Carmel Valley athletes medal at Junior Olympics qualifier


Carmel Valley athletes Lexanna Schultz and Charlotte Maher are two of 32 athletes from the Millennium Express Track Club who have medaled at USA Track and Field’s Region 15 Qualifier for their Junior Olympics National Championship meet.

The Region 15 Qualifier pits athletes from the San Diego/Imperial, Southern California, and Nevada Associations against one another for the right to advance to the national meet held in Jacksonville, Florida, where Lexanna and Charlotte will compete.

Both girls compete in the 13-14 girls age group this year. Lexanna, a 13-year-old entering eighth grade at Carmel Valley Middle School, took third place in the high jump with a jump of 1.50 meters (4 feet, 11 inches). Charlotte, a 14-year-old entering ninth grade at Canyon Crest Academy, medaled in three events, taking first place in the javelin with a throw of 37.10 meters, her third consecutive regional championship in that event.

She also took second place in the shot put with a throw of 11.33 meters, and fourth place in the discus with a throw of 28.05 meters, her personal record.