Please be sure your athlete is drinking enough water today and brings some for practice tonight. It’s crazy hot outside and we don’t want anyone dehydrating!

2015 Junior Olympics Information

Congrats to all the Johnson County Comets that qualified for the AAU Junior Olympics!!


Online registration for Comets athletes only. Please note that these registrations need to be made by Monday, July 20 at 9:00 pm so Kate can get them entered correctly.

Event Schedule

Official Meet Website

Additional Details (Important! Please read!!):


Please use the Comets online form by 9:00 PM on July 20. Fees are $50 per athlete, regardless of the number of events that participate in. This meet is NOT covered as part of club fees. The club will register and pay for all athletes together, but parents need to make a check out to Johnson County Comets as soon as possible. Please connect with Kate Lott regarding your family’s specific payment requirements – refundable volunteer fees can be put toward this amount.


It is highly recommend that you reserve your room NOW – several hotels are already booked! Get the official AAU hotel list here:¬†http://aaujrogames.org/EventInfo/Hotels.aspx. AAU ahs already reserved blocks of rooms at these hotels, so even if you try to book at your own and can’t get in…chances are you can via this avenue.

Packet pick-up:

Each family / athlete is responsible for their OWN packet. It is preferred packets be picked up at least one day ahead to sort through any issues and make sure athletes aren’t delayed in getting to the meet. Packet Pickup Location & Information


Athletes need to have their wrist bands on prior to entering the gate to get in free or they will be charged as spectators. Athletes must keep their wrist bands on at all times! Daily admission for spectators is $12 or a multi-day pass can be purchased for $40.4.

Throwing Implements:

Shots and discs are provided by the meet officials, but athletes can bring their own if they prefer to (of course they will need to be weighed). Athletes need to bring their own javelins. There will be check-in areas for these implements Please refer to the Event Website above for additional details.

Warm-up/heating tent:

Athletes will be provided an area for warm-up and parents/coaches are allowed in that area. Once called into the heating tent, coaches and parents are not permitted into the area under any circumstance.

Holding Area:

After an athlete competes, they will be held in a holding area until all athletes in their event’s age group are finished. They will then pull the top eight to present awards and release everyone else to a parent or coach. Athletes are not allowed to leave until a parent or coach comes to retrieve them.
Cell phones are NOT permitted in the holding areas or heating tents, so please be sure your child does not have theirs in hand when they go into this area.

Celebration of athletes:

On Monday evening they hold a small “opening ceremony” for the track meet. It’s not a huge event, but if you are at the stadium it’s something the kids have enjoyed seeing in the past.

Additional July Meets

There are three additional meets in July that athletes can attend. These meets are NOT covered by your club fees – meaning you’ll need to register and pay for these on your own. What’s even better about these meets? They’re open for adults as well, so join your kids in the fun!

Sunflower State Games

July 10 & 11

Seaman High School, 4845 NW Rochester Rd.,Topeka, KS 66617. Click here for directions.

Registration ends TODAY, July 3 (sorry for the late notice)
$30 per athlete. No entry limits.


Kansas City Backyard Games

These are track & field events similar to the Scottish Games. Throwers Coach Melanie Mellinger is the host of this event!

Saturday, July 11

Wyandotte County Park, Shelter L in Kansas City, KS 126th & Stateline

Registrations taken through event day. $30 for adults, $20 for kids.

Registration Form

Show-Me State Games

July 24 – 26

Walton Stadium, Carrie Franke Dr., Columbia, MO
Pre-registration will be accpeted until July 10.  After that, entries will be accpeted the day of the meet at the competition site.
$25 per athlete


Blue Thunder Developmental Meet

The track season isn’t over yet!

An additional meet is on the schedule for July and you can still be a part of it if you act fast!

Blue Thunder Mid-States Team Challenge

Saturday, July 18

Battle High School
7575 Saint Charles Road
Columbia, MO 65202
Registration fee included in club fees

Admission: $3 per person, 6 & older (5 and under are free)

Blue Thunder Meet Flyer

Online Registration Form – Register no later than July 14, 9:00 PM

2015 End of Season Celebration

Our end of season celebration will be on Thursday, July 23 at Shawnee Mission Park shelter house # 8 beginning at 6:30pm. We will do a light workout, have some brief announcements & awards, qualified athletes will receive their National Qualifier shirts, we’ll all enjoy a nice meal and have lots of fun! The Club will again be providing the main dish (BBQ Pork and hot dogs…as well as buns for both) and plates/silverware/napkins. We need parents of kids in each age groups to bring the following:

  • 8 & under: drinks (water bottles, Gatorade, Capri Sun)
  • 9-10: side dish
  • 11-12: dessert
  • 13-14: side dish
  • 15-18: chips and dip

2015 National Qualifier Athletes

Congratulations to our 2015 AAU Junior Olympic Games Qualifying Athletes!

