March brought our first local track meet of 2020 along with an air of excitement as many new and long-standing clubs showed up, making the meet anything but stealthy. Although it was windy, the 60 degree temperatures made for a nice day at the track. After weeks of practicing, our young Las Vegas Elite Runners were ready for some competition. This year we have several new runners that bring a lot of energy, joy, and swag to our team. Some ran but several others will compete later as they become more
The Las Vegas Elite Runners traveled to Flagstaff, Arizona for their first meet of the 2020 season. This year there was no snow - thank God. This made for a beautiful trip. Northern Arizona offers so much outdoor beauty and Native American culture. We had a chance to visit Sedona and experience the local art, people and outdoors nature. All were something to behold. On the track, our experience was just as good as parents and grandparents spent quality time with their young athlete’s and watched them compete in a great
On November 16, 2019, the Las Vegas Elite Runners participated in the USATF Nevada Association Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships to advance to the Region 15 Championships in Escondido, CA. The following Las Vegas Elite Runners advanced: Roland Johns-Clemmons (U8) Christoph Clemmons (U8) Jordan Gowdy (9-10) Lilianah Davis (11-12) Jeramiah Davis (13-14) Kaiyah Davis-Mitchell (15-16) Congratulations!!!
On Sunday November 10, 2019, the Las Vegas Elite Runners participated in the San Diego RoadRunners Cross Country meet and got a glimpse of the regional course. The course at Kit Carson Park offered a nice variation of dirt, grass, soft gravel and concrete running surfaces. The shaded trees, two cascading hills and a long-fast downhill drop presented a nice challenge for our runners. Roland ran well and learned a few lessons in his race. After not paying attention and getting left behind at the start, he had to work hard to move
For the second year in a row, the Las Vegas Elite Runners participated in the Danny Gans Memorial Champions Run For Life in support of the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NVCCF) who assist families with children diagnosed with a debilitating disease or critical illness and adults touched by cancer. LVER participates in this event because it is for a great cause, is well run and presents an outstanding, festive environment for our kids. Most importantly, everyone offered positive words of encouragement and praise to each other. Please visit www.nvccf.org for
As we journey through life, we sometimes find ourselves experiencing the unexpected that brings a smile to our face. On this Saturday, on the first weekend of November 2nd, I went to see the Las Vegas Elite Runners. It was not a Las Vegas Elite Runners athlete that caught my attention or a top finisher on this day, it was a Flyin Kiwis runner in the boys 9-10 race. While I do not know his name, he left a profound impact on me. Why? Because he was repeating the Lord’s Prayer over and
On Saturday, July 13, 2019, the Las Vegas Elite Runners held their year end awards celebration. It was a wonderful time for one and all with the evening highlighted by games, music, food and fun. Most importantly we were able to recognize the outstanding performances of our athletes this year in the presence of family and friends. Congratulations to the following athletes for making this a special year for everyone and setting the bar high. Leadership Award - Kaiyah Davis-Mitchell Heart & Soul Award - Jordan Gowdy Most Improved Athlete Award - Lilianah Davis Runner