Who they are: The Running Tigers, a Dallas youth track team that competed in the AAU Junior Olympics.
What happened: Three athletes won gold medals – 10-year-old Alexis Duncan of Lancaster in the 80-meter hurdles in the sub-midget girls division, 15-year-old Kenneth Minkah in the long jump and 110 high hurdles for the intermediate boys division and Timothy Young in 110 high hurdles for the young men division. Devin Fields and Taije Jordan each won two bronze medals, and Adrianne Mosby and Young each won one bronze medal.
Inside the accomplishments: Duncan's time of 12.88 was nine-hundredths of a second off the national record for her age group. Minkah had barely practiced the long jump before winning his gold in the event.
Right now: Young, a college freshman, will run track at Texas State. Minkah and Mosby are juniors at DeSoto, where Mosby runs cross country in addition to track. Fields and Jordan go to Lancaster.
Coach said: This was a noteworthy year. I've never had this many people in the finals. We've never had more than two gold medals. – coach Fahim Minkah