TrackMom Diaries JO Final Prep Day.. Ready Or Not Here She Comes



Prep Day 7.21.13 I hate packing it never gets easy and it is never is quick….so while I am supposed to be packing right now  I decided to write my first TrackMom Diaries of the Junior Olympics today and get things off to a good start  as we prepare to leave tomorrow for the Junior Olympics.

The day is almost here…..Our final age group Junior Olympics..I could say “Wow how the time flew” (which  I did),My how Lauren has grown (which she has about 9 inches and about 45 pounds since her first race back in 2006 at a summer play camp).


Lauren at 8 years old at the Pro meet “adidas Classic” She was name the fastest Kid In L.A . How ironic her 2 favorite female track athletes were there that day! What a treat for us all it was. she is now past Lauryn and equal to Alysson in height.


Today I  couldn’t help but think about JO’s past . 2006 , Laurens first Junior Olympics in  Knoxville Tennessee so much fun and such a learning experience.  By the end of the  final day of competition she won in the primary girls 8 years old category one  gold medal (100m 14.3)  one silver medal 29.86 and one cooper medal for a 4th place finish in the long jump( which she had no training in just told her to go have fun) .

Lauren has done some amazing things over the past 6 years and with God’s help the best is still to be discovered.

2011 and 2012 were such stand out years it is hard to chose just one event that stands out to me,but by far to my knowledge  in 2011 Lauren won more Gold Medal Championships than any other  age group athlete ever. 9 in total with 3 at USATF Nationals  Midget Girls 100,200,400 meters.  3 at USATF Junior Olympics 100,200 and 4x100m relay and to finish it off she she ran the holy trinity of speed one more time at the AAU National Junior Olympic Championships 100m 200m and 400m.  Eight Individual Championship titles and one team relay. NINE IS DIVINE… :-)

She has had the best competition  nationally she could have asked for last year ever with Kaylin Whitney Florida, Lynna Irby (Indiana) simply amazing to watch these girls an such an honor to be included with them as USA best middle school  girls in the nation. This year once again  w ill race for Gold against  Simone Mason (Florida)(14), Georgia’s Tia Jones(121/2)   Georgia .

If you thought last year was crazy fast( which it was) and exciting  don’t miss this year 13-14 100m  finals, all participants have stepped  up their game and at least 4 have run sub 12′s legally to make the 13-14 girls race the age group not to miss.

The relay promises to go to the finish line with  Florida (South Miami Dade TC  and California (West Coast Speed TC) running almost identical times entering into the  Junior Olympics  from the regional finals .  Don’t Miss it!

 Travel Day 1  Tomorrow…7.22.13

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