Jets bring home 18 medals
from AAU National Indoor Championships
March 12-13, 2016, Maryland
3rd place for 13-14yr olds 4x400m relay:
Vivian, Kaori, Mianci and Shamiah
Amid an extremely competitive, long and tiring National Indoor tournament, the Cambridge Jets capped off the indoor season with an outstanding performance, which included individual achievements by both veterans and first time participants. The Jets netted first places by Kylee (400) and Wallace (800), second places by Wallace (400) Kylee (200) Gigi (800, 1500) Vivian (800, 1500) and a third place finish in the 4x400 (Kaori, Shamiah, Vivian, Mianci) In addition, there were some incredible performances by Peyton 8th in the 60, Denmark 3rd in the 1500 and Mianci with a season best in the 400. We had PR performances from Kayla (60m), Kaden (200), Shamiah (400), Janae (400), Nalani (60), and Kaori (60).
The weekend concluded with the 4x200 relays, our 11/12 girls team of Kylee, Peyton, Kayla, Janae came in 5th place.
Overall,a fantastic performance with significant growth. [Results] [Photos]
Jets Win Northeast Conference Indoor Championship Meet
March 6, 2016
On March 6, the Jets successfully faced 14 teams on their home track at Harvard. Over 60 Jets competed and 45 of them scored points towards the victory.
17 of the Jets were winners, several winning more than one event. They included: Gigi (10yr 800m, 1500m), Kylee (11yr 200m, 400m Meet Record 1:01.21), Peyton (12yr 55m, 200m), Zoey (12yr 3000m), Nalani (13yr 55m), Vivian (13yr 800m, 1500m), Kaori (14yr 55m, 200m), Isabella (HS 1500m), Cainan (8yr 400m, 200m), Lucas (8yr 800m), Jonathan (8yr LJ), Justin (9yr 55m, 200m, LJ), Quinn (9yr 400m), Denmark (9yr 800m, 1500m), Aiden (11yr LJ), Chase (12yr LJ), Raseed (13yr 400m), Wallace (HS 800m).
Second place finishes went to: Kayla (11yr 55m), Nalani (13yr 200m), Mianci (13yr 400m), Jazmyn (14yr 400m), Mia (HS 400m), Isabella (HS 800m), Daniella (HS 1500m), Quinn (9yr 800m, HJ), Kaden (10yr 200m), Benjamin (12yr HJ), Igaju (13yr 800m, LJ).
Third place finishes went to: Jalisiyah (9yr 400m), Gianna (11yr SP), Janae (12yr 200m, 400m), Kya (12yr 800m, 1500m), Shamiah (13yr 400m), Abby (13yr 800m), Jazmyn (14yr 200m), Kaori (14yr 400m), Mia (HS 55m 200m), Daniella (HS 800m), Milo (9yr 400m), Kaden (10yr 55m), Oliver (10yr LJ), Zach (10yr SP), Aiden (11yr 200m), Eamon (11yr 800m, 1500m, HJ), Anthony (12yr 200m), Igaju (13yr 400m), Raseed (13yr LJ).
Fourth-Sixth places were: Emerald (8yr 200m, 400m), Jalisiyah (9yr 55m), Yuki (10yr 55m, 400m), Ashley (10yr 55m), Dasha (10yr 400m), Gianna (11yr 55m, 400m), Corrine (12yrs 55m, 200m 400m),Nikita (11yr 400m), Kayla (12yr 400m), Olivia (12yr 800m), Sophia (13yr 55m, 400m, LJ), Shamiah (13yr 200m, LJ), Damaise (8yr 55m, 200m, LJ), Jonathon (8yr 400m, 200m), Oliver (10yr 400m), Kaden (10yr SP), Curtis (12yr 55m), Chase (12yr 200m, 400m), Anthony (12yr 400m), Wallace (HS 400m).
Other competitors for the Jets were: Anaiah, Addie, Aaliyah, Yasmin, Alana, Lauren, Fanuel, Alexander, Alex, Adam, Ray and Christian. [Team Results] [Individual Results][Photos]
Jets Place 3rd at Northeast Indoor Classic Youth Meet
February 7, 2016
A small group of Jets performed well against much larger teams, bringing home the 3rd place trophy at the Indoor Youth Classic. Leading the way was Kylee winning her 3 events (200m, 400m and Standing LJ) while setting 2 meet records (9-10yr 200m 27.75, 400m 102.2).
