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Aug, 2014

Wings Win Big at 2014 Jr Olympic Meet!

Des Moines, IA
It was a great week in Des Moines, Iowa as the Wings had seven athletes qualify & compete in the AAU National Track & Field Jr Olympics of 2014.  Emma Taggart started the week earning the first medal for the program during her competition in the Pentathlon, later in the week she also took home 5th in the open High Jump event.  Laila Campbell had a big time Long Jump performance that put her into the final group of competition and she finished the day with 6th place (which was huge as she entered the event ranked only about 40th).  The High School sensation, Danika Ani proved that she's not only one of the best shot put throwers in the Maryland region with a 4th place finish nationally.  Last but certainly not least, speedster, Chris Campbell got busy on the track while the girls did damage on the field events and he showed that he's truly one of the fastest in the nation.  During the qualifying rounds he clocked the fastest times of the week in the 100M & 200M events and in the finals he finished the busy week of competition with two 3rd place finishes.  All of the athletes are to be commended as they put in a lot of work throughout the year in preparation to compete against the best athletes in the country.  This was a very proud week for the program as the program is really just getting started. In two years of existence the Wings had a number of great accomplishments including multiple athletes advancing each year to the Jr Olympics, (4) medalist, and (6) medals.  We look forward to building off of this success for 2015 and adding more athletes as we continue to maintain focus on accomplishing goals of being the best we can be in all we do.  We also thank all of the athletes that participate, all of the parents, and supporters as it truly takes a lot of people to run a program that impacts all levels of athletes while getting the results that we're realizing.