Asia Poe Makes Nationals and Places Second in the Heptathlon


Asia Poe just turned 15 years old on Tuesday and will be a 9th grader at Rosa Scott in the fall. On Thursday and Friday, July 10th and 11th she competed at the USATF Region 6 Championship Meet in Birmingham, Alabama held at Samford University. She finished in second place in the 15-16 year Heptathlon, a seven event contest, with 3698 points where she won two of the events, the 100 Meter Hurdles and High Jump. She finished second behind the winner, Erin Hines with 4104 points and finished a head of Kennedi Johnson with 3547 points.

“Asia was injured during the high school season and has worked hard at rehabbing and training for the USATF season. She competed well and had to win some events to make it to nationals. They take the top two from each region to the national meet” says her coach, Dennis Groll of Peak Performance Track Club based in Madison, Mississippi.

Asia states, “Track is life, it is painful, but that is what I do and that will never change!” She loves the High Jump and she says, “I like to jump and go in the air and bounce on the mat.” This young athlete works hard year round, competing in Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Outdoor Track for the Madison Central Teams in Mississippi. Keep a look out for her name as she is a rising start in the sport. 

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