Homegrown track-prep athletes shine at nationals and worlds

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(CORRUGATED) – Some big names in the world of athletics call Hampton Roads home. Names like Grant Holloway, Michael Cherry, Lashawn Merritt, Francena McCorory and others. Last week, we may have seen the next generation of stars who also call the Seven Cities home.

Last week in Greensboro, North Carolina was the AAU National Championships. Even further afield in South America was the U20 World Championships in Santiago De Cali, Colombia.

Five local athletes have won medals in Greensboro and some have even broken records.

Cameron Turner, of Virginia Beach, broke the 9-year-old boys’ high jump record with a height of 4 feet 6 inches. The previous record was 4 feet 5.75 inches.

Chadney Cross, of Virginia Beach, broke the 12-year-old boys’ 100m record with a time of 11.56 seconds. The previous record was 11.67.

Quincy Wilson, of Chesapeake, broke the 14-year-old boys’ 400m record with a time of 47.59 seconds. The previous record was 48.26.

-Brianna Selby, of Chesapeake won the 100m in the girls 15-16 division with a time of 11.58

autumn falls, of Virginia Beach won the girls 7-8 100m with a time of 14.41. She was also runner-up in the 200m.

The AAU Junior Olympics is the largest youth multi-sport event in the United States. This year’s event featured 12 different sports competitions. The AAU marquee athletics event was the biggest sport of the Games, with around 14,000 participants.

In Colombia, madison why from Heritage High School won two gold medals. One is the mixed 4×400 relay and the other is the women’s 4×400 relay.

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