Lolene Swallow showing off her incredible form.
Newcomers to Youth Track and Field and the Phoenix Invitational
Murrieta Mavericks bantam boy, Darnay Smith, and his family are excited to be a part of track and field this year and are eager to compete at the Phoenix Invitational. Darnay is one to watch in the 100 meter dash running 14.42 FAT in only his second race and is showing great potential in the long jump with his opening jump this year being 13-09.75.
Darnay Smith preparing for an explosion out of the blocks.
First year Midget girl, Alesha Bond is no stranger to youth track but this will be her first year attending the Phoenix Invitational. She is a talented young sprinter and jumper and will be competing in the 100 meter dash and the long jump. Her family is a great support system as she experiences the excitement that comes with competing in track and field.
Midget boy, Kobe Freeman, is coming to Arizona for the second time this year. This is his second year competing in track and field. He attended the Western Zone Indoor Championships in February and is anxious to compete in the Phoenix Invitational in the 100, 200, and 400 meter events. His excellent form and endurance will be noticeable in the 400 meters. Murrieta Mavericks boys’ coach and Kobe’s father, Eric Freeman is happy to make the trip out to Phoenix to watch his son test his skills that he is been working on this season.
Youth girls, Lolene Swallow and Kayla Boyden are happy to be a part of the Murrieta Mavericks this year. Lolene won the youth girls High Jump this past week with a jump of 4′ 6″. They are two girls to watch in the high jump. They are happy to be a part of youth track and are enjoying the new friendships with their teammates this year. Their enthusiastic attitude and eagerness to work hard is a great asset to their team.