Previously in The Prosper Times, we told you about the Prosper North Texas Jackrabbits Track Club boys relay team’s impressive results at the Junior Olympics, but the successes don’t end there for this club of local standout athletes.
The select club, directed by Prosper residents Omar and Sheila Stoutmire, just completed its ninth season and had 62 athletes compete in the AAU Junior Olympics in Detroit, Michigan last month. Out of those 62 athletes, the club brought home 53 total medals from athletes who finished in the top eight nationally in their events.
The 12 and younger girls 4×100 relay dominated in the finals, edging out the long-running champion team. Prosper athlete Madison Brinkley, daughter of Prosper High School assistant football coach, John Brinkley, was a member of the relay that ran a winning time of 50.15. Madison also medaled All-American in the long jump after jumping 15 feet 8 inches.
“We knew our main competition at the Junior Olympics would be the Owing Mills Track Club from Maryland, but our girls ended their streak,” said Sheila Stoutmire.
Omar and Sheila’s daughter, Hannah, competed in her fifth Junior Olympics. She ran in the 4×800 relay and placed fourth overall in the nation and medaled All-American.
Haftom Foutz, age 13, competed in the long jump and came in third with a jump of 18 feet 5 inches and ran the 400 meter in which he placed fourth overall with a time of 53.6. Haftom was also a member of the 4×400 relay which ran a season best time of 3:35 to finish fourth overall in the nation.
Renee Marler | Renee@CedarbrookMedia.com