Happy Mothers Day from Fast Forward Trak Club.
Thanks to all the members, parents and coaches for the great turn out at the fundraiser (Tag Day) at Publix. This was a very productive event. Fast Forward Trak Club would like to wish a Happy Mother Day to all.
Fast Forward Trak Club attends its annaul Family Fun Day at Campbell Park Recreation Center. This event was enjoyed by the membership at no cost thanks to parent/coach Mr. Christopher Lampley.
Fast Forward Trak Club traveled to Altamonte Springs this weekend to compete in the Glider Classic. FFTC had several top 6 finishes. Austin Hogans took first place in the midget boys discus throw with a throw of 74' 7" and Christopher Lampley took third place in the bantam boys 800m run.
New members Austin Ortiz, Journey Ortiz and Annelise Naftzger competed in their first competition with only a couple of days practice and were very competitive in their events.
FFTC youngest competitor Cyrus Miller (6) represented FFTC in the primary boys category with good performances in his three events.
Congradulations and welcome aboard to new members and new coaches.
Coach Poole, Kidd and Covington, new coaches Mr. Pitt, Mr. Rashing and Mr. Ortiz also were on hand moving about the track and our tent with the athletes. Coach Lampley juggled his busy schedule to come out and assist.
Mr. Hogans (FFTC President) and Mrs. Covington (Board Member) were on hand cheering on the athletes.
Johnnie Poole Jr. of St. Petersburg High School leads his team into the high school boy's 4X100 relay competition at the Walt Disney World Invitational. This was not done without extra excitement.
On the last exchange of the baton, the baton is dropped and strikes the shoe of the runner receiving the baton and bounces back into the hand of the passer who catches the baton and hands if off successfully on the second attempt. WOW!
Johnnie was the receiver and final leg of this relay and he turns on the jets and just makes an amazing recovery and finish.
That's how they made it to the finals of the high school 4X100 relay to compete on day 2 of this meet.
If it’s lighting outside and I can’t find cover, I am standing next to Johnnie Poole Jr.. This was not being lucky; this was some higher power looking over you.
by: R. L. Kidd
03/15/06 - Wednesday
Bogie star Covington takes break to rest ankle. click to read more
03/13/06 - Monday
Neidra Covington wins triple jump and takes third place in long jump at Nike Indoor Nationals held in Landover, Maryland (03/10/06 thru 03/12/06). click here to see results
03/06/06 - Monday
Track and Field News list 2006 Women's High School Indoor Leaders with Neidra Covington in the top 5 in two events. Neidra is ranked 4th in the triple jump and 5th in the long jump. click to read more
03/05/06 - SUNDAY
Pinellas prep track preview says watch:
Johnnie Poole in class 4A district 5, Neidra Covington in class 3A district 11 and Micah Poole in class 2A district 11 (click here to read more).
03/04/06 - Saturday
Bogie standout Covington jumps from meet to meet. click here to read more
03/02/2006 - Thursday
Ashlee Kidd voted MVP of ACC Conference Championship. click here to read more
02/25/2006 - Saturday
Ashlee Kidd (Georgia Tech) sets new ACC indoor records in the 200m (23.37) and the 400m (52.61) this weekend at Virginia Tech in the ACC Indoor Track and Field Conference Championship. The junior All American broke her own school (Georgia Tech) record set this year in the 200m. Her 400m time broke a school (Georgia Tech) record set in 1994.
Ashlee also has the fastest 200m time (23.51) in the nation on an oversize indoor track. click see top marks
Robert Clarke (Edward Waters College) has the 4th fastest indoor 60m dash time (6.85) in the NAIA.
02/18/2006 - Saturday
Neidra Covington traveled to the Simplot Games held at Idaho State University.
Each year, on the third weekend in February, the Simplot Games offers athletes the opportunity to go head-to-head against the finest high school competitors in the U.S and Canada.
Held in Pocatello, Idaho, Simplot Games is the nation's premier indoor track and field event for high school athletes, and is featured annually on national sports networks
This is Neidra first indoor track and field competition for 2006. The 2005 U.S. A. Junior’s Outdoor long jump champion was ready and able.
