NEWLOGOWelcome to the Asheville Lightning Junior Olympics Team website. Junior Olympics (affectionately known as JOs) is the top youth Track & Field and Cross Country program in America and is sponsored by USA Track & Field, our national track and field organization. It is open to boys and girls from ages 6 to 18, from beginners to advanced high school level. The Asheville Lightning is one of the most respected and well known Junior Olympics teams in the southeast and in 2012 it received the prestigious North Carolina Track & Field Association President’s “Youth Best Practices Award”, a recognition from the state level of the superior organization and administration of the Asheville Lightning. Over 2000 young athletes from Western North Carolina have been members of the team since it was first formed in 1991 and many of these have been State, Regional and National Champions. The team annually has over 20 volunteer coaches, a dedicated administrative staff and is supported by many youth-oriented organizations. Typically over 100 young athletes are on the team each summer. Practices are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 6:15 to 8:00 PM at the AC Reynolds HS track, beginning in late April of each year.

Nice turnout for our first practice!

Nice turnout for our first practice!

If you didn’t make it out today, that’s OK. We have many more practices left! If you are still on the fence about registering, then come and check it out for a few practices first. Things covered tonight: 1. There is always practice! 2. Bring a water... read more

First Practice Scheduled for April 27!

Just 8 more days! Time: 6:15pm – 8:00pm Place: A.C. Reynolds High School Track (when facing the school, take the road leading to the right of the school building.) That will put you in the parking lot for the track. Bring: Water bottle, running shoes,... read more

Developmental Meet Results – 2014

Results from our annual developmental meet. The purpose of this meet is to get athletes acclimated to the process of participating in a track meet, and to help in the process of finding an event that works well for them. All athletes are encouraged to participate.

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Practice will generally be held at AC Reynolds High School. Other practice locations may be used if necessary.

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