Sydney Russell Award for Outstanding Youth Club – Next Dimension T.C.

Next Dimension

Track and Field Club

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.

Next Dimension

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!

Next Dimension

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”)