Damilola Shodeinde Signs to Western Carolina
February 5, 2020 - As the reigning 2019 Region Champion, Damilola, simply known as Dami, will get the chance to show her stuff at Western Carolina University for the 2020-2021 Track & Field season.
Amidst all the bad news of COVID-19 currently, it feels good to report good news. Although high school Track & Field has come to a screeching, NCAA has cancelled spring season for collegiate runners, and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have moved to 2021, we still celebrate Dami's accomplishment.
Countdown to Indoor Track Season
December 21, 2019, 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 began Sep. 23rd and our middle school clan is very focused and ready to continue where they left off last the spring and summer.
AND THE WINNER IS...
Our first Fall/Beginner's session came to an end on November 15, 2017. We then decided to put to the test our training. On November 16, we attended the Emerging Elite Athlete Winter Outdoor Invite, and who knew the kids would perform great. Most of our athletes received at least 1 medal, and we took 20 kids total. Competition is always healthy and the kids have learned so much about themselves. Many have returned for an Indoor season or simply continue to train. Competition brings out the best in a lot of kids. We look forward to watching these kids continue to grow. Middle school rocks!
AAU Club Nationals Brought Out Champions
ESPN Wide World of Sports - Loud screams from East Cobb Cheetahs at 8 am on Saturday July 13th, gave James Wainaina the strength he needed to pull through on his first ever 2000M Steeplechase. The temperature was just right, and the night before he wrote in his hand, "it's just a mile."
James had been abnormally quiet all week. Who knew that the Steeplechase was on his mind and he really wanted to put his best foot forward. As he approached his race, he walked to Coach L to get advise. "He'd been working on this race for a few years. Building his confidence and his endurance. He had run the 200MH and 300MH for speed and to overcome fear of the hurdles. He's a strong 800/1500M runner, so now at 15-16, it was time. "I was so proud of him, that it literally brought tears to my eyes," said Coach L. He was very thankful, as he hugged Coach L after his performance. Big smile and big hugs was how he showed his thanks.
James is really ready to embrace his athleticism, as he approaches his junior year in high school. As his high school career begins to wind down, he's really focusing on college. When asked where he wants to go for college, he simply says, "Somewhere that will make me better."
Let's not forget all the other Cheetahs that made it to the podium and became All-American. Kassie Terrell (G9) - 3rd in the 400M, Zyler Johnson (B15-16) - 4th in DT & 4th in SP, and Zoie Johnson (G14) - 5th in Shot Put. Go Cheetahs!
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!!
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