If anyone is interested AAU Cross Country Nationals will be held at Rim Rock Farm (just North of Lawrence) on Dec 6th. To participate, it would cost $16 to renew your child’s AAU card and $40 for meets fees. Meet details are listed below, contact Coach Chris with questions.
To celebrate our National Qualifiers, we’re offering a special commemorative t-shirt with their names on the back!
Deadline to order is 10pm on Monday, July 14th.
ALL shirts must be ordered via our online form, whether they are paid for by the club or the family.
We have mens/boys crew neck t-shirts as well as ladies/girls V-Neck style. The club will pay for each of our qualifying athlete’s shirts; other shirts ordered are the responsibility of the family. Cost is $11 each with an additional charge of $1.50 for XXL and $2.50 for XXXL. Checks should be made payable to Johnson County Comets.
Shirts will be distributed at the end of season picnic following the July 23rd 6:30pm practice at MVHS. If athlete won’t be at the end of season picnic, please make arrangements with Chris for pick up.
Congratulations to our 2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games Qualifying Athletes!
This year, the Comets had 79 athletes qualify for the AAU Junior Olympic Games. We are all so very proud of these young men and women!
|Boys – 8U|
|Brock Olsen||800m, 1500m|
|Timothy Chartier||Long Jump|
|Girls – 9|
|Bella Lott||800m, 1500m, 4x400m|
|Camryn Penn||100m, 200m, Long Jump|
|Maggie Boley||800m, 1500m, 4x400m|
|Sarah Perrea||400m, 800m, 4x400m|
|Boys – 9|
|Carson Guenthner||400m, 800m, 1500m|
|Joseph Ouellette||Long Jump, Shot Put|
|Rex Lyle||800m, 1500m, 4x400m|
|Girls – 10|
|Madeline Karnei||Long Jump, 4x400m|
|Olivia Schnick||Long Jump, 4x400m|
|Boys – 10|
|Eli Moore||800m, 4x400m|
|Gavin Wareham||Shot Put|
|Henry Martin||800m, 4x400m|
|Girls – 11|
|Elayna Robinson||800m, 1500m, 4x800m|
|Emma Vielhauer||1500m, 4x800m|
|Jalyn Stevenson||Long Jump, 4x100m|
|Lauren Heck||High Jump, Long Jump, 80m Hurdles, Pentathlon|
|Mallory Boden||1500m, 3000m|
|Boys – 11|
|Owen Sovereign||800m, 1500m, 3000m|
|Ryan Phillips||High Jump, 4x400m|
|William Ouellette||High Jump, Javelin|
|Girls – 12|
|Annie Donovan||80m Hurdles, 4x100m|
|Claire Cox||4x400m, 4x800m|
|Grace Kreeger||4x100m, 4x800m|
|Katie Moore||100m, 200m, 400m|
|Mackenzie Leisten||4x100m, 4x400m|
|Mary O’Connor||1500m, 3000m, 4x800m|
|Boys – 12|
|Cole Sample||Shot Put, Discus, Javelin|
|Dutch Platt||High Jump, 4x400m|
|Jack Lott||400m, 800m, 1500m|
|Matthew Tate||High Jump|
|Thomas Babcock||Shot Put, Discus, Javelin|
|Trevor Bolden||Javelin, 4x400m|
|Girls – 13|
|Anna Martin||800m, 3000m, 4x800m|
|Keme Platt||Discus, Javelin|
|Lily Strauss||1500m, 4x800m|
|Macy Thomas||High Jump, Pentathlon|
|Olivia Sovereign||800m, 1500m, 3000m, 4x800m|
|Boys – 13|
|Daniel Bohnemann||800m, 1500m, 3000m|
|Gabe Smith||High Jump, 200m Hurdles|
|Graham Hudelson||High Jump, Long Jump|
|Jacob Lester||High Jump|
|Girls – 14|
|Abigail Phillips||Pole Vault|
|Erin Miller||High Jump|
|Janelle Augustine||1500m, 4x800m|
|Katherine Cox||800m, 1500m, 3000m, 4x800m|
|Boys – 14|
|Devlin Specht||Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault, Javelin|
|Tyler Coad||1500m, 3000m|
|Girls – 15&16|
|Megan Eckman||High Jump|
|Morgan Thomas||Triple Jump, Javelin|
|Boys – 15&16|
|Dylan Brenneman||2000m Steeplechase, 3000m|
|Girls – 17&18|
|Lara Spaulding||High Jump, Triple Jump|
|Boys – 17&18|
|David Ballew||2000m Steeplechase, 3000m|
|James Atwood||High Jump|
|Theodore Gillespie||2000m Steeplechase|
Congrats to all the Johnson County Comets that qualified for the AAU Junior Olympics!!
Please note that the top EIGHT (8) from field events are qualified (previously announced as top 5). This includes all non-running events: discus, shot put, javelin, turbo javelin, high jump, long jump, triple jump and pole vault. (Running events were already announced at Top 8 and that has not changed.)
Official Junior Olympics Details
Online registration for Comets athletes only: http://bit.ly/CometsNatls2014. Please note that these registrations need to be made by Monday, July 14 so Chris can get them entered correctly.
Additional Details (Important! Please read!!):
Please use the Comets online form link above by midnight on July 14. Fees are $45/child, regardless of the number of events. 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.
highly recommend getting 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.
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 in Des Moines it’s something the kids have enjoyed seeing in the past.
- Designed to have fun, while learning motor skills necessary to make your athlete faster, more agile and efficient on the athletic field.
- Improve form, technique, and limb coordination for all levels of athlete.
- Sport-specific drills to increase quickness, top-end speed, power, reaction time, agility, form, and efficiency for all sports.
Track and Field
- Designed to introduce young athletes to the sport of track and field. No prior experience in track and field is necessary
- Have fun while learning track and field events: sprinting, high jump, long jump, shot put, turbo-javelin, and relays.
- On the final day of camp students can show off their newly-learned skills by participating in a pentathlon.
- All students earn a medal upon completion of the pentathlon.
(CRN #51256): Monday – Thursday, July 14-17, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., $85
Track and Field
(CRN #51254) Monday – Thursday, July 7-10 8:30 am – 3:30 p.m., $165 Lunch Included
Participants meet at JCCC fieldhouse 12345 College Blvd, GYM building. After meeting in the fieldhouse, campers will participate on the JCCC outdoor track. In case of inclement weather or extreme heat, camp will be held inside the JCCC fieldhouse.
How do I sign up?
Online at jccc.edu/ce, or by phone by calling 913-469-2323. Reference the CRN number listed with each camp session.