Former Agoura High track and field coach Tracy Spencer traveled with a group of 17 high school athletes, including several from Agoura, to take part in the Down Under Games in Brisbane, Australia, earlier this month.
Competing as Team California, the group won nine gold medals and 12 bronze.
“A lot of the kids’ track seasons ended in May, and I wasn’t sure they’d be ready for this,” Spencer said.
“But I think we performed above expectations and came back like champs. We left a message with the Australians, and I think they’ll be even more ready for us next year.”
According to Spencer, 32 states as well as other nations were represented at the Games.
Each participant raised $3,700 for travel expenses. The trip also included a three-day stay in Hawaii.
For more information or to inquire about making the trip next year, contact Spencer at email@example.com.