Track season starts in February and it ends in July (view schedule). There is no cross country team at this time.
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Cynthia Top Long Jumper Last Year in Midget Division
Cynthia was the top long jumper in the midget division last year by a good margin. read more...
Petite Priscilla Lee Runs As Fast She Can (by Jennifer Lee)
Umoja Athletes Claim 3 National Championships!
Umoja sent 33 athletes to Wichita, Kansas for the 45th USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships.
Umoja athletes returned home with 19 medals and 3 national Championships.
Cynthia Smith soared 5.35m (17ft 6.75in) to win the Midget Girls Long Jump and become the newest national champion on Day 5.
Her longest jump also broke the Pacific Association record for Midget Girls Long Jump.
Taylor Rainey is a double national champion. She won the Bantam Girls 800m in a new record Pacific Association time of 2:26.54 on Day 5.
The very next day, Day 6, Taylor sprinted to Bantam Girls 400m national title in a time of 1:02.43. view pics...
Congratulations to all Umoja athletes for an outstanding season!!!
Rachael Estell Wins 3 Medals at the Championships
Competing in the Midget Girls division (ages 11-12), Rachael placed third in the 100 dash, fifth in the 200 and second as a member of Umoja’s 4x100 relay team. Rachael set a personal record in the 100 with a time of 12.87 seconds. read more...
7-year-old Estevan Osuna Competes at the Championships
Osuna threw a personal best at the Olympics on his last throw of 35.4 feet, ranking him 26th in the nation. read more...
Kiele Anderson Medals in the 1500m at the Championships
Kiele Anderson completed her first year as a competitive runner at the USATF National Junior Olympics in sweltering Wichita, Kan., where Anderson placed eighth in the youth girls 1,500-meter championship, receiving a medal, and reached the 800 and 4x800 semifinals. read more...
Taylor Rainey Breaks 400m Hershey's State Meet Record
Taylor Rainey broke Hershey's State Meet record in the 400m last Saturday, June 18, 2011, in San Jose, CA. Her winning time was 1:06.25.
The old record was set in 1990 by Danielle Slaton. Danielle is now a Soccer coach at Northwestern University. She was happy to hear another San Jose girl broke her record.
Priscilla Lee Breaks 1600m Hershey's State Meet Record
Priscilla Lee broke Hershey's State Meet record in the 1600m (mile) last Saturday, June 18, 2011, in San Jose, CA. Her winning time was 5:17.02. The old mark was 5:18.03.
Our Umoja Kids Summer and Fall Accomplishments
Ronnie Preston Played in Nationals Championship Game
Ronnie Preston's football team made it to nationals in Orlando, Florida. They received second place in the nation next to North Carolina who came in first. Ronnie had an outstanding interception and some knock out tackles that helped his team win the second game before the last out of the 3 they played in Florida.
Sebastian Knoefels Played on Division Champion
Sebastian Knoefels kept himself busy winning the divisional Jr. Midget title with the Mountain View Marauders tackle football team.
Darius Carbin Medals Twice at National Jr. Olympics
Darius Carbin placed and received a 4th place medal in the Long Jump and a 5th place medal in the High Jump.
Daimon Todd Places Second at National Jr. Olympics
Daimon Todd placed second in the 3000 race walk with an outstanding time of 16:08.83 at the National Jr. Olympics.
You Are What You Eat
Personal trainer spends 6 months getting obese and letting his body go to complete waste just so he can get fit again. read more...
These videos offer professional insight into the proper technique and mechanics necessary to successfully execute each sprint drill, provided by CAF Institute. watch videos...
Optimize Dietary Intake
Dietary intake requirements can vary depending upon an individual's energy expenditure, metabolism, state of health, etc. Future materials related to sport nutrition will include topics such as special needs for endurance and ultra endurance sports, and nutrition tips when competing in other countries. Now more than ever, athletes need accurate sports nutrition information. read more..
In an effort to aid athletes, as well as all support team members such as parents and coaches, in understanding the rules applicable to them, USADA provides comprehensive instruction on its website on the testing process and prohibited substances, how to obtain permission to use a necessary medication, and the risks and dangers of taking supplements as well as performance-enhancing and recreational drugs. read more...
An Inspirational Quote From Johnnie JohnsonThere are only two options regarding commitment. You're either in or out. There's no such thing as life in-between.
- Pat Riley