Baltimore Youth Track Club Qualifies for U.S. Junior Olympics

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HTL Track Club Qualifies for Junior Olympics
The HTL  Club

Baltimore’s HTL Club began with Vaughn Davis coaching seven Baltimore youths in football skills. Last summer he switched their training to track and field, and a year later the group has qualified for the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympics by placing in three events in the regional competition. The team of 13- and 14-year-olds earned third place in the 400-meter dash, fifth place in the 4×100 relay, and third place in the 4×400 relay.

The thing is, as of this morning the HTL Club (which stands for “Hate-to-Lose”) was still in need of a couple thousand dollars to make the trip to Houston, Texas, where the national junior olympics are being held. The week-long competition begins today, but the donations have just started to pick up yesterday after WJZ covered the team’s plight. If donations continue apace, perhaps they’ll find a way to make it to Houston and compete in some events.

To donate, visit HTL Club’s gofundme page.


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