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West University Flash youth track team
The West University Flash youth track team (pictured) had a successful inaugural season. The Flash is a club youth-track team focused on ages 8-18 in the West U area. Of the 36 athletes on the team, 19 qualified for the AAU Junior Olympics. With such a strong start, the coaches, team members, and families are excited to see what is in store for the future. The Flash athletes are (top row, from left) coach Dan Bass, Lillian Blackford, Reagan Mull, Margaret Duncan, Kirsten Moon, Ceci Bass, Kenenna Ndefo, Hunter Moon, Tobenna Ndefo, Nico Curtin, Henry Benoit, Christina Curtin, coach Marion Jones, coach Funmi Jimoh, (bottom row, from left) Emeka Ndefo, Rohan Shah, Debbie Blackford, Abigail Uzoigwe, Sadie Westbrook, Chiamaka Okoye, Harrison Westbrook, Colin Mull, Eleanor Blackford, Sophia Riley, Lauren Mull, and Aurora Riley. Not pictured: Leonie Aham-Neze, Joseph Aham-Neze, Gigi Bass, Sophia Bellard, Lexie Forney, Isla Martinez, Alex Montoya, Sadie Niermeyer, Sarah Ortegon, Ben Seaworth, Emma Stoett, Gabriel Williams, and coach Quan Alfred.
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