For the second time in the last three years, a few athletes from the FAST Track youth track & field club have qualified for the nationals.
The members of the Central Falls-based club earned their berths based on their performances at the recent Region 1 Junior Olympic Championships, held this past weekend in Fitchburg, Mass. In the age 13-14 division, Jamari Bell placed second in the 100-meter dash, took fourth in the 200m, and anchored the 4x100m to a third-place finish. A week earlier, Bell was the 100m and 200m champion and the lead-off leg for the 4x100m relay that also consisted of Warner Galva-Rodriguez, Henrique Duarte, and Deron Lopes. At the Region 1 Championship,
In the 11-12 girls' and boys' relay, both age groups defended their New England title by placing first again. Also, at the Region 1 meet, it was deja vu for the girls' 4x100m, which by placed third overall. The foursome consisted of Kiana McCarty, Pamela Galva-Liriano, Angelina Rivera, and Jaylin Fernandes. In total, FAST Track has three relays and Bell, who qualified for the USA Track & Field Junior Olympic National Championship, to be held in Lawrence, Kansas, from July 24 to July 30.
FAST Track is now looking for your help. In order to make a trip to the nationals a reality for these young athletes, they will need your support. The track & field club has set up a gofundme page. For those wishing to send a check, just send to FAST Track, PO Box 23202, Providence, RI 02903.