Neidra Covington wins long jump (19-05.25) and finishes third in triple jump at the 2006 Simplot Games. click here to see photo's
Kick-off registration and orientation
Fast Forward Trak Club, Inc. officially started it's 2006 season on Monday 02/02/2006 with a kick-off registration and orientation held at Campbell Park Recreation Center to introduce our club to new members and those with interest. Mr. Hogans (President) did an excellent job informing those present about FFTC.
Athletic Director/Bridgette Poole held a coaches meeting at Campbell Park which was very productive and informative. It also looks like one of our alumni All Americans will return as a coach, that being Nadia Covington. The AD had some excellent discussion with the coaches about last season and the upcoming season. The meeting was very upbeat. One of the issues discussed was coverage of practice and coaches commitment to being on time for the start and ending practices on time.
Ashlee Kidd named Georgia Tech student athlete of the week for January 30, 2006..
Kidd, a junior from St. Petersburg, Fla., led the Georgia Tech women's track and field team at the Rod McCravy Memorial last weekend. She clocked the nation's third-fastest time this Saturday with a NCAA Provisional mark of 53.89 in the 400 meters to cross the finish line in first place. Kidd also tallied a third-place finish in the 200-meter dash with a season-best time of 24.17 and finished sixth in the 60-meter dash with a personal-record time of 7.53.
Mr. Hogans and Coach Kidd attend the annual coaches meeting held at the AAU National Headquarters in Orlando, Florida. This meeting allows track clubs in this AAU region to discuss positives and negative of AAU track and field. This also allows clubs that are sponoring a track meet to talk about their meets and any correction they have made to improve their meet. The AAU gives updates on rule changes and procedure changes for the new season at regional and national qualifiers for the Junior Olympics.
This was a very productive process. FFTC would like to praise BAYTAF for stepping up to make it's event fair for all athletes by being the first to announce a new system to make it very difficult for atthletes to compete in the wrong age group and if discovered it will be an Automatic Disqualification.
Boca Ceiga High School senior Neidra Covington, the 2005 State long jump champion elects to sign early and will continue her education at Texas Christian University.
The flying and leaping Neidra Covington takes double gold at the AAU National Junior Olympics winning the long jump and triple jump competition(WOW!).
AAU National Junior Olympic Games July 30 - August 6,2005
Neidra Covington receives 2005 AAU Joel Ferrel Outstanding Performance Memorial Award for Track & Field.
This award is the most prestigious award given in the AAU Junior Olympic Games.
This award is to recognize the athletic ability and sportsmanship of an athlete representing each official sport. In addition to the award presented at the Games, each recipient's name will be engraved on a special plaque at the AAU National Headquarters.
(see AAU results at http://aauathletics.org )
Fast Forward Trak Club,Inc. 2005 AAU NATIONAL JUNIOR OLYMPIC qualifiers Neidra Covington,Jasmyne Neal and Richard Graham compete in
On Monday, Richard and Jasmyne competed in the sub-bantam 100m dash.
Richard ran his personal best time of the year;however his time was not fast enough to move him to the next round. Richard finished this event with a 26th place finish.
Jasmyne was nervous however she overcame nervousness to run her personal best time of the year(14.86)in this event. This was good enough to advance her to the semi-finals scheduled for Wednesday.
On Tuesday,Neidra and Richard were in action.
Neidra competed in the long jump and Richard competed in the 400m run. Neidra won the long jump to become a National Champion in this event.
Richard ran another personal best 400m time(1:09.79)and finished 21st place overall in this event.
On Wednesday,Neidra and Jasmyne were back competing. Neidra competed in the triple jump and Jasmyne in the 100m semi-finals.
Neidra won the triple jump and collected her second National Championship and gold medal.
Jasmyne ran another personal best time of 14.79 to finish 12th overall in the sub-bantam 100m dash.
Congradulation to all these athletes who continue the Fast Forward Trak Club tradition of giving their personal best to get their personal best.
AAU National Club Championships - July 3-8
at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando,FL
The flying Covington jumps over the competition.
