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Thousands of the top youth athletes in the country have made their way to Aggie Stadium in Greensboro, NC for the 2019 AAU Junior Olympic Games. As athletes compete, keep up-to-date with our complied list of meet information, performance notes, and fun facts.
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Each year, elite athletes break numerous records at the AAU Olympics Games. The 2005 event in New Orleans, LA tops the list for most records surpassed at the event with 63. Other years that rank highly are 2006 in Norfolk, VA (49) and 2012 in Houston, TX (47). This year in Greensboro, athletes will look to break more than the 17 records broken at last year's event in Des Moines, IA.
Here is a breakdown of the number of records broken each day at this year's meet:
Day 1 (Saturday): 0
Day 2 (Sunday): 0
Day 3 (Monday):
Day 4 (Tuesday):
Day 5 (Wednesday):
Day 6 (Thursday):
Day 7 (Friday):
Day 8 (Saturday):
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Total athletes attending: 13,601
Total teams attending: 1091
Unattached athletes attending: 870 (435 boys, 435 girls)
Number of relay teams: 1,444
Number of multi-event athletes: 766 (most since the 2015 event in Norfolk, VA)
Number of track officials: 216 (from 23 different states plus St. Thomas and the Bahamas)
Number of multi only athletes: 178 (588 athletes in multi and other events)
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Top 10 Represented Teams
1. Greater Houston (120 athletes)
2. Virginia Elite (112 athletes)
3. Track Xplosion (111 athletes)
4. Wings Track Club (103 athletes)
5. Blue Thunder Track Club (102 athletes)
6. Track Life University - Detroit PAL (92 athletes)
7. Jackrabbit Track and Field (88 athletes)
8. Xtreme Force Track Club (87 athletes)
9. Baltimore City Track Club (83 athletes)
10. Motor City Track Club (78 athletes)
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- Jaela Higgs of Pompano Beach, FL was the first athlete to register for the AAU Junior Olympics, entering the 17-18yo 100m and 400m.
- Most of the officials working the meet come from the state of Texas (25). Other states producing the most officials include Florida (44) and Michigan (22).
- With over 13,000 athletes registered for the event, many share common last names. Most common are Williams (249), Brown (215), Smith (203), Jones (145) and Johnson (143).