March 10-12, 2017--Yet Another Successful Indoor Track Season...
At the 2017 AAU Indoor National Championship (Prince Georges Sports & Learning Complex, Landover, MD), Olivia Barr got the gold medal in 9-year-old Girls Shot Put with a toss of 19'8" (5.99m). During the same weekend, Rachael Wilson competed in the 2017 Hershey USATF Youth Indoor Championship at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex, Staten Island, New York. In the 11-12 year old girls' division, she got 12th place in the 200M Dash, with a time of 27.98; 8th place in the 400M Dash, with a time of 1:04.14; and another 8th place finish in the Long Jump, with a Jump of 4.00m. In the High School Division, Apex got a 9th place finish in the 4x400M Relay 15-18 Club Team Girls race, and a Silver Medal in the 4x800M Relay 15-18 Club Team Girls race. Both high school teams included Margaux Report, Jenny Gerson, Maya Snyder, and Anna Harpel.
July 27, 2016--2016 Outdoor Season Comes to an End.
At the 2016 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships, Team APEX' 13-14 Girls 4x800M Relay Team finished 15th in the country. Their time, a PR for the team, was 10:36.53.
July, 2016--Team APEX shines at J.O. Regional meet & USATF Hershey national meet.
At the USATF Hershey Youth Outdoor Championships, Olivia Barr won 1st place, and took home the gold medal, in the shot put, with a toss of 5.53 meters. Jay Pendarvis placed 11th in the 400M dash (52.05). His brother, Myles Pendarvis, placed 8th in the 200M dash (26.23), and 5th in the 400M dash (58.64). The following week, at the USATF 2016 Region III Junior Olympics Championship, Olivia took home the bronze medal, with a third place toss of 5.36 meters. Margaux Reppert finished 10th in the 800M (2:35.06). Jack Wilson placed 9th in the javelin throw, with a throw of 24.73 meters. The 13-14 girls 4x400M relay team placed 9th (4:26.21), and won the gold medal, with a 1st place finish, in the 4x800M relay (11:00.57).
March 11-13, 2016--Team APEX boasts (4) top-6 national finishes/Youth All-Americans.
At the 2016 AAU Indoor National Championship (Prince Georges Sports & Learning Complex, Landover, MD), Olivia Barr got the silver medal in 7-8 Girls Shot Put with a toss of 16 feet. During that same weekend, the remainder of the team competed in the 2016 Hershey USATF Youth Indoor Championship at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex, Staten Island, New York. Rachael Wilson placed 4th in the 11-12 Girls Long Jump with a jump of 4.26M. The 13-14 year old girls' 4x400M relay team placed 9th. Myles Pendarvis won the silver medal in the 11-12 boys 400M Dash, with a time of 1:00.30, and a preliminary qualifying time of 59.96. His brother, Jay Pendarvis, placed 6th overall in the 15-16 boys 400M Dash, with a time of 53.90, and a preliminary qualifying time of 52.92. Nathan Niederhausen placed 8th in the 11-12 boys shot put with a toss of 7.56M.
July 29, 2015--Team APEX' 2015 Outdoor Season comes to an end.
After four rounds of progressively more difficult competition in the USA Track & Field Junior Olympic Series, Team APEX ended its outdoor season with two very successful finishes. The 4x800M relay team, which included Katie Nahom, Margaux Reppert, Maya Snyder and Jennifer Gerson, placed 17th in the country. They will all return next year for another chance at a medal. Rachael Wilson, foregoing her usual 200M/400M event schedule, opted to train in two entirely new disciplines, and compete in the Triathlon combined event, which includes the shot put, the high jump and the 200M dash. She placed 9th in the country with a personal record of 1041 points. Along the way to the 2015 National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships, a number of athletes did extremely well in the regional and association meets, including Jack Wilson (9th, Javelin, Region 3), Nathan Neiderhausen (7th, shot put, Region 3), and Seth Lebon (10th, Long Jump; 16th, 400M; Region 3).