Other winners were Jalisiyah (7-8 200m, Standing LJ), Peyton (11-12 55m, 200m), Chase (11-12 LJ and Standing LJ), Quinn (7-8 800m) Denmark (7-8 1500m), Isabella (15-16 1500m) and Wallace (15-16 800m).
Second place went to: Jalisiyah (7-8 400m), Denmark (7-8 800m), Isabella (15-16 800m), Peyton (11-12 Standing LJ), Vivian (11-12 1500m), Mia (15-16 800m). Third place went to: Jalisiyah (7-8 55m), Lucas (7-8 800m), Cainan (7-8 LJ), Kayla (9-10 200m) Gigi (9-10 800m), Aiden (9-10 800m), Vivian (11-12 800m), Raseen (11-12 200m, 400m), and Mia (15-16 200m). Fourth-Eighth places went to: Emerald (7-8 Standing LJ), Cainan (7-8 200m, 400m), Quinn (7-8 1500m), Lucas (7-8 1500m), Kayla (9-10 55m), Gigi (9-10 1500m), Aiden (9-10 LJ), Kaden (9-10 shot put), Nalani (11-12 200m), Janae (11-12 Standin LJ), Chase (11-12 55m), Kaori (13-14 55m), Mianci (13-14 Standing LJ), Mia (15-16 LJ).
Other competitiors for the Jets were: Yuki, Ashley, Sophia, Sara, Abby, Kya, Benjamin, Janae, Shamiah, Kayla, Igaju. [Fulll results]
Once a Jet, Always a Jet...
Jets Reunion: Spikey, Sydney, Jordan, Maya and Coach Curtis
at BU Invitational
Spikey, Syndey and Jordan are still local running for Northeastern. Maya is at Temple. Serena, (not pictured) is running for William and Mary. All are doing well and contributing to their school programs.
The Jets also have a strong cohort in high school programs. The biggest group is at Brookline High School where Quinn, Lucas, Sergie (aka Brady), Jon and Sam are all running and jumping.
Quinn and Lucas ran on the 4th place 4x800 relay (8:07.56) at the Indoor All State meet, which qualified them for New Englands. Brady won the Freshman Cross Country Conference meet in the fall (2.5k 8.37).
Alexis, running for Milton, and Davonte, running for Needham, both placed 5th at Indoor All State meet in the 55m (Alexis 7.35, Davonte 6.56). Both qualifying for New Englands.
Jahphiah, at West Roxbury, came in 2nd in the 300m (41.0) at the D2 Indoor State Championships.
Jets Place 3rd at Mayor's Cup
October 25, 2015
Vivian placed 2nd and Amy placed 3rd in the 11-12 age group
All three of the Jets teams came in 3rd place. The 10 and Under Girls included: Gigi (4th), Kya (6th), Jalisihay (33), and Dasha (56). The Boys 10 and Under included: Sam (4th), Jacob (12), Quinn (4), Eamon (15), Aiden (18) Denmark (22), Lucan (30). Girls 11-12
included: Vivian (2nd), Amy (3rd), Sara (27), Shamiah (31), and Sophia (41).
Well done everyone. [Full Results]
Jets at Jr Olympic Nationals - 2015
AAU: August 3-11, Virginia Beach, VA
USATF: Juy 27-August 2, Jacksonville, FL
A total of 10 Jets went to the Junior Olympics to wrap up the year. Each gave his of her all on the biggest stage of the season and everyone had something to be proud of.
Kylee completed her wildly successful year by earning medals in three events in Norfolk, VA at the AAU JO’s. She ran a great race to finish second in the 10 year old 400 in a new Jets record 1:01.78. That came about three hours after she lowered her team record in the preliminary round of the 200 to 27.94. Four days later she ran a 28.25 for fourth place overall. Kylee also grabbed a fourth place medal in the 100, 13.85 being her best time of the three rounds.
Alexis was the other Jet to place in the top eight, bounding 36-02 in her specialty, the triple jump, for a bronze medal on the first day of competition. Two days later she missed the finals of the long jump by ¾ of an inch, soaring 16-08.5 for ninth place. Alexis also ran the 100.
Another team record in the (11-12 year old) 400 went to Peyton who ran a blistering 1:02.52, good enough for 11th place amongst 11 year olds. Peyton had earlier run a 27.61 to qualify for the semi finals of the 200 where she finished 19th. She also competed in the 100.
