2004: Aris Richburg
A member of the Striders for 3 years. A two time JO Regional Champion in
the 100 (2003, 2004), Runner-Up in the 200 (2002). A two time district JO Champion
(100, 400) in (2003, 2004), Regional Runner-Up (400) in 2004. Three time National JO
qualifier (2003 (200), 2003-2004 (100, 400). Competed in the 2004 USATFA Youth
Outdoor Nationals (100, 400). Aris is a freshman at Howland High School.
2004: Audra Frimpong
A member of the Striders for 2 years. A two
time District and Regional JO Champion (100, 200, LJ). Two time JO National
Qualifier (2003 (LJ), 2004 (100, 200, LJ). Competed in the 2004 USATFA Youth Outdoor
Nationals (100, 200). Audra is a freshman at Canfield High School.
2004: Brandon Simpson
A member of the Striders for 5 years, competing in the Midget, Youth and
Intermediate Divisions. Brandon was a District JO Champion in the 100 (2004) and a
two time Regional Champion in the 200 (2003, 2004) and competed in two JO Nationals (2003,
2004). Brandon is a Sophomore at Warren G. Harding High School.
2004: Coach "JT"
Founder of the Striders, has served as its President and Head Coach for
the past 27 years. Coach Thornton has been an active runner and competitor since
1982, competing in the 100, 200, 400, 800, LJ, HJ, TG, and many Road Races. Coach
Thornton was an active participant in the Northeast Track and Field Federation, the Wayne
Russell Meet as well as the Ohio Games and Steubenville July 4th Classic. Since his
retirement in 2001, JT has been competing in District Senior Olympics. He was a
three time silver medalist in the 100 (2002-2003-2003).
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