After years of breaking its own records and bringing home countless Junior Olympic medals, Zoom Track Club finally brought its work home. The Zoom …
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After years of breaking its own records and bringing home
countless Junior Olympic medals, Zoom Track Club finally brought
its work home.
The Zoom Track Club, a nationally-award Junior Olympic track and
field program based in Lone Tree, played host to the first Zoom
Track Classic on June 11 at Sports Authority Stadium in Parker.
Pooling athletes from all over Douglas County, as well as Littleton
and Centennial, among others areas, Zoom also finished up its
appearance at the state Junior Olympic championships, where the
program had a record number of athletes who qualified for the
As for the Classic, Zoom director and trainer Connie Williams
said the event was a huge success.
“The compliments keep pouring in saying it was the best Junior
Olympic event in Colorado,” Williams said.
The event was a USA Track and Field nationally sanctioned event
and athletes from all over Colorado and surrounding state competed
in the inaugural event. Junior Olympians ages 8-18 as well as open
masters athletes were given the opportunity to compete at a
professionally run event.
The Classic had more than 1,000 entries, Williams said, with
over 2,500 people in attendance, including local standout Jeremy
Dodson, who ran a 20.33-second time in the 200-meter to make the
USA team recently as well as 19-foot vaulter Rory Quiller. Williams
served as the meet and event director.
“This was not just a track meet, but a great event,” she
Over $3,000 in raffle prizes were given out through the day.
“It was our athletes’ second chance at winning some gold,”
The event was presented by The Microsoft Store, which, as a
vendor, brought in fun interactive games and new computers for
spectators to try out. The store also helped hand out Zoom
A full list of results from the first Zoom Track Classic are
available at the organization’s Web site at www.usatf-co.org.
As for the state Junior Olympics championships, Zoom had its
usual impressive showing.
“We swept a couple of events and have some amazing athletes
again this year,” Williams said. “We have a young athlete breaking
all of Eleanor Fulton’s records.”
Eleanor Fulton is a now-legendary track and cross-country
athlete who ran for Zoom and Highlands Ranch High School, where she
won several Class 5A state championships.
For more information on Zoom Track Club, visit the
organization’s website at www.zoomtimesports.com.
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