Also competing for the Jets in Norfolk were Lucas in the 14 year old 1500 (13th) and 800 (17th), Kaori, in 13 year old triple jump (14th) and 100, Davonte in the 15-16 year old 100 (20th) and 200, Jacob in the 9 year old 1500 and long jump, Sergei in the 14 year old 3000 and Jahphiah in the 15-16 year old 400. [Full Results]
The previous week Denmark went down to Jacksonville, FL to the USATF Jr. Olympics. He battled a tough field and even tougher heat to PR in the 400 meters after running the 200 and 800.
USATF Region 1 Qualifier
July 11-12, 2015 - Fitchburg, MA
A small but potent group of athletes went to the USATF Region 1 Junior Olympic Championships in Fitchburg on July 11 and 12. For most, it was simply a chance to see what they could do against the best USATF runners in our region. The meet wasn’t as deep in most of our athletes’ events as the AAU Regional meet but it still gave our runners a chance to sharpen their skills. In all, the Jets didn’t disappoint. Four runners won a total of 10 events and five others finished in the top five in eight events to qualify for USATF National Junior Olympics.
The highlight of the meet was Kylee setting a new team record in the 9-10 200 in 27.95. That run plus her 13.74 100 and 1:03.92 400 spelled total domination for Kylee, who has been undefeated in the sprints this season.
Also undefeated in the sprints this season, Devonte won both the 15-16 200 (22.56) and 400 (50.81 PR). Alexis remained undefeated in the jumps this season, taking gold in the 13-14 long (16-06) and triple (35-06.5) as well as the 100 (12.60 PR). Our fourth gold medal winner, Denmark, set PR’s while winning the 8&U 400 in 1:18.66 and 800 in 2:56.09. Denmark was also fourth in the 200.
Lucas D-G (8&U 1500), Mianci (11-12 200 & 400) Peyton (11-12 200 & 400) Kaori (13-14 200) and Wallace (15-16 800) all had top five finishes, good enough to qualify for the USATF JO’s. [Full Results]
While most of our qualifiers will bypass the USATF JO’s to go to the AAU JO’s this year, Denmark will make the trip to Jacksonville. Good luck to him at the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships.
AAU Region 1 Qualifier
June 26-28, 2015 - New Britain, CT
The boys showing their spirit: (from L-R top):
Quinn C, Jacob, Denmark, Eamon, Jonathan, Lucas D-G
On the weekend of June 26 – 28, 26 Jets and their families travelled to New Britain, CT for the AAU Region 1 Qualifier against competitiors from Maine to New Jersey. Exactly half of our athletes finished in the top six of a running event or top five of a field event to earn entry into the AAU National Junior Olympics in Norfolk, Virginia in August.
In all, Jets athletes qualified in 26 events.
The weather was not the best but that didn’t slow down our runners. The team was led by Kylee who won three events, lowering her team record in the 10 year old 400m to 1:03.69.
Double gold winners were Alexis 14 y.o. 100 & LJ and Davonte 15-16 100 & 200. Other golds went to Lucas A in the 14 y.o. 800 and Jahphiah in the 15-16 400.
Silver medals went to Peyton in the 11 y.o. 100 & 200, Vivian in the 12 y.o. 1500 and Lucas A. in the 14 y.o. 1500. Peyton (400) and James (3000) won bronze.
Quinn (8&U 400, 800), Jacob (9 y.o. 1500, LJ), Kaori (13 y.o. 100, 200, TJ), Alexis 14 y.o. TJ) Jordan (14 y.o. 200) and Sergei (14 y.o. 1500, 3000) also qualified for the JO’s.
Jonathan, Denmark, Lucas D-G, Eamon, Adam, Dasha, Zora, Jasmine, Kya, Shamiah, Mianci, KeAlani, and Bronwyn also participated in this meet and represented the Jets proudly.
[Boys Results] [Girls Results]
Good luck to all who plan to go to the Junior Olympics this year.
Here’s hoping all of your hard work pays off.
New England USATF Championships
June 20, 2015 - Fitchburg, MA
Alexis long jumping for the gold (Picture by C. Sulker)
Once again the Jets showed their team speed at the USATF NE Championships. In this meet the top eight in each event qualify for the USATF Region 1 Championships, 15 Jets qualified in 32 events.
