Oak Park junior Cameron Cooper is in Houston this week for the 2016 AAU Junior Olympics. He competed in the 17-18 800m prelims on Monday along with Motor City TC teammate De'Karyea Freeman, and they posted the fastest qualifying times. The 800m finals will be run on Wednesday.
Event 72 Men 800 Meter Run 17-18 years old 12 Advance: Top 1 Each Heat plus Next 6 Best Times =================================================================== National: N 1:49.78 8/1/2012 Charles Jones, Ferguson, MO Name Year Team Prelims H# =================================================================== Preliminaries 1 Cameron Cooper 99 Detroit, MI 1:53.22Q 3 2 De'Karyea Freeman 98 Detroit, MI 1:53.51Q 2 3 Matthew Hernandez 99 San Antonio, TX 1:55.59Q 4 4 Kamil Jihad 99 Chester, PA 1:57.09Q 5 5 Josh Branch 97 Killeen, TX 1:57.16Q 1
The Motor City duo didn't stop there. They hit the track again this morning to easily sweep the top 2 podium spots in the timed finals of the 1500m, being the only two athletes to break four minutes.
Cooper & Freeman interviewed after winning the 2016 SMR Outdoor National Championship in a US #1 3:23.66.