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.

Another Memorial Day at Mark Trail

Premier Athletics wins 2nd consecutive Girls Class Championship

Tenae' and Coach Charles with the Girls Trophy

May 24-25, 2014

Atlanta, GA

In the final meet before Junior Olympic Qualifying, Team Premier made an apperance in the 8th Annual Mark Trail Memorial Day Invitational. In one of the most competitive and reknown summer meets in the country, teams from all over the southeast convened on Westlake High School to compete against some of the best competition in the region. Once again, the meet did not disappoint.


Most Outstanding Performer

Adrienne Gilbert tied for the Most Outstanding Performer of the Young Women 17-18 year old division. Adrienne won the Discus throw with an effort of 88-09, which set a new meet record. In addition, she took second place in the Javelin and third place in the Shot Put. "This was a great way for Adrienne to start the summer. She recently graduated and accepted a scholarship to Stillman College (AL), and to win an award like this for her performance is a good start to the sendoff we want her to have in her last year with us. We all are extremely proud", said Coach Charles. 


Tenae' Grigsby breaks two records

Also putting up an outstanding performance was Tenae' Grigsby. She broke two meet rcords, first in the 400m Dash. On Day One, she posted a nation's best time of 56.32 in besting a challenging field that included last year's USATF National Champion. Then in Day Two, she repeated that feat by posting 2:16.94 in the 800m Run. She also made the final in the 200m Dash in a field that included last year's national Champion as well as a few other national finalists. "I think the announcer Tony Dunning put it best.... She looks like she is on a mission this year!", said Coach Charles

Personal Bests Abound

Other great performance kept coming all weekend. Kayla Hunt turned in personal best performances in the 100m and also made the 200m Dash final. Kayla qualified for the 100m final with a personal best of 12.73, and also ran the 200m final in 26.14, a season best. Faith Hill also turned in two personal best performances. She took 2nd place in the 800m Run with a personal best of 2:27.02. She also displayed her versatility as an athlete by qualifying for the 200m Dash final in a field that might be one of the best outside of a national Championship. She turned in a personal best of 27.72, taking 8th place in a field that included a reigning national champion, and four other national finalists.

For the Boys, Greg Hill turned in personal bests in the 200m and 400m dash. His 400m performance of 52.95 garnered him a fourth place finish, and probably a Top 10 ranking in the country. Later in Day One, he also ran a photo finish 200m Dash in 24.06, his best. It turned out to be 9th overall, having him miss the final. "I think this was the best one day performance I've seen in Greg over his short track career. Though he's probably not pleased with the results as far as placing, it was really a gutsy performance, and I'm real proud of him," said Coach Charles. In a delightful performance, Chase Bohannon found himself in the awards for the first time! At 6 years old, he turned in a personal and season best time of 40.39 to take 4th place. "Overall, the team really excelled this weekend. Chase's award winning performance was an inspiration for us all, but of all our entries, only two performances didn't end up being an athlete's personal best! And of those two, both were season bests. So we're very proud of how we performed, and are excited about Junior Olympics qualifying. Our entire family should be very proud of what we did this weekend!", said Coach Charles


Girls Team Wins Class C Championship

At the end of competition, the Premier Girls team came away with the Class C (25 or less athletes) Team Championship. This is the 2nd year in a row the team has come away with this accomplishment. "We are very proud of our girls for their performances to achieve this feat. We hope we can continue to build on this success this year", said coach Charles.