Lucas A. set a new team record in the 13-14 1500 by running a smart, gutsy 4:13.12, (a record that stood for over 20 years) good for second place in the meet but a time which would have been good enough for a top medal at last year’s Junior Olympics.
Others putting up J.O. medal quality performances were Kylee in the 9-10 100 (13.78) and 400 (1:05.28) and Alexis 13-14 in the LJ (17-5.5).
Jets gold medal winners were Denmark 8&U 200, 400, Kylee 9-10 100, 200, 400, Peyton 11-12 100, Mianci 11-12 200, Alexis LJ, TJ, Adam 13-14 200 & Davonte 15-16 200, 400.
Silver went to Denmark 8&U 800, Lucas 8&U 1500, Peyton 11-12 200, Mianci 11-12 400, Alexis 13-14 100, 200, Adam 13-14 100, Jahphiah 15-16 200, Bronwyn 400H & Lucas A 13-14 1500.
Other Jets qualifiers were Lucas D-G 8&U 800, Sophia 11-12 100, Peyton 11-12 400, Kya 11-12 1500, Kaori 13-14 100, 200, TJ, Bronwyn 100H & Wallace 15-16 400, 800. [Results]
AAU New England District Qualifier
June 13, 2015 - Braintree, MA
Vivian setting 2 Jets team records 1500m and 800m
The first step in the qualification process for the AAU Junior Olympics was held on Sunday. The AAU New England District Qualifier took place on a beautiful day at Thayer Academy and, once again, Jets athletes performed well, taking home 49 gold, 15 silver and 13 bronze medals, a slight improvement over last year. Of special note is Vivian M. who broke 2 team record (that had stood over 15 years). She now holds the 11-12 1500m record (5:01.90) and 800m record (2:27.90) All participants qualified for the AAU Regional meet held on June 26-28 in CT.
Event winners were Denmark, Quinn C, Jacob, Eamon, Vishal, Dante, Adan, Lucas A, Sergei, Davonte, Wallace, Quinn G, Gigi, Kylee, Peyton, Kya, Mianci, Vivian, Sophia, Kaori, Alexis, Milana, Jahphiah, and Bronwyn. Also winning medals for top three performances were Denmark, Jonathan, Lucas D-G, Jordan, Jon, Dasha, Emeline, Jasmine, Zora, Shamiah, KeAlani and Mia.[Boys Results] [Girls Results]
2nd Annual Cambridge Jets Youth Invitational
June 7, 2015 - Braintree, MA
Adam and Jordan running hard to the finish
This meet was held at Thayer Academy (thanks Coach Brown) and had almost twice as many teams as last year.
Thanks to Capital City, Central Connecticut Jaguars, CT Hawks, Haverhill Elite, Quincy Stars, South Shore Fireboltz and Town Track Club for coming out and competing. Hopefully this meet will grow in the years to come.
Jets athletes ran well and came home with a total of 18 individual gold medals: Kylee, 9-10 100, 400; Gigi 9-10 800: Peyton 11-12 100, 400; Mianci 11-12 200; Vivian 11-12 800, 1500; Alexis 13-14 100, 200, TJ; Jazmyn 13-14 400; Quinn 8&U 400, 800; Jacob 9-10 LJ; Jordan 13-14 200; and Lucas A. 13-14 800, 1500.
Also competing for the Jets were Ava, Dasha, Allison, Emeline, Kayla, Jasmine, Shamiah, Kya, Kaori, KeAlani, Caroline, Milana, Mia, Bronwyn, James, Jonathan, Denmark, Lucas D-G, Eamon, CJ, Vishal, Adam, Dante, Fidel, Jon, Sergei, Dante, Fidel and Wallace.
CT Hawks Youth Meet
May 31, 2015 - New Haven CT.
The Jets went back to Connecticut, this time to New Haven for the CT Hawks Youth Meet. There the competition was hot even though the skies were threatening all day, eventually scaring meet officials enough to call off the last two scheduled events of the day, the 1500 and the 4x400.
Jets won 6 events: Kylee 9-10 100, 200, 400; Peyton 11-12 100, 200; Alexis 13-14 Long Jump.
Three runners earned second place: Denmark 7-8 800, Mianci 11-12 100, Alexis 200.
Four runners earned thirds: Denmark 400, Mianci 200, KeAlani 13-14 100, Kaori 13-14 200.
NIchlas, Jacob, Mia and Dante also competed for the Jets.
