July 16, 2011 was officially ended our summer season with the Georgia State Games. The team had an awesome season, lots of kids set person records.
Amin Abdur-Rahim placed third in the shot put with a throw of 25' 1/2", which is another personal best for him. Two weeks prior at the AAU Area 6 Championship he threw 23' 2 1/2". For the next 2 weeks we will continue our training for 2011 AAU Junior Olympics. We are still on track for more personal records. Stay tuned for what the competition produce.
During our 2011 Summer Track season we have been very busy. In June we competed in the AAU Georgia District Championship and the AAU Area 6 Championship in Augusta, GA. Out of the 8 athletes who competed, ECCTC has produced 3 athletes in 4 events to go on to the AAu Junior Oylmpic Games in New Orleans, LA from July 30 - August 6, 2011.
Amin Abdur-Rahiem is a rising 6th grader at East Cobb Middle School. He participated in the shot put. He has never thrown a shot put before but gave an excellent effort with a throw of 23'2 1/2".
Above with Coach L is Asha & Maurice Abdur-Rahiem has earned an opportunity as well to compete in the AAU Junior Olympic Games. Asha, a rising sophomore at Wheeler High School, will compete in both the shot put and the discus. She has thrown 26' 1", which is a personal best of over 3 feet from Wheeler High School. She also threw the discus 59' 11". Maurice, a Wheeler High School graduate, qualified for the High Jump by clearing a jump of 6' 1 1/2".
We are now getting ready for New Orleans in practice. We will have another tune up meet July 17, 2011 at the Georgia State Games at Marietta High School.
Stay tune for more updates.
Drew Barber is a rising 2nd grader at Eastvalley Elementary School in East Cobb. This year was his first time ever competing in track & field. He placed 5th in the 200M dash at Cobb County Youth Track League County Championship, earning his and ECCTC first ribbon ever. Congrats Drew!
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Leticia R. Beverly has been involved in track & field for over 30 years. For the last 5 years she's been helping student all over Georgia make the right choice in HS and for college. Coach L knows kids.