Three Chattanooga Youth To Compete In Final Track And Field Events

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Alexis Wilson, age 9, Jumonte Brown, age 9 and Taylor Battle, age 11 will represent Chattanooga at this year's North American Final Hershey's Track and Field Games July 31 - August 4, 2008 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Alexis Wilson will compete in the 400 meter race. She attends Wolftever Creek Elementary, participates in her school's track team, and is also on the Chattanooga Jets-AAU Track Club. This is her second year to participate in the local Hershey's event.
Jumonte Brown has qualified to compete in both the long jump and the softball throw events. Jumonte attends CSAS and this is his first time competing in the Hershey’s Track and Field Games.
Taylor Battle won the 100 and 200 meter races at the state competition but, qualified for the national meet in the softball throw. Taylor will be attending Tyner Middle School and has played softball since age 4. She is currently on select softball teams but, also plays on select volleyball teams, participates in the parks and recreation basketball, and is on both school and Chattanooga Jets track teams.

The Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Department Sports Division hosts the city-wide Hershey"s Track and Field Meet for children ages 9 - 14. This is the 31st year and over 600 local youth from the recreation centers and throughout the city participated in the Chattanooga meet. From there over 50 children competed at the state level.

Three out of the five state winners that qualified for this national meet are the young athletes from Chattanooga! Each participates in programs at the Eastdale Recreation Center. How sweet it is!!


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