Members of Quintessential Track and Field enjoy a break in the action while competing at the AAU Junior Olympics.
Quintessential Track and Field is fast racking up the medals, almost as fast as they are in competition. In just a few short month of competition the squad is already making a name for themselves.
Three coaches, Scott Quinn, Aaron Fenimore, and Jason Laney, split from another club to for Quintessential Track and Field. Since receiving their charter from the AAU in late May, the team has been busy competing.
Most recently, Quintessential Track and Field members competed at the AAU Junior Olympics in Ypsilanti, Michigan on the Eastern Michigan University campus July 26 through August 3. Seven members of the team made the trip and brought back seven new personal records and seven medals. Josiah Quinn won a gold medal in the 1500 meter race walk.
All nine members of the team, Abigail Quinn(age 5), Samuel Quinn(8), Peyton Laney(8), Aaron Fenimore(8), Dante Robinson(8), Josiah Quinn(10), Jonathan Casey(10), Chase Lewis(11), Ryan Quinn(14), qualified to compete, though Casey and Lewis were unable to make the trip. The squad is formed largely of runners from Sharpsburg and Senoia.
The team first hit the ground running at the AAU Georgia District Qualifier just two weeks after the squad was formed. The athletes looked like seasoned vets, racking up 25 personal records while competing in 30 events. very athlete qualified to advance to the AAU Area 8A National Junior Olympics Qualifier in every event in which they competed. The team brought home 11 medals from the District Qualifier: 2 Bronze, 4 Silver, and 5 Gold (State Champions).
Just two weeks later, the team was back at it for the National Qualifier. This time the squad set 16 personal records while competing in 31 events. Every team member qualified for the AAU Junior Olympics in at least one event. The team exceeded their performance at the District Qualifier by bringing home 16 medals from the National Qualifier: 5 Bronze, 5 Silver and 6 Gold (Regional Champions).