Bond, Tigner earn trip to National Junior Olympics

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Isaiah Bond is heading to the National Junior Olympics.

The 8-year old from Fortson took first place in the 100 meter dash, and finished second in the 200 and the long jump at the Region 3 Meet in Newport News, VA last weekend. Those finishes have earned the third-grader from New Mountain Elementary a berth in the national meet.

In addition, 10-year old Ashanti Tigner, Bond's teammate on the West Georgia Jets, finished second in the girls 100 meter dash and fourth in the girls 400 to earn a spot at nationals, as did the Jets' sub-bantam relay team (8-under), who took fourth place.

The USA Track & Field Junior Olympics begin July 23 in Baltimore.