Summit Christian Academy freshman Carlie Queen competed in the AAU Junior Olympic Games held July 27-Aug. 4 in Detroit, MI and won gold in the high jump event. Queen cleared a height of 5 feet, 6 inches, earning her the title of National Champion in the high jump event for the sixth year in a row.
“This is an incredible accomplishment by an SCA student-athlete,” SCA Athletic Director Jake Kates said.
Queen also competed in the pole vault and won the silver medal after clearing 10 feet, 6 inches – a foot higher than her personal record. This elite performer repeated her vaulting success as she claimed silver in this event at the Olympic games last year as well.
Queen also placed 16th in the discus throw with a toss of 83 feet, 7 inches.
Lee’s Summit West senior Jamie Newsome, finished third in the triple jump at the Junior Olympics with a jump of 38 feet, 2 1/4 inches. Newsome also finished ninth in the long jump with a distance of 17 feet, 5 1/4 inches.
SCA students Lenetta Lee (seventh grader) and Carmen Fanning (freshman) also competed at the AAU Junior Olympic Games.
Lee placed 47th out of 87 in the 100-meter dash preliminaries with a time of 13.73 seconds, 18th out of 78 in the long jump with a leap of 13 feet, 7 inches, and 13th out of 54 in the 4x100-meter relay preliminaries with a time of 53.29 seconds.
Fanning placed 40th out of 55 in the 800-meter run preliminaries with a personal record time of 2 minutes, 44.75 second and 52nd out of 60 in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 5:59.48 minutes, also a personal record.