Ani Veltcheva defends her AAU Cross Country Nationals Championship.
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Abraham Lincoln Middle School 8th grader Ani Veltcheva defended her FLYRA MS XC State Championship title and lowered her meet record to 10:37.59.
Abraham Lincoln Middle School 8th grader Ani Veltcheva is one of the top distance runners in the country in her respective age group and is coming off her third straight AAU Junior Olympic Games 1,500m title.
Soon-to-be Gainesville (Fl.) High freshman Tamari Davis is setting a few more records before she enters high school
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Tamari Davis and Ani Veltcheva are two of the top middle school athletes not just in the country, but in the world. Davis set a 14 year old world record in the 200 last month while Veltcheva set an age group world record for a road 5k. We take a look at the best middle schoolers overall and rank them by grade as well.
Tamari Davis set a 14 year old age group world record winning the Bring The Heat Invitational 200m dash in Charlotte, NC in 23.38s.
Abraham Lincoln Middle School 8th grader Tamari Davis was third at the Adidas Dream 100 last summer. In December, she competed indoors and ran 7.60 in the 60m dash and 24.95 in the 200m dash. Less than two months later she continued show why she is one of the most promising young talents in the nation.
Abraham Lincoln Middle School 8th grader Tamari Davis opened up her indoor season at the Hoover Alumni Invitational in Alabama by breaking her own meet record in the 60m dash with a middle school nation leading and overall US#4 time of 7.60s. Davis also won the 200m dash in 24.95 which is top ten nationally regardless of class.
Ani Veltcheva is only 12 years old, but her list of accomplishments reads like she's been running for twice that many years. In the running world, she has won numerous age group awards and at nine set an age group world record for a 5K on the road, with a blistering time of 18:47 which would have ranked in the top 50 high school times this year in Florida!
No matter how she finishes at Saturday's Dream 100 Tamari Davis has made history. The twelve year old seventh grader from Gainesville will be the 12th Floridian to run this race and the youngest ever from any state in the five years since the first Dream 100 back in 2011. Davis says being invited to a meet of this caliber is a huge honor.