2018 J.O. Region 2 Cross Country Championship will be contested on November 18, 2018, at Shank Park, Hershey Pa. National Cross Country Championship will be contested on December 8, 2018 at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno, NV.
PROOF OF AGE IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER!
THE DEADLINE TO HAVE YOUR AGE VERIFIED (FOR NEW MEMBERS) IS OCTOBER 23, 2018. A CLEAR PHOTO COPY CAN BE EMAILED TO: MEMBERSHIP@MIDATLANTIC.USATF.ORG OR DOREENCOUBS@AOL.COM
Mid-Atlantic Assoc. Cross Country Championship November 3, 2018 – Belmont, Plateau, Philadelphia, Pa
Region 2 Cross Country Championship November 2018 – TBD
National Cross Country Championship December 8, 2018, Reno NV, Rancho San Rafael Park Indoor Association Youth Championship, January 13, 2019, Widener University, Chester, Pa Association Outdoor Championship, June 7-9, 2019, Widener University, Chester, Pa Mid-Atlantic Assoc. Cross Country Championship November 2, 2019 – Belmont, Plateau, Philadelphia, Pa
Volunteers are needed for All Mid-Atlantic Association Events. If you are interested email us at email@example.com.
NEXT DIMENSION TRACK AND FIELD CLUB was founded in 2008 by former Rutgers NCAA Division 1 All-American Celeste Battle. Next Dimension is a team of athletes between the ages of 13 and 18 that in 2017 completed their 10th Junior Olympic Season. This Christian youth traveling team that follows the team principles of commitment, positive attitude, excellence, integrity, respect, health and safety has placed Christ first, family and academics second and our sport and community third. Next Dimension’s mission is to develop youth athletes: mind, body, and heart. They believe the best athletes are a well- rounded citizens that strive to achieve both on and off the track with a spirit of excellence and humility. Participation in track and field has become a “hands on” experience that has helped our athletes to learn and develop the principles that we stand on which will ultimately build productive citizens and great student- athletes. Annually, they enter competition in the Youth Division of USA Track and Field, the governing body for our sport in the United States. Each year they train to compete at the highest level, traveling across the Nation to face the best of the best. Next Dimension has successfully assisted our graduating senior athletes to continue their academic and athletic endeavors at the collegiate institutions, by working with athletes on college choice, recruitment (biography, coach contact, official visits, letter of intent signing), athletic and academic scholarships and admission applications.
Next Dimension athletes have gone on to study at the following universities: Central Michigan University, Louisiana State University, Coffeyville Community College, Monmouth University, Northeastern University, Cornell University, Rutgers University, Rowan College at Gloucester County, East Stroudsburg University, Lehigh University, Rowan University, Muhlenberg College, Widener University, Queens University.
Track and Field Club
Here are our Team Stats for 2017:
Mid-Atlantic quali er: Quali ed for Region 2 in 32/34 events (94% quali cation) and set 15 personal records, two 2nd best lifetime marks. Brought home 10 Gold, 10 Silver and 3 Bronze and 8-4-6th place medals. Set personal records in 44% of events with a total medals count of 32.
Region 2 Championship: 13 set Personal records in 28 events to increase PR% to 46% and we made the Regional nals (top 8) in 25/28 events (89% quali cation) and quali ed for nationals in 19/28 events (68%). Brought home 2- Gold, 5- silver, 5 Bronze, 7 4th-5th medals for a total of 19 medals.
Nationals: 2 personal records and 1 season best marks. Placed in top 25 in 6/12 events 50%. Brought home 1-All- American bronze by To’mara Carmichael
10 of you earned 52 Medals going into Nationals!! Amazing!
To’mara Carmichael : Summer performance. On Athletic and Academic Scholarship at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. Unable to attend has indoor meet.
2017 MidAtlantic Champion 17-18 Hammer (117’7) and Shot Put (39’2.5)
Personal 10 foot Record Hammer Silver Medalist 17-18 Discus (125”)
2017 Region 2 Champion 17-18 Shot Put (12.25m-40’2.25) and Discus ( 39.50m-129’7” 2017 Region 2 Silver Medalist 17-15 Hammer (37.15-121’10”
New Personal Record in Hammer and Shot Put!
Track and Field Club
Nationals Kansas 2017
2017 USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic All –American Discus Thrower 8th in the Nation Discus 138’10” A Season and 2nd Best Lifetime Mark!
Top 25 in the Nation in Shot Put and Hammer Throw!
Defeated 26 in Shot put and 19 in Hammer Throw
Defeated 39 others in Discus
23rd in Nation 17-18 Shot Put (11.70-38’4.25)
24th in Nation 17-18 Hammer (35.64-116’11”)
Ron Jackson (“Mr. Jackson”), former President and member of the Executive Committee of the United Age Group Track Coaches Association (UAGTCA), has given over 40 years of service to the Philadelphia track and field community.
Ron became actively involved in Track & Field while serving as the Program Director for the Oak Lane Youth Association (OLYA) in 1977. His interest grew in the sport and he later founded and served as Head Coach of the Philadelphia Flames Track Club, an all-girls track club, primarily formed to meet the demands of the, at that time, newly instituted Title IX federal mandate.
Ron’s drive and interest in the management and governance of youth track and field cultivated. As a result, he joined the National Youth Athletics Committee of the then National Governing body of ‘The Athletics Congress’ (TAC). Ron was later selected and served as the Referee of the National Junior Olympic Games for 11 years.
As the national organization changed names to ‘USA Track & Field’ (USATF), Ron assumed the position of Vice-Chair Administration of the National Youth Athletics Committee.
Ron returned to the local Mid-Atlantic association where he served as President of the association for 2 years.
Ron later left the USATF to take over the reins of the UAGTCA in 1998 as Director of the organization. He singlehandedly led the UAGTCA to great success in the organization and conduct of youth track and field competitions. Ron’s innovation and vision to take the UAGTCA to the “next level” was achieved through the UAGTCA Youth Invitational, a premier summer competition that draws athletes from around the country as well as from abroad.
Ron’s continued service in the track and field community has provided many youth, officials and volunteers countless opportunities to expand their knowledge and growth to a sport that is for everyone for life.
Ron a retired Equipment Engineer with the former Bell Atlantic Corporation, now Verizon committed over 32 years of service before retiring in 1997.
Mr. Jackson was a master-mind and a perfectionist in all he did and has left a lasting legacy as well as a HUGE footprint in youth athletics. Ron will truly be missed.
“ I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” . 2 Timothy 4:7-8
Kyle Garland make Mid-Atlantic proud during the 20u World Championships, Kyle thanks the Association for our continue support in his effort to represent USA Track and Field. He shared his experience with photos below:
Mid-Atlantic is still in need of a Financial Secretary, Budget Officer, and members for the High Performance Committee. If you are interested please email Sharnette Handy-Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.