Thank you to everyone near and far that has supported our young runners! After raising over $700 to help them get to Regionals last week, our young athletes ran their best races of the year. Mahamed took 2nd place in the 1500 meters and 4th in the 3000 meters, qualifying for Nationals in both. Teysir only ran the 1500 meteres and took 4th place on the way to qualifying for Nationals. Musa took 10th in the 1500 meters and 5th in the 3000, missing qualifying for Nationals by .13 of a second.
We're proud of all our athletes and now we want to send them to Florida to compete!
Thanks to the support of people in our neighborhood and around the world, we've reached our fundraising goal!
Our young athletes will be representing themselves and our community in Ames this weekend in the USA Track & Field Youth Regionals. A special thank you to Coach Ahmed and the West Bank Athletic Club for donating $300 for our young track stars!
Fox9's Maury Glover did a video report that aired yesterday titled "3 Somali youth track stars racing through record books in Minneapolis" that you can view here: http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/clip/11664814/somali-teen-track-stars-minneapolis