It isn't too far-fetched to tell you about Central West Ender Audrey Cage on the day the Summer Olympics open in London. Someday we may be watching her compete in the Olympic Games. Today, Audrey, age 9, is boarding a bus with other hopeful contenders heading to the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Houston, Texas. (Those of you who attended Wednesday night's Movie on the Plaza were introduced to Audrey's fabulous parents, Diann and Lance, during the "CWE Love Stories" feature shown before When Harry Met Sally.)
Audrey attends Dewey International Studies Elementary School, and is a member of the Police Athletic League's (PAL) Track Club. The St. Louis region has a strong tradition of success in track and field events. The PAL Track Club practices 4-5 days a week, sometimes twice a day, on the track at St. Louis University. Audrey runs the 100m and 200m dash, and excels in the High Jump. She placed 2nd in her age group in the National Qualifier for the High Jump--the top 5 go to the Jr. Olympics. She also made it to the finals in the National Qualifier in both running events, finishing 8th (100m) and 7th (200m), but only the top 5 go to the Jr. Olympics.
The Junior Olympic Games are held from July 28 until August 4. Good luck Audrey! Bring home the Gold!!!