Mercury Youth Organization, Inc.
During the 40-year history MTC has had more young people qualify for the Region III Junior Olympics and National championships than any other track club in the state of Georgia, and as many as any track club in Region III (the southeastern United States). The Club's success records, as measured by traditional track club standards, are many and significant.
• In 1978, a relay member of MTC became the first person in Georgia state history to win a gold medal at the National Junior Olympics. • In 1983, MTC had more young people (53) qualify for the Region III Junior Olympics than any other club.
• In 1984, a member of MTC became the first person in Georgia history to win two gold medals and a bronze medal at a National Junior Olympics. That year, a MTC member also became another first in Georgia history to win a gold and a silver at both TAC and AAU National Junior Olympics. Also during 1984, MTC continued its domination of track and field in the State of Georgia. This was evident by the Club's qualification rate for Regional and National Junior Olympics.
• MTC had 57 youth qualify for the TAC Regional Junior Olympics; 16 of those youth (ages 15 and up) went on to qualify for the TAC National Junior Olympics.
• MTC had 69 youth qualify for the AAU regional Junior Olympics; 20 of them (ages 15 and up) went on to qualify for the AAU National Junior Olympics.
• In 1985 and 1986, many MTC athletes set and broke several track and field records in both AAU and TAC associations at the State, Regional and National levels.
• In 1987, the sole representative for the State of Georgia was a MTC athlete who traveled extensively in Europe as part of the U.S. track team.
• During the past 13 years, MTC has had more young people qualify for Region III and National Championships than any other track club in Georgia, and as many as any track club in Region III.
• MTC members hold more State, Regional and National records than any other track club in Georgia; and the number of National records held by Club members compares favorable to that of any other Region III club. At one National meet, for instance, MTC established 5 National records.
• Some MTC members, based upon their performance, have ranked in the top three nationally in their age group; many were ranked as number one!
• MTC members, while participating in the Royal Knight Invitational Relays, won 13 of 15 entered and established meet records in each of those 13 relays.
These parameters are used to measure the degree of success of a traditional track club, and if Mercury were a traditional club, it would achieve a perfect score on the success scale.
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