Bringing her District Championship to the games with a chance at the Jr, Olympics as well was Brianna “Bre” Morales. Bre also narrowly missed heading to the Jr. Olympics by finishing in 6th place out of 18 participants in the 1500 meter race walk and 12th place in the long jump. The youngest competitor for Kenedy at the AAU National Qualifier was Alexandria “Ale” Hernandez who just completed the second grade. Ale finished 16th out of 30 (the largest group of competitors) with her best jump of the season ,7’9”. Katia Cavazos competed in the Sub-Midget Division and finished in 7th in both the 1500 and 800 meter runs. Katia was the team’s only long distance runner. Daysha Eskridge ended in 7th place in the high jump with a mark of 4’2” and 10th place in the triple jump with a leap of 28’9”. Daysha was also 10th in the 200 meter hurdles and 16th in the 200 meter run with a time of 29.01. Overall, it was a wonderful learning experience for the small group of athlete’s who trained hard in the heat to prepare for a chance at the Jr. Olympics.
Coach De La Garza will be attending the AAU Jr. Olympic in New Orleans, Louisiana with athlete Kristen Fisher who attends St. Joseph’s High School in Victoria. Fisher competed along side the Kenedy team as an independent and trains with Coach De La Garza. Fisher won the high jump and long jump and placed second in the triple jump in the Sub-Youth Division earning the right to advance.