East Cobb Cheetahs
Athletes of the Month
The 9th Annual Mark Trail Memorial Day Invitational marks one of the hottest meets of the summer season. Teams from as far north as Ohio, as far west as Texas, and all around the southeast come to give a preview of what to expect this summer in the USATF and AAU Junior Olympics this year. East Cobb Cheetahs, although small, competed with HUGE hearts, letting people know across the country that, "we are here, we are here." Above, two of our most outstanding athletes were Sophia Turner (age 7) and James Wainaina (age 11).
This is Sophia's first year competing in Track & Field. To see her run, however, you'd think she was a veteran. Not knowing what to expect, or who anyone is, Sophia did what she does best... Run Fast! Mark Trail Invitationals was her second meet ever and she has already shaved .6 seconds off her time. In the finals of the 100M dash and 200M dash, she ran 16.09 and 33.93, respectively. In a 100M dash that's AMAZING! Oh did we mention, she's only 7. Can't wait to see what she does the rest of the summer.
James steps to the line, emotionless. He always looks like he's not sure if he's in this race, but when the guns goes off, there's no doubt in anyone's mind, he suppose to be there. James is also a first time Track & Field athlete. As the developmental spring season progressed, so did James. He began running the 1500M Run in 5:47.01 and was dropping his time by 10 second increments over the season. By Mark Trail Memorial Invitational, he ran an amazing 4:56.60, and the only question he had for Coach L was, "do you think I can go faster."
AAU National Club Championship
ESPN Wide Word of Sports
We would like thank our sponsor, Publix Super Markets Charities. Their unwavering support plays an important role in assisting our athletes athletes to the AAU National Club Championship, Orlando, FL, July 12 - 18, 2015.