August 4, 2017
Carnegie Schools-Riverside eighth grade student, Christian Burroughs, etched his name in the history books Sunday, July 30, after competing in the 51st USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championship in Lawrence, Kansas.
The USA Track & Field Junior Olympic Track & Field program is one of the most visible youth athletic development programs in the world. Nearly 10,000 of the nation's best athletes ages 7-18 competed against one another in the 2017 competition.
Having competed in the Boys Discus Throw 13-14 Division, Burroughs crushed the competition with a 55.35 m throw, leaving him first place in the nation! Burroughs did not stop there, he also took 12th in the nation in Javelin and 35th in Shot put.
Four time Junior Olympian, Burroughs has a tremendous career ahead of himself in the track and field. With such a bright future ahead, what’s next for Burroughs? Perhaps the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are on the horizon. We can't wait to follow him on this journey!
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