Members of the Dale City “Lightning” Track Club (DCTC) took home several titles for the Amateur Athletic Union National Indoor Championship.
According to a release, DCTC won 21 National All American Rankings for individual events and two national rankings for 4 x 200-meter relay teams at the championship.
“Forty-nine DCTC athletes participated along with over 1700 other athletes from across the country in track and field events. This is DCTC’s third season competing in the indoor track programs at a national level,” stated a release.
The DCTC currently trains at the Competitive Edge Athletic Performance Center in Woodbridge.
“As coaches, we realized we were good locally, but we wanted to get better nationally. To do that we needed to train year-round,” stated Head Coach Monte Evans in a release.
More on their training, from a release:
Competitive Edge performance trainers work with DCTC athletes to enhance speed, build strength, increase endurance, as well as improve flexibility and coordination.
Their hard work paid off this past weekend in 23 national rankings for DCTC. The MVP Bryan Ahouman, who medaled in all four of his events. He took home first place in the long jump, third place in the triple jump, as well as top-8 honors in the 60 and 200 Meter dashes.
The DCTC was established in 2010 as a track and field running club for boys and girls. DCTC is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission to offer youth a positive environment that is fun, competitive and social, as well as informative about the sport of track and field.
DCTC coaches and staff seek to improve athletes’ leadership skills, enhance their athletic ability, combat juvenile delinquency, encourage greater participation in school sports programs and develop character in youth that will foster necessary life skills. For more information, visit dalecitytrack.org