Quintessentials increase medal count at Junior Olympics

DES MOINES — It’s been a successful trip so far for the Quintessentials track team at the AAU Junior Olympics at Drake University.

After six days of competition, the squad has earned three gold medals, three silvers and two copper medals.

On Wednesday, three of the team’s members distinguished themselves by winning medals in the 9-year-old javelin throw.

Aaron Fenimore added to the team’s gold medal count with his solid performance.

Fenimore won the javelin with a distance of 76-6 after previously earning a silver in the shot put.

The battle for gold in the javelin came down to teammates as Fenimore’s mark outdistanced silver medalist Samuel Quinn (75-3) en route to the title.

Peyton Laney didn’t leave the track empty handed after finish fourth with (74-0) to bring home a copper medal.

Action continued for the Quintessentials on Thursday with Dylan Faulkner winning a copper medal in the 10-year-old high jump (4-4).

Josiah Quinn also competed Thursday for the Quintessentials in the 11-year-old javelin, finishing 12th (81-1).

Today’s javelin competitors include Abigail Quinn in 8-under girls and Cale Fenimore among 8-under boys.

Josiah Quinn also competes in the 11-year-old discus throw.

The met concludes on Saturday with both Faulkner and Jaxson Smoak competing in the 10-year-old javelin throw and Samuel Quinn competing in the 9-year-old high jump.



More Sports

Breakthrough victory

Lee Middle wins elusive CCMSAL football title

The fourth time turned out to the charm for Lee Middle School's football program. Teammates Gerald Green and Toni Kalanica each ran for well ... Read More


High School Softball

Three lineups two wins away from GHSA Elite 8

Coweta's high school softball teams don't need to be reminded about what's at stake starting today when they take the field in second round ... Read More


High School Cross Country

Lady Cougars, Vikings capture Cup crowns

Newnan senior Matthew Miller dominated his final appearance at the Coweta Cup Cross Country Championships Saturday morning on the course at ... Read More


CCMSAL football

East Coweta, Lee to decide title

East Coweta head football coach Steve Pardue inherited a varsity program rich in tal- ent when he arrived this year. But from the looks of T ... Read More


High School Volleyball

Lady Indians set sights on major goals Tuesday

East Coweta’s volleyball team is on the verge of two major accomplishments with a win in Tuesday’s Class AAAAAA Sweet 16 state-p ... Read More

High School Football

Vikings easily clear Forest in 51-12 win

JONESBORO — A team can be a little rusty when it comes off its bye week. However, it appears Northgate added just the right amount of ... Read More