St. John Legends Track Club members excel in AAU Region 11 Qualifier
Published 7:39 am Wednesday, July 5, 2023
HAMMOND – Several members of the St. John Legends Track Club placed in the AAU Region 11 Track and Field Qualifier held June 14-17 at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.
Madison Cola and Aubree Lockett were standouts in the 9-year-old age group. Madison finished third in the long jump with a 3.13m personal record and fifth in the 100m with another PR of 15.63. Aubree placed fourth in the long jump with a 3.10m PR and fifth in the 400m with a time of 1:23.10.
In the 13-year-old age group, Kyre’El Rodgers placed second in the 800m with a time of 2:37.80 (PR) and fourth in the 1500 m with a time of 6:04.52 (PR). Caleb Williams represented the boys in the 13-year-old age group with a third place finish in the 100m hurdles with a time of 20.98 (PR).
Chani Cammon dominated the 14-year-old age group with top three finishes. She had second place and personal records in the 100m hurdles (18.02 – PR) and the tiple jump (10.30 – PR). She placed third in the high jump with a height of 4-8.
The St. John Legends had a strong showing in the 15-16 age group during the Region 11 Qualifier. Taylor Hankton placed first in the 400 hurdles with a personal best of 1:05.11. She grabbed the silver medal in the 400m dash with a time of 57.81.
Alaysia Wolf placed second in the 2K steeplechase. She set personal records and finished near the top of two other distance running events. In the 3000m run, she placed third with a time of 12:39.44, and she placed fifth in the 1500 with a time of 5:55.62.
Ciera Cammon had three top four placements in the 15-16 age group. She took second in the long jump with a personal record of 5.32m and earned another second place in the triple jump with a distance of 10.76. In the 100m hurdles, she finished fourth with a time of 16.13.
Also representing the St. John Legends was Niliyah Jiles, who placed third with a time of 1:10.52 in the 400m hurdles 15-16 age group. Meanwhile, Jaelon Carter set a personal record of 17.62 when he placed third in the 110m hurdles. He additionally placed fourth in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:08.43. In the triple jump, Jamarcus Young placed third with a personal record of 12.69m.
The 17-18 age group also saw accomplishments from veteran members of the St. John Legends Track Club. Aja Creecy placed second in the shot put and the javelin with distances of 33-6.75 and 30.26m, respectively. Zha’nell Francois secured three top four placements. She placed second in the high jump (5-0), third in the long jump (5.10-PR), and fourth in the triple jump (11.25-PR).
Aniyah Hill pulled a gold medal when she finished first with a personal record of 39.80 in the discus. She was also successful in the shot put, earning a third place finish with a PR of 33-5.