevin Young, he's ready to take on the challenges of the 400MH.
Newcomer, Kassie Terrell (F8U), has turned a lot of heads in her 1st year of Track & Field. She, too, has entered the realm of All-American by medaling in the 200 & 400, which gave her the opportunity to run in Iowa at the AAU Junior Olympics. Xavier Willis (M13), simply know as the X-man, made his presence known this past season. Although new to East Cobb Cheetahs, he is not new to Track Field. X-man won the 400 in 55.94 at District and the 100 in 12.50 at Region. An AAU Junior Olympic Qualifier ran the 100, 200, 400, and long jump, X-man is crossing people off the list. Other newcomers that qualified for the AAU Junior Olympics, Ausahan ran the 800 in 2:03.94 and this is his 1st year ever running. Jared, also in his 1st year, jumped 38'8.
Summer Track Season Opener
This weekend East Cobb Cheetahs will open the summer track season with the Boys & Girls Club Invitational at New Manchester High School. There are several veterans and a few new-comers that are looking forward to a great season opener.
Returning athletes like Allyria McBride (left) is coming off a 2nd place finish in the high jump Georgia Middle School State Championships with a PR jump of 4'10" and looks to make some noise in the open 400m dash as well. Patrick Harris (ctr) will make a strong move for the 400m hurdles and triple jump this summer. Damilola Shodeinde (right) will push the envelope in the long jump and 100 hurdles this summer. Superstar JaVaughn Moore (not pictured) will take a much needed week off since he ended his high school career as a State Champion in the 100m dash, breaking the state record with a 10.40, and placed 2nd in the 200m dash with a time of 21.31.
New-comer Alayah Brown (W11) has found a new love in the aero-javelin. At the spring finale, this mid-distance runner threw 58'03" to grab a second place victory. With that being her first time ever, we have found a field event that suits her just fine.
On the boys side, new-comer Xavier Willis (M13), has already jumped 17'06" in the long jump and we are just getting started. He has also dropped 5 seconds in the 400m which places him in the 10 top for his age group here in Georgia. Look for him to make a grand showing this summer.
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!!!
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2017 Indoor Records Fell
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!
East Cobb Cheetahs Who Obtained Scholarships