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Youth Athletes Impress at USATF Region 2 XC Championships


NORTH CHILI, NEW YORK — TRA youth athletes made the trip to Black Creek Park on November 22nd for the Region 2 Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships. 55 athletes participated against competitors from Mid-Atlantic, New Jersey and Niagara Associations for a chance to advance to the Nationals. 45 (roughly 82%) athletes qualified for the event to be held December 12th in Albuquerque, NM.

Three Rivers youth athletes continued their impressive club participation streak sending 9 teams to the regional meet. These included: Greensburg YMCA, Penn Hills Eagles Track Club, Get Fit Families, Valley Speedsters, Pacer Track Club, River City Elite, Mountain Top Track & Field, Wings of Moon, and AK Track &  Field. Get Fit Families had the largest contingent with 18 total athletes. 6 unattached athletes also represented the Association.

While there were no individual Region 2 Champions from the association, several athletes achieved top 3 performances in their age divisions:

Name Age Division Place Club
Mylah Wilder 8 & Under Girls 2nd Penn Hill Eagles
Yeshua Musoba 8 & Under Boys 2nd Penn Hill Eagles
Layne Haught 9-10 Boys 3rd Get Fit Families
Zachary Leachman 13-14 Boys 3rd Get Fit Families
Jenna Morehead 15-16 Girls 2nd Get Fit Families
Taylor Tomman 15-16 Girls 3rd Penn Hill Eagles
Robert Malcolm 17-18 Young Men 3rd AK Track & Field

Get Fit Families’ 11-12 Girls were the lone team to qualify for the national competition placing 2nd with a total score of 42 points. Team members included Tara Lucot, Alaina Hicks, Maddie Gagnon, Elizabeth Hunkele, and Gianna Rotelli.

Good Luck to the athletes headed to Albuquerque!

Complete Region 2 results can be found here.

Information on the 2015 USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships can be found here.

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