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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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)
Online Registration Form – Register no later than July 14, 9:00 PM
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
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|