El Paso Wings Prepare for Junior Olympics
POSTED: Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 5:13pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 9:59pm
Members of the oldest track club in the Sun City, the El Paso Wings, are preparing for the Region 10 Championships of the Junior Olympics in Pueblo, Colorado. Jodan Rankins and Sergio Talavera talk to us about preparing for a return to the biggest junior track meet in the country. Jadon Rankins will run the 1500M, the 5000M, and the 2000M Steeplechase, for which he finished 2nd in the nation in 2009. "It's pretty exciting, and I want to go and actually win this time. Actually try harder. I'm expecting a hard race, a few hard races, and a lot of competition up at regionals." His Wings coach, Sergio Talavera, likes his chances. "His work ethic is great, his discipline is great, I think part of the reason for him being so successful is again because of his discipline and his work ethic. Jadon is a very experienced runner, he goes out there and competes. He knows how to run a race from the beginning to the end." The J.O. Region Championships start this Friday, July 9.