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250 National Athletes
11 All Americans
4 National Records
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National Athletes: 149
National Medals: 43
All American: 3
2008: 3 athletes competed in Michigan.
2009: 6 athletes competed in Iowa, 1 national medal achieved.
2010: 9 athletes competed in Virginia, 2 national medals achieved.
2011: 12 athletes competed in Louisiana, 2 national medals achieved.
2012: 14 athletes competed in Texas, 2 national medals achieved.
2013: 19 athletes competed in Michigan, 3 national medals including 1 all-American gold medalist achieved. Texas Thunder Advanced 20 athletes on to AAU Junior Olympics while bringing home 20 medals: 11 gold, 5 silver, and 4 bronze achieved at the national qualifying meet.
2014: Texas Thunder Advanced 18 athletes on the AAU Junior Olympics in Iowa. This year we brought home 11 medals from the JOs, including 1 all-American gold medalist.
2015: 33 athletes competed in Virginia, 8 national medals achieved.
51 medals were achieved by our Texas Thunder athletes at the regional level, 21 gold, 19 silver and 11 bronze.
2017: This years outdoor season has been our most successful outdoor season thus far. 37 of our athletes qualified for the National meet in Michigan and 33 competed. First, I would like to break down the qualifiers and medals from regionals by events. In the 400m we have 1 qualifier with 1 silver medal. In the 800 we advanced 7 athletes and brought home 6 medals, 2 gold, 1silver, 2 bronze. In the 1500 we advanced 14 athletes and brought home 11 medals, 5 gold, 5 silver, and 1 bronze. In the triathlon, 2 athletes advanced while bringing home a gold and a silver. 3 pentathlon athletes advanced bringing 3 medals, 2 gold and 1 bronze. We had 6 steeplechase athletes compete, all advanced while bringing home 3 medals, 1 silver and 2 bronze. In the 3000, we advanced 10 athletes while bringing home 5 medals, 2 gold, and 3 silver. 2 hurdlers advance with 1 gold and 1 bronze. Both 4x800 relays advance and bringing home 4 silver and 4 bronze medal. Our 4x100 relay advanced. In the shot put, 3 athletes advanced with 3 medals, 1 silver and 2 bronze. Javelin athletes, 3 advanced and came home with 1 silver medal. Silver for our triple jump athlete. We advanced 2 high jumpers with 1 gold medal. One discuss athlete advanced to nationals. Our athletes brought home a total of 19 national medals, 1 all american, and 1 national record. Our race walker won All-American at the Club Championships in Florida. National Medal breakdown: 2nd place in the race walk, 5th place in the high jump, 7th place in the hurdles, 3rd, 5th, and 8th, in the 800m, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 2 6th place in the 1500, 4th and 6th place in the 2000m steeplechase, 1st-all american-natioinal record, 2nd, 3rd, and 2 6th place in the 3000m. We were also named one of the top 25 youth clubs in the nation. (read article here)