Neidra Covington sets new club championship records in
Long Jump (20-00.50) and Triple Jump (41-04.00). Covington advances to the AAU National Junior Olympics in both of these events.
Covington is headed to Windsor,Ontario(Canada)July 28-31 to join the USA Junior Team(19 and under)for competition against competitors from all over the world at the Pan-American Junior Athletics Championship to be held at the University of Windsor.
Austin Hogans advances to J.O. by finishing second overall in discus throw with a personal best distance of 69-09.
Richard Graham finishes second in 400m run and advances to J.O. with a personal best time of 1:10.08. Grahman also finished fourth in the 100m dash to advance to the J.O. in this event also.
Michael Bush finished fifth in the 100m dash to medal in his first club championship competition.
Richard Graham finished sixth in the 200m dash and collected his third medal of the competition.
AAU Junior Olympics National Qualifier
Gainesville,Florida - June 23-26
Caprice Johnson and Jazmyne Neal advance to the
2005 AAU National Junior Olympics in New Orleans,LA.
Jazmyne Neal - 100m(3rd),200m(8th)
De'sha Lovett - 100m(6th),200m(8th)
Richard Grahman - 100m(5th),200m(5th),400m(11th)
Christopher Lampley - 400m(15th),high jump(7th)
Michael Bush - long jump(7th)
Latifah Aziz - 100m hurdles(7th)
Caprice Johnson - 3000m Race Walk(1st),800m(11th)
2005 USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Covington and Oliver teammates again, this time wearing the red,white &blue and representing the USA.
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Covington makes 2005 USA Junior Team
Neidra Covington wins long jump at USA Junior's Competition in Carson,CA. and finishes fifth in the triple jump.
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Justin Oliver makes the 2005 USA Junior Team.
Former FFTC member Justin Oliver wins 400m dash
at USA Juniors Competition.
NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento,CA
Ashlee Kidd (Georgia Tech) advanced to 400m finals and finishes fifth in 400m dash(51.87)and garnered ALL- AMERICAN honors.
St. Petersburg Times selects Neidra Covington as Times 2005 All-County Girls Track and Field - Athlete of the Year
April 28-30 Nadia Covington (Florida A & M University) was in action at the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championship held in Orlando at the Wide World of Sports Disney Complex. Nadia finished second in the Triple Jump with an NCAA regional qualifying distance of 12.60m. Nadia also finished thirteenth in the long jump (5.54m).
Nadia was the 2003 Florida High School 3A triple jump and long jump state champion.
April 27, 2005 - Florida High School Athletic Association Class 3A Region 3 Track and Field Competition
Neidra Covington the top long jump and triple jump competitor in the state continued her dominance in these events winning the Long Jump with a distance of 19-01.00 and the Triple Jump with a leap of 41-00.25.
The Boca Ciega HS junior was also on her teams 4X100 (48.64) and 4X400 relay (3.58.76) that took first place in those events. Next week, Neidra and her pirate teammates travel to the state finals in Coral Springs, Florida.
Neidra will compete on May 6th (Friday) at the FHSAA 3A Track and Field Championships in Coral Springs, Florida.
April 22-23 - ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championship
Ashlee Kidd (Georgia Tech) had two top three finishes. Ashlee finished second in the 400m run with a season best time of 52.29 and third in the 200m dash with a season best time of 23.57. Ashlee was also the second leg of the ACC Conference Champion women’s 4X100 relay (44.26).
Currently, Ashlee is ranked second in the NCAA in the women’s 400m run and 24th in the 200m dash.
Pinellas County District 3A Track and Field Championship
Boca Ciega HS wins the women’s team District title.
Neidra Covington (Boca Ciega HS) showed her endurance as she participated in five events. Neidra dominated the competition winning both the long jump and the triple jump. Neidra came out the sand pit and on to the track for the 200m dash which she finished second. She was on both of the 4x100 and 4X400 relay teams which finished first. Next week Neidra and her teammates will compete in FHSAA regional competition at University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.
