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SCA Student Wins Gold at AAU National Junior Olympcis for 6th Year in a Row

Queen clears 10'6" on Pole Vault at AAU

Queen clears 10’6″ on Pole Vault at AAU

Summit Christian Academy Student Wins AAU National Title

(Lee’s Summit) –- Summit Christian Academy (SCA) ninth grade student Carlie Queen recently competed in the AAU Junior Olympic Games held in Detroit, MI and won Gold in the High Jump event.  Queen cleared a height of 5’6″, 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,” commented Jake Kates, SCA High School Athletic Director.

Queen also competed in the pole vault and won the silver medal after clearing 10’6”– a foot higher than her PR.  This elite performer repeated her vaulting success as she claimed Silver in this event at the Olympic games last year as well.

The AAU is dedicated to the promotion and development of amateur sports.  Founded in 1888, it is the largest nonprofit volunteer sports organization with 500,000 participants and 50,000 volunteers.

SCA students Lenetta Lee (7th grader) and Carmen Fanning (9th grader) also competed at the AAU Junior Olympic Games.  Lee placed 47th out of 87 in the 100 meter with a time of 13:73, 18th out of 78 in the long jump with a leap of 4.14m, and 13th out of 54 in the 4×100 relay with a time of 53:29.  Fanning placed 40th out of 55 in the 800 meter event with a PR time of 2:41and 52nd out of 60 in the 1500 meter event with a time of 5:59, also a PR. 

Our girls did an awesome job at the games,”said Coach Queen.They worked hard to compete in these events to represent their team, state, and region at the National level.  Only the top 5 athletes from each region earn the right to compete at this level for their age and gender group.  We are very proud of their accomplishments and look forward to the upcoming track and field season at SCA,” Coach Queen commented.