May 23, 2015--Team APEX makes it mark at Coppin State meet.
In a major tune-up meet prior to the start of the USATF Junior Olympic series of meets, starting on June 6, 2015, and ending in late-July, Team APEX athletes get noticed!
Eleven athletes win awards in the Vincent Fuller/Team Maryland 12th Annual Age Group Track & Field Invitational at Coppin State University (Baltimore, MD), and every Team APEX athlete finished the day with personal bests. Notable for the day were the following: Nathan Neiderhausen (Gold Medal, shot put, 6.11M); Jack Duhamel (Gold Medal, 800M); Ahaan Kale (Silver Medal, 1500M); Anna Banovac (Gold medal, 800M & 1500M); Lauren Banovac (Bronze Medal, 800M); Lia Banovac (Gold, 1500M; Silver, 800M); Riley LeBon (6th, 400M); Maya Snyder (4th, 800M); Xavion Pierrot (4th, shot put, 9.47M); Rachael Wilson (4th, shot put); and Jack Wilson (5th, 400M).
April 17 & 23, 2015--Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) Trains with Team APEX.
Twelve athletes and four coaches from IMP worked out with Team APEX and its coaches. Organized through a U.S. State Department athletic and cultural exchange program (Sports United), IMP, on their tour up & down the East Coast, participating in cultural and athletic events, including the Penn Relays, trained with athletes from Team APEX, as well as discussed topics relating to track & field training in the United States and Australia.
IMP uses the marathon as a vehicle to promote healthy lifestyles to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The project annually selects a group of young Indigenous men and women to complete the New York City Marathon with just six months of training. This highlights the incredible natural talent that exists within this population, with the hope to one day unearth an Indigenous long distance running champion to take on the African dominance. For more information, visit http://imp.org.au.
March 15, 2015--Two Youth All-Americans!
Rachael Wilson and Anna Banovac take home Youth All-American honors at the 2015 USATF Hershey Youth Indoor National Track & Field Championship. Wilson won the bronze medal in both the 200M and 400M dashes, with personal records in both events--1:07.56 in the 400M and 29.32 in the 200M. Banovac won 6th place in the 1500M run with a time of 5:19.34, a personal best for her also. Banovac also placed 7th in the 800M run with time of 2:37.46 (another personal best). Three other athletes competed at the 3-day event. Charlie Smith ran the 200M dash in 31.02. Jennifer Gerson ran the 800M in 2:37.82. Curtrell Trott ran the 800M in 2:16.67, placing him 12th in the country in the 15-16 age group, while still 14 years old.
February 28, 2015--APEX takes home 7 top-ten finishes.
At the Potomac Valley Association 14 & Under Age-Group Invitational, six Apex athletes place in the top ten in seven events. Highlights include: Rachael Wilson won 1st place in the 400M dash; Anna Banovac won 6th in the 1600M run, and 8th place in the 800M run; Seth LeBon won 6th place in the 400M dash; Jenny Gerson won 6th place in the 800M run; Charlie Smith won 9th in the 200M dash; and Margaux Reppert won 10th place in the 800M run.
February 15, 2015--APEX Track Club Lives Up To Its Name.
At the USA Track & Field Host Zone Youth Indoor Championship in Landover, Maryland, four Apex youth athletes take home six medals. Rachael Wilson won the Gold Medal in both the 200M and 400M dashes. Anna Banovac won the Silver Medal in the 1500M run, as well as the Bronze Medal in the 800M run. Charlie Smith won the Bronze Medal in the 200M dash. Jennifer Gerson won 4th place in the 800M run. Four other athletes (Jack Wilson, Margaux Reppert, Seth LeBon, and Riley LeBon) had top 10 finishes in multiple events. Wilson, Smith, Banovac, and Gerson will compete in the USA Track & Field Youth Indoor National Championship, March 13-15, 2015, at the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex in Landover, Maryland.