April 23 - Running Soles Invitational turned out to be an excellent competition for FFTC. We had numerous top eight finishes.
Fast Forward Trak Club competes at Florida Elite Invitational in Orlando, FL on Saturday, April 16, 2005.
Kenneth Allen, Richard Graham, Abrisha Harris, Samantha Harris, Sedale Hudson, Christopher Lampley, Desha Lovett, Victoria Squire, Tiffany Whitson and Romello Williams did an excellent job of representing FFTC.
Coach Lamont Gooding (FFTC meet coordinator) said overall he was pleased with the athletes performances in the first developmental meet of the year.
Newcomers, Sedale Hudson and Desha Lovett were impressive in the sprints. Returning members, Richard Graham and Christopher Lampley in the bantam boys division ran well. Midget performers Abrisha Harris and Kenneth Allen showed their competitiveness in the sprints and long jump. Tiffany Whitson (distance) faired well in the 800m and 1500m runs. Victoria Squire held her own running in all 3 sprint events (100,200 & 400).
The only primary boy’s competitor Romello Williams showed his fearless competitive spirit running with the older bantam boys in the 4X100m relay. Samantha Harris took third in the shot putt and second in the 1500m race walk in the girls youth division.
Coach Cassandra Smith and teen volunteer Neidra Covington provided invaluable assistance and support getting these athletes prepared prior to their events. Also teen volunteer Caprice Johnson was on hand running errands for the coaching staff.
Thanks also to club president/Mr. Hogans who filled in as equipment manager and cheerleader. Also a special thanks to all the FFTC parents and friends who attended this meet. Mr. Hudson (Sedale's dad) had his camera and took lots of photographs.
Special thanks to Mrs. Harris (Abrisha and Samantha’s mother) for providing the bottled water and Gatorade.
Next weekend (04/23/05) FFTC travels across town to compete in the Running Soles Invitational at St. Petersburg High School.
April 9, 2005 - Nadia Covington (FAMU) placed third in the long jump at the Seminole Invitational in Tallahassee, FL with a jump of 18-10.75.
April 8, 2005 - Pinellas County Athletic Conference Championship:
Boca Ceiga was winner of the girls team title.
Neidra Covington (Boca Ceiga HS) won the long jump and triple jump for Bogie, and also ran the second leg of the Pirates' winning 4x400-meter relay. Covington holds the state's best long jump of 19 feet, 9 inches.
CURRENTLY ASHLEE KIDD HAS THE 8TH FASTEST 400m TIME IN THE WORLD AND THE FASTEST TIME BY AN AMERICAN WOMEN in this event THIS YEAR.
As of this date 04/06/05 Ashlee Kidd (Georgia Tech) has college womens fastest 400m time (52.52) this season. College outdoor season is only three weeks old, however to be number one at any point at this level is quite an accomplishment. She also is ranked 12th in the 200m dash. This ranking is by Trackshark.com the best site for college performances.
(click here - http://trackshark.com/rankings/d1women.php ).
April 2 - Ashlee Kidd (Georgia Tech) won the 400m dash with a winning NCAA regional qualifying time of 52.52 and finished 5th in the 200m with another NCAA regional qualifying time of 23.63 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational in Atlanta,GA.
April 2 - Nadia Covington (Florida A&M University) was a top 10 finisher for the lady rattlers as she finished 6th in the long jump (5.85 meters) at the USF Invitational in Tampa, FL.
April 1 - Boca Ciega's Neidra Covington claimed MVP in the field events with a record-breaking leap of 39.08 in the triple jump and first in the long jump at the 76th Westcoast Invitational held at Pinellas Park HS.
March 2005 -
March 31 - Neidra Covington and Reathea Mull were major point winners at the dual meet between Boca Ceiga vs Dixie Hollins. Neidra won the Triple Jump (39-1), Long Jump (19-9), 100m dash (12.73) and was a part of the winning relay. Reathea won the 110m hurdles(15.98), 300m hurdles (52.59) and was on a winning relay event.
March 30 - Johnnie Poole Jr. (Gibbs HS) along with teammates Phoenix Parker, Kevin Williams and Ante Dudley won the 4X100 relay in just 46.09 seconds as Gibbs defeats Largo in a dual meet.