Our thanks to the CT Hawks for putting on this meet. [Meet Results]
USATF NE Mini Meet
May 21, 2015 - Charlestown, MA
It was wild and crazy. It got dark and cold. But believe it or not, the Jets put on quite a show highlighted by Jacob lowering his team record in the 8 & under 800 to 2:50.30.
Many of the Jets middle distance runners ran great times, setting personal bests in the 800, including Vivian who ran within .5 seconds of a team record.
Also competing for the Jets were Lucas A, Jon, James D, Sergei, Vivian, Abby, Zora, Eamon, Gigi, Emeline, Kya, Keira, Nichlas, Quinn, Zoey, Lucas D-G, Denmark, Daniela, Jacob, Alishah, Wallace, Dasha, Olivia, Zack, Noah, Shamiah, Mayu, Kylee, Vishal, Mianci, Fidel, Alexis, Jahphiah, Kaori, Kealani, Kayla L-G, Adam & Achai.
Thanks to Town Track Club for inviting us to this meet.
9th Annual Bloomfield Invitational
May 16, 2015 - Bloomfield, CT
The highlight of the day was a new Jets’ team record in the 9-10 girls 100 meter dash for Kylee with a 13.73, breaking Peyton’s record that she set last year at the AAU Jr. Olympics.
Jets’ athletes also set four meet records: Kylee in the 100 and the 200 (29.00 breaking Alexis’ record from four years ago), Alexis in the 13-14 Long Jump (15-10) and Wallace in the 15-16 400 (57.09).
Over all the Jets won 13 events: Denmark 7-8 400; Kylee 9-10 100, 200; Jacob 9-10 1600; Peyton 11-12 100; Vivian 11-12 800; Alexis 13-14 100, 200, LJ; Lucas 13-14 800, 1600; Wallace 15-16 400, 800.
Second place finishers were: Jonathan 7-8 400, Jacob 9-10 800, Peyton 11-12 200, Kaori 13-14 100, Jazmyn 13-14 400.
Thirds place finishers were Denmark 7-8 100, 200; Jacob 9-10 HJ; Mianci 11-12 200.
Also competing for the Jets were Gigi, Jasmine, C.J. Vishal, KeAlani, Shamiah and Sergei.
B.A.A. Invitational Middle School 1000 meter run
April 18, 2015
Congratulations Lucas and Jon!
Two days before the running of the most recent Boston Marathon, middle school student/athletes from each of the Marathon route’s cities and towns toed the line in the Back Bay for the B.A.A. Invitational 1000 meter run and Jets athletes were right at the front of the pack.
It's a cool event because the finish line is the same as the one for the Boston Marathon. Lucas A. comfortably won the boys’ race in 2:54.1. Jon came in third in 3:02.4, narrowly missing second by one tenth of a second. With Lucas and Jon's strong showing, Brookline boys team also won.
In the girls’ race, Hattie finished third in 3:34.1, just four tenths out of second. She also helped Brookline girls team come in second place.
Nice job to those three talented runners. [Full results]
Peyton and Kylee Place at the Colgate Games
Congratulations Peyton and Kylee!
For six long weekends Peyton and Kylee, along with hundreds of other girls from New
York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia and as far away as
Georgia traveled to New York to compete in the 2015 Colgate Games.
Peyton continued to show her versatility as a runner and competed well enough in the
200 meter and 55 meter to qualify for the Finals in both races. Even though she hasn’t run the 55
meter since she was 8 years old, Peyton chose to compete in the 55 meter Finals. It paid off.
She finished 3rd overall, receiving a monetary grant that can be applied toward her college tuition.
Kylee qualified for the finals in her go-to race, the 400 meter. She won the race last year,
finishing 1st overall. This year, she competed against girls a full year older than her, and compete
she did. Kylee finished 5th overall and ran a PR of 1:04.44. This time smashed the current 9 year
old girl (and boy!) record for the Jets.
Way to go Peyton and Kylee!
High School Jets Strongly End Indoor Season
On February 21, 2015 6 members of the older Jets competed in the Mass All State Meet. In order to get to this meet each one of them had to place in the top of their respective state division meet. Here’s a rundown of how each of them completed their championship season.
