Some Zodiacs girls received their Valentine gifts early. Zodiacs athletes won Educational Grants worth $750, an interview on the Good Morning America Show, some beautiful trophies and a Millrose Games medal.
It was a great weekend for the Zodiacs. On Friday, January 30, Cynyah Lawrence qualified at a prior meet to compete for the Girls Fastest Kid (7 -8 years old) at the 102nd Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden. Cynyah said she was nervous.
That nervous energy won her a Silver medal, taking second place and a interview on the show.
On Saturday, January 31, the Zodiacs had four girls in the Colgate Finals at Madison Square Garden, the most of any other track team in the Bronx.
First time finalist, taking 5th place was Desiree Gordon in the Shot Put tournament,
Second time finalist taking 6th place was Francine Pinnock, who is a sophomore in high school competing against juniors and seniors.
High school freshmen sensation Simone Grant, competed against seniors, juniors and sophomores, took 3rd place and was awarded an educational grant for $250.
Second year finalist Dominique Jackson shocked the garden, when she won the 200 meter final for girls age 7 – 8.
Due to the points from other races, she took 2nd over all and was awarded a educational grant for $500.