This is Jordan Jackson. As a freshman he quickly picked up the triple jump producing a Freshman personal best of 40-4. As a Sophomore he improve to 43’11. This meet was CIF Finals and I prepared him to “wow the crowd”. Jordan was on his final attempt and in need of a jump of 45′; Jordan and I both knew he was capable of it. Jordan the showman got everyone up on their feet, virtually grabbed everyone’s attention and this is what happened. #LoveMyAthletes
We have been training since July. The Summer/Fall off-season training is complete now we are in the Fall Pre-Season phase of training. We ran 4-300 meter run at 90% effort. We had been running 6-300’s at tempo already so the kids were ready for it physically, mentally was a different story. I was impressed and their progression over the off-season. As usual we have a bunch of fun. As athletes try-out I pick up a few newbies, Bree is the newest which means she will be getting water, picking up trash, etc. ya know, newbie stuff. I’m excited for this upcoming season.
Kyra Coley Class of 15 had a great career at Mater Dei. She was introduced to the triple jump her freshman year, finished her career with a personal best of 37’11. A member of the Mater Dei LEAP Elite, she now is attending San Diego State University.
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I am back from a much needed break from track and field. December through August was filled with multiple track meets per week. I am not going to check but I probably averaged 2 track meets per week, including my own competition… every weekend. If you really want to know what I was doing exactly check out the video below.
I have been on the track still even on this “break” because my track club team trains year-round and our Mater Dei track team started it’s training the second week of July. I am excited to bring some new elements to my blog, videos, and social media. In the meantime please shoot me some emails letting me know what you would like more of and I’ll see what I can do. Hope you guys had a great summer. Let’s get back to this 2017 track and field season
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Stay tuned for Summer track clinics and track meets this summer.
CA State Games – LEAP Squad team overnight trip. If you still have the itch for competition join the LEAP Squad track club now and train with our team for the CA state games. I am organizing an overnight trip and competition for out team.
Off-Season Summer Training Camp – for athletes going to college, returning high school athletes, athletes going into high school, and all athletes looking to get stronger and faster the right way. (Starting July 18th)
Track meet on the beach in New Jersey! More info soon.
I’ll hope to have information by Wednesday next week.
What a huge weekend of track and field for The LEAP Squad Youth Track Club. This weekend we competed at the LA Jets Invitational which is the one of the top youth track meets in California with over 80 teams and well over 5,000 entries. This meet was new to most of our athletes, 5 of the 6 athletes were competing in their first or second USATF track meet ever; so new I didn’t even have a jersey yet for them.
The track meet started Friday evening with the triple jump were Ben Hepner (15-16 division) leaped a winning jump of 40’6 and new comer Arron Tang (17-18 division) won with his leap of 39’6 setting a new personal best.
Saturday morning Olivia Chung (13-14 division) woke her legs back up in the long jump with her leap of 13’6 and cleared 4’3 in the high jump. Aaron Tang hit a season best of 18’6 in the long jump. Halle Parker (9-10 division) ran a new season best of 15.15 in the 100 meter dash placing 14th overall in her division.
Sunday Halle Parker (9-10) ran another season best in the 200 meter dash (results coming soon) and placed 2nd overall in the girls long jump with her leap and new personal best of 12’3. Maddie Forbes did a solid job in the long jump working on a new approach jumping 11’8. New comer Allie Nielsen (11-12 division) set two new personal bests; the long jump was 12’2 and killed it in her second hurdle race ever placing first in her heat running 15.89, 3 stepping all the way. Cyrus Faamafoe (11-12 division) leaped 9’9 in the long setting a new personal best and killed it in the 80 hurdles with a time of 16.24. Olivia Chung finished 2nd in her heat with her time of 16.47 in the 110 meter hurdles which is her new personal best by .3. Ben Hepner won his division with his time of 16.2.
I am very proud of these kids. We are geared up and ready for our competition in two weeks in our Southern California Association meet. I promise they will have a jersey by then