Maya, running for Cambridge Ringe and Latin, placed fourth in the All State Meet in the 600 in 1:34.91. A week earlier she won the Division 1 600 (1:35.59) and teamed up with Sydney to win the 4X200 relay in 1:44.59 a time which holds up as the second best time in Mass this season. Maya was fourth in the New England Championships in the 600 (1:35.92). Maya also placed second in the Dual County League Championships in the 1000 (3:00.21).
Sydney, also competing for Cambridge R&L placed sixth at the All States in the 55 (7.36). At the Division 1 meet she was second in the 55 (7.19) and 300 (41.17) and teamed up with Maya to win the 4X200 relay (1:44.59). At New Englands she was sixth in the 55 (7.24). Sydney also placed second in the Dual County League Championships in the 300 (40.89).
Spikey came in 4th place in the 4x200 relay (1:47.49). She also earned an eighth place medal in the 300 (41.84) running for Brookline High in the All State Meet. She had previously placed seventh in Division 1 in the 300 (42.29) and won the Bay State Conference Championships 300 (42.30).
Serena was 13th in the All State meet in the 300 in 42.12 running for Algonquin Regional High School. She placed sixth in the 300 at the Division 2 meet (42.76). Serena won the Mid-Wachusett League Championship in the 300 (43.70) and placed third in the 55 (7.63).
Jahphiah, competing for West Roxbury High, finished 17th in the 300 at the All State meet in 42.64. She was the top freshman finisher in the 300. In the Division 2 Championships she was 5th overall (42.32).
Quinn ran a leg on the Brookline 4X800 team that placed 16th at All States and ninth at Division 1. What’s remarkable about this is that he was one of only 3 freshman boys in the 4x800 at All States out of 27 relay teams and one of only 8 freshmen boys in the whole meet. Quinn also placed 11th (top freshman) at the Bay State League Championships in the 1000 (2:47.88).
Northeast Indoor Classic
February 8, 2015 - Boston, MA
We had strong performances across the board from our forty five Jets athletes, earning 4 gold medals in sprints, 3 in middle distance/distance and 3 in field events to place 5th as a team out of over 40 teams.
We were led by double gold medal winners Gigi (7-8 800 and standing LJ), Kylee (9-10 200, 400), Alexis (13-14 55, LJ) and Jacob Daly (7-8 1500, SLJ). Jazmyn (11-12 200) and Vivian (11-12 1500) won our other gold medals.
Silver medals were awarded to Kylee (9-10 55, SLJ) Alexis (13-14 200, shot put), Jacob Daly (7-8 800 breaking Coach Junior’s 22 year old team record by one tenth of a second) and Lucas A. (13-14 1500).
Bronze medals went to Gigi (7-8 400), Emeline (7-8 SLJ), Jazmyn (11-12 55, 400), Vivian (11-12 800), Lena (11-12 Shot Put), Kaori (13-14 200), Jacob Daly (7-8 55) and James (7-8 SLJ).
Fourth through eighth place medals were awaded to Kayla F (9-10 200), Kya (9-10 1500), Peyton (11-12 55, 200, 400), Lena 911-12 SLJ), Maia (11-12 SLJ), Kaori (13-14 55, LJ), Alishah (13-14 400), Daniela (13-14 800), Mia (13-14 SLJ), Kaden (7-8 55, 200, SLJ), Oliver (7-8 400), Jacob DePina 7-8 400, SLJ), Quinn (7-8 800, 1500, Shot Put), Cainan (7-8 SLJ), Zack (7-8 SLJ), C.J. (9-10 55, 200), Eamon (9-10 800, 1500, SLJ), Joseph (11-12 400), Jordan (13-14 200, 400), and Lucas A. (13-14 800.)
Other competitiors for the Jets were Farai, Kayla B, Jasmine, Mianci, Sophia, Shamiah, Abby, Lauren, Caitlin, Vishal, Manny and Jaylin.
Special recognition goes to Anaiah, Ava, Achai, Jonathan and Lucas, our 5 and 6 year old athletes who participated in that “non-competitive” age group. Don’t tell them that it was “non-competitive.” They ran hard and well and showed that our team has a bright future. [Full Results] *Picture taken from http://www.needhamtrack.org/events/nic.html.
Harvard's Track Team hold clinic for Jets
January 13, 2015
The Harvard University Track Team held a clinic for our youth athletes. Broken into 6 groups, 56 of our kids spent time learning some of the finer points of sprint starts, hurdling, long jumping, shot putting, high jumping and circuit training. Our youth, along with athletes from the Metropolis Track Club had a lot of fun.
