Warner Robins AAU track team turning up the ‘Intensity’

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – An Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) track team is bringing the intensity this year after a less-than-stellar performance at the 2014 Junior Olympics.

Intensity Athletics, coached by former Air Force Track & Field team member Hoy Thurman III, sent more than a dozen athletes to the event in Des Moines, Iowa, but they came back empty handed.  Despite high hopes for success, they didn’t even bring home one medal.

This year, they’ve adopted the slogan “Unfinished Business.”

“I think in Junior Olympics, it’s the top nine or something like that that get a medal, and like none of us got medals,” says eighth grade athlete Elijah Reynolds. “We barely made it to the second round, so he (Thurman) wants us to actually get to the finals and have somebody medal at Junior Olympics this year.”

There are athletes in the program from 18 years old all the way down to eight. It’s open to both boys and girls.

Before this year, third grader Bristol Whitley had only competed in recreation leagues.

“It’s more hard on you than rec,” she says. “Like, in rec, they were kind of easy, but now, it’s intensity.”

If you’d like to get your kid involved with Intensity Athletics, visit their Facebook page.

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