Chicago Park District Track & Field Team Takes Gold and Wins Numerous

All-American Titles at USATF Youth Indoor Championships in Louisville

The USATF National Youth Indoor Championships wrapped up three days of competition Sunday at the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center March 17-20 in Louisville, KY.  Hundreds of young athletes ages 7-18 from across the United States converged competing in six age-group divisions featuring a full array of track events and field events, including club relays.

The Chicago Park District’s Gately Park Athletic Club just returned with a mountain of gold and All-American titles!  In its first national championship competition against kids from all over the country, the south-side team took 7 National Champion titles with 13 members of the team receiving All-American status! 

The state-of-art Dr Conrad Worrill Track and Field Center opened in July 2020 during the pandemic with a dream to provide Chicago youth a first-class indoor training and competition site.  The Chicago Park District facility experienced its first full season in 2022 with major competitions such as the Big East Championships and Windy City Invitational collegiate events, various high school competitions as well as the City of Chicago Fastest Kids city-wide competition for younger competitors. The facility, operated by world-wide facility manager, ASM Global, recently launched its own running club, the Gately Park Athletic Club, to join team competitions.  The facility’s vision at the onset was to create programs that provide a source of pride for the local community with the potential to provide Chicago youth the resources and training to break personal records, facility records and possibly national records!   This vision is coming to fruition.

The facility is welcoming all youth from around Chicago either new to track and field or current participants to join in the training programs offered at the Dr Conrad Worrill Track and Field Center.  Find the perfect fit at

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Below are the team members taking national records and All-American titles.

National Champions

Boys 55m (13-14 Division) - Zion Morrison

Boys 55m Hurdles (13-14 Division) - Zion Morrison

Boys Long Jump (13-14 Division)- Zion Morrison

 Girls High Jump (13-14 Division)- Eva Lapys

Girls Long Jump (11-12 Division)- K'Saundra Frison

Girls 4x200 (13-14 Division)- Sydney Poole, Kortni Smith, Gabrielle Jones, Harmony Morgan

Girls 4x400 (11-12 Division)- K'Saundra Frison, Hannah-Joy Reed, Jordan Stennis, Eniece Danzy

All-American Titles:

13 Athletes awarded All-American titles (All-American Status is achieved by Finishing top 6 in their respective event)

  1. Zion Morrison
    1. Boys 55m (13-14 Division)
    2. Boys 55m Hurdles (13-14 Division)
    3. Boys Long Jump (13-14 Division)
  2. Eva Lapys
    1. Girls High Jump (13-14 Division)
    2. Girls Long Jump 3rd pl. (13-14 Division)
  3. K'Saundra Frison
    1. Girls Long Jump (11-12 Division)
    2. Girls 4x400 (11-12 Division)
  4. Sydney Poole
    1. Girls 4x200 (13-14 Division)
  5. Kortni Smith
    1. Girls 4x200 (13-14 Division)
  6. Gabrielle Jones
    1. Girls 4x200 (13-14 Division)
  7. Harmony Morgan
    1. Girls 4x200 (13-14 Division)
  8. Hannah-Joy Reed
    1. Girls 4x400 (11-12 Division)
  9. Jordan Stennis
    1. Girls 4x400 (11-12 Division)
  10. Eniece Danzy
    1. Girls 4x400 (11-12 Division)
  11. Autumn Bell
    1. Girls Long Jump 6th pl. (15-16 Division)
    2. Girls High Jump 5th pl. (15-16 Division)
  12. Miles Davis
    1. Boys Shot Put (13-14 Division)
  13. Kennedy Hall
    1. Girls Long Jump  4th pl. (8 & Under Division)
    2. Girls 200m 5th pl. (8 & Under Division)

Coaches: Craig Collins , Carinne Parker, Princess Smallwood, Robert Isaac