Thanks to the Harvard team for putting in the time. This is the photo is from the Harvard Track and Field Facebook page
Seventeen Members of the Jets went to New Haven for the Southern Connecticut Youth Meet II on January 11, 2015. It was a good, competitive meet with 10 teams representing Connecticut, New York New Jersey and of course Massachusetts. Jets athletes came home with 23 medals, 12 of them gold.
Gold medals went to Quinn (8&U 400, 800), Kayla F. (9-10 200), Eamon (9-10 1500), Kaden (9-10 Shot Put), (Jacob 9-10 Long Jump), Alexis (13-14 55, 200, LJ), Daniela (15-16 1500), and Jaylin (15-16 800, 1500).
Silver medals went to Quinn (8&U 200), Kayla F. (9-10 55, 400) and Daniela (15-16 800).
Bronze medals were awarded to Lucas (8&U 400, 800), Kaden (9-10 55), Jacob (9-10 800), Kya (11-12 800, 1500), Shamiah (11-12 LJ) and Kaori 13-14 55.
Teyah, Vishal, Lauren, Mia and Manny also competed with fine results.
Davonte: Fastest Jet Ever
This summer Davonte broke the Jets team records in the 100m (11.17), 200m (22.56), and 400m (52.67) for 13-14yr old boys. All three records had not been broken since 1997. This is an amazing feat!
Davonte started with the Jets when he was only 6 years old, demonstrating his speed by beating older kids. Davonte holds the Jets record in 100m, 200m and 400m in every age group except 11-12yr olds.
He has medals from multiple national competitions. Not only did he just earn 3rd in the 200 and 5th in the 100 in the 2014 USATF National Championships, but he also earned 5th place medal in the 100m at the 2011 AAU, and two 2nd place medals in the 2010 AAU Junior Olympics in the 100m and 200m.
Davonte will be a freshman this year at Needham High School where he will run for his school track team. We wish him much luck and look forward to him coming back to the Jets next summer when his school season is over.
WINSLOW TOWNSON FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE
The most successful Jet is going to college and no longer eligible to compete for our team. In Jordan's 8 year career as a Cambridge Jet he has has been National Champion 3 times in he triple jump and once in the 55m hurdles, won 19 national medals and 55 championship level competitions. He was also named Boston Globe 2013 Track Athlete of the Year and USATF athlete of the month for July 2012. Jordan is a talented sprinter specializing in the hurdles and triple jump. He is also a really nice guy.
Jordan is not going far, and will enter Northeastern University this fall. He was heavily recruited and considered one of their top prospects (NU Track article).
We wish you much luck and success, Jordan. We hope you will come back and visit.
2014 AAU National Junior Olympicss
July 27- Aug 3, Des Moines, Iowa
Four Jets went to the meet and came back with two national medals. Kylee ran a new team record 1:06.62 in the 9 year old 400 for fourth place and followed that up with a 15th place in the 800.
Maya got 7th place, scoring 2431 points in the 12 year old pentathlon with strong performances in all 5 events (hurdles, shot put, high jump, long jump and 800). She later placed 9th in the high jump, just missing the podium in the deepest 12 year old girls high jump ever.
Also, Peyton set a new team record in the semi-finals of the 10 year old 100, running 13.93. She qualified for semis in the 200 and ran a strong 400 while Nina competed in the triathlon and the long jump.
Jets Flying High at AAU Jr National Olympics
Earn 8 medals!
Detroit - July 2013
Nineteen members of the Cambridge Jets traveled to Ypsilanti, Michigan to compete with 10,000 of the nations best youth track and field athletes in the 2013 AAU Junior Olympics. Not only was that the largest group from any New England team to go to the JO's (either AAU or USATF) but it was also the largest Jets team ever to participate. Each of the Jets competed hard and gained valuable experience. Five of our athletes came home with a total of eight medals, the most medals of any New England team at either JO. It was the best overall performance by a Jets team ever at the Junior Olympics.
Our medal round-up was as follows: Peyton earned 8th in the 9 year old 400 with a 9-10 year old team record 1:09.28. Maya W. got 7th in the 11 year old high jump with a jump of 4 feet. Quinn ran to a 4th in the 13 year old 800 in 2:10.86 (PR) and a 3rd in the 1500 in 4:32.69 (PR). Maya H-A got a 4th in the 15 – 16 year old 800 (2:13.52 PR) and a 2nd in the 1500 (4:46.43) and Jordan triple jumped 45’ 2.5” for 6th place and hurdled 14.67 for 5th in the 17 – 18 year old division. Medals are given to the top 8 in each event.
