|SCHOLASTIC TRACK & FIELD: BREANA GAMBRELL, BENJAMIN GAMBRELL IV WIN NATIONAL TITLES AT USATF OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (2017-06-28)
Valley Sports Report
LISLE, Ill. — Wednesday was a pretty good day for the Gambrells here at the USA Track & Field Youth Outdoor Championships at Benedictine University.
Athens junior Breana Gambrell won a gold medal in the long jump in the 17- & 18-year-old division, and 8th-grader Benjamin Gambrell IV won a gold in the triple jump in the 13- & 14-year-old division.
Breana Gambrell saved her best for last Wednesday, and it turned out to be good enough to win a national title.
Brent Gambrell, who was in second place by 1/4-inch after five jumps, busted out a jump of 19-feet for the win. She topped the University of Chicago’s Imani Carothers, who was runner-up at 18-feet, 8 1/2-inches.
Benjamin Gambrell IV set the mark to beat at 36-feet, 5-inches with his third attempt of the day and it stood up to the field to earn him a national title.
Gregory Foster Jr. was the runner-up at 35-feet, 10 1/2-inches.
IN PHOTO: Breana Gambrell.
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