G-Town Striders qualify for national meet


Multiple Gonzales youth athletes will be making their way to Greensboro, NC for the AAU Junior Olympic Games 2019 after competing at the qualifiers last weekend.

The following athletes qualified in these respective events:

  • Janaelya White - Discus, Shot Put, Turbo
  • Janice White - Discus, Shot Put, Turbo
  • Kea’Anna White – Turbo
  • Veronica Moreno – 800-meter, 1500-meter
  • Donovan Steen – Turbo
  • Malik LaBlanc – Turbo
  • Jermane Upshaw - Discus, Shot Put, Turbo
  • Joe White Jr. – 100-meter, 400-meter

The Striders totaled three gold medals, seven silver medals and five bronze medals at the South Texas Region 19 qualifier.

The Junior Olympic Games take place from July 24 – Aug. 3. Information on fundraising to send the athletes to Greensboro, NC will be shared as soon as it’s available.