Tierra is jumping for joy — and into the record books. In May, she broke two long jump world records in the sub-bantam age group (a 13' 91⁄4 " non-wind-aided jump and a 14' 1⁄4 " wind-aided jump). Tierra is also an AAU national champion in an event that combines a 55-meter sprint, a 200-meter sprint, and a high jump competition. But winning isn’t the only fun part of competing for Tierra. “My track friends are really cool,” she says. “They are really fast, like me!”
Jared finished the season with a .905 batting average for his Little League team. In April, he won the overall title at his local Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit, and Run skills competition. Jared is also a black belt in taekwondo and has won the Capital Dragon Yong-in Martial Arts tournament in sparring for the past two years.
The defensive MVP for the Teays Valley Vikings football team, Neal averaged six tackles a game and led his team to the championship last season. A three-sport athlete, Neal averaged 23 points and 18 rebounds for his basketball team and batted .666 for his baseball team. He was also selected for his school’s sportsmanship committee.
In April, Kelsie was named the female MVP of the prep division at the National Wheelchair Basketball Association Championships for her positive attitude and sportsmanship. She also won MVP at the West Coast Conference Junior Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, in which she led her team to the prep division championship.