The national 2015 AAU Track and Field championships are over, and sprinter Marcell Anderson has begun his training and conditioning ritual before his spikes can cool off.
Marcell, 12, the “Old Man” in the Richmond Grinders Track and Field Club, is already setting his blocks in preparation for his seventh season of competition.
After several years of being one of the dominant young runners in the East Bay, the speedster encountered athletic challengers who bested him in every event recently at the 2015 AAU Junior Olympic Championships.
The rude awakening experienced made him revaluate his entire approach to the sport and rededicate himself to the mission of ultimately becoming an Olympic Gold Medal champion.
“The level of competition was amazing and it made me realize that I have so much work to do before next season, said Marcell Anderson.
He has decided to embrace the punishing demands of the 400 meters as a way to enhance his 100- and 200-meter performances.
The Post News Group regrets errors in the article about Marcell Anderson that were published in last week’s newspaper.