Six members of the Newton Flyers Track Club are advancing to the AAU Junior Olympic Nationals July 29 through Aug. 3 at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich.
Members who qualified include Javier Moreno in the 400-meter dash, 800-meter run and 1,500-meter run; Parker Roth in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and long jump; Jerik Ochoa in the 100-meter hurdles, 200-meter hurdles and long jump; Rebecca Raymundo in the long jump; DesiRay Kernal in the 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash and 80-meter hurdles; and Maggie Remsberg in the 100-meter hurdles, 200-meter hurdles, long jump and high jump.
To advance, competitors had to finish in the top five at the Missouri Valley Regionals, which includes Kansas and the western 3/4 of Missouri.
The team is coached by Tad Remsberg, who is assisted by Diondra Kernal, Lisa Antonowich and Jamie Remsberg. Troy Scarlett coaches the distance runners.