Mission Statement

To provide Metro Atlanta youth athletes with the opportunity to pursue the sport of track and field and provide them with all the tools to compete at a championship level.


Vision Statement

To provide opportunities for youth through track and field that transitions them into the consummate student/athlete at the collegiate level. Through our programs, we aim to develop world class athletes not just in talent, but also in character, strength, and intelligence. We strive for our athletes to be scholarship athletes on, and off the track.

Cross Country National Championship Recap

AAU National XC Championship in Orlando, FL

The Premier Athletics Cross Country team took the first two weeks in December to complete their inaugural season and to attempt to fulfill their season goals in both National Championships: AAU and USATF. 


The team had some high aspirations for the AAU XC National Championship, held in the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL. Particularly in the Bantam age group, the team was looking for five Top 25 performance, and even possibly two to three on the medal stand. In addition, our three older athletes were looking to complete some very impressive seasons with Top 40 performances for the first time in the short careers. "With the weather being almost perfect, I think our anticipation was very high this year", said Coach Muhammad. "Like always, we had high expectations, and the team did not disappoint."

Sam (in Black/Center) during AAU Natl's
In the Youth age division, Samuel Wells got it kicked off for the team. Sam achieved his Top 40 goal by finishing 39th in 16:38, about 45 seconds off his best time this season. However, this time was also better than 45 seconds over last year's National Championship performance. And this was also while he was fighting through an injury. "This season, Sam has put in the work. And he has really progressed. But to see him reach our National goal while still nursing an injury shows the development of his competitive nature. He's really coming along, and soon we're going to put together an injury free season. He was well within a Top 30 finish this season, and we're going to carry that momentum into Track season", says Coach Muhammad. 
Alexia Wilson during her race at AAU Natl's

Alexia Wilson finished 55th this year in the move up to the Sub-Youth age division. Coming off a very impressive season as the Georgia District Champion, Alexia didn't have her best performance at Nationals. "Though we didn't perform the way we wanted for Lexi, her season was a success beyond our expectations. She's ready to take the next step in becoming a National Class Athlete", says Coach Muhammad.


In the Midget age group, Nasir Muhammad placed 34th, achieving his Top 40 goal and shattering his personal best on the National course in 11:59. His time almost 2 minutes better than his race two years ago at Nationals. "Nasir wanted to focus on running only this year and next; no basketball or football. His performance show me he's ready to excel as a track athlete", said Coach Muhammad.

Bantam Girls (Mya, Rayevan & Faith) show off their medals
The Bantam Girls made their first trip ever to AAU Nationals and put a stamp on an impressive season. Faith Hill led the girls with a 12th place finish, with Rayevan Freeman not far behind in 17th place. And with a furious finish, Mya Solomon finished 29th, just missing her Top 25 goal. "This was Faith and Rayevan's first time ever running Cross Country, and Mya's first trip to Nationals in XC. We had some high aspirations and I feel we just missed on a few, but overall they ran great and all produced great seasons", said Coach Muhammad. "This should catapult them all into having great track seasons. The momentum they've built generates great expectations. It's the making of something special", added Coach Muhammad.
AAU Bantam Boys National XC Medal Stand
For the Bantam Boys, Jevon Leonard made his second trip in three years to the National Championship medal stand for AAU Cross Country Nationals. His 8th place finish and personal best on the AAU National course of 11:22 earned him a trip back to the medal stand. "I think the picture to the left says it all. While most kids are ecstatic about making the medal stand, Jevon is beginning to aspire to more. I think he knows that he's now an elite athlete and the pursuit of a National Championship is his goal. However, he's in elite company, and his accomplishment is one to be proud of. He's a National qualifier in 4 events in track, and also a finalist in XC. Not many athletes can say that", says Coach Muhammad.
Jevon (green hat) & Elijah (Blue hat) at USATF XC Nationals

Elijah Gray wrapped up an impressive AAU season with a 16th place finish in the AAU XC championship. "We had medal stand aspirations for Eli as well. But all in all, he had a great performance for his first trip to AAU XC Nationals. You can't underestimate experience in meets of this size and stature. And I believe that is the only thing he was missing in Orlando. He'll be back next year and I'm sure he's already reserved his spot on the medal stand next year", said Coach Muhammad.

A week after competing in Orlando, four athletes traveled back to Myrtle Beach, SC to compete in the USATF National Cross Country Championship. With a much deeper field, and much colder weather, the team produced some respectable performances. Jevon Leonard led the way for the team with his 59th place finish in the Bantam Boys 3000m race, with Elijah Gray coming in not too far behind in 79th place. Jevon improved by 34 places over last year in this event. For the girls, Faith Hill garnered a Top 100 performance, finishing 95th in the Bantam Girls race. Mya Solomon finished 164th.