Former Olympians to Make Special Appearance at High School Track Meet

Posted: December 8, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Four former Olympians will be on hand to assist and hand out trophies at the High School Indoor Track and Field Meet hosted by the George Mason Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country Team on Saturday, Dec. 9.

Twenty-five area schools will compete at the George Mason Field House. A girl’s and boy’s team will be crowned champions at the end of the meet. The field events start at 8:30 a.m. and running events start at 9 a.m.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee, a six-time Olympic medalist, will be in attendance from noon to 2 p.m. She will present the award to the top female hurdler at the meet.

The other three Olympic athletes assisting at the event are graduates from Northern Virginia high schools.

Allen Johnson, who will present the award to the top male hurdler, is a 1989 graduate of Lake Braddock High School. He is the 1996 Olympic Champion in the 110 meter hurdles.

Alan Webb, the first American high schooler to run a sub-four minute mile indoors, graduated from South Lakes High School. He won the Olympic Trials at 1,500 meters and went on to represent the United States at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

Tiombe Hurd won the indoor and outdoor triple jump titles at the state AAA track and field championships as a 12th grader at West Potomac High. She is the American record holder in the Women’s Triple Jump (14.45 m/47’5), set at the 2004 Olympic Trials in Sacramento, Calif.

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