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USATF Honors Local 2014 Junior Olympians

Jan 17, 2015

For Immediate Release: January 17, 2015

United States America Track and Field (USATF), New Jersey, honored Matias Pellegrino of Denville and Nana Agyemang of Parsippany as Junior Olympic Athletes of the Year during their 23rd Annual Awards Banquet held Saturday, 1/17/2015. The banquet was held at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ. Both Athletes are part of the Morris County Track Club.

Junior Olympic Athletes of the Year were selected by comparing their 2014 track and field performances to national standards. All athletes that met the standards at the Association meets were automatically considered. To determine the final winners, the USATF committee looked at Regional and National results and the athlete’s overall performance history.

Both Matias and Nana have solid performances receiving several medals in multiple events through their years participating in track and field. They also have the distinction of setting meet records. The year 2014 was a particularly great year for them.

Matias Pellegrino took Gold in the 2014 Junior Olympics 13-14 year-old boys division Long Jump and Gold in the Triple Jump winning the All American Title. Pellegrino was the USATF Region 2 and State Champion for his age division in the Long Jump and Triple Jump. Pellegrino also set two USATF State Championship Meet Records with his 12.42 meter Triple Jump and 6.00 meter Long Jump.

Nana Agyemang of Parsippany took Gold in the 11-12 year-old boys division Long Jump also winning the All American Title. Agyemang was the USATF Region 2 and State Champion for his age division in the 100 meter and 200 meter races and the Long Jump. He set a Region 2 Meet Record for the Long Jump.

Morris County Track Club congratulates their 2014 Junior Olympic Athletes of the Year.

For more information about USATF-NJ and the 23rd Annual Awards Banquet:
http://www.usatfnj.org/Banquet/2014_Banquet.html
Junior Olympic Athlete of the Year

About Morris County Track Club
The Morris County Track Club is a not-for-profit organization formed for top-tier and aspiring youth athletes who want to compete in track meets sanctioned by national organizations like the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) and the USATF (United States Track & Field, the governing body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States).

Contact Information:
Coach Antonio Workman, Morris County Track Club 973-243-1736
http://www.mctrackclub.org/front-page.html