North Jersey Navigators Compete in Junior Track & Field National Championships in WI Print
Written by John Hamre   


The North Jersey Navigators’ performance at the 2016 Junior Nationals Championships in Wisconsin was outstanding!!.  They brought 14 athletes to the Junior Nationals and the team netted 146 medals (105 Gold, 27 Silver, and 14 Bronze).  They also set 18 new national records and once again placed 1st on the Large Team category.  This is the result of all our hard work; dedication and commitment to the North Jersey Navigators Paralympic Sport Program.


In addition, one of their junior elite athletes, Miguel Jimenez-Vergara, was selected as member of the Junior USA Team that participated last month at the 2016 IWAS World Junior Games in Prague.  Miguel won 8 Medals (7 Gold and 1 Silver) and won the 2016 IWAS Outstanding Athlete Award.   Also, one of their elite athletes, Gianfranco Iannotta, was selected as a member of the USA Paralympic Team that will be participating next month at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.  Gianfranco is currently ranked #2 in the world in the 100 meters for the T52 class.  The Navigators coaching staff is extremely pleased with the way the team members continue to improve and excel in adaptive sports and we are very proud of our accomplishments competing at national and International levels.  Special thanks to all the volunteers and to Jimmy Cuevas who works tirelessly for the team each year.


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Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 22:07