2009 State Junior Olympics Preview Meet
Several members of our Youth Team participated the Preview Meet on December 8, 2009 at Clinton Farm Nature Preserve, the site of Georgia Association Championships. Cory Schrader, Nitzia Barcenas and Narsheem Barcenas won their age divisions.
2009 State Junior Olympics Preview Meet Results Video from Meet
Lanier Running Club runners excell at USATF Georgia Junior Olympics Cross Country Meet
44 of 49 runners advance to the USATF Region 3 Junior Olympics XC Championships on Saturday, November 21, 2009. In the team competition, Young Men (age 17 & 18), Young Women (age 17 & 18) and Youth Boys (age 13 & 14) finished first in their divisions; Intermediate Boys (age 15 & 16) and Youth Girls (age 13 & 14) finished second in their divisions. Top individual finishers were: Ty McCormack (1st place) and David Farist (2nd place) in Young Men; Kiara McCue (2nd place) in Young Women; Macquel Woodard (2nd place) in Youth Boys and AJ Clendenn (2nd place) in Intermediate Boys. The meet takes place at the Roger Milliken Center, 910 Milliken Rd., Spartanburg, SC (approx 2 hr 15 min drive time from Gainesville). Follow the link below to see detail results.
2009 USATF Georgia Junior Olympics Cross Country Results
23 individuals and 4 teams received medals at the USATF Region 3 Junior Olympics XC Championships
Ty McCormack was our individual Region Champion and Kiara McCue-Woods and Kenny Slavik were our individual runner-ups. Our Intermediate Boys (age 15 & 16), Young Womens (age 17 & 18) and Young Mens (age 17 & 18) finished first in their divisions. Our Youth Girls (age 13 & 14) finished second in their division. Our Youth Boys (age 13 & 14) finished fourth in their division, missing a podium finish by onle 6 points.
All Individual and Team Medalists qualified for the Nationals on December 12, 2009 in Reno, Nevada. Ty McCormack and A. J. Clendennin are planning to compete.
Follow the link below to see detail results.
2009 USATF Region 3 Junior Olympics Cross Country Results.
Video from Association meet. Check out Coach Charlie's motivational pre-race talk.
Ty Wins In Reno!!!!
USATF National Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships
On Saturday, December 12th, after a one-hour delay and with 17 inches of snow on the ground, the USATF Region 3 Young Men's Champion Ty (Raymond) McCormack covered the 5 kilometer course in 16:07 to take the Gold Medal at the 2009 USATF Junior Olympics National Cross Country Championships in Reno, NV. This was a fitting end to an outstanding high school cross country season in which McCormack, a Senior at North Hall High School, led the Trojan cross country team to Hall County and Region Championship titles and a 4th place finish at the Georgia High School Cross Country Championships. McCormack finished 13th in the 2009 Foot Locker South Regional Cross Country Championships in a personal best of 15:05. This is McCormack's second cross country season competing for the Lanier Running Club, and he led Lanier's Young Men's Team to a USATF Region 3 Junior Olympic title in Spartanburg, SC earlier this year with his first place finish.
USATF Press Release:
Finish Line Video: Ty goes by in Ty goes by at the finish in the “blink of an eye” as the video starts.