|SCHOLASTIC TRACK & FIELD: BREANA GAMBRELL WINS ANOTHER GOLD MEDAL AT USATF OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (2 PHOTOS) (2017-06-29)
Valley Sports Report
LISLE, Ill. — Another day, another national title for Athens senior-to-be Breana Gambrell.
One day after claiming gold in the long jump here at the USA Track & Field Youth Outdoor Championships at Benedictine University, Breana Gambrell won a gold medal in the triple jump in the 17- & 18-year-old division with a hop, skip, and jump of 37-feet, 2 1/2-inches.
Just like Wednesday, Breana Gambrell won her title with her sixth and final jump of the day.
Natasha Schaffer of Prairie Ridge, IL., who led Gambrell by 2 1/2 inches before her final jump, won the silver medal at 36-feet, 8 1/4-inches, and Camryn Simpson of Hershey won the bronze medal at 35-feet, 7 1/4-inches.
Ariana Gambrell, who will be a junior in the fall, qualified for Friday finals in the 100-meter hurdles in the 15-16 division with the sixth-fastest time of the day in the preliminaries — 16.35 seconds.
Kayla Walters of the Aurora (Ill.) Flyers ran the fast times in the preliminaries at 14.64 seconds, and Jazmyn Potts of Northwest Track was second at 15.13 seconds.
The Gambrells’ high school teammate, Adam Dieg finished 18th in the long jump in the 17-18 Division with a mark of 15-feet, 2-inches.
Joining Ariana Gambrell, who is also competing in the 15-16 long jump, in action Friday will be Ben Gambrell IV, who won a gold medal in the triple jump in the 13-14 Division Wednesday. He will be competing in the long jump.
IN PHOTO: Breana Gambrell.
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