The Team Wichita Elite Track Club left their competition in the dust at the Fort Hays AAU qualifier, finishing with 53 kids eligible for the regional meet.
Team Wichita Elite will travel to Bentonville, AR to participate in the regional qualifier, with those who qualify advancing to nationals in Humble, TX.
Wichita Elite swept the relays at Fort Hays, with each age group taking home the gold. In addition, Team Elite had multiple individual runners win gold.
“We focus on our athletes being mentally and physically ready for any race, and that mentality transfers into their everyday lives,” said Nikki Wilkins, a coach for the Elite.
Wichita Elite produces world-class athletes, including Elijah Mosley, a 6A 200m state champion, and All-American. Nayeli Carter, another young Elite standout, won the 10-year-old girls 100m and 200m at this year’s districts.
Team Elite was founded in 2001 by Pierre Wilkins and Brent Echols, both of whom are still active with the club. Pierre’s son, J.P., currently the team’s head coach, ran for the Elite as a child.
J.P. and his wife Coach Nikki both had successful collegiate track careers after running for the Elite.
“Track is the foundation to life and all sports, by it being an individual sport you’re going to get out what you put in everytime,” said Coach J.P.
Team Wichita Elite’s coaches bring to the team a variety of experience and training techniques they use to help develop the team’s athletes.
To find out more information or to sign your child up for the indoor season, visit their website https://www.teamwichitaelite.com