The Savannah-Chatham Silver Cheetahs had 16 track and field athletes finish among the top five competitors overall in a recent meet in Augusta to advance to the 2011 AAU National Junior Olympic Games on July 27-Aug. 6 in New Orleans.

Salvador Calderon broke a national record by running a 53.28 in the Sub Youth Boys' 400-meter run.

Other top performers:

Gold medals: Taylor Deloach, Youth Girls long jump, 17-06.75; Ndidi Doe, Young Women triple jump, 37-01.0; Jade Stokes, Young Women shot put, 42-05.5, discus, 122-02 and javelin, 101-10; Jaylen Deloach, Sub Bantam Boys long jump, 14-10.75; Salvador Calderon, Sub Youth Boys 400-meter run, 53.28, Sub Youth Boys 200 meter hurdles, 27.62; Tariq Khalil-Washington, Youth Boys 3000 meter run, 16:55.83; Mike Dash, Intermediate Boys long jump, 20-05; Walter Davis, Intermediate Boys 3000-meter run, 19:23.50.

Silver medals: Jamia Washington, Midget Girls 1500-meter, 11:46.07; Donesha Beach, Sub Youth Girls javelin, 51-07; Taylor Deloach, Youth Girls 200-meter dash, 25.65; Raven Weathers, Intermediate Girls 3000-meter run, 21:24.89; Jaylen Deloach, Sub Bantam Boys 200-meter dash, 28.54; Immanuel Davis, Midget Boys high jump, 4-feet-4; Salvador Calderon, Sub Youth Boys long jump, 17-02.0; Tariq Khalil-Washington, Youth Boys 200-meter hurdles, 26.87; Tariq Khalil-Washington, Youth Boys pentathlon, 2514 pts; Mike Dash, Intermediate Boys triple jump, 42-07.50.

Bronze medals: Taylor Deloach, Youth Girls 100-meter dash, 12.73; Tariq Khalil-Washington, Youth Boys shot put, 34-feet-09.50; Mike Dash, Intermediate Boys 100-meter dash, 11.44, 200-meter dash 22.34.

Fourth place: Raven Weathers, Intermediate Girls javelin, 62-07; heptathlon, 2103 points; Camille Dash, Young Women long jump, 17-0; Immanuel Davis, Midget Boys 1500-meter 9:56.06; Jamar Washington, Midget Boys pentathlon, 1833 points.

Fifth place: Jamia Washington, Midget Girls shot put, 22-11; Donesha Beach, Sub Youth Girls shot put, 28-11; discus, 43-6; Shacurea Dowdy, Intermediate Girls shot put, 25-1.75; Jalisha Knight, Young Women 100-meter dash, 12.57; long jump, 16-11.50; Jaylen Deloach, Sub Bantam Boys 400-meter run, 1:13.70.