Broken Records Aplenty at AAU Club Championships
ORLANDO, Fla. (July 20, 2016) – AAU national records were set and reset in abundance this weekend during the 20th AAU Club Championships at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.
More than 4,200 athletes from across the nation competed for an opportunity to attend the 50th annual AAU Junior Olympic Games in Houston, Texas later this month. The five-day event saw more than 12,600 entries in nearly 1,300 heats. An enormous 52 AAU national records were eclipsed in the final AAU Track and Field qualifier of the season.
In its 20-year history, the AAU Club Championships have featured some of the most talented youth athletes in the world. Vashti Cunningham, who will be representing the United States in Rio this year, won the 17-18 year old girls’ high jump last year with a mark of 6-feet-3-inches. Kendall Williams, who will compete in the heptathlon in Rio, holds four records at the AAU Club Championships – 14 Girls 100m Hurdles (14.37), 14 Girls 200m Hurdles (26.79), 15-16 Girls 100m Hurdles (13.67) and 15-16 Girls Long Jump (19-6.75).
This year, standout sprinter Tyrese Cooper of the Miami Garden Xpress set three individual records – 15-16 Boys 100m (10.63), 15-16 Boys 200m (20.66) and 15-16 Boys 400m (46.14).
For more information about the AAU Club Championships, visit www.aauathletics.org. You can also follow AAU Athletics on Twitter at @AAUTrackNField and Facebook at www.facebook.com/aautrackandfield.
For a full list of results, click here
View the photo gallery from this week’s event here.