A NGEL E LITE S PORTS
J UNE 28, 2006
V OLUME I I SSUE 2 N EWSLETTER D ATE J UNE 28, 2006
A NGEL E LITE F LIES H IGH A T AAU S TATES
The Angel Elite Track Club spread it’s vanced in 20 events.
wings this weekend by collecting 14 C OACH S POTLIGHT
Gold medalists: Ghaffar (11
medals at the N.C. AAU State Track year old long jump, high jump, 80m
meet in Charlotte. Over 350 athletes hurdles), McEachin
from North Carolina participated in the R ASHEEDA G HAFFAR
(Intermediate 200m dash)
Silver medal- Born in Chapel Hill, NC.
Aminah Ghaffar collected 3 Rasheeda attended high
lists: Jaynell Brown (12
state titles winning the 11 year old long school in Knoxville, TN
year old shot put, discus), where she began running.
jump, high jump and 80m hurdles. McEachin (400m) While at South Doyle High
Morgan McEachin captured the club’s she broke 2 school records
4th state title of the meet winning the Bronze medalists: Jamicia Jones (13 in the 100m hurdles and
Intermediate 200m dash. She also col- year old 800m dash, 100m hurdles); 300m hurdles. She was All-
lected silver in the 400m dash and Wynola Cain (14 year old 200m hur- KIL(all city) in both hurdles
dles), Taylor McBride (12 year old as well as all-region and all-
bronze in the 100m dash. McEachin is state. She qualified for the
the current N.C. High School 2-A de- 400m dash), Savion Ashford (Men’s AAU Junior Olympic Games
fending champ in the 200m. Jamicia triple jump), McEachin (100m). in 1998 and 1999 in the
Jones led the club qualifying in 4 events Other Regional Qualifiers: 400m hurdles and the
(400m, 800m, 100m hurdles and 200m 4x100m relay. Rasheeda
Justin Jacobs of Fairmont (11 year old graduated high school with a
hurdles). 1500m), Brandon Brown of Pembroke 3.5 GPA.
The top 6 finishers in each (12 year old long jump and 100m dash).
event advance to the Region 3-A (North She attended The University
Ciandre Maultsby finished 10th of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama) in the 100m dash and 7th in the 400m on an academic and athletic
Championships in Knoxville, TN July 6- dash. Alphonso White of Bladenboro scholarship. Rasheeda 5th
9. Overall 9 Angel Elite athletes ad- finished 11th in the 100 dash. (all-conference) in the hep-
tathlon as a freshman. She
made all-conference in the
indoor 55m hurdles her
M ORGAN M C E ACHIN TO COMPETE AT USA M EET junior year and all-
conference outdoor in the
Morgan will compete ships will be even more exciting for team championships in all 100m hurdles, 400m hur-
at the prestigious USA Youth for athletes, coaches, family age divisions and is a popular dles and heptathlon as a
Outdoor Track & Field Champi- members and spectators alike! competition for clubs around the senior. She all-conference
onships in Greensboro, North The championship country. In addition, this year's every year of her college
Carolina on the campus of North event is a national competition meet will serve as one of the career. Rasheeda graduated
Carolina A&T State University with entry based upon qualifying selection pool competitions for with a B.A. in Communica-
June 28-July 3. Last year's com- standards for each event and has the 2007 IAAF World Youth tions and minored in athletic
petition was held in Knoxville, the same age divisions as the Championships in Ostrava, coaching. She has coached
Tennessee and attracted over USATF Junior Olympic pro- Czech Republic. for 6 years and is a level one
2,000 athletes from across the gram. The USA Youth Outdoor certified USATF coach.
country. The 2006 champion- Championships are also scored
P AGE 2 J UNE 28, 2006
AAU C LUB C HAMPIONSHIPS J ULY 2-7 AT D ISNEY
The 10th annual Dis- a National Championship record Justin Jacobs finished 10th in
ney Club Championships will be scoring 1076 points breaking the the 800m run while Brandon
held July 2-7 in Orlando, Flor- old record set in 2002. She fol- Brown finished 19th in the
ida. Recap of last year: lowed her triathlon performance 100m dash and 20th in the long
with a silver medal in the open jump.
Wynola Cain won
high jump competition.
gold for the club in the sub- Contact the coaches
youth division setting a Club for more information about the
dominated the sub-midget discus
National record for Angel Elite upcoming meet. All athletes who
competition winning by nearly
Angel Elite Athletes in the 80m hurdles. She followed finish in the top four at the Club
4ft with her throw of 56 feet.
set 2 national records that record with a silver medal in nationals automatically qualify
Brown followed with a 4th place
at the Club the 200m hurdles. for the Junior Olympic Games to
finish in the shot put competition
Championships in be held in Hampton Roads, VA.
Aminah Ghaffar got with a personal best of 23ft.
2006 the meet started for Angel Elite
Jamicia Jones made
on opening day by winning the
a trip to the medal stand with a
bantam triathlon (high jump,
7th place finish in the 800m run.
shotput, 200m dash) also setting
AAU R EGION 3-A M EET TO BE HELD IN K NOXVILLE
The AAU Region 3- for the AAU Junior Olympic showcase event of the AAU
A Meet will be held in Knox- Games to be held in Hampton Sports Program. For more
ville, TN Friday July 7-9. The Roads, VA. information visit:
meet will be held at Tom The Club will pay
A NGEL E LITE www.aaujrogames.org/
Black Track on the campus of for all Regional Entries
S PORTS HAS the University of Tennessee at this year as a special gift
BEEN IN Knoxville. to the qualifiers!!! Con-
EXISTANCE SINCE The club will send 9 gratulations!!!
2001 qualifiers from the NC AAU The AAU Junior Olympic
State meet to compete in 20 Games are known as the larg-
events. est national multi-sport event
The top 4 athletes for youth in the United
from each event will qualify States. It has become the
H OOPS T EAMS T RAVEL T O M YRTLE B EACH
The Angel Elite 12u led the team in scoring with Floyd who averaged 9 pts for
and 14u teams traveled to N. 11. Jamicia Jones and Jaynell the tournament and Carmen
Myrtle Beach to compete in Brown both made big shots Spencer who erupted for 24
the S.C. United State Basket- with under a minute to go to pts in the only win for the
ball Association (USBA) lead the team to the win. An- team.
Tournament. Both teams gel Elite was then beaten
went 1-2 in the tournament. soundly by Siler City 44-19.
The 12 and under and 14 The day ended with the Ex-
The 12 and under
and under teams both treme avenging their loss to
competed in N Myrtle team started out with a 1
Angel Elite winning a 43-33
Beach last weekend point win over the Union
decision. The fourteen year
City Extreme. Nicori Sinclair
old team was led by Simone