Additional Meets

Not ready for your competition season to be over? Find out about other opportunities to attend additional meets.

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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.

Additional Meets, 2015

Didn’t qualify for Regionals, or decided to take a hiatus from competition this year? Seeking additional opportunities to practice your events in a competitive environment? There are several meets coming up throughout July that might meet your needs! See the list below, then contact coach Tony Lee. All Comers Meets through the Greenville Track Club. Every Tuesday through July beginning at 6pm at Eastside High School – 1300 Brushy Creek Rd, Taylors, SC 29687 No cost for children to participate. $3 for adults. Events contested: Long Jump 50 M dash (5 and under) Family relay (5 and under) Long Jump (10 and under) 100 M Dash heats 1 Mile heats 400 M heats 800 M heats 200 M heats 3200 M 1st Annual Running On Xpress Invitational July 11, must register by July 10 – held at  Southwest Guilford High School 4364 Barrow Rd, High Point, NC 27265 $5.00/team member Events: Female Events Sprint [50] 50m dash 8 & Under [100] 100m dash 8 & Under 9-10 11-12 13-14 15-16 17-18 [200] 200m dash 8 & Under 9-10 11-12 13-14 15-16 17-18 [400] 400m dash 8 & Under 9-10 11-12 13-14 15-16 17-18 Hurdle [55H] 55m hurdles 13-14 [80H] 80m hurdles 11-12 [100H] 100m hurdles 13-14 15-16 17-18 [200H] 200m hurdles 13-14 [400H] 400m hurdles 15-16 17-18 Distance [800] 800m run 8 & Under 9-10 11-12 13-14 15-16 17-18 [1500] 1500m run 8 & Under 9-10 11-12 13-14 15-16 17-18 [3000] 3000m run 11-12 13-14 15-16 17-18 Field [LJ] long jump 8 & Under 9-10 11-12 13-14 15-16 17-18 [TJ] triple jump 13-14 15-16 17-18 [DT] discus throw 11-12... read more
State Meet Results and Information about the Regional Meet

State Meet Results and Information about the Regional Meet

Congratulations to all of our qualifying athletes! If you are interested in the results from this past weekend’s meet, you can view the results by downloading the file below. 2015 State Meet Results The Regional Meet will be held at Hampton University, with some events spilling over to Christopher Newport University. Visit the USATF Virginia page about the regional meet for more information. If your athlete qualified, you will need to let the admin know if they intend to compete at the meet as soon as possible. Photo... read more
2015 Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser!

2015 Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser!

We are raising money so that our great program can continue in the upcoming years. Please help if you can! The Walk-a-Thon will be held on July 18 from 5pm-7pm at Cane Creek Middle School’s track. Athletes will walk and/or run 5 miles on the track. You can sponsor the team as a whole, or pay for a sponsorship of a single child on this page. [caldera_form id=”CF5589ab17c5021″] Download the Walk-a-Thon... read more

Big Announcements for the Asheville Lightning!

Lots of news in the Asheville Lightning community! First off, Coach Bill Agrella will be stepping down as head coach of the team. Coach Agrella is tending to some family matters, and has determined that he will be unable to fulfill his role as Head Coach. Coach Lee Pantas will be acting Head Coach for the remainder of the season. Along those same lines, Treasurer Mona Hendrix will also be stepping down from her role. Ruth Moraga will be filling in for the time being. The goal will be to establish new people in those roles on a more permanent basis before next summer. Finally, due to construction set to begin at AC Reynolds on or around June 12, we will lose that facility as our location. Effective June 15th, we will meet at Cane Creek Middle School’s track. More information about that shift will be forthcoming. Thanks to all of you for your patience as we undergo these significant... read more

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