Mission Statement

To provide 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.

Premier Makes a Mark at Nationals

Premier Athletics earns 12 All-American designations

Coach Charles with the 4x800m Relay All-Americans

July 24-27, 2013

Greensboro, NC

In the final stop along the road to the USA Track & Field National Championship, Team Premier took 11 athletes to North Carolina A&T University for the 2013 USA Junior Olympics. With high aspirations, the team hoped to leave NC with a lot of hardware.


National Champion

Matthew Harris came into the competition with the #1 seeded time in the 80m Hurdles. Matt came through the rounds unblemished and unchallenged. And in the final, he delivered the first Gold medal for the team in the hurdles. "Last year Matt went into the AAU Junior Olympics with the #1 seed as well. However, he got bumped over a hurdles and ended up not making the final. Very disappointing. So it was great to see him come back strong this season and redemm himself", said Coach Charles. 


Tenae' Grigsby wins Runner-Up in 800m

Also challenging for a National Championship was Tenae' Grigsby. Tenae' won her preliminary heat to qualify for the 800m final. Once in the final, Tenae' took control of the race with 250m left to go. Rounding for the final stretch, she was passed by fellow Georgia athlete Emoni Coleman, who became the eventual Champion. However, Tenae' finished with a peronsal best time of 2:15.91. "This was an outstanding race. I'm so very proud of Tenae' and how she competing....they way they distanced themselves from the field by over 4 plus seconds is astounding!", said Coach Charles

Tenae' Grigsby on the 11-12 Girls 800m Medal Stand

Other All-Americans

Leading off the week for Premier Athletics was the Girls 11-12 4x800m relay team. They came in as the 5th seed, but looked compete for it all. Evanna Green led off the team and put them in great position for the title. Then rounding out the relay was Mya Solomon, Rayevan Freeman, with Faith Hill anchoring the team home. In a fierce battle during the race, the team came home with a 4th place finish, and a season best time of 10:31.0. "This team has only been challenged once this season before this championship. So this was really only their second test all year. I love the way they responded and am really proud of their accomplishment", said Coach Charles.


Joshua Parker grabbed two All-American medals in the 800m Run and the 1500m Run. His 800m performance of 2:43.13 gained him 8th place, and his run of 5:36.82 earned him 5th place in the 1500m Run. "These were great performances for Josh, being that he's 7 yrs. old competing against mostly 8 year old athletes. He can hopefully come back next year and challenge for a couple of National Championships", said Coach Charles.


The other All-Americans were the 11-12 Girls 4x400m Relay team. Led by Tenae' Grigsby, Faith Hill, Kayla Hunt, and Jazmin Williams, this team came out of the prelims with the #2 seed for the finals. In the finals, they came away with a 7th place finish. Despite missing their goal, the team culminated a great year. "We had some confusion at the meet on the timing of the final. And that defnitely affected our preparation for the final. But in all, I'm proud of this relay team! They battled all year to be the best, and to me, they are!", said Coach Charles.


Also making a huge achievement was Kayla Hunt. She made it all the way to the Semi-Finals of the 200m Dash, finishing 17th overall. And Jamal Ellis rounded out his USATF season with a 14th place finish in the Discus, and an 11th place finish in the Shot Put. Lastly, our Regional Runner-Up 4x100m 11-12 Girls team ended up 13th overall, missing the final by 0.67 seconds. "If we could have duplicated our performance at Regionals, we would have been in. But those are the breask sometimes...but another great relay team that I'm very proud of", said Coach Charles. This sprint relay team consisted of Jazmin Williams, Kayla Hunt, Faith Hill, and Serenity Long.