Texas Stallions ready for Area 13 AAU Junior Olympics District Qualifier

Harrison Moore after taking gold in Long Jump

The Texas Stallions Youth Track Club score fourteen top six finishes at final meet before district!

In the last meet before the Area 13 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympics (JO) District Qualifier, the Texas Stallions demonstrated readiness by bringing home 3 gold, 2 bronze, 3 fourth, 5 fifth, and 1 sixth place finishes. A youth Track and Field Club based in Spring Texas, the Texas Stallions are dedicated to the development of youth track and field athletes in the North Houston area. Lead by head coach Paul Durisseau, fifteen Texas Stallions participated in the AAU sanctioned Flying Dragons Track Meet on Saturday June 6, 2009 at Klein Memorial Stadium in a variety of track and field events for youth 5 – 18 years old.

Ten boys and five girls took part in events that were held by age groups: Primary (5-8), Sub-Bantam (9), Bantam (10), Sub-Midget (11), Midget (12), Sub-Youth (13), Youth (14), Intermediate (15-16), and Young Men/Women (17-18). Awards were given for the top-six finishers in each age group. Competing against over 10 other teams, the stallions took home fourteen top-six finishes. The top-six finishers were:

GIRLS

Youth LaKayla LaFrance – 100m Hurdles, 3rd – 17.34

Sub-Youth Brittany Collins – 800m Run, 5th – 2:47.36

Midget LaMika LaFrance – 400m Dash, 5th – 1:07.37; 800m Run, 5th – 2:52.74

Primary Lavoxkeia Carnes – 100m Dash, 1st – 15.78; 400m Dash, 1st – 1:16.06

BOYS

Intermediate Lamont Grow – Long Jump, 3rd – 19’5”

Sub-Youth Alexander Brooks – 1500m Run, 4th – 6:05; 800m Run, 6th – 2:48.34

Midget Freddie Moore – Shot Put, 4th – 36’2.5”; Discus, 4th – 57’3.75”

Bantam Christopher Ward – 1500m Run, 5th – 6:16; 800m Run, 5th – 3:02.15

Primary Harrison Moore – Long Jump, 1st – 12’3”

The Texas Stallions Stable consists of Adam White, Ahmad Cummings, Alexander Brooks, Anthony Grant, Audreanecia Hagan, Brittany Collins, Christopher Collins, Christopher Ward, Freddie Moore, Harrison Moore, Hunter Cork, Jarius Chevalier, Jonathan Carnes, Kaleb Bryant, Kaylan Harris, Kendrick Skinner, LaKayla LaFrance, LaMika LaFrance, Lamont Grow, Lavoxkeia Carnes, and Zhanna Brooks.

The Stallions can be seen next Saturday, June 12 -13, 2009 at the Area 13 AAU JO District Qualifier, held by the Sonics Youth Track Club at Klein Memorial Stadium, 16715 Stuebner Airline, Klein, TX 77379 at 8:00 am each day. Qualifying times in the district meet will allow athletes to advance to the Area 13 Regional Championships in July where they will have the opportunity to qualify for the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympics to be held in Des Moines IA in early August. To learn more about the Texas Stallions youth track club please visit our website at http://www.eteamz.com/txstallionstrack/, call our registrar Erica Skinner at (832)-866-2026, or email txstallions@att.net.

About the Texas Stallions Youth Track Club

The Texas Stallions Youth Track Club is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is sanctioned by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Gulf Association and the USA Track and Field (USATF) Gulf Association youth track programs for boys and girls from ages 6 to 18 years old. Our track club is dedicated to the development of youth track and field athletes in the North Houston area. Our objectives are: to challenge our youth through track and field, and to strive for excellence in every life endeavor; to teach fundamental track and field principles that will equip youth athletes with the skills to compete on a national level; To develop the minds and bodies for future leadership athletic training and discipline; and to develop a spirit of competitiveness that will foster a desire to always strive for excellence. Our website is located at http://www.eteamz.com/txstallionstrack/.