It’s no secret Plainview has a proud track tradition full of champions at every age level in middle school and high school.

It’s no secret Plainview has a proud track tradition full of champions at every age level in middle school and high school.

Recently the Plainview Track Club added another chapter to the tradition in Joplin, Missouri at the AAU National Qualifying Track and Field Championships. 

Multiple athletes punched their ticket to the Junior Olympics, which will be held the first week of August in Detroit, Michigan.

The top six runners in each event and the top five finishers in the field events qualified for the Junior Olympics.

Emma Byers qualified in the long jump event, finishing third at 11’6”, while finishing fifth overall in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:12.20.

Jack Hammon also punched her qualification in two events finishing second in her division in the long jump at 13’6”, while winning the high jump at 4’4”.

Dry Naylor qualified for the Junior Olympics in his age division in the shot and discus events, placing second in the shot put at 31’3” while winning the discus at 106’6”. 

He also qualified in the javelin with a toss of 64”, earning him fifth overall.

Josh Holt earned a pair of third place finishes in the 400 and 800 meter dash events at 55.1 and 2:14.00.

Isiah Jefferson just missed out on qualifying in the 1500 meter run with an eighth place finish at 5:13.00.

Bailey Tilley finished second overall in the discus throw in the 15-16 age division with a toss of 113’5”.

Nick Mcmillan earned second in the 17-18 discus throw group with a toss of 140 feet. 

Katie Wiggs won both the 800 and 1500 meter run events with times of 5:32.00 and 2:39.00.