FORT BEND ISD (Covering Fort Bend News) –FBISD students Ellison Holmes and Elliott Holmes of Sullivan Elementary, Dylan Jones of Leonetti Elementary and Preston Taylor of Scanlan Oaks Elementary broke a national record at the USATF Hershey 2019 National Junior Olympics Track & Field Championships. The students are members of the Afterburners Track Club and were named national champions after breaking the record in the boys 8 and under division of the 4x400-meter relay. The team finished with a time of 4:40.65, being the first to set a new national record since 2014.
Prior to the Junior Olympic Championships, the team won the Houston Area Championships and the State of Texas Championships. Watch this video to see the boys’ performance at the Junior Olympic Championships, held this summer at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, CA.