Yes ,it that time of the year again and yet another SoCal Track and Field athlete has risen to occasion and landed in the TOP TEN Athletes in the Nation. (Previous track athletes were sprinters Britanny Ellis and Lauren Williams) Jaiden Woodbey is on the Southern California Rising Stars. It’s time to now start voting day and night night and day to help Jaiden become the FIRST Track and Field Athlete to Win Sports Illustrated Kids’ “SportsKid of the Year”
Please Vote Daily!!
Thanks to Jaiden’s tireless Track mom Lannette for sharing Jaidens’ Bio of accomplishments with us
There are not many athletes that can claim to be a record holder. There are even fewer people that can claim to have broken a National Record at the age of 12. Jaiden Woodbey is one of those people and the budding track & field star from Fontana, California was recently nominated for Sports Illustrated Kids’ SportsKid of the Year.
Woodbey achieved his first individual gold medal in 2010 in the Triathlon. The youngster’s success garnered him the Southern California Association of USA Track & Field Bantam Boy Athlete of the Year honor, an award given annually to the top male and female athletes for the season. A year later, Woodbey swept the midget boy’s Pentathlon in every competition en route to winning the gold medal at the 2011 Junior Olympics. The medal haul did not stop there; the sprinter went on to win the gold medal in the 80 meter hurdles and a silver medal in the shot put at the AAU Junior Olympics in New Orleans, LA.
2012 saw Woodbey’s most decorated season thus far. He began the year receiving Southern California USATF Athlete of the Year; an award he won the previous season. Defending his 2011 Junior Olympic championship in the pentathlon, Woodbey would again go undefeated, impressively breaking the national record in 3 of his 4 competitions. Jaiden would eventually set the new U.S. record at 2,854 points.
At the 2012 USATF National Championships, the Honor Roll student won four gold medals; finishing first in the 200meter dash, 80 meter Hurdles, Shot Put and pentathlon. A month later, Woodbey would compete at the Junior Olympics where he would earn two gold medals in the pentathlon and 80 meter hurdles, another event in which he went undefeated during the season, and two silver medals in the shot put and 4×100 meter relay.
Woodbey exemplifies exactly what a Sports Kid should be. Please help him cement his name in history by becoming the magazine’s first track and field winner. Please cast your votes at www.Jaiden4SKOTY.com. Like Jaidens Face Book Page
You can vote as many times as you’d like from 9/28 – 10/9. Thanks for your support!