Athlete of the Week – Poppy Atkinson

Multi-event athlete Poppy Atkinson has become a bright light for the Bozeman Track Club with her stellar performance at the USATF Montana Junior Olympic track & field championships last weekend.   A four-event gold medal finalist in the girls 9-10 age division, she placed first in the 400 meter run (1:18.39), high jump (4′-0″), mini-javelin (28′-10.75″) and triathlon with a score of 682 points.

Poppy will be in the 5th grade at Morning Star elementary school next year and enjoys her favorite food, pizza whenever she gets the chance.  She enjoys a lot of different kinds of music, but her favorite band is Owl City Fireflies.  Favorite pet is the families black labrador, Willow.   Poppy doesn’t have a favorite athlete yet, but her goal for the summer Junior Olympic season is to be happy, have a barrel of fun and work hard at doing her best!

Nice job and great attitude Poppy!