Athletics Joel Ferrell 2013 Award Winners
The AAU Athletics Committee is proud to announce the following six athletes as the 2013 Joel Ferrell Award winners: Brandon Miller (Track), Daesha Rogers (Track), Jeremy McDuffie (Field), Lloydricia Cameron (Field), Steele Wasick (Multi-Events), and Kendell Williams (Multi-Events).
Brandon Miller is an 11 year oId from O’Fallon, MO. He competed in the 2013 AAU Junior Olympic Games with Ultimate Speed Academy. Brandon received three gold medals at this year’s event in the 800m run, 1500m run, and 3000m run. He also currently holds the records for the 9 year old boys 800m run, 10 year old boys 800m and 1500m run, and broke the record this year in the 11 year old boys 800m and 1500m run.
Daesha Rogers is a 14 year old from Miami, FL who competes with the Metro-Dade Track Club. She received four gold medals at the 2013 AAU Junior Olympic Games in the 400m dash, 800m run, 1500m run, and the 4x400m relay. She also currently holds 9 AAU Junior Olympic Games records, including one for the 14 year old girls 800m run which she broke this year with a time of 2:08.15. In addition to her success at the 2013 AAU Junior Olympic Games, Daesha also received three gold medals at the 2013 AAU Club Championships and was the 2012 Joel Ferrell Award winner for Track.
Jeremy McDuffie is a 16 year old from Snellville, GA. He competed in the 2013 AAU Junior Olympic Games with Lightning Spikes Track Club. He received two gold medals at this year’s event in the 15-16 Year Old Boys long jump and triple jump with distances of 22 feet 8.5 inches and 48 feet 2.5 inches, respectively. He also placed 4th in the 110m hurdles. Jeremy also medaled at the 2013 AAU Club Championships, where he placed 1st in the long jump and triple jump and placed 3rd in the 400m hurdles.
Lloydricia Cameron is a 17 year old from Miami, FL who also competes with the Metro-Dade Track Club. She received 2 gold medals at the 2013 AAU Junior Olympic Games in the 17-18 year old women’s shot put and discus. Lloydricia threw a distance of 43 feet 9.75 inches in the shot put and 144 feet 8 inches in the discus.
Steele Wasick is a 17 year old from Medina, OH. He competed in the 2013 AAU Junior Olympic Games Multi-Events with West Akron Track Club. He placed 1st in the 17-18 year old men’s Decathlon with a final score of 7037. Of his 10 events, he finished 1st in five, including the 100m dash, 400m dash, 110m hurdles, high jump, and long jump.
Kendell Williams is an 18 year old from Kennesaw, GA who competes with The Heat Track Club. She placed 1st at the 2013 AAU Junior Olympic Games in the 17-18 year old women’s Heptathlon with a score of 4900. In addition to her success at the 2013 AAU Junior Olympic Games, Kendell also holds four (4) AAU Junior Olympic Games records in the 13 year old girls 100m hurdles, the 14 year old girls 100m and 200m hurdles, and the 15-16 year old girls heptathlon. Kendell was also the recipient of the 2011 Joel Ferrell Award for Multi-Events.
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