Justin Oliver (Redan High School/Stone Mountain,GA) signs with Texas A & M University. Justin is ranked nationally as the number one senior in the nation in the indoor 400m dash and number three in the outdoor 400m dash. He is number three in the indoor long jump and number seventeen in the outdoor long jump.
Neidra Covingtion and Ashlee Kidd shine at rainy Florida Relays.
Neidra won the long jump (18-10.25) and helped her team (Boca Ciega High School) to a 6th place finish in the 4X200 relay (1:45.46). Ashlee finished 2nd in the 400m run with a NCAA regional qualifying time of 54:04 and ran a blazing second leg of the 4X200 relay to assist her team (Georgia Tech) to a 5th place finish and a new school record (1:33.51) for this event. Reathea Mull (Boca Ceiga High School) finished 24th in the 100m hurdles (17:60). Robert Clark (Edward Waters College) competed in the 4X200 helping his team to a 13th place finish (1:31.68).
Neidra Covington, Johnnie Poole, Reathea Mull, Robert Clark, Nadia Covington and Ashlee Kidd compete in the Florida Relays.
Florida A&M University's Nadia Covington captured the title in the Women's Triple Jump Gold division Friday, in the 2005 FSU Relays at Mike Long Track.
Covington had a winning jump of 12.15 meters (39 feet, 10-and-one-half inches).
Justin Oliver (formerly FFTC) is narrowing down his college choices. Justin was an elite youth athlete with FFTC and his dad was a coach and his mom provided many long hours of volunteering before relocating out of state. Justin is a multi-sport athlete and has been heavily recruited by division 1 college programs.
Ashlee Kidd (Georgia Tech) finishes 9th in the 400m run at NCAA Indoor T & F Championships in Fayetteville,AR. earning ALL American honors. Her 53.25 was her indoor lifetime best for this event. She missed the finals by 1 one hundreth of a second.
February 2005 -
Coach Kidd and Coach Lampley completed certified officials training at the USATF National Training Center in Clermont, FL
December 2004 -
Neidra Covington (Boca Ceiga HS) traveled to Hawaii to compete in the Hawaii Classic. Neidra won the long jump (18-10 3/4) and the triple jump (40-7) with a lifetime personal best in both events. She also received two gold medals for two relays she participated in. Neidra was voted MVP in the field events and received a plaque for her performance.
Ashlee Kidd (Georgia Tech) makes USA Juniors Team and traveled to Grossette, Italy for the World Junior National Championship. Ashlee finished 3rd in the 400m run and receives a bronze medal. Ashlee received a gold medal as part of the world record breaking 4X400 Relay. Ashlee and her teammates broke the sixteen year old World Juniors record held by Germany.
Ashlee Kidd (Georgia Tech) has the second fastest women's junior (19 and under) 400m time in the world (51.76).
June 2004 -
Ashlee Kidd (Georgia Tech) wins the USATF Juniors 400m to become the 2004 USA Juniors 400m champion.
May 2004 -
Robert Clark (Edward Waters College) competes at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championship. Robert qualified in two events, the long jump and the 200m dash.
Neidra Covington (Boca Ceiga HS) finishes 2nd at State 3A Track and Field Championships in triple jump (38-09.50) and 3rd in the long jump (18-05.00).
April 2004 -
Ashlee Kidd (Georgia Tech) wins the 400m dash at Florida Relays and is a member of the 4x200 relay that breaks school (Georgia Tech) record.
Ashlee Kidd (Georgia Tech) wins two titles at the ACC Outdoor Championships in Chapel Hill, NC.
The freshman captures titles in the 400m and 200m dash.
Ashlee Kidd (Georgia Tech) voted ACC Outdoor Rookie of the Year
March 2004 -
Ashlee Kidd (Georgia Tech) win ACC 400m title at the ACC Indoor Championship, and finishes 6th in 200m dash.
Ashlee Kidd (Georgia Tech) voted ACC Indoor Rookie of the Year.