5 from Davie’s Xtreme Speed compete in Junior Olympics

Published 9:23 am Thursday, August 25, 2022

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Davie County’s summer track program, Xtreme Speed, took five athletes to the 56th-annual AAU Junior Olympic Games at N.C. A&T University in Greensboro. The event was held from July 30-Aug. 6.

The five athletes had to finish in the top 16 in the district meet to advance to the regional. Then they had to crack the top eight in the regional to advance to the Junior Olympic Games.

“All of our Xtreme Speed athletes worked very hard all summer to qualify for this prestigious meet,” coach Marc Sweet said. “With over 14,000 of the best athletes from around the country and Puerto Rico, it was an honor to qualify and participate.”

Athletes competed against others in their age group, often competing with 60-100 competitors. The age groups ranged from 8-under up to 18.

From Xtreme Speed, Andrea Keller qualified in two events (high jump, pole vault), Mason Kuhnemann qualified in the high jump, Austin Sweet qualified in three events (high jump, triple jump, pole vault), Christopher Patton qualified in two events (long jump, triple jump) and Tania Davis qualified in the high jump.