Off and Running               

Off and Running  “We just offer the outlet for these
athletes to basically stay healthy and have something
to do,” he said. “The goal of the coaches,  I think, is a
little more technical. They want the kids to be healthy,
but if they can help them excel in any area of track and
field,  they want to do that. There are some kids who
do it primarily to get the exercise, but I would estimate
that over half do it for  serious track training.”   To read
the complete article
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Lathrup Runner Challenges

Despite taking three advanced placement classes,   Williams 4.0
GPA has him near the top of his class. His future aspirations
include  attending the University of Michigan, studying medicine, and
eventually working as a veterinarian. And if he does earn a
scholarship to  Michigan, he wants it to be an academic one.  To
read the complete article
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Southfield Sprinter

That fact was slammed home when she (Jordan Clark) won the 100 and 200
meters at the Shumake Relays at Detroit Renaissance on April 26.  Her 12.27
time in 100-meter dash was just ahead of Romulus' Christienne Linton (12.32),
and  she won the 200 in 26 seconds flat.  To read the complete article
click here.
Akeredolu on Track

Akeredolu is already enjoying success in several                                                          
heptathlon disciplines.  At last Friday's OAA Division III meet, Akeredolu was first in the
100 hurdles, second in the high jump, third in the shot put and fifth in the long jump. She'll
compete in the hurdles, 200-meter run and the long jump at this Saturday's regional.  To
read the complete article
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Southfield Mustangs Race into Junior Olympics - 2008

Of the approximately 150 athletes on the Mustangs, 130 competed in the
AAU state meet held at Southfield High and 101 of those qualified for the
AAU Junior Olympic Games. Normally, those athletes would advance to a
regional competition, but athletes from the host state get a bye into the AAU
Junior Olympic Games.  To read the complete article
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Area Track Stars earn AAU Jr Olympic Medals

Four Southfield residents earned medals for top-eight finishes Thursday. Ross Williams was third
in the boys sub-youth (13 years old) 100-meter hurdles, with a time of 14.88 seconds. Dartis Willis
placed third in the boys intermediate (15-16 years old) high jump with a leap of 6-4. Quenee Dale
was sixth in the girls midget (12 years old) 80-meter hurdles (13.35) while Torin Wile placed
eighth in the boys youth 1500 meters (4:32.24).  To read the complete article
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Southfield’s Penington wins two AAU Junior Olympic Games events

As of Tuesday afternoon, John Penington of Southfield had won two events at the AAU Junior
Olympic Games, which began Saturday and runs through this Saturday. Penington won the
sub-midget (11-year-old) 3,000-meter run Monday with a time of 10:17.82 and followed with a
victory in the 1500 meters (4:47.51) Tuesday.  To read the complete article
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AAU Junior Olympic Games: Baisden wins twice

Several Southfield-based athletes posted strong performances Saturday,
led by Jordyn Willis, who took fifth in the girls primary division (eight years
old and under) long jump with a leap of 10-feet, 11.75 inches. Michael
Williams also earned a medal by taking seventh in the boys primary
100-meter run (14.27).  To read the complete article
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News Articles written in news papers across the State and on the AAU
Website about the accomplishments of some of our Mustang Athletes
PERRY JOINS INDIANA TECH SPRINT PROGRAM
Southfield, MI- The Indiana Tech Track and Field program is proud to announce the signing of
Justin Perry (Southfield, MI / Birmingham Groves HS). Perry is a three sport athlete for the
Falcons and will compete in the sprint program under Coach Edgar.
Perry had a career best of 7.21 in the 60m, 22.63 in the 200m and 51.06 in the 400m. He is
expected to make an immediate impact on the men’s sprint program.
“With the level of training at the college level, I look to see quick improvement in Justin as he
joins our squad of quality sprinters.” commented head coach Karen Brandt.
“Under sprint coach Doug Edgar’s guidance and working among more experienced and
accomplished athletes, I see Justin flourishing. Having been elected sprint captain for his
team this year, I also see him providing leadership and a positive role model here as well.”
added Coach Brandt.
For more information on Indiana Tech athletics please call the Athletic Office at 260-422-5561
ext. 2262 or visit our website at
http://www.indianatech.edu/athletics
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BIRMINGHAM — Berkshire sixth-grader Zaria Seabron’s long
stride helped her speed past opponents to secure two gold
medals at the 2010 USA Track and Field Michigan Association
Junior Olympics Track and Field Championships this summer.

Seabron took first place in the 1500-meter run in her age
division, which included runners up to age 12, with a time of 5
minutes and 57 seconds, according to results on the USATF
website. The event was held at Renaissance High School in
Detroit on July 26.  
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Willis becomes first US 7-footer of the year
Owens-Mitchell blasts US#2 state record 8.35 60H; Kaiser 1:53 again;
Baisden 24-low again; many other super performances.  To read entire
article please
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Thomas eyes title
Lathrup sprinter leads Chargers girls track team

BY JON MAIAVOLH  C & G Spurts Writer

LATHRUP VILLAGE — Sometimes it's lough for athletes or reams to recover after coming
up just short of winning a title.
But South field-l.athrup senior Jewel Thomas isn't bitter about finishing in second1 place of
the 100-meter dash at the MHSAA Division 1 girls track and field, state finals last year — even
if it was by less than a second.
"It feels good to know that I was up there," Thomas said recently. "It makes me want to try
harder."   To read entire article
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Related articles:   Local star shines
State finals produce
several Champions and
All State honors
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By Jon Malavolti

Local athletes earning All-State honors are Walled Lake
Western's VinnyGjokaj (discus), Fraser'sTom Czcrwiesnki
(discus and shoe put). Walled Lake Centrals Culien Prena
(discus), Walled Lake Central's Travis Harris (shot put), West
Bloomfield's Louis Daranda (shot put), Soudifield's Brandon
Jarmon (high jump), Farmington's Jarnes Vincent-Taylor (long
jump), Harri-son's Kyle Carter (long jump), Soiithfield's Cedric
Hill (100 dash).  Read
Entire article

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Brandon Jarmon
Jewel Thomas
Dartis Willis
Zaria Seabron
Thomas shines for AAU track  -     Michael Gerlach-
                                                  Special Write


....At the end of the month, Thomas and her father traveled to Des
Moines, Iowa, to participate in the AAU Junior Olympic Track and Field
competition.

Thousands of children from across the country competed in more than 20
different sports.  Thomas represented the Michigan Mustangs track and
field team in three events, the 100, 200 and 400 dash...........
read more.
Olivia Thomas earned a spot in the 2014 Junior Olympics
in Des Moines, Iowa. photo by Michael Gerlach.