After finally being able to compete after an unpredictable 2020 was amazing. Texas Thunder took 28 athletes who qualified in 33 individual events. We also took 4 relays to the national stage. Our 4x800 relays all brought home hardware. Our 15-16 4 x 800 relay brought home gold! Texas Thunder came home with 22 medals!
Our indoor season was awesome and exciting. We took many athletes to Texas AM, University of Houston, and LSU. Our indoor season allows our athletes to visit universities and allows our high school athletes to be seen by college/university recruits. Always a great experience. Many athletes obtained PRs this season. This year our summer season was jam packed full of new experiences and great achievements. We were able to take athletes from every race from the 100, to field events, to multi's, to steeple chase to the national stage!
Click here to read the article written by TxMileSplit, highlighting Texas Thunder at the AAU Junior Olympics. The was our largest gold medal collection yet. We took multiple athletes in every race. 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, 3000, race walk, Turbo Jav, Shot, Discus, Hurdles, 4x100 realys and multi-events. Our athletes did amazing and brought home some hardware. 15 medals came home this year which included 6 gold medals!!! Isaiah came home with the gold in the 9 yr boys race walk. Judah came home with the gold in the 12 yr boys race walk. Emi came home with gold in the Pentathlon, 3rd in the triple jump, and 4th in the 100 hurdles. Daiton came home with his first national medal in the race walk, finishing 5th. Arethea came home with gold in the 11 yr girls 3000. Krianne came home with the national record and gold medal in the 1500m , gold in the 3000m, and 3rd in the 800m. Logan came home with 3rd in the steeple chase. Ianna took 3rd in the shot put. Leona fought back up and took 3rd in the 1500m. Paige came home with her first national medal, finishing 3rd in the 3000m. Bella came home with 3rd in the 3000m
This years outdoor season has been our most successful outdoor season thus far. 37 of our athletes qualified for the National meet in Michigan and 33 competed. First, I would like to break down the qualifiers and medals from regionals by events. In the 400m we have 1 qualifier with 1 silver medal. In the 800 we advanced 7 athletes and brought home 6 medals, 2 gold, 1silver, 2 bronze. In the 1500 we advanced 14 athletes and brought home 11 medals, 5 gold, 5 silver, and 1 bronze. In the triathlon, 2 athletes advanced while bringing home a gold and a silver. 3 pentathlon athletes advanced bringing 3 medals, 2 gold and 1 bronze. We had 6 steeplechase athletes compete, all advanced while bringing home 3 medals, 1 silver and 2 bronze. In the 3000, we advanced 10 athletes while bringing home 5 medals, 2 gold, and 3 silver. 2 hurdlers advance with 1 gold and 1 bronze. Both 4x800 relays advance and bringing home 4 silver and 4 bronze medal. Our 4x100 relay advanced. In the shot put, 3 athletes advanced with 3 medals, 1 silver and 2 bronze. Javelin athletes, 3 advanced and came home with 1 silver medal. Silver for our triple jump athlete. We advanced 2 high jumpers with 1 gold medal. One discuss athlete advanced to nationals. Our athletes brought home a total of 19 national medals, 1 all american, and 1 national record. Our race walker won All-American at the Club Championships in Florida. National Medal breakdown: 2nd place in the race walk, 5th place in the high jump, 7th place in the hurdles, 3rd, 5th, and 8th, in the 800m, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 2 6th place in the 1500, 4th and 6th place in the 2000m steeplechase, 1st-all american-natioinal record, 2nd, 3rd, and 2 6th place in the 3000m. We were also named one of the top 25 youth clubs in the nation. (read article here) Our cross country season has been exciting. We had a Footlocker champion in the 10 and under. XC Nationals we took 7 athletes, came home with 5 medals, 2 all americans, and 1 national champion.
35 athletes competed in Humble, Texas. We brought home 14 national medals. 63 Medals were earned at the regional level. Texas Thunder had 9 athletes in the top 10 AAU 2016 Outdoor rankings. This year we had 19 athletes qualify for the XC JOs, 6 athletes competed, 5 medals came home, and 1 national champion.
33 athletes competed in Virginia, 8 national medals achieved.
51 medals were achieved by our Texas Thunder athletes at the regional level, 21 gold, 19 silver and 11 bronze. We took 10 athletes to the XC JOs and came home with 2 medals
Texas Thunder Advanced 18 athletes on the AAU Junior Olympics in Iowa. This year we brought home 11 medals from the JOs, including 1 all-American gold medalist. This year we took 8 athletes to XC JOs. We came home with 6 medals and 1 national champion
19 athletes competed in Michigan, 3 national medals including 1 all-American gold medalist achieved. Texas Thunder Advanced 20 athletes on to AAU Junior Olympics while bringing home 20 medals: 11 gold, 5 silver, and 4 bronze achieved at the national qualifying meet. Joseph finish 10th as All American in the 17-18yr XC Junior Olympics.
2010: 9 athletes competed in Virginia, 2 national medals achieved. 1 in the 15-16 Male 800 and 10 Female 1500
2009: 6 athletes competed in Iowa, 1 national medal achieved.