Two Miss-Lou tracksters headed to National Junior Olympics in Sacramento
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 24, 2001
A couple of Louisiana leapers will be looking to make the next jump on the national track scene.
Adam Trevillion and Tyler Glynn of the Miss-Lou Track Club are headed to Sacramento, Calif., to compete in the National Junior Olympics, July 25-29.
Trevillion, a sophomore at Huntington High, won the high jump at the regional competition with a leap of five feet and eight and three-quarters inches.
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Glynn, 11, qualified in the 80m hurdles by taking second place with a time of 16.3 seconds.
Miss-Lou Track Club coach Paul Glynn has helped the two athletes get ready for their appearance on the national stage.
He said just getting to the national meet will benefit Trevillion and Glynn, his son, in the future.
&uot;As far as having the competitive edge, this gives it to them,&uot; said Glynn, &uot;(People) say, ‘You can’t substitute experience.’&uot;
Trevillion’s winning high jump at the regional was a career best in competition. The humble Hound isn’t expecting to win the national title, but he’s hoping to have a good time.
&uot;I just want to go there and see what I can do,&uot; said Trevillion, a Waterproof resident who also plays football.
Trevillion began high jumping two years ago. &uot;I told (coach) I wanted to do the high jump because it looked fun,&uot; Trevillion said.
Trevillion is going to Sacramento on his will and determination. After track season was over in May, Trevillion has had to be personally responsible for his workouts, which he completes about every other day. Coach Glynn and Trevillion have only met for a joint workout twice this year.
Glynn said he expects Trevillion to qualify for the Mississippi Private School Association state tournament for the next three years.
&uot;If he can perform in Sacramento, he can perform in Jackson,&uot; Glynn said.
Tyler Glynn followed a similar path, balancing another sport with his workout schedule.
&uot;Tyler had to juggle this and playing Little League baseball,&uot; Paul Glynn said. He added that not too many children are as self-motivated as Tyler, balancing two sports in the middle of summer.
Tyler should pick up the same experience that Trevillion will gain. &uot;He’s going to be stepping onto an Olympic oval track with 45 of the best in the nation,&uot; Paul Glynn said.
Tyler also participated in the pentathlon at the regional meet, placing fifth. Like Trevillion, Tyler doesn’t believe he’ll come away a champion, but is just as excited.
&uot;It’s going to be a lot of people watching,&uot; said Tyler. &uot;I’m just going to try and run my race.&uot;
He also looks to make a career in track. In the future, he said he wants to become a high jumper and a long jumper. He also has his sights set on the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Paul Glynn just hopes the two tracksters come away with a little more knowledge from the experience.
&uot;This puts them in a group of people that are all good,&uot; he said. &uot;Maybe Adam will pick up a warm-up drill. Maybe Tyler will pick up a technique drill.&uot;