New Lee County Track Club has high-flying start

May. 28, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

The newly-formed Lee County Track Club competed in its debut meet Saturday in the Durham Striders Developmental Meet at Durham County Stadium.

The club had four athletes compete and all four placed high in their events.

John Nguyen won the 17-18-year-old triple jump with a mark of 41-feet-7.25.

Armond Shaw won the 17-18 high jump with a jump of 5-10.75.

Nick Grubb placed second in the 15-16 discus (79-9) and third in the 1,500 meters (4:46.79).

Chelan Stanford finished fourth in the 13-14 high jump (4-7).

Jacob Ashworth is the coach of the new club. It's a youth club for athletes ages 5-18 who are interested in track and field. The club will give kids a chance to compete at the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships in Humble, Texas in July.