Walker Track Club shines in state meet

Published 6:36 pm Monday, June 20, 2016

Several members of the Walker Track Club had impressive showings during the Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships Saturday and Sunday at Memorial Stadium.  

It was the first time many of the members of the Walker Track Club had competed in their hometown and they didn’t disappoint.

Malachi Walker had four second place showings. He was the runner-up in the 800-meter hurdles, 200-meter hurdles, triple jump and high jump for the 13-and 14-year-old age division.

Rashni Walker finished second in the 200 meter hurdles, third in the 100-meter hurdles, fifth in the 200-meter hurdles and seventh in the 100-meter dash in the 13-14 girls age group.

Jaquavious Levins came home second in the 400-meter hurdles and shot put, finished fifth in the shot put and sixth in the javelin throw in the 15-16 year-old boys division. Jaterious Levins finished second in the 800-meter run and 400-meter hurdles and came home fifth in the long jump in the 8 and under division.

Denetra Palmer finished fourth in the javelin throw and fifth in the shot put in the 11-and 12-year-old girls division.

Josiah Walker won the shot put, finished second in the high jump and sixth in the 800-meter run in the 9-and-10 year old age division.

All athletes that finished in the top eight in each event advanced on to the United States Track and Field region six championships July 7-10 at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Jeffery Walker, head coach of the Walker Track Club, could not be reached for comment on Monday afternoon.