Local Waza athletes shine at national meet

Local Waza athletes shine at national meet

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Local Waza athletes shine at national meet

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Commerce Township’s Akshay Reddy earned plenty of medals at the AAU Youth Indoor National Championships.

Commerce Township’s Akshay Reddy earned plenty of medals at the AAU Youth Indoor National Championships.

The Waza Track Club competed in the AAU 14-Under Youth National Championship track meet March 7-8 at Bowen Field House at Eastern Michigan University.

Twenty athletes from the club competed and earned 34 medals by finishing in the top eight.

Indoor National Champions included:

Victoria Heiligenthal (14) Commerce Township – Triple AAU Youth Indoor National Champion, 800 meters (2:21.46), 1,600 (5:17.60) and 3,000 (10:52.66). He was also on the 1,600 relay to finish second.

Akshay Reddy (13) Commerce Township – Triple AAU Youth Indoor National Champion, 800 (2:18.94), 1,600 (5:08.92) and 3,000 (10:10.72).

Other top performances included:

Lily Wilczewski (12) Northville, 1,600 (2nd, 5:55.77), 3,000 (3rd, 12:09.23)

Madeline Rehm (14) Commerce Township, 1,600 (2nd, 5:53.82), 3,000 (2nd, 11:33.62), 800 (8th) and part of 1,600 runner-up relay.

Saanvi Reddy (10) Commerce Township, long jump (2nd, 9-10), 1,600 (5th) and 800 relay (5th).

Daryn Lobingier (14) Northville, high jump (2nd, 4-2) and 60 hurdles (7th)

Josh Momeyer (14) Livonia, 800 (2nd, 2:11.76) and 400 (6th).

Bo Anderson (12) Clarkston, 3,000 (2nd, 11:54.7), 1,600 (3rd, 5:56.21) and 800 (5th).

Tejas Shivaraman (12) Novi, shot put (2nd, 16-5.25).

Abby Knox (14) Milford, 1,600 relay (2nd) and 400 (7th).

Anna Nagelhaut (14) Plymouth, 1,600 (2nd), 800 (7th) and 3,000 (3rd, 12:29.81).

Zoe Morrow (9) Farmington Hills, 60 (7th) and 4×200 (5th).

Aishwarya Shivaraman (10) Novi, 800 relay (5th).

Amrita Shivaraman (10) Novi, 800 relay (5th).

Bella Haynes (11) Dearborn, 3,200 (3rd, 12:16.93) and 1,600 (5th).

Grace Hoover (12) Wixom, 1,600 (7th).

Rylee Lukes (13) Highland, 3,000 (4th), 1,600 (5th) and 800 (7th).

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