AAU Junior Olympic Games 2017

Ypsilanti, MI


Sabree Brooks demolishes 10yo 100m AAU record Jul 31, 2017

There are certain time barriers in track and field that distinguish the truly remarkable athletes, and serve as time-honored measuring sticks for progress. One of those is the 13-second barrier for a female 100m runner. Sixteen years ago, Bijon Robinson of California set the AAU national championships 10-year-old girls record for 100m at 12.93, an especially outstanding time given her age. Not until today in Ypsilanti, Michigan, at the 2017 AAU Junior Olympic Games could someone crack the time. But Sabree Brooks of Indiana didn't just crack it -- she demolished it, clocking 12.76 to set a new standard for 10-year-old girls in track and field's shortest sprint.SaBree Brooks just broke the AAU National Record for the 10-year-old girls running 12.76!! #AAUJROGames pic.twitter.com/hLgXGeJLA6— MileSplit US (@milesplit) July 31, 2017 "I ran my race and I kept my pace," she said after the prelim win. "I did drive phase for 15 meters and then put my head up."Brooks, who hails from Indianapolis, owned a previous personal best of 13.3. She represented Athletes Lives Network Sports with a red singlet and said in a post-race interview that her favorite colors include red, hot pink, gold, and silver. She ate oatmeal for breakfast this morning.Brooks has competed in track and field since she was seven years old. Later this week, she will contest the 400m and 200m, where she said she hopes to run "a 1:01 or 59 seconds flat, and in the 200m, I want to run a 27 flat or 25 flat."Brooks has another Robinson record to aim for in the 200m; she also set the AAU national championships record in that event in 2001 with a 26.36 effort.The 400m record is just a year old, as Kanai Bey-English of Pennsylvania ran 59.51 last year.

Girls Age 8-And-Under 100 Heat 9 Aug 01, 2017

In her prelim heat of the 100m dash at the 2017, AAU Junior Olympics Destyni Devine ran away from her competition form the gun. The 8-year-old ran 14.15 to claim the fastest time of the prelims. In the finals, she ended up placing second behind Juliah Bolden of Wichita, Kansas. You can watch more great races like this by tuning into the AAU Junior Olympics live on FloTrack from Saturday, July 28 to Saturday, August 4. Related Links:Watch The 2018 AAU Junior Olympic Games Live On FloTrack 

Alicia Burnett AAU Preview Jul 12, 2017

The AAU Junior Olympic Games are right around the corner. These games are where young athletes come to make a name for themselves. Last year, Alicia Burnett, who runs for Ultimate Speed Academy in St. Louis, Missouri, put herself on the map as she won both the 100 and the 200 at the AAU Junior Olympic Games. Her winning time of 11.66 is the 100m AAU Junior Olympic National Record for 14-year-olds .In 2017, she went on to dominate the national scene as she won Brooks PR Invite in the 100m dash as just a freshman. Look for Burnett to dominate again this year at the AAU Junior Olympic Games LIVE on Flotrack July 29th-August 5th.

Friday Focus Q&A With Hope Igbinoghene Jul 07, 2017

We caught up with Hope Igbinoghene in this week's Friday Focus to see what she had to say about her high school track season, her performance last weekend and her goals for the AAU Junior Olympics.