Conway youth places seventh in junior Olympics competition

Nine-year-old Madison Holloway of Conway recently stood on the medal podium in Michigan at the AAU Track and Field Junior Olympics for finishing seventh in the country in the long jump.  

Madison started competing in track this summer for the first time and is considered one of the best long jumpers for her age. She qualified to compete in the Junior Olympics in the long jump and the 4X100 meter relay. Her relay team held its own, finishing 25th in the nation.  

Madison was very excited about getting the opportunity to compete against other children her age from all over the United States at the Junior Olympics. She competed as a member of the Christian Competition Track Club in Little Rock. She enjoys running and loves long jumping – something she is good at.

She will be a fourth-grader at Jim Stone Elementary in Conway.

Her family is very proud of her accomplishments. Her father works at Acxiom and her mother, Rhonda Holloway, is a Conway middle school physical education teacher and track coach. She sees a lot of potential in her daughter as an athlete. "Her legs are long, and she is quick," she said. "With Madison winning the long jump in each of her previous meets this season, we knew she would do well at the Junior Olympics.”