ST. LOUIS BLUES TRACK CLUB
The St. Louis Blues Track Club was founded in 1969 by Mr. Roma Poole, Mr. Robert Penny and Mr. Rich Heber. Mr. Heber had an all girls club called the Comets that listed 12 female athletes on the roster. When Mr. Poole and Mr. Penny came on board they renamed the club to the Blues Track Club of Greater St. Louis and expanded the club by recruiting male athletes.
The club was founded to give economically deprived children in the Metropolitan St. Louis area the opportunity to be exposed to organized activities of track and field and cross country running. The club has grown from 12 athletes to over 200 athletes.
In 1976, the Blues only qualified one athlete to the National Junior Olympics and now we have 100 athletes that qualify each year to the Junior Olympics.
Our success is measured by the number of athletes attending college with academic or/and athletic scholarships. Currently 70% of our athletes receive college scholarships.