Mount Vernons Track and Field team has ranked #15 in the country, and shall be competing at New Balance Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina. New Balance Nationals is one of the largest and most important track meets in the U.S.A. The team will be competing in an event we have only participated in once. We have now become even faster and believe our chances at winning are even higher. We have not been able to run the event again due to an abundance of injuries. But we were strong enough to run a time that has now ranked us #15 in the country. Even through the injuries athelete's have stepped up and improved drastically to keep the team functioning. Khalid Armstrong, Joshua Zincke, Jason Perlaza, and Spencer Seide have also been able to qualify for another event which is the 4x400 meter relay. D'shaun Ricketts has also qualified for his very own event, the hammer throw, where he will be competing against almost 100 other athletes to become U.S.A National Champion. Tyrese Moore will also be attending to run with Jason Perlaza, Spencer Seide and Joshua Zincke as we compete to move up the rankings from U.S #15 to U.S #1.Our team has overcome many obstacles, from injuries to trying to fundraise money to compete, and travel to these high level competitions. We have trained extremely hard and even stay after normal practice hours to make sure we are at peak condition. But as we put our focus towards fundraising it can sometimes get in the way of our practice. If we reach our goal and raise more than enough money, that extra money will go to the next year MVHS Track and Field National Qualifiers so they can stay focused on their training and not have to worry about financial issues. So we please ask you to support us and donate anything you can, as we start our journey at becoming National Champions and bringing this great honor back to our community.