In addition to the medals earned, the Jets were represented by 7 year old Jacob (Long Jump PR), 8 year olds Nina (Long Jump) and Kylee (100, 200, 400), 9 year old Peyton (100, 200), 10 year olds Mianci (100, 200 PR) and Amy (400 PR, 800) 11 year olds Maya W. (Hurdles, Pentathlon) Kaori (100, 200) and Stephen (400, Long Jump) 12 year olds Alexis (100, 200, Long Jump), Sergei (800, 1500 PR) and Trey (400 PR), 13 year old Davonte (100, 200, 400) 15-16 year olds Spikey (400) and Sam (Long Jump PR) and 17 – 18 year old Serena (100, 200).
Cambridge Jets Win Youth Relay in
New Balance Grand Prix Meet
Cambridge Jets continue to dominate the Youth Relay race at the New Balance Grand Prix meet winning the last 6 of 7 years. Every February, the New Balance meet is held at the Reggie Lewis track, where world class and Olympic runners come to compete. The meet holds a youth relay where local track teams send their best young sprinters (must be younger than High School age). The race has 2 boys and 2 girls running in a 4x200m. This year Olivia, Sam, Mianci and Davonte ran for the Jets, beating 5 other local teams.
The race was especially exciting because Mianci (10 years old) was asked to participate in the race only an hour before race time. Even though Mianci is fast for her age, all the other participants were 3-4 years older, quite a disadvantage, but she held her own. The Jets ran hard, had good hand offs and persevered. Watch the exciting race here:
JORDAN USATF ATHLETE OF THE MONTH FOR JULY 2012
Jordan Samuels is the USA Track & Field (USATF) - New England Athlete of the Month for July 2012. At the USATF Junior Olympic National Championships in Baltimore, Maryland, the last week of July, Samuels was a double medallist in the Boys' Intermediate (15-16) age division, earning 4th place in the triple jump with a mark of 44'11.75" and 5th place in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.87. He also won three events at the Region I Junior Olympic meet on July 8 to qualify for Nationals, and was a 2 event winner in the scholastic division at the Bay State Games on July 14. [more]
Jordan and Olivia place at USATF Indoor Nationals
March 10-11, 2012 - Normal, IL
Olivia Thorsgaard, Midget, ran to silver in the hurdles - 9.86 - and placed fourth in both the high jump and long jump.
Jordan Samuels, Intermediate, won both the Triple Jump (42'8") and 55m Hurdles (8.00, New National record), and also took 2nd in 55m (6.77).
Congratulations to Alexis!
National Champion in the Girls Bantam High Jump at
AAU Outdoor National Jr. Olympic Championships
August 1-6 2011, New Orleans
She was also 4th in the Triathalon and Davonte was 5th in the Sub-Midget 100m
Cambridge Jets win 7 National Champion Titles in Chicago at the USATF Indoor Youth Nationals, 2011
Victories included gold medals in the girls' youth 4 x 200m relay (1:46.41) and 4 x 400m relay (4:12.25). Both relays include: Spikey, Maya, Camille and Sydney. Other golds include Spikey in the youth girls 400m (1:01.13), Maya in the youth girls 800m (2:22.67)
, Sydney in the youth girls 55m (7.43) and 200m (26.53), Bryon in the intermediate boys' 55m (6.89). Bryon also earned a bronze in the 400m and Jordan brought home a bronze in the intermediate boys' triple jump and 5th place in the 55m hurdles! Since this is the first time that the USATF has held an indoor national championship, these winning times are National Records. These are truly performances to be proud of, and are indicative of GREAT coaching and very hard work on the part of the kids.
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The Harvard Track Team has requested that No one enter the track until 6:30.
Their team has the track until that time and they do not want anyone else there.
Also NO one should use the exercise bikes during our practice. This equipment belongs to the Harvard Training Department and is not part of our practice space.
Finally, NO playing on the high jump and pole vault pits. They are not a bed nor a trampoline. They are only to be used by jumpers.
We are able use the Harvard track by their invitaion and permission. We do not want to jeopardize this prime practice space. So please follow these rules.
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