Seven-year-old Grace Howard of Katy recently competed in the 46th USATF Junior Olympics Track and Field Championships in Baltimore, MD along with 8,000 other youth at WAC Hughes Stadium on the campus of Morgan State.
Howard made it to the national competition after medaling in the qualifier and regional track meets in the 200-meter dash, 4×400-meter relay, and 4×100-meter relay. Howard ended the season as one of the top 25 200-meter runners in her age group nationally. She is a student at Alexander Elementary School.
Howard is pictured with two medals for her third-place finish in the 4×400-meter relay and eighth-place finish in the 4×100-metter relay in the sub-bantam age group (ages 8 and under). Howard and fellow members of the 4×400-meter relay team, including Ireyana Jefferson, JaNisha Johnson, Madisyn Woodfork, and alternate Autumn Brent competed against 19 other teams from across the nation. Howard and fellow members of the 4×100-meter relay team, including Lauren Moore, JaNisha Johnson, and Madisyn Woodfork competed against 25 other teams from across the nation.