WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Winston-Salem Roadrunners returned home from the AAU Junior Olympics as track and field champions.
Coached by Lynette Johnson, the 14 Roadrunners who went to the meet all performed well. Six were All Americans, and several finished their events in the top 20 athletes nationwide.
Asia Phillips finished first in the country in the 11-year-old division of the 100-meter dash. Her time was 13.07 seconds. She then got a 12.86 time in the semi-finals. She placed second in the 200-meter dash and seventh in the long jump.
Jahvaree Ritzie-Pouncey placed first in shot put with a throw of 35' 1.75". He also received a medal in the discus, placing third. He was 11th in the high jump.
Brandon Johnson, Jamison Warren, Cameron Attucks and Isaac Sutton placed first in the country in the 4x100-meter relay for the 12-year-old boys division. Their winning time was 49.63 seconds.
Sutton also finished second in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash. He set a new national record in the 200-meter dash with 24.77 seconds. He was 10th in the long jump and 17th in the 100-meter dash.
Warren placed eighth in the 100-meter dash. He placed just outside medal contention in the 200-meter dash with a 10th-place score.
Johnson placed 10th in his first year of competing in 80-meter hurdles.
Attucks placed 13th in both the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash.
Kalani Gillian was 10th in the long jump.
Jahnaul Ritzie-Pouncey was 11th in the 400-meter dash.
Jordan Johnson was 18th in the triple jump.
See related stories: