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West U Flash
The West U Flash youth track team had a strong second season. Out of the 43 athletes on the team, eight qualified for the AAU Junior Olympics, three of whom traveled to North Carolina to compete in the National Junior Olympics. The three teammates included Nico Curtin, who went an All-American by finishing seventh place in the 13-year-old Boys’ Pentathlon; Ella Sweeney, who competed in the 11-year-old Girls’ 3000 meters and discus and finished with new personal records in both events; and Toby Yip, who competed in the 3000 meters and finished with a new personal record. The Flash coaches were Marion Jones, Linzy Taylor, Corbett Fong, Jonathon Curtin, and Dan Bass. A few of the teammates who participated in the season were James Duman, Adin Rogers, Nico Curtin, Weston Heard, Christina Curtin, Ella Sweeney, Lauren Mull, Shaun Livingston, Lilly Prestwood, Gigi Bass, Bella Fiore, Reagan Mull, Lucie Millas, Toby Yip, Lochlann O'Suilleabhain, Colin Mull, Alex Montoya, and Ceci Bass.
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