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PA’s Sorensen PR’s and Takes 2nd at 2012 Junior Nationals 10K Race Walk

Pacific Association’s Tyler Sorensen, Pleasanton Heat gets a PR and 2nd Place at the Junior Nationals in Eugene OR this past weekend competing in the 10,000m racewalk. Tyler walked an impressive 45:36.65 to secure himself on the Junior National Team at the age of 15 and the youngest on the team. Here’s a link to a great photo story, one to his flotrack.org interview, and you can view the race at this flotrack.org video. We shall see Tyler again when he goes for another Junior Olympic National title next month. He is the current national record holder for Youth Boy age record in the 3000m. Congratulations Tyler!!

Respectfully Submitted,

Becky Klein
Youth Race Walk Chair
Pacific Association


Five PA Race Walk Youths Included in 2008 USATF Youth Race Walk Honor Roll

National USATF Youth Division
202 Maple Avenue
Phone: 917-913-5505
PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Lionel Leach
Phone: 917-913-5505
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb 9, 2009
2008 USATF Youth Race Walk Honor Roll
The USA Track & Field Race Walk committee annually honors the top young
race walkers in America. The following athletes were judged the best in
each of their age groups by a panel of elite athletes and coaches at the
USATF National Convention in Reno. The criteria used to evaluate their
performances was the athletes times and places in major competitions,
including the USATF Junior Olympic T&F Nationals, USATF Youth Athletics
T&F Nationals, USATF T&F Junior Nationals, USA World RW Cup Trials and
the events of the USATF Race Walk Junior Grand Prix Circuit.The committee elected to select 4 athletes in two divisions this year
because of the inseparable accomplishments of the athletes involved. In
the Bantam girls division Erin Jacob’s 3rd place finish in 9:14.83 at
the USATF Junior Olympic nationals wasn’t a significant advantage over
Cherylen Chavez’s 9:14.98, to warrant either being left off the honor
role. And in the Intermediate division the voting ended in a tie for the
third position.As we have done in the past, all athletes recognized will receive a
Certificate, RW patch, and a T-shirt from the Race Walk committee
commemorating and congratulating them on their achievements.

A big thanks to RW Committee Secretary Ginger Mulanax and Maryanne
Daniel, chair of the Women’s Development, for all of the work they did
in making this happen.

YOUNG MEN
Roberto Vergara – South Texas Walking Club, South Texas Association
Ricardo Vergara – South Texas Walking Club, South Texas Association
Evan Crowdus – Kentucky Racers, Kentucky Association

YOUNG WOMEN
Catherine Davis – Southeastern Pennsylvania Athletics club (SEPAC),
Mid-Atlantic Association
Melissa Moeller – Indiana Race Walkers, Indiana Association
Nina Yang- Unattached, NYC, NY, Metropolitan Association

INTERMEDIATE BOYS
Trevor Barron – South Park TC, Three Rivers Association
Matthew Forgues – Maine Racewalkers, Maine Association
John Randall – Miami Valley Track Club, Ohio Association
Alex Chavez – South Texas Walking Club, South Texas Association

INTERMEDIATE GIRLS
Christie Bernier – Maine Race Walkers, Maine Association
Allison Chin – Miami Valley Track Club, Ohio Association
Claudia Ortiz – South Texas Walking Club, South Texas Association

YOUTH BOYS
Sorenson, Tyler – Pleasanton Heat Track Club, Pacific Association
Steven Valadez – South Texas Walking Club, South Texas Association,
Santosh Dandi – Unattached, Merriam, KS, MO Valley Association

YOUTH GIRLS
Nicolette Sorensen – Pleasanton Heat TC, Pacific Association
Lila Haba – Umoja Track Club, Pacific Association
Molly Josephs – Walk USA, Long Island Association

MIDGET BOYS
Nate Roberts – Salem Track Club, Oregon Association
Emilio Mancha – Elgin Track Club, Illinois Association
Daimon Todd – Umoja Track Club, Pacific Association

MIDGET GIRLS
Ashley Jacobs, Athletic Track Club, Southwestern Association
Katie Michta – Walk USA, Long Island Association
Jennifer Vargas – South Texas Walking Club, South Texas Association

BANTAM BOYS
Justin Liedke – Cornhusker Flyer, Nebraska Association
Adam Haba – Umoja Track Club, Pacific Association
William Katzman – Albuquerque Track Club, New Mexico Association

BANTAM GIRLS
Caitlin Palacio – Unattached, San Jose, CA, Pacific Association
Sydney Beal – South Dayton Flyers, Ohio Association
Erin Jacobs – Athletic Track Club, Southwestern Association
Cherylen Chavez – South Texas Walking Club, South Texas Association