Practice started in February and in March the Gliders began to compete in local meets through May. At the end of May, the Gliders hosted its 23rd Annual Spring Track Classic, which was attended by over 700 athletes from all over Florida and several records were broken. Also in May, high school Gliders competed in the regional and state championships and later the Golden South meet.
In the beginning of June, a college Glider earned a 2nd place silver at the NCAA Division I National Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Also in June, the Gliders competed at the AAU national in Tallahassee and the USATF national qualifier in south Florida where the club qualified 15 athletes for the national championships in Jacksonville and Norfolk. In the second week of July at the AAU Club Nationals at Disney, the Gliders won several medals and the club qualified additional athletes for the AAU nationals.
At the end of the July, the Gliders 13 athletes competed in the USATF National Track & Field Championships in Jacksonville where the club earned 4 national medals including a national championship title. At the AAU Nationals in Norfolk the Gliders won 3 medals. In August, the Gliders concluded the season with the annual picnic at Wekiva Springs Park, where the athletes and coaches were honored.
Many thanks go to the Track Shack, Publix, Kohls, Glatting Foundation, Help Kids Compete, Lake Brantley High School, Sanlando Park and many other supporters that made this track season possible.
USATF National Jr. Olympic Track & Field Championships – Jacksonville
Juan Moscoso – 1st Place Gold Medal – 3000 Meter Race Walk 13-14 year old Boys
Ashley Klingenberg 13-14 year Girls
3rd Place – 800 meters
4th Place -1500 Meters
5th Place - 3000 Meters
AAU National Jr. Olympic Track & Field Championships – Norfolk
Mya Bodrato – 6th Place – 3000 meters – 12 year old Girls
Roderick Horton – 6th Place – High Jump – 11 year old Boys
6th Place – Pentathlon