This year, the Comets had 68 athletes qualify for the AAU Junior Olympic Games. We are all so very proud of these young men and women!

Girls – 8 & Under
Crystal Sturdivant long jump
Genevieve Sovereign 200m dash, turbo javelin
Girls – 9
Ella Grennan 800m run, 1500m run
Boys – 9
Alex Bebermeyer long jump, turbo javelin
Brock Olsen 1500m run
Jamie Kneebone 400m dash, 800m run
Girls – 10
Bella Lott 800m run, 1500m run, triathlon
Brooke Kreeger 800m run, 4x400m relay
Camryn Penn 100m dash, 200m dash, long jump
Emery Stevenson 4x400m relay
Kali Lester 400m dash, 4x400m relay
Lida Martin turbo javelin, 4x400m relay
Magdalene Boley 1500m run, 1500m walk, 4x400m relay
Paige Mullen 1500m run
Sarah Perrea 1500m run
Boys – 10
Carson Guenthner 400m dash, 800m run, 1500m run
Nathaniel Carter turbo javelin
Rex Lyle 1500m run
Girls – 11
Jillian Velasquez 4x400m relay
Madeline Karnei 4x400m relay
Olivia Schnick long jump, 4x400m relay
Boys – 11
Eli Moore 1500m run, 3000m run
Henry Martin turbo javelin, 4x400m relay
Jacob Kreeger 800m run, 4x400m relay
John Kurgan high jump
Logan Davis 400m dash, 4x400m relay
Tristan Torres 800m run, 1500m run, 4x800m relay
Girls – 12
Elayna Robinson 1500m run, 4x800m relay
Emma Vielhauer 800m run, 1500m run, 4x800m relay
Jalyn Stevenson 400m dash
Kennedy Ebberts 4x400m relay
Mallory Boden 1500m run, 3000m run, 4x800m relay
Savanna Willard 3000m run, 4x800m relay
Boys – 12
Coulton Chan 80m hurdles, 4x400m relay
Henery Rokusek 3000m run
Jake Jackson 1500m run, 3000m run, 4x800m relay
Luke Olsen 4x800m relay
Matthew Eddy 3000m run, 4x800m relay
Owen Sovereign 1500m run, 3000m run, 4x800m relay
RaeFSchaffer 1500m walk, 4x400m relay
Girls – 13
Annie Donovan 100m hurdles
Claire Cox 800m run, 4x400m relay, 4x800m relay
Grace Kreeger 800m run, 1500m run
Katie Moore 400m dash, 200m hurdles, outdoor pentathlon
Mackenzie Leisten 800m run, 4x400m relay, 4x800m relay
Mary O’Connor 1500m run, 3000m run, 4x800m relay
Sarah Murrow 1500m run, 3000m run, 4x800m relay
Sophia Rangel 3000m run, 4x800m relay
Sydney Rice 4x400m relay
Boys – 13
Cole Sample shot put
Hollander Platt javelin throw
J Michael Sturdivant 100m dash, 200m dash, 400m dash, long jump
Jack Lott outdoor pentathlon, 4x800m relay
Shane Mullen 3000m run, 4x800m relay
Terry Robinson 800m run, 1500m run, 3000m run, 4x800m relay
Travis Babcock discus throw, shot put
Girls – 14
Anna Martin 800m run, 1500m run, 3000m run, 4x800m relay
Kemerling Platt javelin throw
Lily Henkle 800m run, 1500m run, 4x400m relay, 4x800m relay
Mikala Bourquin 800m run, 1500m run, 4x400m relay, 4x800m relay
Olivia Sovereign 800m run, 1500m run, 3000m run, 4x800m relay
Boys – 14
Jacob Lester 4x800m relay
Nick Schmidt 4x800m relay
Girls – 15-16
Janelle Augustine 1500m run, 2000m steeplechase3000m run
Katherine Cox 800m run, 1500m run, 2000m steeplechase, 3000m run
Kelsey Southard 800m run, 1500m run, 2000m steeplechase, 3000m run
Victoria Robinson 2000m steeplechase
Boys – 15-16
Jack Moore 2000m steeplechase



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