Countdown to Indoor Track Season
December 11, 2022, we begin our Indoor Track season at the Birmingham Crossplex. As we enter year 13, 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. In 2022, we have produced several All-Americans and a Junior Olympic 400H Champion, Allyria McBride. Fall training began October 1st and our middle schoolers are focused and ready to continue where they left off last spring and summer. See you on the oval.
Allyria McBride Signs to Vanderbilt University
August 2022 - Allyria McBride arrived on the campus of Vanderbilt University on August 20, 2022, but that was not her first visit. She has been on that campus several times. Since she's been a Cheetahs, she's compete in the youth meets that Knoxville Track Club used to host there. It wasn't until she was in 8th grade that she decided that school was for her. She's always said she loved the campus. Today, she officially a Commodore and loving college life. We wish you the best Allyria.
Khaleel Manderson Signs to College of Wooster
August 2022 - Khaleel Manderson arrive on the campus of the College of Wooster on August 24,2022. Having competed in Track & Field for both Wheeler High School and East Cobb Cheetahs Track Club, all his hard work has paid off. He had an awesome senior year posting time like 11.01 (100M) and 22.48 (200M). He will definitely be an asset to the Fighting Scots in Ohio. We are excited to see what the next level holds for Khaleel. If we had to guess, we'd say, nothing but greatness. Go Cheetahs!
McBride Siblings Show Out at Nike Outdoor Nationals Championships in Eugene, OR
Eugene, OR - Congratulations goes out to Aidan & Allyria McBride for their performances in the 2022 Nike Outdoor National Championship. Allyria is no stranger to NON. In 2021, she attended the meet and finished 9th in the 400H. But 2022, she came with a purpose. This year she placed 5th, got on the podium, and became an All-American.
This was the first year that NON added a middle school division. Aidan qualified in both the 400M and the long jump. He became a medalist and All-American by placing 6th in the long jump.
Congratulations to this dynamic duo! What's next for these two athletes.
McBride Jumps Long at GA Middle School State Championships
Lilburn, GA - Georgia Middle School State Championships was at Parkview High School, April 25 - 26. As Aidan begins to wind down his middle school years and head to high school, he's definitely ready to take the leap. Aidan took second place in the long jump with a leap of 19' 6.5". The summer season is just around the corner. Look for big things from Mr. McBride.
Lucas & McBride: Fall Training Yields Success
December 12 , 2021
Birmingham Crossplex - Lauren Lucas (W8 & under) and Aidan McBride (M14) showed up and showed out at the Coach O Birmingham Invitational. Fall training is always long, grueling and sometimes boring, but at the end of the day, it always pays off.
Lauren Lucas, a 2021 AAU Junior Olympian, ran the 400M and 800M. She is now entering her season season of Track & Field. However, this is her first season of Indoor Track. Initially she was very nervous. Like most youth athletes under 10 years of age, the banked track makes them even more nervous. Not knowing what to expect she took it easy on the first lap of the 400m, but as she past the finish line heading into the second lap, she was on the hunt. She was down about 50 meters. Her long stride on the back straight was perfect as she closed to catch the girl in front of her. Although she didn't PR in this race, she did take 2nd place edging the competitor out by 1.42 seconds. When she finished, she said, "That was easy." Then she proved how easy it was. In the 800M, where she was third, with a massive PR of 9 seconds. We think this "quiet storm" is ready for indoor season.
Aidan McBride is no stranger to Track & Field. He's an AAU Region Champion, AAU Olympic Qualifier, and 9 years in the game. He cam to continue where he left off during summer season. Running and great opening 400M in 58.39, he grabbed the 3rd place medal with a smile. As though that was impressive enough, he cam back in the 200M with a 2 second PR, missing 3rd place by .04 seconds. He ran 25.04 seconds. When asked how he felt, all he said was, "I'm ready for this season."
Let's not be remissed by not mentioning the other Cheetahs that performed well. Ashlee Watson (W15-16), PR'd in both the 200M and the 400M. Naveah Berg (W12)
Zyler Johnson Signs to Purdue Fort Wayne
May 4, 2021 - The year 2020 will be a year we remember for many things. Track & field was shut down across the nation, and spring track season was cut short. But in 2021, athletes came back with vengeance. They worked harder than before to make up for the year they have missed. Zyler "Big Dawg" Johnson was one of those athletes.
State Championships in Georgia are 24-hours away. Zyler is at the head of his class, winning the Discus & Shot Put in Regions, and winning Discus & placed 3rd in Shot Put in Sectionals. Now, the weight of signing to him dream college where he will compete on the next level is a thing of the past. With no stress, what will "Big Dawg" do at State? Compete for the Gold!
T'ya Suber Signs to Bradley University
April 2020 - T'ya Suber is no stranger to Track & Field, nor is she a stranger to East Cobb Cheetahs Track Club. When she first arrived to ECCTC, she was hesitant and very busy. But, when time permitted, she was totally committed.
We are excited that she will be attending Bradley University. She will be a great asset to the team. She has gained the confidence needed, in the 200m and 400m, to be a force in the sprints, and we are excited about her potential.
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