Garrett sets personal records


Performs well in the Junior Olympic Games

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Courtesy photo Alexis Garrett (center) clears a hurdle while competing in the 100 Meter Hurdle at the Junior Olympics in Norfolk, Va. Garrett competed in both the 100 Meter Hurdle and the High Jump, setting personal records in both. She is a rising senior at Union County High School and has participated in track for the past six years.


By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

UNION — A rising senior at Union County High School with six years experience running track set two personal records while competing in the Junior Olympic Games earlier this month.

Earlier this summer, Alexis Garrett began running with the BSYAA (Boiling Springs Youth Athletic Association) AAU team. In June, Garrett participated in the region meet, placing second in the 100-meter hurdles and high jump where she set her personal record at 15.11 and 5’0, respectively. Her performance at the region meet qualified her for the 2015 Junior Olympic Games which were held in Norfolk, Va. Aug. 1-8.

Garrett competed in the Junior Olympics where, according to UCHS Coach Imani Richard, she broke the personal records she set at the region meet which qualified her to go to the games.

“The first day she did the 100-meter hurdle,” Richard said Wednesday. “Overall she was 24th out of 90 in her age group. She had a personal record best of 14.11 seconds.

“The second day she did the high jump,” she said. “She tied for 12th place and she had another personal record of five feet one inch.”

Richard attributed Garrett’s success to the work she put in preparing for the games, pointing out that she worked hard to improve her performance in the track competitions she participated in.

Garrett’s trip to the Junior Olympic Games was supported by friends and family who held fundraisers to help raise the money needed for her to travel to Norfolk. Those efforts included cooking and selling food, first, at the Union County School District Office and, second, at the Union County Stadium in July. Within the space of that week the two food sales generated a total of $1,800 or roughly three-quarters of the $2,500 needed for Garrett to travel to the games.

Also supporting the fundraising effort was the Union Civitan Club which in late July presented Garrett with a check for $250.

Richard said Garrett wanted to thank everyone who had helped her go to the Junior Olympics with the following message:

“Thank you, to Union County, my family, friends, for your continued support which allowed me to participate in one of the best experiences of my life. I will forever be grateful for this experience.”

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Courtesy photo Alexis Garrett (center) clears a hurdle while competing in the 100 Meter Hurdle at the Junior Olympics in Norfolk, Va. Garrett competed in both the 100 Meter Hurdle and the High Jump, setting personal records in both. She is a rising senior at Union County High School and has participated in track for the past six years.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Alexis-Garrett-hurdle.jpgCourtesy photo Alexis Garrett (center) clears a hurdle while competing in the 100 Meter Hurdle at the Junior Olympics in Norfolk, Va. Garrett competed in both the 100 Meter Hurdle and the High Jump, setting personal records in both. She is a rising senior at Union County High School and has participated in track for the past six years.
Performs well in the Junior Olympic Games

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

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